The time seems fast approaching for the government to reconsider its approach.
To understand the layers of irony in Dan Tehan's plan to destroy the study of humanities, you would need... well... a humanities degree.
We listen to health experts about the pandemic, and economists about the recession. So why don't we listen to teachers and principals about education?
Between the lack of international students and the general underfunding, Australian unis are in very bad shape.
From Jacqui Lambie to Ita Buttrose, here's what Crikey's followers had to say on social media this week.
5G-wizz, people are really going crazy, and where is Ita Buttrose on fresh ABC cuts? Plus other tips and murmurs.
The government's plan to restructure university fees will have disastrous consequences for all students, not just those studying the humanities.
With the government planning to jack up the cost of a humanities degree, Crikey thought it was worth looking at exactly which politicians benefited from the kind of education that now seems increasingly out of reach for young Australians.
In a major attack on universities, the government wants to dramatically lift fees for humanities, law and commerce degrees in an effort to force students to move into preferred vocational subjects.
Universities are one of Australia's biggest exporters and a major employer, but are treated with contempt by the government. Is it because they don't fill the coffers of political parties?