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Victoria Budget 2008-09

May 2008

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The Brumby Government’s 2008-09 Budget has been labelled a “baby boom budget” - designed to help Victoria cope with its rapidly expanding population.

The Budget includes significant investment in infrastructure - building schools in growth areas, expanding the state’s maternity services, improving roads to reduce congestion and investing in public transport, including new morning peak train services.

The Brumby Government has also introduced significant measures to stimulate growth, including cuts in land and payroll tax and reducing WorkCover premiums and stamp duty.

Key Budget initiatives include:

Infrastructure

Driving growth in jobs and business

Support for Families

Education

Health

Transport

Provincial and Regional Victoria

Community Safety and Justice

Building A Fairer Victoria

$1 billion social justice package including:

Climate change and securing water supplies

Sport and Recreation

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