POSITIVE POLICY

Future Research Excellence

Labor will reverse the Abbott-Turnbull Government’s self-defeating cut to the Sustainable Research Excellence scheme, which supports and promotes the viability, quality and capability of Australia’s universities as centres of research excellence.

This will assist universities to fulfil their missions to the quality the community expects and Australia needs, to continue to improve their international standing, and to apply appropriate levels of teaching revenues to teaching and learning activities. By relieving unsustainable pressure on university research budgets, this measure supports Labor’s plan for sustainable funding for university teaching and learning. 

Read the fact sheet for more on Labor's plan here.