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Vice-chancellors and rural universities welcome reforms

Tehan’s overhaul of university system and fees will ‘encourage greater uptake by regional students’

Federal education minister Dan Tehan’s controversial tertiary education reforms have been welcomed by regional universities as a major step toward improving equal access to higher education opportunities for rural and Indigenous students.

Universities Australia, the group that represents vice-chancellors, has also praised the package for its plans to fund an additional 39,000 university places over the next two years.

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