Central Queensland University
Federation University Australia
Southern Cross University
University of Ballarat
University of New England
University of Southern Queensland
University of the Sunshine Coast
RUN is against any cuts to university funding because it argues allowing universities to set their own fees through a partial deregulation of flagship courses won't be enough to keep regional universities operational.
"Such a scheme may be viable for a few, high demand courses, particularly in elite universities. However, in an environment where there is a significant reduction in Commonwealth Grant Scheme funding, and no other source of funding to replace this, regional universities would not be able to recoup significant funds via flagships," their submission reads.
But RUN says they will support other changes including the indexation of HELP repayment thresholds to CPI rather than average weekly earnings, an introduction of a household income test for HELP repayments and the recovery of debts from deceased estates.