Join Mehreen Faruqi and The Newcastle Greens at the Hunter Workers (406 King St, Newcastle) for a talk on the Greens' plan to wipe student debt.
Enormous study debts are holding young people back. As they face high youth unemployment and record housing and living costs, young people struggle to afford a better life amidst great social inequality.
Nearly three million people owed an average of $23,685 in study debt in 2020-21.
It’s time that young people were provided with relief from their debt sentence and money was put back into the pockets of those who need it most.
The Greens plan includes:
- Abolish all student debt
- Fund lifelong free education for all
- Guarantee every student a liveable income
- Reversing the Liberals’ cuts and democratise our universities by giving power back to staff and students on campuses
- Make our public universities and TAFEs sustainable and accessible through the Green Education Infrastructure Fund