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CBC.ca
Are you sitting down? Here's your share of total government debthigh debt now means higher taxes, or spending cuts, down the line to pay for bo
Are you sitting down? Here's your share of total government debt
CBC.ca / Posted 2 hours ago
high debt now means higher taxes, or spending cuts, down the line to pay for borrowing. The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) has noted that at the federal level, government spending grows slower than nominal GDP, and so over time the federal... Read more
3h
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Corporate tax cut plan to cost $16.5b in 10 years' time: PBO analysisBudget 2016: Corporate tax cut plan to cost $16.5b in 10 years' time, analysis
Corporate tax cut plan to cost $16.5b in 10 years' time: PBO analysis
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 3 hours ago
Budget 2016: Corporate tax cut plan to cost $16.5b in 10 years' time, analysis shows The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) has estimated the Federal Government's corporate tax cut plan will cost $16.5 billion a year in a decade. The budget proposal... Read more
10h
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Budget is gift for billionaires, 'unfair at its heart': Labortheir policy — but the real stoush has been over how much money the measure wil
Budget is gift for billionaires, 'unfair at its heart': Labor
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 10 hours ago
their policy — but the real stoush has been over how much money the measure will raise. Labor's costings from the PBO said it would bring in almost $48 billion a year over the next decade — but Treasury believes it will only raise $28... Read more
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WA Today
Fresh tobacco forecast puts cloud over government's 'budget black hole' attack on Laborsaid it would generate $3.8 billion over four years, and $47.7 billion over 10
Fresh tobacco forecast puts cloud over government's 'budget black hole' attack on Labor
WA Today / Posted yesterday
said it would generate $3.8 billion over four years, and $47.7 billion over 10 years, based on modelling by the PBO, when it announced its policy in November. On Tuesday, Treasurer Scott Morrison accused Opposition Leader Bill Shorten... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Fresh tobacco forecast puts cloud over government's 'budget black hole' attack on Laborsaid it would generate $3.8 billion over four years, and $47.7 billion over 10
Fresh tobacco forecast puts cloud over government's 'budget black hole' attack on Labor
Brisbane Times / Posted yesterday
said it would generate $3.8 billion over four years, and $47.7 billion over 10 years, based on modelling by the PBO, when it announced its policy in November. On Tuesday, Treasurer Scott Morrison accused Opposition Leader Bill Shorten... Read more
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The Age
Budget 2016: Fresh tobacco forecasts puts cloud over government's 'budget black hole' claim on Labor policysaid it would generate $3.8 billion over four years, and $47.7 billion over 10
Budget 2016: Fresh tobacco forecasts puts cloud over government's 'budget black hole' claim on Labor policy
The Age / Posted yesterday
said it would generate $3.8 billion over four years, and $47.7 billion over 10 years, based on modelling by the PBO, when it announced its policy in November. On Tuesday, Treasurer Scott Morrison accused Opposition Leader Bill Shorten... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Fresh tobacco forecasts puts cloud over government's 'budget black hole' claim on Labor policysaid it would generate $3.8 billion over four years, and $47.7 billion over 10
Fresh tobacco forecasts puts cloud over government's 'budget black hole' claim on Labor policy
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted yesterday
said it would generate $3.8 billion over four years, and $47.7 billion over 10 years, based on modelling by the PBO, when it announced its policy in November. On Tuesday, Treasurer Scott Morrison accused Opposition Leader Bill Shorten... Read more
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Canberra Times
Fresh tobacco forecasts puts cloud over government's 'budget black hole' claim on Labor policysaid it would generate $3.8 billion over four years, and $47.7 billion over 10
Fresh tobacco forecasts puts cloud over government's 'budget black hole' claim on Labor policy
Canberra Times / Posted yesterday
said it would generate $3.8 billion over four years, and $47.7 billion over 10 years, based on modelling by the PBO, when it announced its policy in November. On Tuesday, Treasurer Scott Morrison accused Opposition Leader Bill Shorten... Read more
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Calgary Sun
The Liberals' mythical deficit looking more and more unlikelywill instead have a $700-million surplus. Interim Conservative leader Rona Amb
The Liberals' mythical deficit looking more and more unlikely
Calgary Sun / Posted 4 days ago
will instead have a $700-million surplus. Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose told the House of Commons that the PBO report confirmed two things: "first, the Liberal budget does not add up; and second, good news, the Conservatives did... Read more
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examiner.com
McGegan’s attentively energetic approach transcends Mendelssohn’s shortcomingsLast night in Herbst Theatre the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra (PBO) gave the
McGegan’s attentively energetic approach transcends Mendelssohn’s shortcomings
examiner.com / Posted 4 days ago
Last night in Herbst Theatre the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra (PBO) gave the final San Francisco performance in its landmark 35th season led by Waverly Fund Music Director Nicholas McGegan, celebrating his 30th anniversary with PBO. To complement... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
PBO wins big in transparency with release of budget infoThe Liberal election platform promised to “make the Parliamentary Budget Office
PBO wins big in transparency with release of budget info
The Globe and Mail / Posted 6 days ago
The Liberal election platform promised to “make the Parliamentary Budget Officer [PBO] truly independent” of the government and to make sure that the office is properly funded. The platform also promised to make government accounting “consistent and... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Work in Ottawa about the future: PARLIAMENT HILLto the independent Parliamentary Budget Officer, Budget 2016 is the least trans
Work in Ottawa about the future: PARLIAMENT HILL
Barrie Examiner / Posted 6 days ago
to the independent Parliamentary Budget Officer, Budget 2016 is the least transparent budget in 15 years. The PBO confirmed the former Conservative government left the Liberals with a surplus and the new government broke its promise on... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Uni students face 40 per cent fee hikeand slash funding goes ahead, according to Parliamentary Budget Office estimate
Uni students face 40 per cent fee hike
Daily Telegraph / Posted 7 days ago
and slash funding goes ahead, according to Parliamentary Budget Office estimates described as conservative. The latest PBO modelling predicts if allowed to set their own fees universities would bump up tuition by 40 per cent next year to... Read more
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Adelaide Now
Uni students face 40 per cent fee hikeand slash funding goes ahead, according to Parliamentary Budget Office estimate
Uni students face 40 per cent fee hike
Adelaide Now / Posted 8 days ago
and slash funding goes ahead, according to Parliamentary Budget Office estimates described as conservative. The latest PBO modelling predicts if allowed to set their own fees universities would bump up tuition by 40 per cent next year to... Read more
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Herald Sun
Uni students face 40 per cent fee hikeand slash funding goes ahead, according to Parliamentary Budget Office estimate
Uni students face 40 per cent fee hike
Herald Sun / Posted 8 days ago
and slash funding goes ahead, according to Parliamentary Budget Office estimates described as conservative. The latest PBO modelling predicts if allowed to set their own fees universities would bump up tuition by 40 per cent next year to... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Uni students face 40 per cent fee hikeand slash funding goes ahead, according to Parliamentary Budget Office estimate
Uni students face 40 per cent fee hike
The Courier Mail / Posted 8 days ago
and slash funding goes ahead, according to Parliamentary Budget Office estimates described as conservative. The latest PBO modelling predicts if allowed to set their own fees universities would bump up tuition by 40 per cent next year to... Read more
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News.com.au
Uni students face 40 per cent fee hikeand slash funding goes ahead, according to Parliamentary Budget Office estimate
Uni students face 40 per cent fee hike
News.com.au / Posted 8 days ago
and slash funding goes ahead, according to Parliamentary Budget Office estimates described as conservative. The latest PBO modelling predicts if allowed to set their own fees universities would bump up tuition by 40 per cent next year to... Read more
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CBC.ca
Neil Macdonald: Will retiring boomers bankrupt the millennials?of all, medicare, and they won't be able to. "Basically, the provinces are goi
Neil Macdonald: Will retiring boomers bankrupt the millennials?
CBC.ca / Posted 8 days ago
of all, medicare, and they won't be able to. "Basically, the provinces are going to get rogered," a member of the PBO told me, using a quaint but descriptive British expression. Of course, the distinction between provinces and the federal... Read more
11d
The Globe and Mail
Trudeau urges speedy ratification of Paris climate accordsaid the direct cost of emissions reduction could shave as much as $1,800 from
Trudeau urges speedy ratification of Paris climate accord
The Globe and Mail / Posted 11 days ago
said the direct cost of emissions reduction could shave as much as $1,800 from Canadians’ incomes in 2030. However, the PBO economists did not factor in benefits from investments in new clean technology or the cost to Canadians if the world... Read more
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11d
News-Medical-Net
Researchers describe how bed bugs break down insecticidesdetermine which enzymes may be present. One of the most widely used synergists
Researchers describe how bed bugs break down insecticides
News-Medical-Net / Posted 11 days ago
determine which enzymes may be present. One of the most widely used synergists is a chemical called piperonyl butoxide (or PBO), which can inhibit both esterases and oxidases, but that ability in turn makes it hard to determine which enzyme type is... Read more
12d
CBC.ca
Trudeau to sign Paris climate treaty at UN — but Canadian plan months awaywith "no plan", while the Conservatives have been critical of the potential cos
Trudeau to sign Paris climate treaty at UN — but Canadian plan months away
CBC.ca / Posted 12 days ago
with "no plan", while the Conservatives have been critical of the potential costs of associated with carbon pricing. The PBO report said if Canada does hit the emissions targets it's aiming for right now, household incomes and Canada's gross... Read more
12d
Orange County Register
Aerial spraying for mosquitoes rejected for O.C. - at least for nowtoxicity” to birds; it has found no evidence it is carcinogenic to mammals. Due
Aerial spraying for mosquitoes rejected for O.C. - at least for now
Orange County Register / Posted 12 days ago
toxicity” to birds; it has found no evidence it is carcinogenic to mammals. Duet is also made with Piperonyl butoxide, or PBO, which enhances the active ingredients. Dr. Dean Baker, director of UC Irvine’s Center for Occupational and... Read more
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12d
CTV News
Trudeau brings Canada's poor climate grade into UN Paris signing ceremonyemissions trend, while rising, isn't on as fast an upward track as Environment
Trudeau brings Canada's poor climate grade into UN Paris signing ceremony
CTV News / Posted 12 days ago
emissions trend, while rising, isn't on as fast an upward track as Environment Canada's own assessment, mainly because the PBO uses slightly lower economic growth projections to 2030. Canada has committed internationally to cut emissions 30 per... Read more
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12d
PhysOrg
Canada must step up efforts to cut CO2 emissions: watchdogcarbon emissions by 30 percent below 2005 levels, an independent parliamentary
Canada must step up efforts to cut CO2 emissions: watchdog
PhysOrg / Posted 12 days ago
carbon emissions by 30 percent below 2005 levels, an independent parliamentary official said Thursday. However, the PBO said: "Those measures, while substantial, are unlikely to achieve the target on their own. "Deeper reductions will be... Read more
12d
PhysOrg
New research shows how different strains of bed bugs resist insecticidesdetermine which enzymes may be present. One of the most widely used synergists
New research shows how different strains of bed bugs resist insecticides
PhysOrg / Posted 12 days ago
determine which enzymes may be present. One of the most widely used synergists is a chemical called piperonyl butoxide (or PBO), which can inhibit both esterases and oxidases, but that ability in turn makes it hard to determine which enzyme type is... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Morneau says budget watchdog wrong, Harper left a deficitParliamentary Budget Officer Jean-Denis Flechette had just told the Common's fi
Morneau says budget watchdog wrong, Harper left a deficit
Calgary Sun / Posted 14 days ago
Parliamentary Budget Officer Jean-Denis Flechette had just told the Common's finance committee the exact opposite. "The PBO estimates there was a small surplus in 2015-16," Flechette said. Now to be fair to all, we won't know for a couple of... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Federal deficits won't be as deep as Liberals predict: Budget watchdogtraditional practice of basing its projections on an average of private-sector
Federal deficits won't be as deep as Liberals predict: Budget watchdog
Calgary Sun / Posted 14 days ago
traditional practice of basing its projections on an average of private-sector economic forecasts. On Tuesday, the PBO again questioned the need for the government to use such a big cushion in its predictions. "PBO's forecast of the... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Keeping OAS age at 65 will eventually cost $11.2-billion a year: budget watchdoganalysis Tuesday of the first federal budget to be released under Liberal Prime
Keeping OAS age at 65 will eventually cost $11.2-billion a year: budget watchdog
The Globe and Mail / Posted 14 days ago
analysis Tuesday of the first federal budget to be released under Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Overall, the PBO repeats its concern about the “excessive” Liberal decision to assume $6-billion a year less in revenue as a form of... Read more
16d
AllAfrica.com
Kenya Borrows Sh182 Billion to Sink Deeper Into Debtat that time went beyond the target by Sh191.2 billion while domestic debt was
Kenya Borrows Sh182 Billion to Sink Deeper Into Debt
AllAfrica.com / Posted 16 days ago
at that time went beyond the target by Sh191.2 billion while domestic debt was higher than the target by Sh49.1 billion. PBO predicted an increase in debts because of major infrastructure and energy projects under Vision 2030 but warned this... Read more
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Crikey
How Shorten is using Turnbull’s own economic weapon against him –leadership, and we can thank PM Malcolm Turnbull and former Greens leader Bob B
How Shorten is using Turnbull’s own economic weapon against him –
Crikey / Posted 16 days ago
leadership, and we can thank PM Malcolm Turnbull and former Greens leader Bob Brown. The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) has been quietly reshaping Australian politics. During the 2013 election, the PBO was still finding its feet and the... Read more
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CBC.ca
Still a shell game — Liberals' first budget doesn't add upan absurdly low assumption of economic growth, it omitted data crucial to asses
Still a shell game — Liberals' first budget doesn't add up
CBC.ca / Posted 22 days ago
an absurdly low assumption of economic growth, it omitted data crucial to assessing the government's long-term claims. The PBO demanded the missing data, and received a puzzling reply: We'll only give it to you if you promise to keep it... Read more
23d
Calgary Sun
MPs should give thumbs down to Morneau’s fantasy numbersthe Conservative government that came before it, a government which made it so
MPs should give thumbs down to Morneau’s fantasy numbers
Calgary Sun / Posted 23 days ago
the Conservative government that came before it, a government which made it so tough to get financial information that the PBO had to take it to court to get budget data. So Morneau’s government is now “more difficult” than a government that had... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
MP's Report: Shortsighted fiscal decision by Liberalsnoting that the time horizon for consideration of cost impacts has been signifi
MP's Report: Shortsighted fiscal decision by Liberals
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 23 days ago
noting that the time horizon for consideration of cost impacts has been significantly shortened by the Liberals. The PBO further went on to report that overall the changes made by the Liberals in this budget “have made it more difficult for... Read more
25d
CBC.ca
Budget watchdog gets data requested from finance officials, with puzzling figuresthe federal budget watchdog in a move that is raising even more questions about
Budget watchdog gets data requested from finance officials, with puzzling figures
CBC.ca / Posted 25 days ago
the federal budget watchdog in a move that is raising even more questions about the math in the Liberals' first budget. "PBO has received requested data from Finance Canada," said the Parliamentary Budget Office in a tweet with a link to a letter... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Trudeau’s openness pledge falls flatParliamentary Budget Officer’s report on the federal budget – Liberal Prime Min
Trudeau’s openness pledge falls flat
Calgary Sun / Posted 25 days ago
Parliamentary Budget Officer’s report on the federal budget – Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s first budget. The PBO is no right-wing spin machine biased against Liberals. While it was created by the Harper government, it soon became a... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Liberals release five-year spending plan after pressure from PBOlong-term outlook, which had been routinely released by its Conservative and Li
Liberals release five-year spending plan after pressure from PBO
The Globe and Mail / Posted 25 days ago
long-term outlook, which had been routinely released by its Conservative and Liberal predecessors. On Friday, however, the PBO said it had finally received the requested data that had initially been deemed confidential. “We received what we asked... Read more
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CBC.ca
Budget watchdog gets missing data requested from finance officialsTwitter late Friday afternoon that his office has received the data it has been
Budget watchdog gets missing data requested from finance officials
CBC.ca / Posted 25 days ago
Twitter late Friday afternoon that his office has received the data it has been requesting from the Finance Department. "PBO has received requested data from Finance Canada," said the budget watchdog's office with a link to a letter it received... Read more
26d
Manning River Times
Tax toke: the budget office models GST on marijuanadoesn't even include the increased tax toke – sorry, take – from the inevitable
Tax toke: the budget office models GST on marijuana
Manning River Times / Posted 26 days ago
doesn't even include the increased tax toke – sorry, take – from the inevitable boom in sales of pizza and Doritos. The PBO, which was set up to provide independent and non-partisan budget analysis to politicians, did the costings at the request... Read more
26d
Illawarra Mercury
Higher education fees, how did we get to this?the all-encompassing Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), covering both univer
Higher education fees, how did we get to this?
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 26 days ago
the all-encompassing Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), covering both university courses and vocational training. The PBO analysis has projected the loans scheme costing the annual budget $11.1 billion by 2026, which is a 560 per cent increase... Read more
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The Courier
Higher education fees, how did we get to this?the all-encompassing Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), covering both univer
Higher education fees, how did we get to this?
The Courier / Posted 26 days ago
the all-encompassing Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), covering both university courses and vocational training. The PBO analysis has projected the loans scheme costing the annual budget $11.1 billion by 2026, which is a 560 per cent increase... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
Higher education fees, how did we get to this?the all-encompassing Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), covering both univer
Higher education fees, how did we get to this?
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 26 days ago
the all-encompassing Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), covering both university courses and vocational training. The PBO analysis has projected the loans scheme costing the annual budget $11.1 billion by 2026, which is a 560 per cent increase... Read more
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The Young Witness
Higher education fees, how did we get to this?the all-encompassing Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), covering both univer
Higher education fees, how did we get to this?
The Young Witness / Posted 26 days ago
the all-encompassing Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), covering both university courses and vocational training. The PBO analysis has projected the loans scheme costing the annual budget $11.1 billion by 2026, which is a 560 per cent increase... Read more
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Western Advocate
Higher education fees, how did we get to this?the all-encompassing Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), covering both univer
Higher education fees, how did we get to this?
Western Advocate / Posted 26 days ago
the all-encompassing Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), covering both university courses and vocational training. The PBO analysis has projected the loans scheme costing the annual budget $11.1 billion by 2026, which is a 560 per cent increase... Read more
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Kiama Independent
Higher education fees, how did we get to this?the all-encompassing Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), covering both univer
Higher education fees, how did we get to this?
Kiama Independent / Posted 26 days ago
the all-encompassing Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), covering both university courses and vocational training. The PBO analysis has projected the loans scheme costing the annual budget $11.1 billion by 2026, which is a 560 per cent increase... Read more
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Manning River Times
Higher education fees, how did we get to this?the all-encompassing Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), covering both univer
Higher education fees, how did we get to this?
Manning River Times / Posted 26 days ago
the all-encompassing Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), covering both university courses and vocational training. The PBO analysis has projected the loans scheme costing the annual budget $11.1 billion by 2026, which is a 560 per cent increase... Read more
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Goondiwindi Argus
Higher education fees, how did we get to this?the all-encompassing Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), covering both univer
Higher education fees, how did we get to this?
Goondiwindi Argus / Posted 26 days ago
the all-encompassing Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), covering both university courses and vocational training. The PBO analysis has projected the loans scheme costing the annual budget $11.1 billion by 2026, which is a 560 per cent increase... Read more
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The North West Star
Higher education fees, how did we get to this?the all-encompassing Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), covering both univer
Higher education fees, how did we get to this?
The North West Star / Posted 26 days ago
the all-encompassing Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), covering both university courses and vocational training. The PBO analysis has projected the loans scheme costing the annual budget $11.1 billion by 2026, which is a 560 per cent increase... Read more
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26d
Daily Liberal
Higher education fees, how did we get to this?the all-encompassing Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), covering both univer
Higher education fees, how did we get to this?
Daily Liberal / Posted 26 days ago
the all-encompassing Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), covering both university courses and vocational training. The PBO analysis has projected the loans scheme costing the annual budget $11.1 billion by 2026, which is a 560 per cent increase... Read more
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The Border Mail
Higher education fees, how did we get to this?the all-encompassing Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), covering both univer
Higher education fees, how did we get to this?
The Border Mail / Posted 26 days ago
the all-encompassing Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), covering both university courses and vocational training. The PBO analysis has projected the loans scheme costing the annual budget $11.1 billion by 2026, which is a 560 per cent increase... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
$50,000 for an average university degreeand last October the newly appointed Education Minister, Simon Birmingham, dela
$50,000 for an average university degree
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 26 days ago
and last October the newly appointed Education Minister, Simon Birmingham, delayed university reforms until 2017. The PBO factored the government's fee deregulation policy into its analysis of the rising cost of student loan assistance. The... Read more
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