Media Releases: Budget 2014-15


Higher education and research

  • Budget 2014-15 Building a world-class higher education system - The Abbott Government has a plan to ensure that our students enjoy the best higher education choices in the world and that Australia is not left behind by global competition. The reforms announced in the 2014-15 Budget will build a higher education system that stands amongst the world’s best.
  • Budget 2014-15 More opportunity and competition in higher education - More than 80,000 students will benefit for the first time in Australian history from the expansion of Commonwealth support to all students as the Australian Government moves to create more opportunity through the higher education system.
  • Budget 2014-15 Expanding opportunities for regional and rural students - Regional students and their communities will be among the big winners from the Abbott Government’s higher education reforms introduced in this year’s Budget.
  • Budget 2014-15 Securing the funding and future of Australian research - The Abbott Government will invest $11 billion over four years in university research and to attract and retain some of the world’s top researchers in Australia.


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