Meg Francis, Armidale Express
University of New England Student Association says the federal government’s new policy to lower the threshold for uni loan repayments ‘attacks’ students.
President Koady Williams said the association believed the proposed Higher Education Support Legislation Amendment (Student Loan Sustainability) Bill 2018 wasn’t an equitable solution.
He said UNESA was supporting the National Union of Students and Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations’ “bury the bill” campaign against the lower threshold.
“We are also encouraging students to sign the petition for the senate to drop the bill,” Mr Williams added.
“We need a government who supports education with their budget.”
The National Union of Students (NUS) and the Council of Postgraduate Students (CAPA) launched their campaign to fight proposed changes to student loan legislation earlier this year,” he said.