Canberrans benefit from massive Federal Liberal funding

It is clear that Senator Zed Seselja and the Federal Liberals are committed to Canberra as the national capital and to funding vital services such as health, education and public infrastructure.
The Federal Liberals’ sound financial management has put our economy in a strong position whilst investing across the country.
Canberrans benefit with massive funding for ACT Government services, investment in the national institutions, tax cuts for households and businesses, regional infrastructure spending and more.
Further to this, unlike the Labor Party, the Liberals will not cut franking credits or remove negative gearing.
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The Commonwealth Government will provide an additional $50 million for major road projects for Canberrans. The Kings Highway corridor will receive $30 million. The duplication of William Slim Drive in Belconnen will receive $20 million.
Since 2013-14, the Commonwealth has committed over $725 million to transport infrastructure projects in the ACT.
Total Commonwealth funding to the ACT will increase to $2394 million in 2019-20. This is up from Federal Labor’s last budget in 2013-14 of $1816 million.
The immediate benefit of sound financial management is seen in the Government being able to provide significant tax relief of up to $2160 for households from 2018-19.
Of particular benefit to Canberra’s taxpayers is that the tax reforms presented in this budget will see only 6 per cent of Australian taxpayers facing a marginal tax rate of more than 30 per cent in 2024-25.
And small businesses in Canberra will see their tax rate fall to just 25 per cent in 2021-22.
The budget confirms the commitment of the Commonwealth Government to fully commence the National Disability Insurance Scheme in the ACT from 1 July 2019.