In this submission, UA will focus on student income support payments, including Youth Allowance, Austudy and ABSTUDY.
Universities Australia welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Committee’s inquiry into the Higher Education Support Amendment (Job-ready Graduates and Supporting Regional and Remote Students) Bill 2020.
Universities Australia (UA) welcomes the opportunity to make this submission in advance of the Government’s 2020-21 Budget to be delivered in October. UA is the peak body for the university sector, representing Australia’s 39 comprehensive universities. Universities Australia’s members educate more than 1.4 million students and conduct research and development on behalf of the nation. Now, more than ever, Australia’s universities are central to our wellbeing and prosperity, as they help guide our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.