Jay Weatherill Premier of South Australia
The 2013-14 State Budget will provide a new $100million fund to improve road safety across South Australia.
Premier and Treasurer JayWeatherill said safer communities require safer roads, with this year’s Budget continuing the Government’s commitment to reducing the road toll.
The State Government will boost the South Australia Police budget with $803.7 million allocated in this year’s State Budget - its highest ever funding allocation.
The funding will continue the Government’s commitment to provide 313 extra police officers, with 50 officers to be recruited in 2013-14.
The State Government has announced an Affordable Housing Stimulus Program to deliver about 175 homes and support more than 500 jobs over the next 18 months.
The 2013-14 State Budget will provide $88.7million funding to support the program, which will provide a critical boost to the housing construction industry in South Australia.
The State Government has announced a range of measures to address cost of living pressures – including deregulating the electricity market, lowering water prices and making car registration cheaper.
The 2013-14 State Budget builds on these initiatives with new measures to help those people who are struggling the most with household bills.
Small businesses in South Australia will receive a payroll tax concession in a suite of initiatives to support small business in the 2013-14 State Budget.
Premier and Treasurer JayWeatherill said the small business package contained in the Budget was about supporting the people who run small businesses as well as their workers. extra $27 million will be spent on training over the next two years to help South Australian industries meet their critical skills needs.
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