Post-Budget concern for nation's aged, unemployed & low income earners

15/05/2014

By Catholic Communications, Sydney Archdiocese

While the Federal Budget handed down on 13 May contained some good news such as the establishment of what will become the world's largest multi-billion Medical Research Fund and the promise of billions to be spent on infrastructure roads, there is concern among Catholic charities and agencies for Australia's elderly, sick, unemployed and low income earners.

As promised, Treasurer Joe Hockey's Budget has imposed a deficit levy of 2% over three years on those earning more than $180,000 and has flagged cutbacks in the Gold Pass for former parliamentarians as well as a freeze on MP salaries for the next 12 months.

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