Federal Budget 2012 -13 what it means to You

As predicted by almost every significant media outlet during the past week, the treasurer has announced a federal budget surplus of $1.5 bn for the 2012-13 year. A budget surplus is viewed by many in the community, perhaps a majority, as a good thing and therefore it is curious that the budget, at first glance, has a "flat" feel to it. read more

Claiming deductions for education expenses against youth allowance

The ATO will continue to apply its current administrative treatment of self-education expenses. That is, education expenses are not deductible against various Commonwealth educational assistance schemes. read more

Overview of the HECS-HELP benefit

Overview on the four benefit types - ECE teachers, maths/science, education and nursing graduates. read more