REASONABLE GO: Access to education limiting our future

CLARENCE Valley locals are less likely to have studied since they finished school than their equivalents in Brisbane.Our changing economy indicates we will soon need them.Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show at the last census 30.4% of Clarence Valley locals had studied after finishing high school.

This compared to 61.2% of Brisbane residents with post-school credentials. These include certifications, diplomas, advanced diplomas, bachelor degrees and post-graduate certifications.The gap is most noticeable in university degrees. In the Clarence Valley 6.9% of locals had a bachelor degree or greater, as compared to 28.7% in Brisbane.Simply 12.7% of Clarence Valley locals had a certificate credentials as compared to 14.4% in Brisbane.

Regional Universities Network chair Jan Thomas stated the entire country benefited from regional Australia becoming more informed as conventional employers ended up being more reliant on automation and innovation.Prof Thomas stated we required all Australians to be as educated as possible to compete worldwide"It is unreasonable to think (regional Australians) do not have the very same access to education as their urbane equivalents," she said.

Likewise, Regional Australia Institute CEO Jack Archer stated creating "tasks of the future" in local locations would need a more educated population."That's our secret difficulty. We know that the traditional tasks in local areas are being challenged," Mr. Archer stated.Federal Minister for Education Simon Birmingham stated the Coalition was committed to guaranteeing local students had access to tertiary education equal to city associates.Likewise, shadow minister for education Kim Carr said Labor was dedicated to guaranteeing fair access to universities for regional Australians.

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The gap is most noticeable in university degrees. In the Clarence Valley 6.9% of locals had a bachelor degree or greater, as compared to 28.7% in Brisbane.

  • "It is unreasonable to think (regional Australians) do not have the very same access to education as their urbane equivalents," she said.

  • "It is unreasonable to think (regional Australians) do not have the very same access to education as their urbane equivalents," she said.

  • "It is unreasonable to think (regional Australians) do not have the very same access to education as their urbane equivalents," she said.