Federal Budget

Noel Whittaker’s take on the Budget

The Budget initiatives that will assist older Australians.

High-viz, narrow vision

The government seems to think economic stimulus is all about high-viz vests and hard hats.

Budget 2020: What’s in it for you?

It seems older people were sufficiently affected to warrant the treasurer's support.

Commentators slam Budget 2020

Budget 2020 forgot women and older unemployed workers, according to social media.

Pensioners get Budget boost

The government promised relief for the lack of pension increase, but is it enough?

Cancer, Parkinson’s patients get relief

Treatments become cheaper under changes to PBS listings.

Budget boost for pensioners

There was no pension increase on 20 September, but a boost is expected in October.

Government reveals budget super plan

No changes, but there will be ‘necessary tinkering'.

Budget numbers will get worse

The $300 billion hit to government finances is as good as it is going to get.

‘Budget fails 12% of pensioners’

Government admits 300,600 pensioners spend more than a third of income on housing.

Aged care needs Budget support

Aged care requires urgent funding support in the 2018-19 Federal Budget.

Could pensioners be drug tested?

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

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