University students enrolling in degrees in the humanities, law, and economics in Australia will see their course fees more than double next year under legislation that has just passed which the government says will ensure higher education produces “job-ready graduates”. Meanwhile, Al Jazeera reports, under the new legislation, students who study agriculture and mathematics will pay 62 percent less for their degrees, those studying nursing will pay 46 per cent less, and engineering and science students will pay 20 per cent less. Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan has said the changes are necessary because students need “to make more job-relevant choices” but opponents of the legislation have said the government misunderstands the importance of the critical thinking and problem-solving skills that students gain through studying humanities and social sciences.