BUDERIM'S Andrew and Pam Letford are working hard to buy their own home.

The young parents with two kids, Lily, 4, and Parker, 7 months, said budgetary measures to help people acquire their first homes would be a huge help, as would anything to ease the financial burden of childcare as a young family looking to save.

They thought the idea of using their superannuation to buy their first home was "ridiculous", as they were only hurting themselves in the future.

Mr Letford said measures already undertaken to address childcare had been helpful, but more could be done.

"It makes it really hard (when you have more than one child) to be able to afford childcare and (both) work at the same time," Mr Letford said.

Federal Budget story.Andrew and Pam Letford with their kids, Lily, 4, and Parker, 7 months.
Federal Budget story.Andrew and Pam Letford with their kids, Lily, 4, and Parker, 7 months. Warren Lynam

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He said school funding, of which the Federal Government has committed $18.6 billion over the next decade including $2.2 billion over the next four years, was a great idea if it helped public schools.

Mr Letford also liked the idea of increasing prescriptions of generic medicines as a cost-saving measure.

"That's definitely a good idea," he said.

"I use generic medicines myself, there's no difference."

But he questioned how badly needed tax cuts were for businesses turning over up to $50 million a year.


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BUDGET: Tegan Dalli with her daughter Swayze Burgess, 2. Warren Lynam

Tegan Dalli is a single mum working in childcare.

She'd like to see more support to enable people to become first home owners, particularly single parents.

Ms Dalli would also like to see more medicines made available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and was also supportive of increased funding and support for veterans mental health, hoping it would also break down the stigma surrounding mental illness.

Budget measures leaked ahead of last night's delivery of the Federal Budget by Treasurer Scott Morrison included $350 million in funding for veterans' mental health.

Ms Dalli thought increasing prescriptions of generic medicine was a "great idea".

With a two-year-old daughter, Swayze, Ms Dalli was also supportive of increased funding to public schools.

An extension of the small business asset write-off was another Ms Dalli supported if it assisted her employer.

Sophie Elaycen just bought her first home with partner Tom Gurney.

The pair have moved from Sydney, buying a home in Wurtulla through Property Today.

She said the key to entering the property market was being smart about where you bought.

The small business owner hadn't looked into the asset write-offs much yet, but said she was "definitely thinking about" looking into the benefits available.

She said any measures to facilitate more manufacturing in Australia would be beneficial, as she had no choice but to use overseas manufacturers at present.

USC Spartans swim team head coach and Rio Olympic coach Chris Mooney welcomed $15 million in funding for elite and aspiring athletes ahead of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

"It's fantastic news, not just for swimming... for all Commonwealth sports," Mr Mooney said.

Mr Mooney hoped the funding would be shared evenly among sports and that those with less profile and financial backing benefit from the windfall.

Mark Nuggin and fiancee Mahnie Davies have rented one-bedroom units on the Sunshine Coast for the past year, saving hard to get into a new house Palmview's new Harmony estate.

The 27-year-old said they'd shifted from Port Douglas to establish themselves on the Coast.

He's a training officer for Site Skills Training.

They're looking to have kids in the next few years and he thought increased funding for public schools was a great idea.

Mr Nuggin felt the small business measures, including tax cuts for up to $50 million turnover and asset write-offs would deliver wins and losses.

He feared it may encourage some to start small businesses destined for failure, but on the other hand tax cuts would be beneficial to successful ventures.

More money in pockets at the end of each week was the biggest thing Mr Nuggin believed the government could deliver to help combat the rising cost of living.

He believed tax cuts for average salaries would help inject money back into the economy as people spent more of their disposable income.

"Decreased tax would be a huge benefit," he said.

Anything that could make childcare more affordable and give a real incentive for both parents to be in the workforce would also help he thought.

He said the wife of one of his best mates had recently resigned, as her weekly wage only just covered the cost of childcare and they'd decided it "wasn't worth it" to continue.

"Childcare being more affordable would be a huge bonus," Mr Nuggin said.