Media 2020

  • RUN welcomes Alan Tudge as Minister for Education and Youth
    The Regional Universities Network (RUN) warmly welcomes the appointment of the Hon Alan Tudge MP as the new Minister for Education and Youth, and sincerely thanks the former Minister, the Hon Dan Tehan MP, for his great contribution in the education portfolio.
  • RUN: Certainty provided for universities in 2020 Budget and JRG legislation
    The new places and research measures in the 2020 Budget and the expected passage of the Job-Ready Graduates (JRG) Bill will give universities certainty going forward during challenging times.
  • New study finds RUN universities power regional economies
    A new economic impact study for the Regional Universities Network (RUN) has found that its seven regionally headquartered universities are a driving force in regional economies.
  • RUN urges Senate to pass Job-ready Graduates legislation
    The Regional Universities Network (RUN) urges the Senate to pass the Job-ready Graduates legislation.
  • RUN welcomes stronger regional focus in Job-ready Graduates package
    The Regional Universities Network (RUN) has welcomed changes made today to the Commonwealth Government’s draft Job-ready Graduates legislation.
  • Regional focus in job-ready graduates legislation could be strengthened
    The Regional Universities Network (RUN) welcomes the regionally-focussed measures in the Job-ready Graduates package and draft legislation, and has suggested ways that the bill, and some elements of the broader package, could be strengthened to provide better outcomes for regional Australia.
  • Tehan delivers for regional higher education and research
    The Regional Universities Network (RUN) congratulates the Minister for Education, The Hon Dan Tehan MP, on delivering a higher education reform package which will help fuel regional economic growth and jobs, and address the gap in educational outcomes between regional, rural and remote Australia and capital cities.
  • US Fulbright scholars to boost rural and regional research
    The Regional Universities Network (RUN) today announced a new partnership with the Australian-American Fulbright Commission to provide scholarships to US academics that will see them undertake regionally-relevant research at RUN universities.
  • RUN calls for an increase to Regional Loading
    The Regional Universities Network (RUN) has called for an increase to Regional Loading to help regional universities get through the current COVID-19 crisis and stimulate the economic recovery in regional Australia.
  • Higher education relief package gives welcome support to regional universities
    The Regional Universities Network (RUN) welcomes the announcement by the Minister for Education, the Hon Dan Tehan MP, of a higher education relief package, including guaranteed funding for universities at current levels, funding for short, online courses, and regulatory fee relief.
  • Regional Australia’s leading university experts: COVID-19 related topics
    Experts across the Regional Universities Network (RUN) are ready to comment on COVID-19 related topics.
  • RUN welcomes coronavirus supplement support for students
    The Regional Universities Network (RUN) welcomes the announcement by the Minister for Families and Social Services, Senator the Hon Anne Ruston, that about 230,000 students who receive student support payments are eligible for the new fortnightly $550 Coronavirus supplement.
  • Crucial support from regional universities during bushfire crisis
    Australia’s regional universities have provided crucial support in their local communities as the nation grapples with Australia’s worst bushfire season. Members of the Regional Universities Network (RUN) that include Charles Sturt University, CQUniversity, Federation University Australia, Southern Cross University, University of New England, University of Southern Queensland and the University of the Sunshine Coast have delivered a range of vital services to support students, families, communities and businesses affected by the bushfires.