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RUN welcomes new Secretary of the Department of Education

03 February 2023 The Regional Universities Network (RUN) congratulates Mr. Tony Cook PSM on his appointment as Secretary of the Department of Education.   “Mr Cook brings substantial knowledge and experience to the role, and we look forward to continuing working with him on education reform for regional Australia,” said RUN Executive Director, Alec Webb. …

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UNIVERSITIES ACCORD OFFERS A CHANCE FOR GENERATIONAL REFORM TO THE BETTERMENT OF ALL AUSTRALIANS

16 November 2022 The Regional Universities Network (RUN) looks forward to working with Minister Clare, Professor Kane and the other members of the Australian Universities Accord Panel to ensure that Australia’s higher education sector is equipped to meet the needs of all Australians. RUN Executive Director, Alec Webb said that the Accord provides an opportunity …

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REGIONAL DOCTORS AND NURSES RECEIVE A HELPING HAND

10 November 2022 The Regional Universities Network (RUN) welcomes the introduction of legislation to parliament to provide financial relief to doctors and nurses working in regional Australia through the waiving of their HELP debt. Executive Director of RUN, Alec Webb, said that this legislation could make a significant difference to Australia’s regional communities by increasing …

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BUDGET DELIVERS MIXED BAG FOR REGIONAL UNIVERSITIES

25 October 2022 The Regional Universities Network (RUN) welcomes the measures outlined in the 2022-23 Federal Budget noting the focus on delivering election promises. Chair of RUN, Professor Nick Klomp, said that the measures outlined in the Budget demonstrate a welcomed commitment to Australia’s higher education system. “We are pleased to see the focus in …

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RUN WELCOMES ANNOUNCEMENT OF ADDITIONAL STUDENT PLACES

24 October 2022 The Regional Universities Network (RUN) welcomes today’s announcement of an additional 20,000 commencing Commonwealth Supported Places. RUN’s Executive Director, Alec Webb, said that today’s announcement recognises the role that regional universities play in solving Australia’s skills crisis and the role that regional universities play in educating Australians from under-represented cohorts. “Thousands more …

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RUN URGES CAUTION ON INTERNATIONAL STUDENT POST-STUDY WORK RIGHTS

02 September 2022 The Regional Universities Network (RUN) urges caution on extending international student post-study work rights to ensure that this policy will benefit all of Australia, and not just those in metropolitan areas. While RUN commends the Government for their desire to increase the 16 per cent of international students who remain in Australia …

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RUN Welcomes New Government

23 May 2022 The Regional Universities Network (RUN) congratulates the Australian Labor Party and Anthony Albanese on their federal election victory.   RUN is looking forward to working constructive with the new Government to ensure every Australian continues to benefit from the life changing opportunities provided by accessible higher education. Regional universities play a vital …

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University of Southern Queensland blazes a trail in space research

16 May 2022 The Regional Universities Network (RUN) welcomes the measures outlined in the 2022-23 Federal Budget, noting the focus on regional inv The University of Southern Queensland has been awarded $50 million under the Australian Government’s University Trailblazer Program to accelerate growth in space manufacturing and lead a new research hub of national priority. …

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Investment in regional universities will drive Australia’s prosperity

30 March 2022 The Regional Universities Network (RUN) welcomes the measures outlined in the 2022-23 Federal Budget, noting the focus on regional investment with the $2 billion Regional Accelerator Program that will strengthen and grow regional economies. The Chair of RUN, Professor Nick Klomp, said that the measures outlined in the 2022-23 Federal Budget demonstrate …

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