Jobs, Growth and Opportunity
The right time for business to invest
We are creating the right environment at the right time to invest.
The 2015 Budget provides $5.5 billion including $5 billion of tax relief to create jobs and small business growth.
More information on the Jobs and Small Business Package.
Supporting australian families
The Government is supporting Australian families with a $4.4 billion boost making early childhood care more affordable, accessible and flexible, especially for families in need.
More information on Supporting Australian Families.
Fairness in Tax and Benefits
Most Australians do the right thing, that’s why it important we are firm with those who don’t.
The Government will strengthen our tax, foreign investment and benefit systems to make them fair and sustainable for everyone.
More information on Fairness in Tax and Benefits.
The Government is investing $1.2 billion in new funding for national security, building on the $1 billion of funding announced last year.
The Government will also be extending and expanding Australia's military operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Middle East.
More information on National Security.
Australia’s population is ageing. There is an urgent need to build productivity and increase participation in the workforce.
Continued progress on budget repair will help us meet whatever challenges the future might bring.
Investing in Australia's Infrastructure
Building infrastructure to support economic growth, create jobs and link businesses to markets in Australia’s regions and cities.
Roads, rail and airports
A $50 billion commitment to improve Australia’s road and rail network will boost Australia’s growth with jobs, improved services, and less congestion on some important urban infrastructure.
Projects include new roads in most Australian states and territories, bridge upgrades, and a new freight rail link in Western Australia.
The $5 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility will help develop Australia’s north through better road, rail, port and power infrastructure. The White Paper will be released later this year.
A 15-year pipeline in infrastructure spending will give certainty to industry and ensure Australia has the infrastructure it needs when it’s needed.
As well as investing in Australia’s north, the Government is also developing regional Australia through the $1 billion National Stronger Regions Fund.
The Government has invested $60 million in developing Tasmania’s irrigation system. A further $203 million will be used to expand the Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme to include exports.
The NBN is being rolled out across Australia. We expect that 3.1 million homes and businesses will have the NBN in place or under construction by September 2016.
Mobile black spots
The $100 million Mobile Black Spots Programme will see the first base stations rolled out later this year.