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Government announces YES BUT Budget – what are your thoughts?

Early this week, the Federal Government released what PeakCare regards as a YES BUT Budget. In an overall sense, YES it may be viewed by many as a good thing that the budget is being brought back into the black, BUT at what cost in missing opportunities to boost investment in essential social services?

YES the Government’s recognition of cost of living pressures and attempts to alleviate this through $158 billion of tax cuts may help many, BUT they will carry no discernible benefits to pensioners with no income or the unemployed who experience cost of living pressures more than most. This, of course, does little to alleviate the stress being experienced by parents and carers who are in this situation and struggling to care for their children safely and well.

Click here to read PeakCare’s commentary about the list of YES BUT budget items that we have generated. Enter your comments indicating if you agree or disagree with the items we have listed and perhaps add some items of your own.

In next week’s edition of eNews, we will publish PeakCare’s commentary about the Labor Opposition’s ‘alternative budget’ that was announced yesterday, Thursday 4th April.

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