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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?
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:

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Reasons for signing

  • Hammering students with debt will deter others from higher education, deprive some of the chance for bettering themselves, and in turn restrain national growth
  • Loosing dad to Mesothelioma eight months ago has been the most traumatic experience of my life, and the hardest part was seeing all the agonizing pain he went through and watching his mind and body slowly deteriorate to nothing. I fully support any cause that is working towards a end to this so that we can have a brighter future..❤
  • We need STEM students to keep economy going, also not fair to load students with huge debt!


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