THERE IS no funding crisis for universities, other than one created by Christopher Pyne. LABOR BOOSTED research grants and student funding – universities are dishonest in claiming otherwise. PYNE’S PLAN would AMERICANISE the universities and lead to $100,000 degrees. IT WOULD CUT $18 BILLION from universities over the next decade. FUNDING PER STUDENT WOULD DROP from $10,832 in 2013 to $8500 in 2018.