Federal Budget

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.

Where the savings will come from

The Government will make $33.6 billion worth of savings to fund the return to surplus.

Tripling the tax-free threshold

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

Superannuation – excess contribution reform

Thanks to the complex tax regulations which are applied to Australia's superannuation system, making

Dental health – Budget 2011

Improved access to public dental health will be welcomed by many Australians for whom a visit

Cancer screening funding – Budget 2011

With fewer than 40 per cent of bowel cancers being detected early, the need for a screening program

Medicare levy exemption for low-income earners

Low-income thresholds will be increased to ensure low-income earners remain exempt.

Keeping seniors connected – Budget 2011

Following on from the Broadband for Seniors initiative, further funding of $10.4 million will

Comprehensive and sustainable national aged care system – Budget 2011

With the Productivity Commission due to deliver its final report into redesigning Australia's aged

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