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Higher Education Cuts


In the 2016-17 Federal Budget, the Turnbull government cut two billion dollars from the higher education sector.

University deregulation is also still a possibility, meaning future fees could skyrocket to an excess of $100,000 a year.

So how will these cuts affect the average Australian student? And can we avoid following in America’s footsteps?

Reporter Alyssia Varricchio investigates.


Alyssia Varricchio
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