RECOMMENDATIONS

RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommendation 1

The committee recommends that guidelines for the Commonwealth Scholarship Scheme seek to address some of the financial barriers faced by students from low SES backgrounds and regional communities in accessing higher education.

Recommendation 2

The committee recommends that the government explore the provision of a structural adjustment package to assist certain sections of the higher education sector transition to a fully deregulated system.

Recommendation 3

The committee recommends that the government examine HELP indexation measures in light of evidence presented to the committee, recognising unforseen impacts of the proposed reforms on students.

Recommendation 4

The committee recommends that the government explore avenues to recover HELP debts of Australians residing overseas.

Recommendation 5

The committee recommends that the bill be passed.

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