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Study finds our students pay more for uni

AUSTRALIANS spend almost 25% more to get a university education than the average for people in developed nations, a major study has found.

The latest OECD Government at a Glance report showed 54.3% of the cost of tertiary education in Australia in 2015 was borne by the individual - compared to the 30.8% OECD average - with the other 45.7% paid for by government.

The report also found Australian society was becoming more equal on key economic indicators, including disposable income.

It revealed the disposable income of Australia's bottom 10% of earners rose 1.6% between 2007 and 2011, while the disposable income of the nation's richest 10% fell about 0.8%.

That compared with the average across OECD countries, where the bottom 10% had a 1.6% fall in their disposable income, compared to a 0.8% decline for the top 10% of earners.


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