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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple Lily View Post
    http://mobile.news.com.au/finance/mo...-1226925020644

    Did anybody else see this? Could he be anymore of an arrogant creep?!
    This is shocking!

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    Joe Hockey admits on the project that he protested as a uni student. He was educated at uni for FREE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Joe Hockey admits on the project that he protested as a uni student. He was educated at uni for FREE!
    Ironically he was probably was protesting against HECS (I think he's around my age and I know I was protesting that at that time)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    Ironically he was probably was protesting against HECS (I think he's around my age and I know I was protesting that at that time)
    ^that's exactly what he was protesting about. Very ironic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Oh come on beebs! It could have been worse. He could have been in his budgie smugglers when he winked...
    Oh thanks for that vision right before I go to bed!

    If budgie-TA pops up in my fantasies I WILL come after you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarvestMoon View Post
    ^that's exactly what he was protesting about. Very ironic!

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    Ironic or hypocritical? Probably both!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    Ironically he was probably was protesting against HECS (I think he's around my age and I know I was protesting that at that time)
    Sorry, genuine question because I honestly have no idea. Why the protest against HECS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anjalee View Post
    Sorry, genuine question because I honestly have no idea. Why the protest against HECS?
    When HECS was first brought in no one knew what it would involve really. Up til then higher education was free. I remember my parents doing degrees in their 40s at uni because they were interested in topics. They both have degrees in foreign languages as a result of free education.

    HECS was extremely radical when it came about, and people like me who were raised to believe education was a right not a privilege were horrified that we were now expected to pay. It was a real concern that uni fees would increase massively. It was also tied in with the removal (from memory) of payments for students living away from home.

    In a nutshell it just went against everything up until then we thought Australia was for - free education being a big part of that. So yes we demonstrated. Hard.

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    Oh wow, I had no idea! Thanks for explaining.

    Scares me that we were once there and now look what we're facing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anjalee View Post
    Oh wow, I had no idea! Thanks for explaining.

    Scares me that we were once there and now look what we're facing
    What scares me is that free education is a distant memory. Politicians make these changes and generations just adapt and accept them.

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