Budget Review 2018–19

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Research Branch
May 2018

The Library will publish a compilation of short briefings on key Budget issues, including an overview of the Budget, commentary on the economy and economic outlook, and analysis of specific Budget measures across all portfolios.

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2018–19 Budget Review topics list

The Budget as a whole

Budget overview


School education and early learning
Tertiary education
Student payments

Environment, science and energy

Science and technology

Economics and finance

Personal income tax cuts and the Medicare levy
Targeting the black economy
Black economy Standing Taskforce
Black economy measures: limits on cash payments
Infrastructure expenditure

Law, justice and immigration

Legal aid and legal assistance services
Responding to elder abuse

Foreign affairs, defence and security

Foreign affairs and Official Development Assistance
Defence budget overview
Defence capability
Cyber policy
National security overview

Health, ageing and disability

Medicare and hospital funding
Rural health workforce
Mental health
Aged care
National Disability Insurance Scheme

Indigenous affairs

Indigenous affairs: education, employment and community safety
Indigenous affairs: health, housing and other measures

Media and the arts

Funding for the national broadcasters 

Public sector

Public sector efficiencies, staffing, and administrative arrangements
Selected public sector ICT initiatives
Data sharing and release

Social services and welfare

Welfare expenditure: an overview
‘Finances for a longer life’ measures
Veterans’ affairs
Workforce participation measures
Extending mutual obligation—court-ordered fines and arrest warrants


Background information



Previous years’ Library Budget Reviews