As it happened: Adelaide’s student rally against university fee increases

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Students gathered all over the country today to protest the changes to education funding announced in this year’s budget.

The government cut 2.8 billion from universities and dropped the income threshold for HECS-help loan repayments fromĀ $55,000 to $42,000, and will phase in tuition rises of 7.5 percent over the next four years.

Adelaide’s student rally, which began in front of parliament house, featured student activists and Greens MP Tammy Franks as key speakers, but fizzled out in Rundle Mall after police intervened in an altercation between a student protester and a Trump supporter counter-protesting at the event.

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