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Premier announces part of the SA budget at
1 July 2022
South Australia’s new Labor government is predicting a recovering
national economy and booming property market will help it deliver key
election promises in health and education, without driving up debt, taxes
or cutting hard into the public sector.
Elected in March with a mandate to “fix the state’s ramping crisis,” the
government’s first budget is unsurprisingly all about health, with $2.4
billion in new health spending over the next five years.
Treasurer Stephen Mulligan declared his first budget delivered on “every
single one of the election commitments we made”.
“We are returning the budget to surplus, improving our debt metrics,
and making sure we stay true to the commitment of no new taxes or
increases,” he said.
“We are providing an absolutely extraordinary investment in health …
and we are maintaining a very large infrastructure program.”
The Premier Peter Malinauskas, accompanied by the Treasurer Stephen
Mulligan and Adelaide MP Lucy Hood, attended a bingo session at the
Greek Community’s Olympic Hall, where he announced a one-off
doubling of cost-of-living concessions for almost 185,000 South
Australians next financial year.
The government has also promised $177.5 million over four years to
address housing affordability, with a pledge to build 400 new public
It will continue the former government’s pledge to work with lending
service HomeStart to provide a 3 per cent low-deposit home loan
scheme for first home buyers.
The government has promised immediate relief for the state’s health
system, with 99 extra paramedics and ambulance workers promised this
By the end of its first term, the government aims to deliver 350 new
paramedics and ambulance officers, 100 doctors and 300 nurses, as well
as 326 extra hospital beds.
Adelaide, South Australia