Australian Government Gives Extra Funding To Regional Universities

Australia's Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, recently pledged an extra A$135 million for regional universities, study hubs, and scholarships for students in rural and regional areas. 


Australia's Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, recently pledged an extra A$135 million for regional universities, study hubs, and scholarships for students in rural and regional areas. 

According to The Guardian, Dan Tehan, the education minister, said the funding would relieve some of the A$2.2 billion budget cut when the former prime minister Turnbull froze commonwealth grants in December 2017.

Net funding includes A$40.7 million for Federation University Australia's Berwick campus and A$30.2 million for the Caboolture and Fraser Coast campuses of the University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

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