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Liberal students back university deregulation, call for Voluntary Student Unionism

The Australian Liberal Students' Federation's submission to the Senate Standing Committee on ... Read more→

Liberal students condemn violent protesters clashing with police at Melbourne University

The Australian Liberal Students’ Federation has condemned the violent and confrontational actions ... Read more→

Senator James McGrath announces he will cross the floor on 18C

Senator James McGrath announced to an Australian Liberal Students' Federation event on Friday ... Read more→

Students welcome Senator McGrath’s private members bill to abolish the student tax

The Australian Liberal Students’ Federation has welcomed Senator James McGrath’s intension to ... Read more→

Liberal students condemn extremists’ call to violence against Prime Minister

The Australian Liberal Students’ Federation has condemned the front page of the Socialist ... Read more→

Liberal students launch Right to Work campaign to abolish three hour minimum shift lengths

The Australian Liberal Students' Federation is calling for the Federal Government to abolish three ... Read more→

Media release: Liberal students condemn actions of protesters against Julie Bishop at the University of Melbourne

The Australian Liberal Students’ Federation has condemned the actions of protesters against Julie ... Read more→

MEDIA ALERT – Disruptive and violent students plan protest this afternoon

The Australian Liberal Students’ Federation has condemned the protests by the Socialist ... Read more→

The tolerant left burn posters at Adelaide University – Media release

Adelaide University Liberal Club Australian Liberal Students’ Federation JOINT MEDIA ... Read more→

VIDEO: Violent protest at University of Melbourne against Sophie Mirabella

The Australian Liberal Students’ Federation has condemned a physical and disruptive protest ... Read more→

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Know the enemy: an insider’s account of the NUS – Claire Chandler – Protege

Claire Chandler Undertaking a role on the National Union of Students has been both an ... Read more→

Patriotism and Principle – Justin Owen – Protege

  The Fightback! years and those immediately after were challenging times for ALSF and ... Read more→

ARCHIVE: ALSF condemns the ETS as economic vandalism

Press release November 2009 “The Australian Liberal Students Federation (ALSF) has today ... Read more→

Live odds during sport: the musings of a mathematics and economics enthusiast

   The decision to ban live odds during sport could not have made me angrier, but I knew it was ... Read more→

Liberalism – Matthew Lesh

 Liberalism is a multifaceted political ideology and worldview deeply rooted in the development of ... Read more→

Should Universities be allowed to cut courses at their own discretion? – Paul Ell

The above question is one which has been discussed ad nauseam recently as faculties in ... Read more→

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  • Labor Shadow Minister Andrew Leigh has been a long-time backer of university deregulation.


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  • We cannot allow populist opposition destroy our higher education system, Paul Kelly writes in The Australian.

    "The lesson from the Labor era is writ large: it could not fund its deregulation of university places without reducing funds per student. Towards the end it announced far-reaching reductions to planned higher education spending. Labor’s legacy is an unsustainable university model.

    The irresponsibility of the current Labor Party is extraordinary: it created a flawed system and, by refusing to negotiate on the government’s package, seeks to prevent a solution to the inheritance it left. Labor’s central claim is that higher fees will deter students from attending university, create a two-tier system and Americanise our system — claims it cannot sustain from the evidence.


    Deadlocked debate delays vital university reform
    theaustralian.com.au
    THE battle over university reform, with its massive scare over the adverse impact on students and families, has become a classic exposing the malaise in Australia’s political and media system damaging public interest reform.