Myrtleford Times - - News -

FO­CUS­ING on the value re­gional uni­ver­si­ties play in en­cour­ag­ing young peo­ple to train and work in coun­try ar­eas is at the fore­front of Cathy McGowan’s stance against a new ed­u­ca­tion Bill.

Lack of op­por­tu­nity for re­gional stu­dents and uni­ver­si­ties is likely to be a key stick­ing point when the Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Sup­port Leg­is­la­tion Amend­ment Bill goes to the Se­nate fol­low­ing its pass­ing in the lower house on Wed­nes­day night.

Ms McGowan (MHR, Indi) voted against the Bill in its cur­rent state and she un­der­stands that La­bor, the Greens and Nick Xenophon par­ties are against it in the Se­nate.

She said the Bill needs to recog­nise the role of uni­ver­si­ties in the coun­try in that they em­ploy and train peo­ple who

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.