Federal Budget

What they say

Who said what in today's newspapers

Superannuation tax changes

The concession tax rate for high earners is being cut in half.

Better access to public dental services

$345.9 million will be spent over three years to reduce public dental waiting lists

Support for older workers

The Mature Age Participation program: practical help for job seekers over 55.

Nothing new for pensioners

Those struggling to survive on an Age Pension will have to do so for a little longer.

A fairer aged care system

The reforms are to help ensure a better, fairer and more consistent aged care system.

Tripling the tax-free threshold

The tax-free threshold will triple from its current limit of $6000 to $18,200 in 2012/13.

New Supplementary Allowance

Good news for those receiving Newstart Allowance.

What’s in it for self-funded retirees

If you've worked hard all your life to fund your retirement, then you may be a little disillusioned by

Commemorating the Centenary of ANZAC

The Government has committed $83.5 million to commemorating the ANZACs.

Better health

The Government will improve access to health care, new hospitals, mental health reforms and

National Disability Insurance Scheme

An NDIS will fundamentally change the way disability care and support is provided.

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