Interactive - Task A4.3 You make the decision

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You make the decision is an interactive that asks the student to assume the role of Treasurer of the Australian Government. Six representatives of various organisations and governments lobby for funding in the upcoming Australian Federal Budget. The 'Treasurer' must assess the competing needs and decide which organisations deserve funding and at what cost in terms of re-directing expenditure or altering existing budgetary arrangements. The outcome should result in a balanced budget.

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    In the 1950s, some ATO personnel informally referred to the tax laws as Pig's Stew because they collected Payroll tax, Income tax, Gift duty, Sales tax, Stevedoring industry charge, Tobacco charge, Estate duty and Wool tax.

Higher education loan program (HELP)

The Australian Government contributes towards the education of eligible students by funding government-supported places at universities. Eligible students may be able to study now and pay later by using a HELP loan to pay their student contribution.

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