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More than a quarter of VET student loans go unpaid. The Productivity Commission says Australia should collect those debts from the dead.

Unpaid VET Student Loan debts should be collected from deceased estates, the Productivity Commission says in a new report. “There is no clear rationale” against treating student debts differently to mortgages or credit card debts, the report claims. The paper calls for exemptions for small deceased estates, with the Australian […]
More than a quarter of VET student loans go unpaid. The Productivity Commission says Australia should collect those debts from the dead.
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The government says its $2 billion ‘JobTrainer’ plan will upskill Australian school leavers, apprentices and the unemployed ‘for the other side of the crisis’

The federal government has unveiled its new $2 billion JobTrainer plan. $1.5 billion will be spent to subsidise another 100,000 places for apprentices working for small and medium businesses. Another $500 million will be spent on offering free or low-fee courses for school leavers and the unemployed, to drive more […]
The government says its $2 billion ‘JobTrainer’ plan will upskill Australian school leavers, apprentices and the unemployed ‘for the other side of the crisis’