Budget 2021-22

2021-22 Budget information. This may affect people who access our payments and services.

Portfolio Budget Statements

The 2021-22 Portfolio Budget Statements were tabled on Tuesday 11 May.

Budget measures

Some Budget measures are subject to the passage of legislation. There may be updates so you should regularly check for new information that might be of interest.

Families

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Commonwealth's Deregulation Agenda

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Women's Economic Security Package

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Improving services

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Cashless Debit Card – Jobs Fund and Income Management extension

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COVID-19 Response Package — aviation and tourism Support — continued

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Department of Veterans' Affairs — additional resourcing

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Digital Economy Strategy

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Enhancing welfare integrity arrangements

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GovERP — Common Corporate Australian Public Service System

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Higher Education — additional support for tertiary and international education providers

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Social Security Agreements — Republic of Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina

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Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme – imports assistance

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Women's Safety

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Job seekers

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Increased support for unemployed Australians

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New Employment Services Model

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New Remote Jobs Program

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Migrants, refugees and visitors

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Apply a Consistent Four-Year Newly Arrived Resident's Waiting Period Across Payments

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Migration Program — 2021-22 planning levels

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Older Australians

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Aged Care — Government response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety — home care

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Aged Care — Government response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety — residential aged care services and sustainability

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Aged Care — Government response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety — workforce

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Increasing the Flexibility of the Pension Loans Scheme

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Rural and remote Australians

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Drought response, Resilience and Preparedness Plan — continued support

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Provision of Remote Services — continuation

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Your health

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Aged Care — Government response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety — residential aged care quality and safety

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COVID 19 Response Package — guaranteeing Medicare and access to medicines — extension

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Guaranteeing Medicare — Changes to the Medicare Benefits Schedule

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Guaranteeing Medicare — dental health services

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Guaranteeing Medicare — strengthening the rural health workforce

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Improving Access to Medicines – Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme new and amended Listings

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Mental Health

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Primary Care

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Page last updated: 12 May 2021