Rudd stands firm behind Gillard’s $2000 cap

A spokesman for new treasurer Chris Bowen told MO the government had “made sensible changes to the allowable deductions for self-education that reflect an appropriate level of claimable expenses”.

The spokesman pointed to the recent discussion paper outlining the measure, saying “the government encourages all stakeholders to make a submission”.

The reaffirmation of Labor’s position comes despite a unified call by GP and doctor groups for