Government Engagement

Advocating for our Regions

CQUniversity Australia is a proud regional university that contributes enormous value to communities across Australia. As well as having a campus presence in several major regional cities in Queensland, CQUniversity is also the only university with a physical presence across every mainland state of Australia. This presence is made possible through our campuses and our partnerships with regional and community university centres.

CQUniversity is committed to improving regional outcomes through the delivery of world-class education and training, as well as high-impact research that is informed by the needs of the communities and industries we serve. In order to achieve this, CQUniversity must advocate for our regions and our students, through meaningful engagement and consultation with government.

Working in collaboration with all levels of Government allows CQUniversity to support all facets of regional growth and development and empowers our people to develop innovative solutions to current and future challenges.

CQUniversity Australia has provided a Submission to the Australian Universities Accord Discussion Paper. The Submission sets out 16 individual recommendations, all developed to maximise positive outcomes for all institutions, while still ensuring that any outcomes from the Accord process do not unintentionally detract from the prosperity of regional Australia. Each of the recommendations respond to one of six key focus areas including regional responsibility; equity, access and attainment; funding a sustainable education model; fostering equitable access to research and innovation; an integrated post-schooling continuum; and an agile and efficient higher education

Australian Universities Accord Submission Transcript

Government Relations:

Melissa Misztal
Director of the Office of the Vice-Chancellor
07 4923 2871 | 0419 428 421 |

Matt Mansfield
Political Relations Advisor
07 4930 9731 | 0449 852 057 |

Media Liaison:

Chris Veraa
Director, Strategic Engagement
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Jocelyn Sticklen
Deputy Director, Corporate Communications
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