Public service budget winners and losers: where the axe will fall

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Treasurer Joe Hockey’s budget will try to reduce the government’s civilian workforce by 7336 full-time-equivalent jobs over the coming year, a staffing cut unmatched since the Howard government’s first term. This be partly offset by the recruitment of an extra 2744 full-time military personnel.

However, the cuts won’t affect all portfolios or agencies equally. Use the graphic below to explore the winners and losers. (Keep in mind these are only the cuts to take place in 2014-15.)

The breakdown is only available for the coming financial year, and the other 9000-plus public service job cuts forecast for coming years are not included.

Other winners and losersWINNERS

1. Medical research

Gets a $20 billion Medical Research Future Fund

2. Small to medium businesses

1.5 per cent company tax cut and no parental leave levy

3. Construction firms

With $11 billion in infrastructure spending

4. School chaplains

$245 million over five years

5. Defence

Spending to rise to 2 per cent of GDP within a decade

6. Mothers

Paid Parental Leave Scheme to pay new mothers up to $50,000

7. Ballerinas

$1 million for ballet students’ boarding accommodationLOSERS

1. The sick

$7 fee increase for GP visits and cuts to hospital funding

2. University students

Face higher, deregulated fees

3. Foreign aid

Reduction in foreign aid budget of $7.9 billion over five years

4. High income earners

Deficit tax rise of 2 percentage points for people earning more than $180,000 a year

5. Public servants

16,500 job losses

6. Video gamers

Abolishing the Australian Interactive Games Fund, saving $10 million

7. Pensioners

Pension age rises to 70 from 2035 and concessions cut

8. Families

Cuts to Family Tax Benefit Part B

9. Young unemployed

Under 30s face a six-month wait for a reduced dole

10. Motorists

More expensive petrol with a fuel levy

11. Indigenous people

A $500 million cut to indigenous programs over five years

12. Local councils

Cuts of nearly $1 billion over four years

13. ABC and SBS

Cuts of $43.5 million and Australia Network abandoned

14. Politicians, senior public servants

One-year pay freeze, gold pass travel for ex-MPs wound back then abolished

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