Budgets are about more than numbers: they’re about people. Australia’s decisions about what to spend money on now will decide the opportunities our children will have in the future.
This year’s Budget creates a better future for all Australians, no matter their circumstances.
The Gillard Government will invest $14.3 billion over seven years to roll out DisabilityCare Australia which will transform people’s lives.
Around $245 million will be provided in 2019-20 to support about 11,000 people with disability in Tasmania.
You can learn more about the National Disablity Insurance Scheme here.
The Budget provides funding of $9.8 billion to increase funding to schools over six years, to try to lift student achievement, under the National Plan for School Improvement.
The Gonski Review called for a fundamental overhaul of a school funding system and this will ensure every Tasmanian student gets a great education, no matter where they go to school.
Read more about the National Plan for School Improvement here.
Our Antarctic Gateway
The $25 million funding will allow the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre to continue its ground breaking research and maintain its international reputation in the area of climate change.
The Budget also provides $9.5 million to ensure Australia continues to contribute to broader research and Antarctic operations run from Tasmania, including the four Antarctic and sub-Antarctic stations.
A $7.9 million allocation has also been made to look at options for a replacement for the Antarctic supply ship the Aurora Australis.
Quality Workers - Qaulity Learning
More than $25 billion over four years will be provided for child care in Australia so we can continue to help more parents return to work and ensure more children are school-ready.
This includes $300 million over two years to provide grants to help child care centres attract and retain a qualified workforce through higher wages.