Universities Australia pushes to remove caps on places for Indigenous people

All Indigenous Australians should have access to government-supported university places regardless of their postcode, Universities Australia says.

The organisation is using its latest Indigenous strategy report to call on the federal government to uncap university places for First Nations people living in urban areas.

Under current policy, only those in regional and remote locations are guaranteed a Commonwealth-supported university place.

That’s despite 75 per cent of Indigenous Australians living closer to the city.

“Almost one in two young Australians in their 20s have a…

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