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Federal Budget 2018 – Ongoing focus on national security

The government will invest $294 million to strengthen aviation, air cargo and mail security. This includes enhancing security at regional airports, increasing the number of officers, dogs and full-body scanners at major airports and boosting high tech screening of inbound cargo and mail. Defence spending is on track to reach about 2 per cent of […]


Federal Budget 2018 – Science, innovation and the environment

As previously announced, $500 million will be allocated over 7 years to protect the Great Barrier Reef from climate change and pollution. Savings will be made by tightening the Research and Development (R&D) tax incentive amid mounting concerns the scheme is being rorted. Savings of $2 billion are pencilled in over the first 4 years. […]


Federal Budget 2018 – Education and family support

There are no new announcements on funding for schools and universities, although the government will break its freeze on university funding by granting around 2000 new places across three regional universities. The controversial school chaplains program will also be funded permanently at a cost of $61.7 million a year. The national agreement on childcare for […]


Federal Budget 2018 – Money for roads and rail

The Government’s $24.5 billion infrastructure spend, designed to alleviate transport bottlenecks will provides a revenue boost for companies involved in the planning and construction as well as job creation for locals. In Victoria, major projects include $5 billion for a Melbourne Airport rail link and 1.75 billion to build Melbourne’s North East Link and new […]


Federal Budget 2018 – Healthcare and support for seniors

Aged care is set to get big injection of funds as baby boomers move into retirement. The Treasurer announced an increase in aged care funding over four years, including $1.6 billion for 14,000 additional home care packages to help older people stay in their own home for longer. An extra $1.4 billion for listings on […]


Federal Budget 2018 – Major tax overhaul

In an attempt to win over middle Australia, the Treasurer announced major tax reform which will cost $140 billion over a decade. Ten million low and middle-income earners earning up to $90,000 a year will receive up to $530 in tax relief per year beginning on July 1. Wealthier Australians will have to wait a […]


Federal Budget 2018 – The Big Picture

The Government expects this year’s budget deficit to shrink to $18.2 billion, down from a forecast before Christmas of $23.6 billion. The deficit is forecast to fall further to $14.5 billion next year before returning to a small surplus of $2.2 billion in 2020. Net debt is expected to peak at 18.6 per cent of […]


Federal Budget 2018

The Federal Government has turned the spending tap back on, signalling the end of the revenue drought since the GFC and the end of the mining investment boom. As widely anticipated, Treasurer Scott Morrison’s third Budget has cut income taxes, boosted support for senior Australians, delivered $24.5 billion of new infrastructure spending and promised a […]


Tackling financial stress

You’ve probably heard of social stress – fear of fitting in, feeling anxious about meeting new people. Or you might have experienced stage fright – the stress of public speaking, performing, or presenting in front of people. But there’s another form of stress on the rise that’s potentially affecting Australians much more regularly and seriously […]




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