• DATE10 May, 2017
  • Published by Karen Armstrong

Government hands down the Federal Budget 2017-18

The Federal Treasurer handed down the Budget 2017-18 on Tuesday 9 May 2017.

Full details of the Budget 2017-18 can be found at http://budget.gov.au/

The Australian Council of Social Services ACOSS and the Western Australian Council of Social Services (WACOSS) have responded to the Federal Budget 2017-18.

In the ACOSS Federal Budget Media Release, ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie commented that “The government is trying to put the 2014 horror budget behind it, securing the National Disability Insurance Scheme and putting housing affordability on the agenda but the government still neglects, blames and targets the most disadvantaged in the social security system”.

The WA Council of Social Service, in it’s Federal Budget Media Release has slammed the welfare provisions in 2017 Federal Budget as unfair and unnecessary, while welcoming modest steps on affordable housing, health and education.

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