http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQF92JdQJ7V2XzUU_mfPavs7gZvjOdF3lEMHqHGgrSAX8slE3v7b1OriABy Daniel Hurst, Josephine Tovey. The Abbott government plans a drastic overhaul of the higher education system, including axing the compulsory fee collected by universities to support student services and scrapping Labor's targets to lift participation by disadvantaged students.
    The removal of the equity targets would disproportionately affect regional universities
Education Minister Christopher Pyne has also opened the door to re-introducing caps on university places, warning any loss of quality would ''poison'' the sector's international reputation. Read more...