The Greens higher education budget initiative will increase base funding for Australian universities by 10 per cent or $1.474 billion, and to reverse the recent $2.3 billion university budget cuts.
A caring society ensures that every child can receive a high quality education - regardless of where they go to school or their family's income.
The Abbott government is considering drastic funding changes that will hurt universities and students. In government planned to slash university funding by more than $2.3 billion and push students further into debt. The Greens are the only party standing with staff and students in the campaign to stop the dumb cuts.
The Australian Greens have a rescue package of an additional $1.2 billion to revitalise TAFE - with at least $120 million more for Western Australia - and have called on the Federal government to overhaul the current VET funding arrangements that have directed billions of dollars to private training providers ahead of TAFEs.