QUOTE (soontobegran @ 12/08/2012, 03:43 PM)
Not a bad idea except for the fact that the number of elite athletes who actually go on to make millions is minimal in Australia and then those who do pay squillions in taxes just like all other high income earners do.
QUOTE (brighton14 @ 12/08/2012, 03:45 PM)
Agree with stbg. Very high income earners pay a high marginal tax rate in Australia.
They most certainly "pay some back" if they are successful.
Not against a hecs style loan but the inference successful athletes don't contribute is not at all true.
Ah no its not!
If I was to do a uni course that put me into an industry where I could earn big big bucks not only to I pay high tax but I also pay back my HECS. Why on earth should a high earning athlete be any different???? After all user pays tertiary education was introduced because it is public money so surely the AIS et all should be treated the same