14 May 2019

$200m from fees-free policy diverted following low demand

From Checkpoint, 5:13 pm on 14 May 2019

Finance Minister Grant Robertson insists the fees free tertiary policy is not a failure, despite reallocating a sizable part of the funding to poly-techs due to low demand. National has criticised the policy in the past as poorly targeted and says today's announcement proves it's a flop.