O’Keeffe weighs up Australian model – but is it flawed?

“It looks like there is no way out for the country’s third-level students – college fees are on the way back. Despite the protests of tens of thousands of students who have taken to the streets since education minister Batt O’Keeffe first mooted the return of third-level fees last year, there is no going back now. His department officials are looking at models from across the world, and a range of proposals is being drawn up to be presented to the minister next month. No particular option will be recommended by the group, but the minister will choose the model he prefers …” (more)

[Martha Kearns, Sunday Business Post, 1 March]

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