Education Minister Simon Birmingham will push for the federal government to fund vocational education, including TAFE, instead of the states. Mr Birmingham
told Fairfax Media there will be a renewed focus on vocational education, so students don't feel that they have to go to university. 

Senator Birmingham says he wants parents and students to consider the option of a vocational pathway alongside a university education. Meantime, Senator
Birmingham says the government is not bound to university fee deregulation legislation and plans to negotiate the best way forward. 

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