Three Adelaide amigos aren’t impressed with the funding bill

The Adelaide public uni VCs appeared at the Senate committee inquiry yesterday

Theirs were policy rich-performances, explaining in detail the legislation’s limitations. So when Rex Patrick, the independent senator from the great state of SA, asked them about the bill none offered him any overwhelming reason to pass it – although they all thought being funded at the regional rather than metropolitan growth rate would be splendid.

Which encouraged Labor senator Kim Carr to ask if they had been promised regional funding – to which Mike Brooks (Uni Adelaide), David Lloyd (Uni SA) and Colin Stirling all, individually and emphatically, responded they had not.


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