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Coalition scraps Labor’s self-education cap

Thousands of nurses, teachers, doctors and other hard working locals in Durack will be the big winners from the Coalition Government’s decision today to reverse Labor’s cap on tax deductibility of self-education expenses.

Member for Durack, Melissa Price, welcomed the announcement to ‘scrap the cap’ made today by the Treasurer.

“With the vast bulk of claims for self-education expenses coming from those earning less than $80,000, this was a cap on those on the frontline of the health and education sector,” she said.

“Those earning less than $80,000 make up the vast bulk of claims for self-education expenses.”

“Labor’s cap was a huge imposition on those at the frontline of health and education in our community.”

“Removing the cap is great news for thousands of Durack nurses, teachers and others who would have struggled to afford critical education courses and vital self-accreditation,” she said.

“The previous Labor Government announced a cap of $2,000 on tax-deductibility for self-education expenses as a part of their $2.8 billion worth of cuts to higher education.”

“Locals in Durack should have access to necessary training to maintain their professional accreditation and skills and by scrapping the cap the Coalition will ensure this is possible.”

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