ACOSS: Budget won’t help people on low incomes
Last night, Scott Morrison delivered his third budget – one that many are calling an ‘election budget’. In it, he proposes to introduce a seven year tax plan that will eventually see people earning $42,000 a year and $200,000 a year paying the same rate of tax; migrants will have to wait an extra year – now four years – to receive welfare benefits; and no changes to the Newstart allowance, despite calls to increase it after it was found that it hasn’t changed in 25 years (despite rising living costs).
To find out more about how the budget will affect people who rely on government services, Tess spoke to Cassandra Goldie, CEO of Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS). She told Tess that “it isn’t a budget that’s going to help people on low incomes”.