12 April 2020 – Higher Education Relief Package

Type of Intervention: Financial and Economic
Sectors Involved: Education, Finance/Economy
Intervention Categories: Finance policy and financial aid; Stimulus packages and financial support
Level of Jurisdiction: Federal
Lead People/Agency: Minister for Education, Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

Overview: A new Higher Education Relief Package will support workers who have been displaced as a result of the COVID-19 crisis and who are looking to upskill or retrain.
Full details here: https://ministers.dese.gov.au/tehan/higher-education-relief-package

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Type of Justification: Anecdotal Evidence (e.g. social or traditional media with limited evidence base), Perception of an increased threat
Evidence/Justification: The Government is reducing administrative pressure on the tertiary education sector during a time of unprecedented impact from the COVID‑19 pandemic.