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Our Projects

Student Income Support

Universities Australia

An investigation and assessment of the availability of income support for domestic undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students studying in Australian universities, and the outcomes of the project will inform the peak body in developing policy positions on student income support.

The project involved the following key components:

  • a comprehensive review of the available literature from the past five years together with some key reports and papers since the release of the report of the Review of Australian Higher Education (Bradley Review) in 2008
  • consultations with key stakeholders
  • a comparative analysis of income support arrangements in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Canada
  • a comprehensive analysis of the coverage and adequacy of Australian income support for students compared to other forms of income support; an analysis of student income support against key benchmarks, including poverty lines; and an analysis of the relative value of payments over time.