2014 Budget

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  1. aleks

    aleks Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqTFzBY-1Ys[/youtube]

    Not long left now.

    Fingers crossed the family tax benefits will be gone at least.
     
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    Will they touch Negative Gearing in some way?
     
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    I doubt it!
     
  4. aleks

    aleks Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Hockeys giving his speech in parliament now on ABC24.

    $29.8B deficit 14 - 15, $2.8B in 2017-18

    $850m of government handouts to business gone

    politician pay freeze only for one year.

    2% levy on incomes over $180K, for three years

    Seniors Supplyment gone and pension indexed to cpi, mention of super used for means testing pension?

    Family tax benefit part B threshold being reduced to $100K combined income (now gone after youngest turns six)

    Foreign Aid being reduced, $7.9B over 5 years saved

    People under 25, unemployed get youth allowance, not newstart

    People under 30 with have to wait 6 months to get newstart

    Universities to set their own tuition fees from 2016

    $20B medical research fund, dividends pay research grants.

    $7 medicare co payment, and co payment on pbs

    Defence spending upto 2% of GDP in 10 years

    Fuel excise raises only going to roads, fixed in law
     
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    Short of the Fuel Levie... none of that will (a)effect me
     
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    Bring on the electric cars.
     
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    well as expected a true lib budget
     
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    Up, up and up.

    For what?

    Nothing to see here, move along kiddies ...
     
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    Hockey is seriously sweating trying to answer the interview questions.
     
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    He's fat, fat people sweat a lot
     
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    Especially when trying to hold the line when being asked the hard questions.
     
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    he was getting sweaty, then the camera went off him. he (or a minion, cos really. would he do that for himself?) wiped some of the sweat off, because when the camera came back he was looking far less drippy. :p
     
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    That's cool. I like ballerinas.
     
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    6. Video gamers

    Abolishing the Australian Interactive Games Fund, saving $10 million

    As a video gamer I say: Good. Get rid of it. Government funded games? Lame.

    8. Families

    Cuts to Family Tax Benefit Part B

    If you earn $150,000 you don't need FTB Part B...
     
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    The only thing I can see that will get through the senate in its current state is the debt levy due to the socialist nature of labor and the greens. Bowen pretty much gave that away in his interview. I would also expect the 2016 election will be a vote in favour of against for a raise in the GST.
     
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    That's why I'm glad the Libs are in..... the watermelons kept tearing into me from every direction. :) :p
     

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