2019-20 State Budget Snapshot

With the GST shortfall impacting heavily on the Government’s bottom line we were warned by the Treasurer that this budget was going to be “tough but fair”. The 2019-20 state budget announces a raft of increases to fees, fines and services to offset the reduction in GST revenue coupled with a range of infrastructure projects across the state designed to invigorate the economy. And while some of the feared service cuts didn’t eventuate, YACSA is concerned that young people will be disproportionately affected by the proposed cost of living increases with no specifically targeted services or programs announced to support them.