COTA Australia has published its response to the Federal Budget 2014.
The 2014-15 Budget contains a wide range of expenditure cuts and changes across many Government programs with the stated aim of reducing the deficit, but clearly also significantly reshaping the role of the Federal Government.
In COTA’s view some of the more vulnerable and disadvantaged groups within the community are being asked to take a disproportionate share of the burden of adjustment, including the young and the old. The “temporary budget repair levy” is aimed at very high income earners but it is only for three years whilst the cuts to pensions, health, welfare and other spending are mostly permanent and designed to increase in impact over the coming years.
To read the full Policy Alert from COTA Australia, visit their website: