In 1917, during World War I, the price of admission into a place of entertainment was taxed. Auditors attended race meetings, theatre and picture shows to ensure the tax was being paid. This tax was also imposed from 1942 to 1953.
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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.read more glossary terms