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2017 Victorian Budget: Tables and Graphs


2017 Victorian Budget: Tables and Graphs

Here are three visual tools to help you make sense of the 2017 Victorian Budget.

  • Real effective change.
    This table shows raw v real world changes in Victorian Government spending (adjusted for inflation and population growth).
  • Budget split.
    Where does all the money go? Compare the past four Victorian budgets.
  • Promise and delivery.
    Easily compare what the Government’s spending promises with what it actually spends.

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Methodology (and raw data for the Real effective change table) can be found here.

Media inquiries only should be directed to VCOSS Communications Manager Ryan Sheales on 0414 127 153 or via email.





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    Revenue

    1718vicbudthumbStrong growth in revenue has allowed the Victorian government to cut payroll tax and stamp duty for first home buyers and still see increases in revenue from these sources.

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    Justice

    1718vicbudthumbAmong welcome measures, Victoria's new 'supermax' youth jail represents a missed opportunity to create a world-class youth justice system.

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    Family violence

    1718vicbudthumbThere is a reason VCOSS called the 2017 Victorian Budget "a budget with a heart". It contains a historic and phenomenal $1.9 billion to combat family violence. Get all the details here.

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    Cost of living

    1718vicbudthumbSubsidised energy efficiency upgrades, support for choosing energy retailers and investment in financial counselling are good measures for low-income households in the 2017 Victorian Budget.

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    Disability, older people and carers

    1718vicbudthumbFunding to support people in the transition to the NDIS and to reduce abuse in disability services are among some modest positive 2017 Victorian Budget initiatives to help improve the lives of people with disability.

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    Community sector and social cohesion

    1718vicbudthumbFunding to develop an Aboriginal treaty, a LGBTI inclusive Victoria and implementing the state's multicultural policy are positive investments to improve social cohesion in the 2017 Victorian Budget.

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    Children and families

    1718vicbudthumbExpanding the Maternal and Child Health service and increasing the number of child protection workers through this year's Victorian Budget will help support children in vulnerable families.

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    Housing and homelessness

    1718vicbudthumbExpanding social housing through measures including a growth fund and community housing loans, the 2017 Victorian Budget is a great start to turning around Victoria's housing affordability and homelessness problems.

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    Health and wellbeing

    1718vicbudthumbInvestment in mental health, drug and alcohol services and in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations in the 2017 Victorian Budget will help more people access services and gain control of their lives.

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    Education

    1718vicbudthumbThere is more support for students facing disadvantage across early years and school years in the 2017 Victorian Budget, as well as substantial investment in upgrading facilities.

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    Develop skills and grow employment

    1718vicbudthumbThe 2017 Victorian Budget includes welcome initiatives to stimulate employment growth in new industries and in localities facing disadvantage. It provides transition support for workers facing redundancy.

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    VCOSS welcomes ‘budget with a heart’

    1718vicbudthumbThe 2017 Victorian Budget delivers on the Government’s laudable commitment to ending family violence. The Victorian Council of Social Service says the budget’s headline figure of $1.9 billion for family violence initiatives is a generous and welcome amount, and should […]

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    We must shift our homelessness outrage ‘up the food chain’

    CmlSVexUIAABhynIf just 20% of the public discussion was about how to prevent people becoming homeless in the first place, we’d be much closer to a genuine solution.

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    The many faces of elder abuse

    Ageist stereotypes and assumptions about the capabilities of older people can be disempowering and takes away older people’s agency and power.

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    Warning on NDIS mental health gaps

    womanDid you know a large number of people living with serious mental health conditions—up to 10,000 in Victoria alone—could miss out under the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

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    Carers desperately need a pay rise

    bonding-1868513_1920When we place more demands on our foster carers, we have a responsibility to provide them with additional support.

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    Sending more Victorians to prison is not making us safer

    hands-arrested-young-personSending more and more people to prison is not making Victoria any safer. Through justice reinvestment we can redirect prison dollars to community programs that help stop crime occurring in the first place.

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    Youth justice reforms must be tough on the causes of youth crime

    hands-arrested-young-personVictoria has a problem with the repeat and violent offending behaviours by a small number of young offenders. But we can’t arrest our way out of this problem.