We also do not oppose the removal of HECS-HELP benefit (Schedule 3) given its limited success in influencing study choice selection and increasing demand for particular occupations.
However, Universities Australia has some concerns on the following three schedules of the Bill.
- Schedule 2 – Indexation of higher education support amounts
- Schedule 5 – Australian Renewable Energy Agency’s (ARENA) finances
- Schedule 11 – Student Start-up scholarships