The Coalition has handed down the 2019 federal budget. So, where do you stand?
Just weeks out from a May election, there are plenty of winners and few who will be worse off under this budget.
Low to middle-income earners – The tax offset has been doubled to $1,080 per person earning between $48,000 and $90,000. The cash will flow to workers when they submit their tax return for the 2018-19 financial year.
Apprentices – A $525 million skills package is set to create 80,000 apprenticeships, who will each get a $2,000 payment.
Commuters – As well as a huge investment in roads, there’s a $500 million commuter car park fund designed to take tens of thousands of cars off the road.
Mental health sector – Thirty new Headspace centres and more Indigenous youth support form part of a $461 million package for a youth mental health and suicide prevention strategy.
Older Australians – The government has funded 10,000 new home care packages and provided more financial support residential care.