Budget cuts to hit salaries of Australia’s development workers

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Previous entitlements to a tax-free income are being revoked for public servants under changes announced in the 2015-16 federal budget. For many staff members, it's an unwelcome change to a budget that has already hit Australia’s foreign aid program hard.

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