International students other than those from Australia will be liable to pay the difference between the full international student fee and the domestic fee.
Or you could look at a similar policy in a different period of history. Note: At the discretion of the University Research Scholarships Committee, the application of any terms and conditions of the Victoria Masters by Thesis Scholarship may be modified in special circumstances or in order to avoid hardship to any scholarship recipient.
It will also help you to create a unique and memorable project, as most of your fellow students will likely study a topic which is based purely in economics.
While you should never copy someone else's idea, you can use it as inspiration. Fees will be paid directly to the University by the Scholarships Office.
Your project could look at the implications of that same policy in a different country. This might make your project a little harder, as you will have more new information to grasp than others — but it can also be very rewarding for ambitious and engaged students.
In most universities you'll be able to access previous student theses in the library, so you should take advantage of this resource.
Not only will this be uninteresting to you, but it will be uninteresting to the person marking your thesis, and that's sure to bring your marks down.