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IRU applauds Coalition for scrapping self-education tax deduction changes

The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) applauds the Government’s decision to scrap changes to tax deductions for self-education expenses. These changes, which would have limited self- education expenses deductions to $2000, would have been a significant disincentive to professionals seeking to build on their knowledge and skills.

Professional education does not end at graduation. Extensive ongoing education is necessary for skills and knowledge to maintain pace with changing practice and to retain accreditation.