The Australian Budget

The Australian Budget yesterday was a great example of what happens when previous Governments don’t get spending under control and the deficit gets so large.

As we are about to hit surplus. has a $30 billion deficit.

Some of the Government Budget decisions include:

  • The government will axe 16,500 jobs over three years, by cutting 230 bureaucratic programs and 70 government agencies.
  • A temporary tax increase on those earning over $180,000
  • A cut in tertiary education subsidies by 20%
  • A lower repayment threshold and higher interest rate on student loans
  • Increase in pension age to 70
  • A part charge for seeing a GP


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