Universities provide vital skills and training for the jobs of the future. Critical and creative thinking, or learning a foreign language will be essential in an increasingly global, and automated world.

Yet the government is using the pandemic as an excuse to attack our arts and education sector – and slashing their contribution toward Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths degrees as well.

The good news? We've gone up against the Coalition Government to save our universities before, and we won.

In 2014, Tony Abbott tried to deregulate our universities, but GetUp joined forces with the NTEU and grassroots organisations across the country to mobilise hundreds of thousands of people – and the Government was forced to back down.

Now, we need to do it again. Add your name to the petition demanding no increase to university fees now.