Paying out Placement Poverty: Renewed calls for Mandatory Placement Funding

Wednesday, May 1, 2024
by Catherine Strohfeldt

As cost of living pressures persist well into 2024 with little sign of relief, tertiary student advocacy bodies are calling upon the government to ease the pressures of so-called placement poverty. Particularly, these bodies, including student unions and activist groups, are looking to the upcoming Federal Budget and Government response to the Universities Accord as an opportunity for the Commonwealth to support its nations future teachers, nurses, and allied health professionals, among others. 4ZZZ Journalist Catherine Strohfeldt spoke with the University of Queensland’s Student Union, and those currently on placement about the push for financial support.

Catherine Strohfeldt

Catherine Strohfeldt is a Journalist and Contributor on Brisbane Line