Rural and Regional Higher Education

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A Shorten Labor Government will commit $3.2 million for programs to support students in country areas to go to University or TAFE, including mentoring and tutorials, delivered through 22 new community-owned Regional Study Hubs.

We will appoint a dedicated Regional and Remote Commissioner to develop strategies and policies to support country students and regional Higher-Ed institutions.

The policy is funded through Labor’s University Pathway Fund.

We will pay for it by making multinationals pay their fair share and closing tax loopholes used by the top end of town.