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Government to commemorate Gough Whitlam by making tertiary education free-for-all

The Shovel    |      21 October 2014

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The Shovel is Australia’s satire news service. This is The Shovel’s take on the demise of Gough Whitlam, who introduced free university education in 1974, and the government’s current fee deregulation agenda.

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gough-whitlam-619x400The Coalition Government has announced plans to honour the life of former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam with a range of educational policies, including a commemorative $100,000 university education, to become available as early as next year.

Mr Whitlam – who died on 21 October 2014  aged 98 – was known for his educational reforms, particularly in the tertiary sector.

Education minister Christopher Pyne said there were obvious parallels between Gough Whitlam’s and his own Government’s vision for education in Australia.

Gough made university education free for all. And, fittingly, we’re now making university education a free-for-all. Gough valued education. And so do we. At around $35,000 a year, in fact.

 

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