| Education, Funding, Research

IRU Urges Government and Senate to reach agreement on final Higher Education package

The IRU welcomes the Government’s announcement of changes to its higher education package. These show that it is serious about reaching agreement with Senators to make the full set of changes needed for the package to be right for passage.

Holding the indexation on Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) to current arrangements removes a major problem with the package as initially announced. The introduction of a five year interest rate pause on HELP for new parents will also assist graduates earning at the threshold for repayment who have young families.