Federal Budget

Budget measure: Free public transport

Rising electricity costs have made it difficult to live on an Age Pension.

Budget measure: health insurance concessions

The changes to health insurance rebates have resulted in increased premiums

Budget measure: Improved dental health care

Is enough being done for dental health care?

$12 billion budget hole

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced a $12 billion revenue hole

Better access to public dental services

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

Budget summary

Find out how the cash was splashed and where the cuts were made.

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.

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.

New Supplementary Allowance

Good news for those receiving Newstart Allowance.

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