HECS stands for Higher Education Contribution Scheme. It is the loan which students in Australia can take out to help cover their Higher Education costs (Tertiary education). For more information about who is eligible and how to apply for it, see the related link below.
Yes, you can. Bankruptcy is not a reason for disqualification for accumulating a HECS debt. Additionally, your HECS debt will not become void if you were to declare bankruptcy whilst having a HECS debt. Call 1800 020 108 if you need confirmation of my answer. They will tell you the same thing.
Yes. Thanks to the whitlam government we now have Medicare, HECS (higher education consulting service) and the white Australia policy has been abolished. He helped us along the way to what Australia is today. It is a multicultural society and has very good health services.
No. Weasels are neither native to Australia, nor have they been introduced to Australia. Weasels have been introduced to New Zealand, but New Zealand is not part of Australia. It is a totally separate country.
Stoats are not native to Australia, but they have also not yet become established in Australia. At some stage in Australia's history, stoats were introduced as a method for controlling rabbits, but they did not become established.
Mice were not introduced to Australia on purpose by humans. They managed to hide out on ships bound for Australia, and when the ships arrived, the mice escaped. They then began to reproduce in the country, thus outlining a long future for mice in Australia.