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.
- Budget 2014-15 Keeping our commitments: Record funding for schools - The Abbott Government is honouring its commitments and investing record recurrent funding of $64.5 billion in government and non-government schools over the next four years.
- Budget 2014-15 Keeping our commitments: Funding a National School Chaplaincy Programme - The Abbott Government is honouring its election commitment to continue the National School Chaplaincy Programme. This initiative will enable more than 2,900 schools across Australia to benefit from the services of a chaplain. The 2014-15 Budget delivers $243.8 million over four years to fund the programme.
- Budget 2014-15 Keeping our commitments: $11.6 million investment in early years language education - Language learning is back at the top of the schools agenda with the Abbott Government announcing $11.6 million for two programmes designed to increase the number of students studying languages other than English.
- Budget 2014-15 Putting Students First: Fast-tracking $6.8 million to help Indigenous school students - The Abbott Government will provide $6.8 million in the 2014-15 Budget to assist non-government schools who have large numbers of Indigenous boarders from remote areas.
- Budget 2014-15 Abbott Government committed to making child care more affordable, flexible and accessible - The Abbott Government is delivering $28.5 billion over four years to assist families to access child care via the Child Care Rebate (CCR) and Child Care Benefit (CCB) and is honouring its election commitment to restore $12.6 million in Occasional Care funding that was cut by the previous government.