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Wednesday, 8 June 1994
Page: 1530


Senator BELL (5.20 p.m.) —I have one further question arising from a letter addressed to those with outstanding HECS debts. The letter is addressed to the HECS debtor, and states in bold:

If you do not complete a new employment declaration, your employer will be advised by the Tax Office to deduct tax from your pay at the maximum rate of 48.4 per cent regardless of your income.

My question is: how?