Oakeshott angry over university cuts

skynews 809300Key independent MP Rob Oakeshott is disappointed the federal government is stripping about $1 billion from universities and making cuts to research.

The federal government’s mid-year economic and fiscal outlook trimmed about $1 billion from the higher education sector including almost $500 million from delaying funding increases for research.

Mr Oakeshott said the cuts were a huge concern.

‘We have got to reach a point some time soon that education is seen as an investment not a cost,’ he told ABC radio on Thursday.

‘I’m really disappointed with some of those cuts because they deny certainty to a sector that needs it.’

Source: skynews.com.au

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