Pyne denies plans to cap places
25 August 2012
Federal Shadow Minister for Education Christopher Pyne has issued a statement denying the Coalition has any plans to increase university fees or cap places.
"Reports that this is being considered are wrong. In fact the Coalition strongly supported the uncapping of university places and many other elements of the Bradley Review,” Mr Pyne said.
“For example, only the Coalition supports bringing back full fee paying places for Australian domestic students, which are currently restricted to overseas students,” he said.
“This measure alone would give universities greater freedom to grow.
“While we welcome debate over the quality and standards in our Universities, we have no plans to increase fees or cap places,” Mr Pyne said.