AUSAE and other members of the Scrap the Cap Alliance are pleased to announce that the Coalition has shown a strong commitment to education and medical excellence with its call on the Government to scrap the proposed cap on work-related self-education expenses.
The Shadow Minister for Education, Apprenticeships and Training, Christopher Pyne, made the call following a meeting with a Scrap the Cap Alliance delegation, which included AMA President, Dr Steve Hambleton, at his electorate office in Adelaide on July 25.
The Scrap the Cap Alliance has been lobbying the Government for months to publicly guarantee that genuine professional development would be exempt from the proposed tax changes. “The AMA is pleased that Shadow Minister Pyne and the Coalition have recognised the harm that would be caused by the cap and have now joined the growing chorus to scrap it.” Dr Hambleton said.
The AMA is a founding member of the Scrap the Cap Alliance, which now has more than 60 member organisations covering more than 1.6 million professionals, including universities, nurses, engineers, accountants, lawyers, veterinarians, allied health professionals, and small business operators.
For more information on the Scrap the Cap Alliance and campaign please visit http://www.scrapthecap.com.au or contact AuSAE at firstname.lastname@example.org.