6 Dec 2017

'Everybody will benefit' from no tertiary fees - Chris Hipkins

From Morning Report, 7:37 am on 6 December 2017

Education Minister Chris Hipkins says he expects 80,000 people will benefit from free tertiary fees next year. Yesterday the government revealed further detail around how their policy of no fees for the first year of study will be implemented. Some critics have said giving university students a year without fees amounts to middle-class welfare and will do little to help poorer students into education. Chris Hipkins joins us to discuss how the policy will take effect.