“Universities look forward to working across the entire parliament to ensure that all Australians can reach their full potential.
“We look forward to working with both Coalition partners to ensure that Australians have access to the best quality education they can and that we support our regions with the highly skilled people they need.
“We also congratulate the Hon Sussan Ley on her election as deputy Liberal leader and the Hon Perin Davey as deputy Nationals leader.
“During this 47th Parliament, Universities Australia will work hard to ensure our university sector is playing the fullest role it can to make Australia an even better place to live, study and work.
“Universities are a fundamental part of a well-functioning democracy and the nation’s engine room for productivity and opportunity.”