Some much-needed budget HELP for the Coalition

The Grattan Institute's report into the rising cost of student loans shows how the Coalition could relieve its budget pain and achieve significant gains in the near and long term.

The budget debate has heated up in recent weeks, with much debate over how the Coalition can fix it. The Grattan Institute contributed to the discussion over the weekend with a timely report into the rising cost of student loans.

The Higher Education Loan Program will be familiar to many Australians. The program involves providing income-contingent loans to students that are repaid at a later date.

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