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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    The Sydney Olympic Games included a team of tax officers who advised visiting athletes of any tax obligations and helped them in reclaiming GST reimbursements for their expenditure during the games.

Higher education contribution scheme (HECS)

A system that supplemented funding of the Australian education system. It was incorporated with other loans into the Higher education loan program (HELP) on 1 January 2005.

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