The Gillard government is slugging students up to $263 a year in the name of student services and representation.
In 2005, the Coalition government lifted a huge financial burden on students by making student union membership voluntary, empowering students to choose which services matter to them. The benefits have been enormous, with students saving up to $600 per year.
This choice has forced student unions to provide better services – the ones popular with real students – not student union leaders.
The Gillard government’s student tax removes this choice, forcing students to pay $263 for services they may not want or be able to afford.
The Gillard government’s student’s tax removes the incentive for student unions to provide the services real students demand.
The Gillard government’s student tax increases student debt – the last thing they need amidst the financial crisis.
Join the fight against the Gillard government’s student tax – because it’s about students, not student unions.