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 role in driving Australia’s economic and social prosperity forward, providing opportunities for students to engage with higher education, world class impactful research, and community partnerships and are essential pipelines of regional workforce need.

Throughout the election there has been a renewed interest in regional Australia and RUN are excited to work with the new Government, Ministers, and local members to continue this momentum.

RUN’s Executive Director, Alec Webb, welcomes the new Government and looks forward to the announcement of the new Minister for Education noting the opportunities the ALP election commitment of an additional 20,000 Commonwealth Supported Places will provide for all Australians.  

“Strong regional universities provide great outcomes and opportunities for all Australians, especially those who have been traditionally underrepresented in Australia’s higher education sector.

“The additional places will enable more Australians to pursue their dreams of university level study”, said Mr. Webb.


Mr Alec Webb, Executive Director, 0408 482 736

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