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Budget 2008: $4.4 billion to help families meet schooling costs.
The Hon Julia Gillard MP
Minister for Education. Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations Minister for Social Inclusion. Deputy Prime Minister
The Hon Wayne Swan MP
13 May, 2008
Joint Media Release
$4.4 billion to help families meet schooling costs
Australian working families are set to benefit from the Rudd Government’s decision to create a new Education
Tax Refund, to help with the costs of education.
About 1.3 million families (with 2.7 million students) will be eligible for the refund tax offset which is expected
to benefit Australian families by more than $1 billion a year.
Eligible families will be able to claim a 50 per cent refundable tax offset every year for key education expenses