In February 2008, Kate Ellis, Minister for Youth, invited universities, students, small business, sports and community groups to help inform the government on the impact of the current VSU policy. This discussion paper canvasses the issues. Minister Ellis will also meet with representatives from universities, students, small business, sports and community groups from across Australia during February and March to hear about the impact of VSU. The consultation supersedes a planned review of impact of the legislation which was to commence in June 2008. Findings from Minister Ellis’ consultation will help inform any future government response.