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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 3 Hansard (19 March) . .

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That was Professor Parker's comment. The article went on to say:

Professor Parker has been the lead critic of the government's higher education reform agenda. He has also been the only university chief to publicly denounce the government's plans to deregulate university funding, saying it would advantage—

Opposition members interjecting—

MS BURCH: Can you protect me, Mr Assistant Speaker, from the interjections?


Mr Coe interjecting—


MS BURCH: According to the article, Professor Parker was saying:

... it would advantage Australia's elite institutions to the detriment of future generations of students ...

"If, as the government says, the package will be reintroduced and there is a hope for bipartisan support, then a change in minister could reset the atmosphere," he said.

The Senate blocking the legislation was "right for democracy, right for good policy and right for students" ...

Those are the words of Professor Parker. I support his words. Clearly, through the Senate, the Australian public made comment on Mr Pyne's proposed regulation change.

Discussion concluded.


Motion (by Mr Barr) negatived:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Public Accounts—Standing Committee

Report 7

MR SMYTH (Brindabella) (4.25): I present the following report:

Public Accounts—Standing Committee—Report 7—Review of Auditor-General's Report No 2 of 2014: The Water and Sewerage Pricing Process, dated 26 February 2015, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.

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