Funding Boost For Regional Education
In a massive boost for regional Australia, Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan has announced a $135 million funding boost for higher education to upgrade regional study hubs in all the states and Territories. Almost 2000 extra scholarships will be added to the 1200 currently available for regional students with Tehan stating, “Every Australian, no matter where they live, should have access to Australia’s world-leading higher education system. Our commitment to regional education is in the national interest because we need to support regional communities to retain and attract smart young people.
The Daily was joined by John Rolfe, Professor of Regional Economic Development at CQ University