Federal Budget

What the budget (and budget reply) tells us about where the major parties stand on issues important to you

How do some of the policies Labor announced in its budget reply compare with those of the government?

Federal Budget

‘Vandal’s Budget’ could leave a bitter taste in future years

Experienced budget watchers are warning the sugar hit now could leave a bitter taste for future generations.

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Fewer hard hats, more soft hearts: Budget pivots to women and care

Last year's post-budget photo ops were all heavy machinery and hard hats. But this year we can expect soft-focus shots with children and the elderly.

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The health changes you may have missed in this year’s Budget

Funding for preventive health and mental health centres promised in Budget, but dental package overlooked again.

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Federal Budget 2021-22: What’s in it for older Australians?

It was the budget we had to have, but what's in it for older Australians? YourLifeChoices breaks down Federal Budget 2021-22, including all the incentives for senior Australians and retirees.

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Social reaction: Aged care reaction and who missed out

We got the spin from the government, but some people have long memories.

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What is the federal budget, and why you should care

Tonight the Australian government will tell you how it's going to spend your money over the next four years.

Superannuation News

How can the budget address retirement income equality?

Superannuation Minister Jane Hume is on the hook to help fix the gender imbalance in retirement incomes.

Aged Care

‘Cruel system’ set to get fresh funding

The federal government continues to whittle away at the lengthy waiting list for home care, announcing that Thursday’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) will…

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Thousands may miss out on $500 handout

Tens of thousands of unwitting Australians run the risk of missing out on a $500 government payment announced in the Federal Budget earlier this month.

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High-viz, narrow vision

The Morrison government seems to think economic stimulus is all about high-viz vests and hard hats. It’s a narrow and dated view of the world of work.

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Commentators slam Budget 2020

Social commentators have slammed Budget 2020 for failing to address the needs of women and older unemployed workers.

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