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2013 Budget - Government Benefit Planning
  • Replacement of the baby bonus with family payment arrangements
  • Discounts applying to up-front and voluntary payments under the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) will be removed from 1 January 2014
  • Increase to the income free area for Newstart allowances
  • Access to government benefits whilst overseas – temporary absence reduced from 3 years to 1 year
  • Family Tax Benefit Part A proposed increases deferred