“It’s a big year for higher education,” Universities Australia Chief Executive Catriona Jackson said.
“We look forward to working with the Shadow Minister to ensure that all Australians have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
“We thank Alan Tudge for his service to the Australian Parliament, and to the sector through a challenging and uncertain period due to COVID-19.
“Australia’s universities are a foundational part of an optimistic, productive modern economy and society.
“Our students, staff and researchers work across every area of human endeavour – giving our nation the best chance to tackle the toughest challenges and identify and grasp the big opportunities.”