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Australian Labor Party promises more higher education places

          

Skills shortage and underprivileged students are the focus of an early campaign announcement

The Australian Labor Party has promised free technical and further education places and up to 20,000 additional university places for Australian students if it wins next year’s election.

Opposition leader Anthony Albanese released the policy on 5 December. It includes “465,000 free technical and further education places”, including 45,000 new places, and it promises up to 20,000 extra university places focusing on skills shortages in areas such as engineering, nursing, technology and teaching.

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