The discussion paper poses a number of questions and flags new ideas for further discussion with Australia’s higher education community about the issues of retention, completion and success. Submission's to the HESP were open until the 7th July 2017. The HESP intends to follow up with a series of public consultations.
Senate referred the Higher Education Support Legislation Amendment (A More Sustainable, Responsive and Transparent Higher Education System) Bill 2017 to the standing committee on Education and Employment for inquiry. The Bill implements higher education reforms which were announced in relation to the 2017 Australian Government budget on 9 May. Responses were accepted until 9 June.
The Australian Government has tasked Innovation and Science Australia (ISA) with developing a Strategic Plan for the Australian innovation, science and research system out to 2030. An issues paper has been released by ISA to facilitate public consultation on the strategic plan. Responses to the issues paper were accepted until the 7th June.