Push to cap study debts

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - The Everest -

UNI­VER­SITY stu­dent debts could be capped at $90,000, forc­ing se­rial de­gree hop­pers to pay full fees as the fed­eral gov­ern­ment tries to se­cure a deal on higher ed­u­ca­tion re­forms.

Nick Xenophon Team MP Re­bekha Sharkie said the party did not sup­port the pro­posal but was will­ing to find a way to re­duce the stu­dent debt bur­den on gov­ern­ment cof­fers.

Ms Sharkie said Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter Si­mon Birm­ing­ham had been vo­cal about stu­dents ac­cu­mu­lat­ing huge debts and it could be an area for ne­go­ti­a­tion. “I think we would be quite open to look­ing at a cap.”

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