Sunday, May 06, 2007

20 things to look forward to in Tuesday's Budget

These will be on the front page tomorrow. I'll share them with you tonight!

. 30% CHILD CARE rebate brought forward and paid fortnightly

. UP TO $10,000 rebate for households installing solar panels

. MORE MONEY for doctors making evening calls

. TAX CUTS aimed at Australians earning around $50,000

. INCENTIVES to get older people, mothers back into work

. $1 BILLION for defence recruitment and overseas operations

. $1 BILLION to help export industries hurt by the high dollar

. $1 BILLION to encourage Aboriginal private home ownership

. 62 MILLION tax breaks for film production in Australia

. $24 MILLION over three years to improve Indonesian air safety

. $3.6 BILLION inland rail as part of multibillion infrastructure package

. 19 BILLION over five years on upgrading Australian roads

. $220 MILLION to combat diabetes and childhood obesity.

. $154.4 MILLION over four years for the Royal Flying Doctor Service

. 5,000 EXTRA permanent skilled migration places

. $7 MILLION for processing asylum claims within Indonesia

. $39 MILLION four-year boost for performing arts including dance

. FORECAST BUDGET SURPLUS of $10 to $15 billion.

. FORECAST GDP growth 3 ½ per cent