Minister for Education Dan Tehan announced new measures as part of the Job-ready Graduates Package (the Package) on 19 June 2020 to support the reform of Australia’s higher education system. The Minister released the exposure draft legislation on 11 August 2020 for public consultation ahead of the Government introducing legislation to Parliament in the spring sitting period. Consultation closed on 17 August 2020.
The department thanks all who provided submissions on the exposure draft for Higher Education Support Amendment (Job-ready Graduates and Supporting Regional and Remote Students) Bill 2020 on its operation and how it reflects the policy announced by the government in its discussion paper.
The department received a large number of submissions in response to this consultation. Submissions for which the department has received express permission to publish are now available.