I broke the news last night to an intelligent and educated friend of mine:
"Emerson just announced it. Labor are ripping 2.8 billion from Univerities' budgets this year"
And to my astonishment his first reflection was "Abbott would do the same if he got in, too, the bastard". Perhaps that's not verbatim, but close.
And that's a telling exchange. I will only be able to say whether the Labor years were better than the Liberal ones in another - say - twenty. But I can attribute blame or approbation where I see it. This is the biggest slug to University funding since Howard in 1996 and it hasn't been glory days since then.
With friends like this, if we want to complain about those bastard politicians, who needs Liberal?