The Canberra Times
Tuesday, 5 December 2023

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

Harley Dennett
Updated May 18 2021 - 7:17am, first published May 16 2021 - 11:00am

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

Public Service Editor

Former 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 eight budgets, four national elections in two countries, Defence, public service and international governance.

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