Labor has announced $50m for a science, engineering and IT “super laboratory” at the University of the Sunshine Coast’s new Moreton Bay campus, plus $70m for new undergraduate places there. Just like the Liberals, who have previously promised funding for 3600 new places through to 2021. The government also has committed $35m in infrastructure spending for USC, plus a $121m concessional loan.
Gosh, you would think there is an election on. There is, in the next-door seat of Longman, which Labor’s Susan Lamb had to give up following the High Court’s MP citizenship decision.