An Australian Government report released today on higher education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is testament to the University of Newcastle’s leadership in the field.

Senator Chris Evans – the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research – has released the Review of Higher Education Access and Outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in Melbourne.

The University of Newcastle has welcomed the report, which the Government describes as a ‘roadmap’ to boost the number of Indigenous engineers, doctors, lawyers, nurses and teachers.

Newcastle has graduated around half of Australia’s Indigenous medical doctors, and contributes the largest number of Indigenous health workers from its medicine, nursing, and allied health programs.

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