To: Malcolm Turnbull

Stop the War on Students

Malcolm Turnbull and Simon Birmingham need to stop their war on students, young people and universities.

They should not be the ones who pay for Malcolm Turnbull's big business tax cuts.

Why is this important?

https://youtu.be/RdeFLgDFCts
The Liberals have already made it clear who the first victims of the 2017 budget will be. It’s young people who will have money taken out of their pockets. It's students who will face higher fees and more debt, studying in underfunded institutions. It's universities put under even more financial pressure and asked to offer more.

These changes will mean an 8% fee hike, earlier HECS repayments for students and funding cuts for universities.

And all of it to pay for billions of dollars of hand-outs to multinationals.

Similar cuts and policies were defeated time and time again under Tony Abbott. Students ran a massive campaign and we are ready to do it again.

Find out more about our campaign here: https://www.facebook.com/makeeducationfreeagain/

For more information regarding the changes: http://thenewdaily.com.au/money/your-budget/2017/05/01/budget-2017-university-degrees/


Reasons for signing

  • WE need to look after or young.They need a good eduction so they can have MORE opportunities. Not everyone has rich parents to help them.
  • This is morally bankrupt thinking: there won't BE any big businesses in Australia if students are not properly (better) supported to become our next batch of workers, leaders, entrepreneurs, thinkers and - hopefully - caring politicians.
  • This attack on students, the vulnerable and the local economies they support is outrageous. Not only do they harm the future of the country, these attacks also harm local economies and businesses. Instead of spending at the local store, the many affected will be forced to either buy the cheapest option (which is usually online and overseas) or simply not purchase items. Either choice leaves the local shops without customers that they need.

Updates

2017-05-08 10:48:29 +1000

5,000 signatures reached

2017-05-02 15:42:10 +1000

1,000 signatures reached

2017-05-02 14:55:53 +1000

500 signatures reached