YourLifeChoices attended the Budget Media Lock up this year so that we could be the first to bring you all the Budget news and how the Federal Budget 2017/18 will affect your retirement and retirement plans. 

Budget 2017 is a tame exercise designed to score political points, kickstart a weak economy and placate many special interest groups. And this it does rather successfully with the following measures announced: 

- Older Australians given incentive to downsize
- Pension Concession Cards will be reinstated to 92,000 pensioners
- Age Pension portability changes scrapped
- First home buyers to fast track savings using their super funds
- Age Pension residence requirement to increase
- Better access to Medicare bulk billing and PBS
- $13.9 billion of previous Budget measures have been dumped

 

Coalition attacks Labor over NDIS

Coalition attacks Labor for not backing NDIS funding

Coalition attacks Labor over NDIS

Coalition attacks Labor for not backing a universal Medicare levy hike to fund the NDIS.

Top Stories

  1. Pension Concession Card reinstated
  1. Treasurer Scott Morrison’s Budget 2017/18 speech
  1. Better access to Medicare bulk billing
  1. Age Pension residence requirements
  1. Pension portability changes scrapped

Banking sector opportunity

Budget 2017: banking sector blitz brings opportunity

Banking sector opportunity

Marcus Padley looks at what the bank levy means for bank shares.

One-stop financial complaints shop

One-stop shop for financial complaints

One-stop financial complaints shop

Will new one-stop shop make financial disputes easier to resolve?

Could pensioners be drug tested?

Could pensioners be drug tested?

Could pensioners be drug tested?

A proposal to target job seekers might eventually target all welfare.

Shorten escalates the fairness fight

Shorten’s Budget 2017 reply ramps up the fairness fight

Shorten escalates the fairness fight

Labor to push for increased taxes to only affect higher income earners.

Banks upset at ‘surprise’ tax

Big banks threaten to pass on 'surprise tax' costs to customers

Banks upset at ‘surprise’ tax

The big banks are warning that any cost to them will be passed onto consumers.

A missed opportunity

A missed opportunity

A missed opportunity

Let’s not gloss over the missed opportunity to boost the funding of the NDIS.

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