STUDENTS at CQUniversity will be hit particularly hard under the federal governments’ proposed changes to higher education, according to Opposition Leader Bill Shorten
He toured the CQUniversity Allied Health Centre yesterday with Senator Chris Ketter and met with students currently doing clinical placements at the centre.
“CQU don’t be able to do all the things that some of the bigger, richer universities are doing,” he said.
“Taking money away from universities will only increase the pressure on universities to increase fees.
“It’s going to discourage mature aged students, it’s going to discourage people retraining, it’s going to discourage women because they have longer period of broken service and so they’ll have longer debts.”