Protests were valid

Not all of us with a degree earn ‘million-dollar wages’.

I have a uni degree and a respectable job from it.

However, I currently do not earn enough to even meet the threshold to start paying back my HECS-HELP loan.

It’s something I will carry with me for the next 40+ years.

Why do you say, “Why should they (uni students) get a free education?’

It’s not free, it’s a loan which we pay back with interest.

If the government deregulated university education before I got my degree, I simply could not have afforded to go and I would not have the job I love today.

Although some of the protests you speak of were violent, please do not stereotype all of us and I wouldn’t say defending their right to education is a ‘disgrace’.