Thursday, May 16, 2013

What happens to your tax dollars?

The ABC brings us an excellent interactive infographic showing exactly how your Australian tax dollars will be spent* in the 2013-14 financial year.

Hovering over one of the coloured segments shows you what portion of the budget the government has allocated to that sector. For example, 6.42% of your money goes to medical services and benefits, and 5.53% goes to defence. (A better state of things than I'd thought!)

Click here to see more.

* It's possible you don't pay any tax in Australia! Maybe you don't work in Australia, or maybe you're Paul Hogan. In that case... You get to see how other people's money is spent...?