This budget just gets sillier and sillier – that’ll teach the tossers for voting Labor/Greans/Teals. You seriously didn’t think ‘Each way Albo’ and the Labor/Green/Teal coalition was going to be a God send did you? If you did, you’ll be waiting a while for the mental health support you’ll need as there’s bugger all for that or any real health support!
Seaweed producers will receive a sizeable cash injection as the government invests $8.1 million over three years in the low-emissions livestock feed.
The funding will help establish a national hatchery network and support scientific research.
Fishermen and seafood workers will receive extra support through a $1.5 million mental health program named ‘Stay Afloat’.
The initiative, run by Seafood Industry Australia, will set up 50 wellbeing hubs in fishing communities across the country.
Australians experiencing homelessness will receive free haircuts after Labor pledged $400,000 over two years to Short Back and Sidewalks. The charity will provide thousands of haircuts to people sleeping rough.
Beef Australia 2024, Casino Beef Week, the second Dairy Symposium, LambEx, and other agricultural events will get $12.4 million over three years.
WORLD EXPO FANS
Taxpayers will shell out $100 million over four years so Australia can participate in the 2025 World Expo in Osaka.
Morally upstanding Australian sneakerheads rejoice. The government will spend $6.1 million over four years encouraging consumers to buy ethically sourced Australian clothes and footwear.
Climate action has a $30 billion price tag in Australia’s first carbon budget as the nation faces more frequent and severe natural disasters – and electricity prices are predicted to rise by 56% in just over a year.
The 2022/23 federal budget analysis warns the physical impact of climate change can reduce economic activity, erode the tax take, and put upward pressure on government spending.
The budget, released on Tuesday, builds on the Labor government’s climate laws, which brought in a tougher 2030 emissions reduction target to put Australia on a trajectory for net zero by 2050.
Some $20 billion to rewire the nation for renewable energy takes the lion’s share, along with $630 million for a new disaster ready fund. Some $1.9 billion for a powering the regions fund, $275 million for driving the use of electric cars, and $224 million for community batteries to support household solar are also on the climate books.
Contentious carbon capture and storage technologies get $135 million, and support for energy security and reliability $137 million. Re-establishing international climate leadership will cost $296 million. This includes $200 million in additional development assistance for Indonesia through a climate and infrastructure partnership, and $50 million to finance Pacific infrastructure.
Building the federal government’s ‘climate capability’ has been assigned $194 million, with $102 million to restore the Climate Change Authority and $64 million to rebuild Treasury’s climate modelling capability.