Uni Melbourne “welcomes” Government commitment to existing funding

VC Maskell says it supports “continuing viability of universities

Despite no additional funding from the feds the University of Melbourne has “welcomed” Education Minister Tehan’s guarantee of Commonwealth Grant Scheme and HELP monies (CMM yesterday) as “supporting the continuing viability of universities across Australia.”

“This support will bring confidence to the higher education sector and allow universities to play a major role in helping the nation recover from COVID-19,” Vice Chancellor Duncan Maskell says.

Professor Maskell adds the university faces “some significant challenges” but wants; “to work with the federal government to ensure the ongoing viability of our university and to maximise the learning opportunities for our students.” This was a calm response for the vice chancellor of a university which is likely to be down $500m this year.