Australia

Jackie Trad's first Qld budget at a glance

Queensland Treasurer Jackie Trad is spending big on education, health and infrastructure in her first budget.

TREASURER JACKIE TRAD'S FIRST BUDGET: AT A GLANCE

* A $1.512 billion surplus in the 2017/18 financial year, more than three times the mid-year forecast.

* Operating surpluses in the coming years, starting at $148 million in 2018/19, $160 million in 2019/20, $110 million in 2020/21 and $690 million in 2021/22.

* A three per cent growth to the state's economy in 2018/19.

* Queensland's debt will climb every year over the next four years, from $70.8 billion in 2018/19 to $83 billion in 2021/22.

* $5.6 billion in concessions for Queensland households, a $200 million increase on last year.

* $14 billion towards education and training.

* $45.8 billion in infrastructure spending over the next fours years - an increase of more than $3 billion on last year's budget - supporting 38,000 new jobs in the coming financial year.

* Upgrades and improvements to 48 state primary and high schools across Queensland.

* A $17.3 billion operating budget for the health system, plus $985 million in capital spending on health services and facilities.

* $330 million over five years on measures to protect the Great Barrier Reef.

Stay up to date with SBS NEWS

  • App
  • Subscribe
  • Follow
  • Listen
  • Watch