Measures to support our education and innovation systems are crucial to long-term growth, jobs and productivity. By investing now, the Government will prepare Australia for sustainable growth beyond the global financial crisis and help to create a stronger, fairer and more prosperous nation.
Major reforms to higher education include:
Major reforms to Australia's innovation and research systems include:
Underpinning these reforms, the Government will invest in a range of education and research infrastructure projects which will build on the Government's significant investments in infrastructure in 2008 and 2009.
New higher education and innovation funding $5.7 billion(a)
(a) includes $68 million in 2008‑09 and $25 million in 2013‑14 for infrastructure.