Labor promises money for Monash U

Labor’s first 2019  university funding promise of the election is out, with the party promising $21m for Monash U and outer south-east Melbourne’s Peninsula Health to create a hub, which will, “focus on designing and delivering new, better integrated models of care for some of the region’s most vulnerable people.”

This is a win for the university, which committed $20m over five years in 2016 to teaching, research and collaboration in allied health and primary care (plus education and business) at its Peninsula campus.  The funding included a new chair of medicine and research centres in aged care, disability and injury (CMM September 27).

The announcement follows Labor commitments last year of $8m for health and disadvantage research at Griffith U Logan, $20m for agriculture research at Western Sydney U and $120m for infrastructure and new student places at the University of the Sunshine Coast.


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