Budget 2017 Minimum Essential Budget Standards Impact Briefing

Issued: October 2016


The VPSJ has prepared its annual budget impact briefing in response to the details of Budget 2017.

This briefing analyses the impact of the Budget in the context of the Minimum Essential Standards research, examining the position of a set of household types in 2016, and forecasting the adequacy of social welfare rates and the minimum wage in 2017 - assessing the degree to which Budget 2017 will enable a socially acceptable minimum standard of living in the coming year.