Media Releases

OPINION: Universities shine in the contest of ideas 19 Jun 2019
Freedom of expression and academic freedom go to the heart of what our universities do. They are fundamental to how we operate.
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Higher skills needed, uncapped student places opened doors of opportunity 17 Jun 2019
An historic shift towards jobs that require higher skills is unlikely to diminish as the economy changes, a new report confirms.
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International students boost Australian jobs, growth & global ties 14 Jun 2019
International students in Australia spent $35 billion last year on tourism, food, travel and housing - supporting more than 240,000 local jobs and countless small and family businesses across the nation.
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Jobs of the future will be in knowledge 12 Jun 2019
Four in five of the new jobs in the next decade will be for ‘knowledge workers’ – and tertiary education is crucial to equip Australians for this changing job market, new Deloitte research predicts.
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Universities keen to partner with firms to turn around slide in R&D investment 4 Jun 2019
The Productivity Commission has warned today of a “troubling” slowdown of Australia’s investment in research and development and a stalling in the share of businesses that are innovating.
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Universities congratulate new & returning shadow ministers 3 Jun 2019
Universities congratulate Tanya Plibersek on her reappointment as Shadow Minister for Education and Training, and Brendan O’Connor being appointed Shadow Minister for Science & Industry.
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Universities congratulate returning and new ministers 26 May 2019
Universities congratulate Dan Tehan on his reappointment as Education Minister and Karen Andrews on her reappointment as Minister for Industry, Science and Technology.
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Universities Australia welcomes new board directors_ 2019 21 May 2019
Universities Australia has welcomed two new directors and re-elected five continuing directors to its board, as the new Chair for the university sector’s peak body formally begins her term today.
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We need to end the funding freeze so talented Australians get a go at uni 21 May 2019
Australia’s universities congratulate Prime Minister Scott Morrison on the weekend’s election result and look forward to working with his Government and all members of Parliament once again.
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Hawke's legacy: the great enabler of education opportunity for Australians 17 May 2019
Hundreds of thousands more Australians of talent and ability have had the life-changing opportunity of a university education, due to the legacy of former Prime Minister Bob Hawke.
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