Postgraduate students out of the budget… again

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Postgraduate research students might benefit from the budget in a long term. Photo by Sydney Uni on Flickr

The federal budget proposed by Treasurer Scott Morrison on Tuesday, has neglected postgraduate students once again. With very limited and competitive allowances to live, Australians studying a coursework or a research degree do not have support from the government for now. But not is all bad news.

The government is committed to implement the Research Infrastructure Investment Strategy with $4.1 billion over the next decade. The government is yet to announce how the funding will be distributed, but it could be a path to support postgraduate research students.

The Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations is campaigning to bring students back to the national agenda.

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