One in seven students skipping meals

One in seven uni students regularly go without food to keep up with other living costs, a new survey has found.

Newstart and Youth Allowance haven't been increased in real terms for nearly 25 years, and are currently below the poverty line.

Meanwhile, the government has cut $2.2 billion from universities, is slashing corporate taxes and pouring $200 billion into the defence industry over the next decade.

Both major parties have attacked higher education and consigned students to poverty. We need to build up the political forces in this country like the Victorian Socialists that will campaign to make education free again.

One in seven uni students regularly go without food to keep up with other living costs, a new survey has found.

Newstart and Youth Allowance haven't been increased in real terms for nearly 25 years, and are currently below the poverty line.

Meanwhile, the government has cut $2.2 billion from universities, is slashing corporate taxes and pouring $200 billion into the defence industry over the next decade.

Both major parties have attacked higher education and consigned students to poverty. We need to build up the political forces in this country like the Victorian Socialists that will campaign to make education free again.