Budget set to benefit all

AN energy bill rebate of $300 for every home, a tax cut for all taxpayers and the wiping of $3 billion from student debt, have been announced in the Federal Budget to help ease the cost of living pressures.

Treasurer Jim Chalmers said it’s “a Budget for the here-and-now and it’s a Budget for the decades to come”.
“It’s a responsible Budget that helps people under pressure today – and invests in the promise and potential of the more prosperous future we can make together,” he said.
Federal MP for Reid, Sally Sitou, said the “Albanese Labor Government knows that people are doing it really tough right now and this Budget delivers new help, right across the board to help ease those pressures”.
“It’s the right and responsible way to support our community, while we also invest in the jobs, skills and housing that we need.”
The budget included rent relief, cheaper medicines, boost in funding for emergency and food relief and financial support services and higher wages for aged care and child care workers.
Federal MP for Blaxland, Jason Clare, said tackling cost of living pressures was Labor’s number one priority.
“That’s why this Budget is designed to help people who are under pressure right now, while setting Australians up for the future,” he said.
“This is a Labor Budget, because it’s a Budget for every Australian, not just some.”