Frydenberg defends uni cuts, 'favourable' to foreign student bids

Harley Dennett
By Harley Dennett
Updated May 17 2021 - 9:17pm, first published May 16 2021 - 1:00am

Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has defended real term cuts to universities in last week's budget, saying he gave the higher education sector an additional billion dollars in research funding in the previous year's budget.


Harley Dennett

Harley Dennett

Senior Political Reporter

I'm the federal politics bureau chief for the Canberra Times, via a career that's taken me from rural Victoria to Washington DC. Telling the stories of my local LGBTI community brought me to political journalism, where I've covered seven federal budgets, four national elections in two countries, Defence, public service and international governance.

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