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  • Labor looks to ease Hecs burden as student debts set to grow more than 4% April 18, 2024
    The prime minister says ‘we need to do much better for the younger generation’Follow our Australia news live blog for latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastThe prime minister, Anthony Albanese, has suggested the government is looking to reduce the rate of student debt indexation in response to […]
    Paul Karp and Caitlin Cassidy
  • Columbia president assailed at highly charged antisemitism Congress hearing April 17, 2024
    Minouche Shafik appeared beleaguered as House members grilled her over reported upsurge in antisemitism on campusThe head of a prestigious US university clashed with members of Congress on Wednesday in highly charged hearings over a reported upsurge in antisemitism on campus in the wake of Israel’s war in Gaza.Minouche Shafik, the president of Columbia University, […]
    Robert Tait and Maya Yang in New York
  • Higher education was easily accessible to disabled people during Covid. Why are we being shut out now? | Rosie Anfilogoff April 17, 2024
    The pandemic showed that remote learning is effective. It’s absurd that universities are going back to processes that exclude usRosie Anfilogoff is the winner of the 2024 Hugo Young Award (19-25 age category) recognising young talent in political opinion writingMy route to university was never going to be simple. While my friends were flicking through […]
    Rosie Anfilogoff
  • Who screwed millennials: a generation left behind, part 1 – podcast April 16, 2024
    With rising house prices, a decade of wage stagnation and ballooning student debt, young people in Australia are living through what author Jill Filipovic describes as ‘a series of broken promises’. In episode one of this new series from Guardian Australia, Full Story co-host Jane Lee and reporter Matilda Boseley sort through these broken promises, […]
    Presented by Matilda Boseley and Jane Lee. Series producer Miles Herbert. Sound designer Joe Koning. Engineering by Camilla Hannan. The executive producer is Miles Martignoni and commissioning editor is Gabrielle Jackson
  • Students choose arts degrees in droves despite huge rise in fees under Morrison government April 13, 2024
    The scheme to incentivise students into other disciplines has failed to stem the ‘massive swell’ of demand for humanitiesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastOwen Magee knew how high his student loan would be if he enrolled in an arts degree – he saw the headlines in 2020, when […]
    Caitlin Cassidy Education correspondent