Guaranteeing Essential Services for Hardworking Families
The 2017 Budget secures the services hardworking Australians rely on to support their families.
Through a $10 billion investment we are guaranteeing healthcare for Australians and creating a Medicare Guarantee Fund to only pay only for Medicare and medicines.
The Coalition Government is delivering opportunity and fairness for Australian students with record schools investment focused on needs and quality.
And we are securing the future of Australians living with a disability by closing the NDIS funding gap once and for all with an increase of 0.5% to the Medicare Levy in 2019.
A foreign workers levy for certain temporary and permanent work visas will be invested in a Skilling Australians Fund to support 300,000 young Australians.
Our duty as a national Government is to keep Australians safe. It is why we are continuing to increase investment in policing to combat terrorism and gang violence.
Tackling Cost of Living Pressures
We have made the right choices to put downward pressure on rising housing costs by helping first homebuyers save for a deposit, secure funding for homelessness and social housing, investment to unlock infrastructure, and tougher rules for foreign investors.
Families will access more affordable and accessible child care through a simplified Child Care Subsidy that supports workforce participation and early learning opportunities for children.
Our plan for reliable and affordable energy will secure access to our gas resources and invest in new power generation, transmission and storage capacity.
Opportunities for More and Better Paying Jobs
- A foreign workers levy to fund skills training for hardworking Australians
- A ten-year, $70 billion infrastructure plan for railways, roads and runways
- Investing in a more secure Australia with 5000 jobs to build defence assets
- Supporting 68,000 young parents with ParentsNext – child care, training and education