All working Australians
- The government has finally settled on a plan it hopes will make it easier for people to save for a first home deposit.
- Jobseekers over 30 are going to have to do more to prove they deserve their benefits, and there will be a trial of welfare quarantining for people who fail drug tests.
- The government is introducing a three-strikes system for people on job search benefits who don't do as they're told.
- The Medicare levy will rise 0.5 percentage points to 2.5 percent of taxable income from July 1, 2019.
- Support for needs-based schools funding, aiming for a fairer distribution of Commonwealth funds within ten years.
- Child Care Subsidy to take effect next year.
- No cuts to the Family Tax Benefit (except those who refused vaccinations).
- Pre-schools funded for another year to the tune of $428 million.
- $18.6 billion for needs-based school funding over the next ten years.
- Cuts to universities, with students made to contribute to more of their tuition fees.
- A $1.5 billion Skilling Australians Fund will be established to promote vocational education as an alternative to a university education.
- Student debts will have to be paid back quicker, with a lower income threshold for starting repayments.
- A plan to allow first home buyers to use their superannuation as a low-tax savings account to save for a deposit.
- Salary sacrifice for first home savers.
- Super incentive for empty nesters to downsize.
- Commonwealth loans for community housing.
- National standard leases on the horizon.
- "Ghost house tax" and other restrictions on foreign investors.
- Unfreezing of Medicare rebates.
- Increase in the Medicare Levy to pay for fully funding NDIS.
- Cheaper medicines, and more of them.
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