Innovative idea, still needs work

Submissions to the Senate committee inquiry on the bill for a student entrepreneur Start Up Year close today. Some content is familiar

Education Minister Jason Clare agreed the bill should go to a Senate committee after it passed the Reps with substantial criticism of the good-idea-needs-work kind (CMM March 27).

Which is a point made by organisations making submissions to the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee, pointing to submissions to the DoE consultation, before the bill, last year.

Universities Australia tells senators it originally suggested, “a working group to work through some of the constraints” nominating, programme purpose, value for students, funding arrangements and implementation “issues”.

It makes the same top recommendation to the Senate committee, “establish a working group to provide advice to Government on the development of the Startup Year programme.”