GetUp! is launching an ad about the proposed university fee deregulation. Apparently, their research shows, many Australians do not know about the proposed deregulation. There are online petitions for other various concerns as well.
From GetUp! in my inbox yesterday… perhaps a little premature …
In major headlines yesterday, the Abbott Government is capitulating on billions in cruel cuts to Newstart and social services. That’s after GetUp members stepped up with donations to unmissable billboards, holding key senators to their budget promises.
But, from what I can see in the media, the government has split the original cuts into four proposals, hoping it will be more palatable to the Senate in the new form – at the same time saying they haven’t backed down and the cuts are the same. Interesting days ahead.