Fee deregulation passes despite mass opposition

Resistance: Young Socialist Alliance released this statement on February 25.

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Resistance: Young Socialist Alliance condemns the passing of the Higher Education and Research Amendment Bill, which included fee-deregulation, in the House of Representatives on February 25. This legislation has passed despite the ongoing opposition from students, the National Tertiary Education Union, economists and progressive political parties. Resistance: Young Socialist Alliance member and University of Western Sydney student council representative Mia Sanders said “The passing of this bill shows students we cannot rely on parliament. It is crucial that all students attend the national day of action against fee deregulation on March 25.” The National Union of Students has called a national day of protest on March 25, with rallies happening in every capital city and some regional cities. Resistance: Young Socialist Alliance calls on all students to attend their local rally to put pressure on the Senate to block this bill. MARCH FOR EDUCATION ON MARCH 25 VIC – 2PM STATE LIBRARY NSW – 2PM UTS UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG 11AM DUCKPOND LAWN QLD – 2PM QUEENS PARK ACT – 2PM ANU UNION COURT TAS – 12PM LAZENBY’S SANDY BAY CAMPUS SA – 4PM RUNDLE MALL KING WILLIAMS END WA – 12.30PM MURRAY ST MALL