Labor promises $300m infrastructure spend

Labor in government will create a $300m university infrastructure fund for research and teaching buildings, plus “projects that will drive our economy and support jobs and communities.” The Opposition is said to be talking to universities about projects, as it is about its separately proposed $174m fund for new equity projects (CMM September 13).

While universities would likely prefer the return of the $3.8bn in the Education Investment Fund, which the government has re-allocated to fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme, this announcement adds to Labor’s higher education credentials for the next election.


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