Coalition will not cap places or raise HECS

The Coalition has no plans to increase university fees or cap places, said the Shadow Minister for Education, Christopher Pyne today.

“Reports that this is being considered are wrong. In fact the Coalition strongly supported the uncapping of university places and many other elements of the Bradley Review,” Mr Pyne said.

“For example, only the Coalition supports bringing back full fee paying places for Australian domestic students, which are currently restricted to overseas students,” he said.

“This measure alone would give universities greater freedom to grow.

“While we welcome debate over the quality and standards in our Universities, we have no plans to increase fees or cap places,” Mr Pyne said.

August 26, 2012

Written and authorised by Hon Christopher Pyne MP, 429 Magill Road, St Morris SA 5068

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