Every year, the Federal Government invites individuals, businesses, and community groups to communicate their views on what the Government should prioritise in its annual budget. GSA wrote a pre-budget submission calling on the Government to prioritise four key areas:

  • strengthening graduate research
  • supporting international students
  • educating the future workforce
  • promoting health and wellbeing.

While there were some wins for graduate students, there were also some missed opportunities. Take a look at our infographic below for our analysis (click to enlarge), or read our full submission (PDF).

Infographic showing GSA's analysis of the budget affects o graduate students. For a fully accessible PDF version, please visit GSA's blog or email communications@gsa.unimelb.edu.au

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