MEDIA RELEASE www.run.edu.au  19 July 2023  INTERIM UNIVERSITY ACCORD REPORT DELIVERS HOPE FOR REGIONAL
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MEDIA RELEASE www.run.edu.au 19 July 2023 INTERIM UNIVERSITY ACCORD REPORT DELIVERS HOPE FOR REGIONAL

19 July 2023

Summary

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) said the Panel clearly recognises the pivotal role of regional universities and is considering a variety of reforms to bolster outcomes for the regions. [...] In welcoming the release of the report, RUN Chair Professor Nick Klomp said it was pleasing to see the views of regional students, communities, and their universities reflected in the Panel’s initial considerations. [...] “Perhaps the most encouraging signal is the consideration given to RUN’s proposal to establish a universal service obligation based on the principle that all Australians should enjoy the same access to higher education as a fundamental right. [...] Charles Sturt University | CQUniversity Austra lia | Federation University Austra lia | Southern Cross University | University of New England | University of Southern Queensland | University of Sunsh ine Coast RUN also welcomes the immediate considerations outlined in the report that are designed to enhance opportunity, equity and certainty within the system, namely: • The establishment of new Ter. [...] RUN looks forward to a continuation of its productive dialogue with the Accord Panel – as well as the Department and political stakeholders – over the six-week consultation period and the eventual implementation of many of the report’s considerations.

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