Submission to Senate Inquiry into the Higher Education Support (Charges) Bill 2018 and the Higher Education Support Amendment (Cost Recovery) Bill 2018

Attachment – CAPA’s submission to HES Charges and Recovery bills

Overview – In our submission, we present three major concerns with this legislation. Firstly, any additional expense carried by a university will have implications for other budget lines. Secondly, this forms part of a broader pattern of the Government’s withdrawal of support for higher education, in a myopic attempt to perform budget repair. Finally, it is another step in dismantling the HECS-HELP system, a process commenced by the Government earlier this year.