How many times when speaking to South Australians have you got the impression – no, more than an impression – that they consider themselves a cut above the convict-bred eastern states? After all, they were free-settled.
And what is the Minister for Education? A South Australian as was Alex Downer and other aristocrats.
Is there any doubt in your mind that Pyne’s aim, with the connivance of Tony Abbott (born in the UK) is to create a class system in the Universities.
The “elite” universities, the ivy and sandstone universities will be the “elite” and all the others will have to cope with the riff raff – i.e. you and me.