By STEVE KELLY
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