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Are You A Winner Or Loser In The 2018 Budget?

Treasurer Scott Morrison has delivered the 2018-19 Federal Budget.

Here's the best and worst of it.

WINNERS

Average income earners - 94 per cent of Australians will be on a tax rate of 32.5 per cent or less in 2024, with those on the average wage of $84,600 saving $530 a year.

Seniors - will be able to keep more of what they earn on the side, access equity in their homes for retirement and face a shorter waiting list if they are seeking care at home.

Small business - will get an injection of life from a corporate tax cut and a year-long extension of the instant asset write-off.

The sick - a new public hospitals agreement will deliver an extra $30 billion to 2024, while medicines to treat breast cancer and multiple sclerosis will be made cheaper.

Schools - set to benefit from an extra $24.5 billion under the so-called Gonski 2.0 needs-based funding package.

States - 10-year $75 billion infrastructure package for projects in various states and territories and a $1 billion Urban Congestion Fund to improve traffic flow and safety at state level.

Expectant parents - Hard copy baby book on a child's health record will go digital, vaccine for whooping cough will be free for pregnant women, and $3 million has been set aside for a new simple guide for would-be parent to stay healthy and active during pregnancy.

LOSERS

The rich - not much tax relief for those earning over $125,000 until 2024/25 when the 37 per cent tax bracket is abolished.

Banking and financial sector - major bank levy to continue, executive accountability regime to start on July 1 and stronger penalties and enforcement against misconduct in the sector.

Multi-nationals - tax changes to remove loopholes that gives foreign companies a tax break over Australian companies and allow them to fiddle with debt to reduce their tax liabilities.

Digital giants - Discussion paper to come that will explore options for taxing digital business in Australia.

Terrorists and pedophiles - $160 million to help agencies fight crime and prevent terrorism, including $68.6 million to prevent child exploitation and abuse.

Visa overstayers - $122 million to increase border force capability at nine domestic and international airports.

Tax cheats - Black Economy Taskforce recommendations to bring in $5.3 billion over the next four years by targeting sectors that under report income.

-AAP

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