Budget 2024-25

We're delivering a range of 2024-25 Budget measures which may affect people who access our payments and services, including through Medicare, Centrelink and Child Support.

The measures announced in the 2024-25 Budget will help us deliver better services to you.

We’ll continue to improve our service delivery and support you through every stage of your life.

Portfolio Budget Statements

The 2024-25 Budget Portfolio Budget Statements were tabled on Tuesday 14 May 2024.

Budget measures

Some Budget measures are subject to legislation passing.

Services Australia

Measure namePDFWord
Services Australia - additional resourcesPDFDOC
Establishment of the Administrative Review TribunalPDFDOC
National Disability Insurance Scheme - getting the NDIS back on trackPDFDOC
ABS - delivering Census and modernising operationsPDFDOC
Digital IDPDFDOC

Raising kids

Measure namePDFWord
Commonwealth Government-funded Paid Parental Leave - enhancementPDFDOC

Living arrangements

Measure namePDFWord
Endorsement of the Social Security Agreement between Australia and the Oriental Republic of UruguayPDFDOC
Reforms to Migrant and Refugee Settlement ServicesPDFDOC
Commonwealth Rent Assistance - increase the maximum ratesPDFDOC

Work

Measure namePDFWord
Remote Jobs and Economic Development ProgramPDFDOC
First Nations prison to employment programPDFDOC
Reforming Employment ServicesPDFDOC
Disability Employment Services ReformPDFDOC
A higher JobSeeker payment rate for recipients with a partial capacity to work (0-14 hours)PDFDOC
Carer Payment - increased flexibilityPDFDOC

Education

Measure namePDFWord
Child Care Subsidy Reform: further measures for strong and sustainable foundationsPDFDOC
Australian Universities Accord - tertiary education system reformsPDFDOC

Health and disability

Measure namePDFWord
Impact of the Douglas decision on social security means testingPDFDOC
Health workforcePDFDOC
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme new and amended listingsPDFDOC
Support to Individuals from Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories affected by the Hamas‑Israel conflictPDFDOC
Strengthening Medicare - an effective and clinically appropriate Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS)PDFDOC
Women’s healthPDFDOC
Strengthening MedicarePDFDOC
Mental healthPDFDOC
Strengthening Medicare - Medicare Urgent Care Clinics - additional fundingPDFDOC
Securing Cheaper MedicinesPDFDOC
Page last updated: 14 May 2024.
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