Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014 - Submission to the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee Inquiry

29 September 2014
The NRHA submission highlights the differential impact that the measures proposed in the Higher Education Amendment Bill 2014 are likely to have on students in rural and remote areas who are already disadvantaged in their access to higher education. Recommendations include maintenance of quota intakes at higher education institutions, income support, HECS reimbursement schemes and scholarships for rural students. The unique and growing contribution made by regional universities to a fair distribution of health professionals across rural and remote communities is also raised.