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  • I'm passionate about universities. There isn't enough money. I think we have to-I’m passionate about providing opportunities for 
    all individuals to have the opportunity to consider tertiary education, going to a university. So my passion is not in the bricks and the mortar, in providing the equipment. It's actually in providing scholarships and opportunities for people who maybe didn't have it so so so lucky.

    You know, my mother left school when she was 12 to work in a factory and I don't want to ever be part of a society where that has to happen again. So I want to use my knowledge, my money, everything I've learned, to be able to provide scholarships for people to be able to have the opportunities that I had. 

    Education is thought to provide such huge public benefits in building a society who can debate and can think and can really consider issues going forward. That it's available to all citizens. Here, it's costly I think it's- I personally think it's appalling that we pay so much for education in this country. I don't know the answer because you know I mean, where we find the money to do it, but we have, that's why I'm so committed to building scholarships because I think it's wrong.

    It's not a privilege education. It's a right that everyone should have. And I include tertiary education in that. I don't think you have to go to tertiary education. But if you want to and you have the ability to do it that opportunity has to be there for you. It's unjust in Australia and that's why I think societies like Creating Futures, that's exactly what the name says. We have to step in and fill a gap which is here in this country which isn't in other countries.

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