$4k payment not enough to make us stay in NSW, say health students

Kate McIlwain
Updated September 18 2023 - 9:08pm, first published September 14 2023 - 9:06am
Second year medical student and President of the Wollongong University Medical Students Society Eleanor West. Picture by Adam McLean
Second year medical student and President of the Wollongong University Medical Students Society Eleanor West. Picture by Adam McLean

A $4000-a-year study subsidy for new health students to be delivered in the NSW Budget is unlikely to make much difference for those battling HECS bill increases, unpaid work placements and the rising cost of living, according to University of Wollongong health students.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain

Journalist

For more than a decade, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. Currently I'm the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents in the wake of a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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