“We congratulate the Albanese Government for its focus on quickly implementing the priority actions announced with the release of Australian Universities Accord interim report,” Universities Australia Chief Executive Catriona Jackson said.
“The 50 per cent pass rule under the Job-ready Graduates package is hurting students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Its removal is long overdue, so this is a very welcome step.
“Universities have long called for uncapped places for all Indigenous students regardless of their postcode, and we’re pleased the legislation introduced today brings us closer to realising this outcome.
“We are committed to working with government around issues relating to governance to ensure we are providing the best possible work and learning environment for staff and students.
“Australia’s future success, security and prosperity depends on a strong university system.
“We will continue to work closely with the government, in the second half of the Accord process and beyond, to create a policy environment that enables universities to support the national interest.”