Proposed Changes to University Debt Repayment Threshold
In a bid to rein in $250 Million higher education debt, the government has proposed changes to the repayment threshold for new graduates. Backers of the bill say the changes are preferable to other higher education cuts, and that loan repayment schemes have to be sustainable for future generations. Senator Richard Di Natale, however, has presented vocal opposition, calling the changes a piece of intergenerational theft. To discuss the consequences of the reform, we spoke to Dr Andy Marks, Assistant Vice-Chancellor at the University of Western Sydney.