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Higher education loans and tax evasion: a case of policy eroding compliance?

Ahmed, Eliza


Australian higher education funding policy has been a contentious and emotionally charged topic on the political agenda since the introduction of the Higher Education Contribution Scheme (HECS) in 1989. HECS may have been genuinely intended to promote access to higher education on the basis of merit rather than socio-economic background, but it is now giving rise to negative unintended consequences. Dissatisfaction with university courses undermines a sense of obligation to repay HECS debt,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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