Tanya Plibersek says the Morrison government treats higher education as a subversive enemy

Karen Barlow
By Karen Barlow
Updated June 2 2021 - 11:32pm, first published 2:01pm
Labor's education spokeswoman Tanya Plibersek. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Federal Labor will flag greater investment in Australia's universities in a major speech by Tanya Plibersek on Thursday that will criticise the federal government for treating them as the enemy and describe the loss of thousands of jobs in the higher education sector as a "national tragedy."

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Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on karen.barlow@canberratimes.com.au