I don't think that it's sustainable to have a system where only the most privileged can afford to go. How will the jobs requiring higher education be filled? If the cost of uni is going to put people off, what is the alternative to training the next generations of teachers, nurses, docotors, pharmacists, arts.. no, ok I can't keep a straight face on that one
But how will that work?
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22-05-2014 10:32 #804
Thats right, they will have no choice ( even arts grads ) o it won't just be the most privileged going, it will be everyone who wants that particular career, deferring their HELP payments, then feeling the sting of the debts later when they're wanting to start families, buy property etc.
22-05-2014 10:34 #805
If I were working in a 'proper job' (I work from home) then the kids would be in CC and/or OOSC from 6:30 to 5/5:30 every day.
Another pearler from the LNP's budget
Key point: If a school wants funding to provide students with youth welfare worker the person has to be a chaplain - no funding for secular youth welfare workers from this budget.
Last week's budget delivered a double blow to youth welfare worker Joanne Homsi. For the past 18 months, Ms Homsi has worked in two high schools in the St George and Sutherland area, supporting students with drug and alcohol issues, low confidence, family problems and suicidal thoughts.
As well as talking with students, she has connected them to mental health centres, remedial learning programs and other services.
Ms Homsi loves the job, and the schools value her work. But in December she will be looking for a new job - and there will not be a safety net to catch her if she cannot find one. Because she is under 30, she would have to wait six months before she can receive any unemployment benefits under tough new rules for young job seekers.
Ms Homsi's three-days-a-week position was funded by the federal government's National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program. The government is continuing the program, at a cost of $245 million over five years, but will remove the option for schools to hire a non-religious welfare worker.
The 623 schools that made this choice will have to hire a chaplain or go without. "I'm very saddened and concerned about the change to the program," she said.
School chaplains have a role to play, but not everywhere, she said. She noted St George is a multicultural area where Catholics, Anglicans, Muslims, Buddhists, Greek Orthodox and non-religious students study together. "These schools had a choice between a chaplain or a youth worker and they chose to have a youth worker," she said.
"I've been available to everyone regardless of their religion or culture. I've provided students with a non-judgmental approach to very sensitive issues and that has been beneficial to everyone."
And people wonder why atheists and secularists get so angry.
22-05-2014 10:36 #806
I predict that many people are going to weigh things up and decide against uni.
Why train at uni for 4 years to do say social work, to get out earning 40-50k and be paying a huge loan off at $150+ a fortnight for the rest of their working lives? People will think scr*w that, minus the HECS repayments I might as well work retail, save the huge debt and all those years of lost income and hard work at uni.
We are going to have a nation of low and semi skilled workers
22-05-2014 10:37 #807
Perhaps some wise investment dollars should be budgeted for the CC industry, if this is the way the libs want the nation to go? Because I just feel like it will all bust apart a few years down the track.
Could. NOT. pay me to work in CC. With their measley wages working with other people's snotty kids? Nuh-uh.
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