Keeping the cuts in the family

Families will bear the brunt of Joe Hockey’s entitlement cuts in the federal budget, while industry assistance emerges almost unscathed.

Joe Hockey’s first budget is a hesitant first step towards fiscal responsibility but the age of entitlement hasn’t ended yet. In some areas, particularly family payments, growth in spending has been met with substantial changes. Yet in other areas, such as industry assistance, too much wasteful spending remains.


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