Scrap the Cap on Self-Education

Monday 8th July, 2013

The Commonwealth expects to save $514.3 million over the next four years by capping annual tax deductions for self-education expenses at $2000. We believe this will have a devastating impact on professional development and training for all Australians.

Australian health professionals are required by law to update their training and these changes will have a particularly devastating impact on rural and junior health professionals. We need to ensure that all Australian doctors, nurses, midwives and allied health professionals are up to date with their education and training to provide the best possible care for the Australian community, and believe these changes will negatively impact on the safety and quality of healthcare delivered to our patients.

There are a number of different ways you can help promote the #ScrapTheCap campaign through the Scrap The Cap website.