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Federal Budget: Infrastructure and the environment

The 2021–22 Federal Budget provides millions for Canberra infrastructure - but the Greens say other policies threaten the environment.

Federal Budget: Housing

The Budget promises to help first home owners and single parents buy houses - but social services say it does nothing for the poorest people.

Federal Budget: Tax versus poverty relief

Will the Budget give thousands of Canberrans a tax break - or disadvantage some of Canberra’s most vulnerable people?

Federal Budget: Health, education and social services

The Budget has the highest ever investment in education for the ACT. Also hospitals, childcare, and aged care.

Federal Budget: Canberra-specific measures

Millions for national institutions and an asbestos assistance scheme are some of the ACT boons under the Federal Budget.

Federal Budget: Overview

Is the 2021–22 Federal Budget a job-creating boost to the economy, a marketing exercise, or part of the Coalition’s election campaign?

Budget funds two new marine parks twice the size of Great Barrier Reef

Two new marine parks covering 740,000 square kilometres around Christmas Island and the Cocos will be set up as part of the 2021-22 budget.

Federal Budget invests in ACT roads and infrastructure

The Federal Government has allocated $167.3 million in the Budget to co-fund work on Canberra’s roads and light rail with the ACT Government.

$100 million government funding to improve health of Australian oceans

The Federal Government has announced funding of $100 million to improve the health and protection of Australian oceans.

Calls for Federal ‘financial firepower’ to curb worsening ACT housing crisis

Homelessness is predicted to rise by 7.8% in the ACT this year, and housing stress will increase by 23.7%, according to new figures from Everybody’s Home.

Open letter to PM: Ensure Budget makes women’s lives easier

In line with the theme of IWD21, 'Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world’, an open letter to the PM calls on him to address Australia’s 'gender crisis'.

Calls to extend JobMaker subsidy to those over 35

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has joined their federal counterpart, ACOSS, in urging the Federal Government to extend the JobMaker wage subsidy to people over 35 who have been unemployed...
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