NSW budget 2018: Winners and losers

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NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet has delivered an election budget with many winners and almost no losers.

Winners

Motorists: Regular toll users will get free car registration, saving up to $700 per year.

Illegal parkers: Fines cut by 25 per cent.

Caravan owners: Registration savings of 40 per cent, or up to $471 per year.

Parents: A $150 baby bundle for newborns, and a $100 “creative kids” voucher to be spent on music drama, art coding or second language classes. This is on top of the $100 voucher introduced last year for sport activities.

School kids: Every three year old to have access to pre-school classes. 4,800 new pre-school places. 880 more teachers; $6 billion for 170 new and upgraded schools; $50m over five yard for air conditioning in schools.

Apprentices: Free TAFE classes. 100,000 fee-free apprenticeships will be created through a $285 million fund.

The sick: 1,000 more nurses and midwives, 330 more doctors, 750 extra paramedics; $8 billion over four years for health facilities, including $750 million for Liverpool Hospital precinct.

Commuters: 2,000 extra bus services.

Small business: From July 1, the payroll tax threshold will be lifted from $750,000 to $850,000, and will increase by $50,000 a year to reach $1 million in 2021-22.

Losers:

Bureaucrats: An “efficiency dividend” applied across departments to save $1.6 billion over the forward estimates will mean public sector cuts.

 departments will Online gamblers: A new 10 per cent point of consumption tax expected to raise about $100 million a year.

Criminals: 100 extra police.

Speeding, drunk and drug taking motorists: Will be hit by a new police blitz, raising $40 million per year.

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