Regional unis lobby praises Labor with a “cheep”

Four of the five university lobbies are in full-throated approval of Labor’s commitment to restore the demand driven system, but the Regional Universities Network not so much. This struck CMM as strange – RUN is always quick off the blocks when it comes to bi-partisan praise for more member resources. The group certainly spoke favourably about the budget, which included funding for new students places only at regional universities. But lobby chief Caroline Perkins says that RUN has endorsed Labor’s policy. She’s right, RUN did, tweeting last Friday, “great commitment from Labor to restore demand driven student system – will be good for regional Australia.”


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