2017 Budget for parents and retirees
I would write my own piece on how parents will be affected by the 2017 Budget but why reinvent the wheel? Also shows that the government will be spending more on seniors to help with services like Meals on Wheels funding.
Just briefly though, more childcare provided to parents and cutting family tax benefits to higher income earners with it beginning to decrease at 94 000, with the taper rate increased to 30 cents in the dollar. Given Newstart (unemployment benefits) and student payments cut out completely after weeks on minimum wage, I think this is still a reasonably generous move, though it will probably annoy quite a few people that were budgeting for it staying.
This article provides an easy to understand, accurate as far as I can tell, analysis: