The Labor Innovation policy confirms the major improvements in the support for higher education and research outcomes over the past six years. The policy rightly emphasises the Government’s achievements and sets out further elements to be pursued if returned to Government.
The Coalition has stated its broad support for the major changes introduced by the Government. It now needs to release its higher education and research policy to confirm that support and outline the particular initiatives it proposes. This bi-partisan support is crucial to supporting universities as they provide the education and research that Australians need to underpin a prosperous and successful society and economy.