Media Releases

Universities welcome important copyright reforms 15 Jun 2017
Universities Australia congratulates the Turnbull Government on an important copyright reform as the Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and Other Measures) Bill passed Parliament today.
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The facts on university attrition: expert report to government 14 Jun 2017
Media coverage of university attrition rates has been ‘unnecessarily alarmist’ and claims of a ‘crisis’ are not borne out by the facts, a new Government-commissioned discussion paper has found.
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More voices join growing chorus of opposition to university cuts 6 Jun 2017
Nine universities serving some of the nation’s most disadvantaged and regional communities have today added their voices to the growing chorus of strong opposition to university cuts.
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Australia's international student numbers continue to grow 26 May 2017
The number of international students choosing to study in Australia grew by 15 per cent in the first quarter of 2017, building further on the record growth of the past few years.
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Universities to forge Australia-UK opportunities amidst Brexit 25 May 2017
Australian and British university leaders will hold high-level talks in London today on expanded cooperation between the two nations as Brexit gets underway.
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Medical research grants to cut red tape, boost innovation 25 May 2017
Universities Australia is pleased to see our call for a more flexible and less burdensome grant application process adopted by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
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Flagship uni equity program gets an 'A': new report 23 May 2017
More than 310,000 people have benefitted from Australia’s flagship equity program aimed at expanding access to university for those from disadvantaged backgrounds, a Government report has found.
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Statement on higher education proposals 16 May 2017
The leaders of Australia’s universities met today to consider the Turnbull Government’s proposed changes to higher education funding and legislation.
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A bold vision for research infrastructure future but funding remains unclear 12 May 2017
Nine national research infrastructure focus areas announced today will help to prioritise and develop Australia’s research excellence, say Australia’s universities.
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Innovation nation = education nation: Labor 12 May 2017
Labor’s commitment to put higher education at the centre of its Budget response has been well-received by Australia’s universities.
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