Universities Australia attacks Coalition's $2.2bn funding cut revealed in Myefo

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Handbrake on commonwealth grants funding expected to put pressure on universities to cap student enrolments

The federal government will cut $2.2bn from universities predominantly through a two-year freeze in commonwealth grants funding for teaching and learning.

The midyear economic and fiscal outlook unveiled the new measure – which will not require legislation – to replace the $2.8bn package of funding cuts and fee rises in the 2017 budget, which was blocked by the Senate.

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