Budget 2019: the winners, the losers

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg hands down the 2019 budget. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg hands down the 2019 budget. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

There are always winners and losers. In every budget- state, federal or otherwise.

Let's take a quick glance at the winners and losers in the 2019 federal budget.

Taxpayers - $158 billion of additional tax relief for those earning up to $126,000 a year

West Australians - Rules around $69 billion GST revenue distribution to the states have changed, with WA the main beneficiary

Older energy users - ​$285 million to help almost four million Australian pensioners and others cover their energy bills

Job seekers - 80,000 new apprenticeships announced and and extra 1.25 million jobs over the next five years

Small business - Instant asset write-off increased to $30,000 and expanded to businesses with a turnover of up to $50 million

Sports women - $150 million funding package for women's sport

Farmers - $6.3 billion in drought support and $3.3 billion for those affected by floods

The sick - $80 billion for better access to life-changing equipment, services and medicines

Schools - $300 billion for upgrades to libraries, classrooms and play equipment

Big banks - $600 million boost for financial regulators ASIC and APRA to deal with banking royal commission fallout

Terrorists - $570 million boost for national security agencies and $328 million to fund prevention, response and recovery initiatives

Tax and welfare cheats - The Tax Office and other agencies to crack down on welfare cheats and tax dodging

Migrants - Migration cap to be reduced to 160,000 from 190,000

Australian Associated Press