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TERRI BUTLER MP
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR PREVENTING FAMILY VIOLENCE
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR UNIVERSITIES
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR EQUALITY
MEMBER FOR GRIFFITH
GRAHAM PERRETT MP
MEMBER FOR MORETON
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Like other Australian Universities, University of Sydney is very concerned about the Turnbull Government’s cuts to university funding, representatives of the university confirmed in a meeting with Terri Butler today.
“I met with representatives of the university today to hear their response to the Government’s higher education changes,” Terri Butler said.
“The university is doing amazing things and I was pleased to see the world class facilities at the Charles Perkins Centre and the Sydney Nanoscience Hub.
“These facilities were made possible, in part, by contributions from the Education Infrastructure Fund.
“Regrettably the Turnbull Government froze this fund in 2015, and is moving to transfer the money out of it altogether.
“That has meant closing down access to $3.7 billion that could have been used for education infrastructure in the interests of education in this country.
"Now, universities are feeling the consequences of the Turnbull Government’s cuts, last year, to the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP).
"They are also preparing for much greater cuts to funding to come under the Turnbull Government’s current plan.
"The Turnbull Government is seeking to impose almost $4 billion cuts in funding to universities, increase student fees, and reduce the repayment threshold for HELP, among other measures.
"The government is also seeking to make 7.5% of universities' base funding contingent on yet to be specified performance measures.
“Universities across the length and breadth of this country are raising serious concerns with me about the ramifications of these cuts.
“University of Sydney is rightly seeking to advocate against these cuts to higher education,” Terri Butler said.