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Federal Budget Review 2019/2020

Federal Budget Review 2019/2020
Research

A win for businesses and your hip pocket

Delivered in the shadow of an election, the 2019/20 federal budget was always going to offer more
sweeteners than tough decisions.

This year's budget headlines 'a return to surplus', while major personal tax cuts and infrastructure spending make up the policy position of the government moving forward.

However, given the new measures outlined will not be debated or legislated before the federal election campaign begins, the biggest question is how relevant is this budget to Australians?

Key budget measures

  • The small business instant asset write-off threshold will be lifted to $30,000 for businesses with a turnover of up to $50 million.
  • Reduction of the 32.5% personal tax bracket to 30% by 2024/25.

  • The low-to-middle income tax offset is to be lifted immediately providing a tax relief of up to $1,080 for singles and $2,160 for households.

  • $100 billion infrastructure spending over 10 years, including a $2.2 billion new road safety package

  • $2 billion for a fast rail line from Geelong to Melbourne and the establishment of the National Faster Rail Agency

  • Budget surplus of $7.1b expected in 2019/20, rising to $17.8b in 2021/22