Conservatives have presented their first solo budget since 1996, after winning May's election. The center piece of the budget was a $18bn cut in welfare by 2017-18, coupled with the introduction of a National Living Wage of $11.00 per hour.
Budget legislation passed by Congress last week includes cuts to some welfare programs, like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The cuts have already attracted backlash from left wing activist groups like the feminist group UltraViolet, which launched a campaign to petition Congress to restore the funding.
Stay tuned for the backlash.
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