Professor Garton said the University was grateful for the courtesy afforded by Minister Tehan and his staff while he was Minister.
“Minister Tehan always showed goodwill in his dealings with us and was prepared to listen to our concerns about the future of the higher education sector in Australia, especially in relation to ongoing funding for research,” Professor Garton said.
“Minister Tehan consulted the sector and was able to deliver some new funding for research this year.
“Higher education is the nation’s largest service export and is an essential partner for the Government as we all work to rebuild our country’s economy. Research-intensive universities such as ours are also critical in solving the world’s biggest challenges, including the current COVID pandemic.
“We look forward to working closely with the new Minister for Education, Alan Tudge, to ensure our sector is able to continue encouraging and inspiring a new generation of students and so researchers in Australia can continue to lead the world with their groundbreaking work.”