Bright minds

Guy Curtis (on Webdiary):

Between 1996 and 2003 the Federal Liberal government presided over increases in HECS fees of 94% in real terms, according to research by the National Tertiary Education Union. These increases may have been laudable if they had been passed on to universities for the benefit of students. However, during the same period, funding per student suffered a decrease of 13%, in real terms.