Federal Budget

Business class warfare alive: Strong

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Council of Small Business of Australia boss says penalty rates are ridiculously high.

Never touching taxes on super: Abbott

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Prime Minister Tony Abbott has ruled out ever increasing taxes on superannuation.

Businesses to write-off assets

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Two out of three small businesses plan to take advantage of govt's $20,000 tax deduction.

Govt eyes Social Impact Bonds

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Federal govt wants to explore using social impact bonds to improve welfare outcomes.

Hockey 'flying blind' on negative gearing

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Treasurer Joe Hockey is “flying blind” on the topic of negative gearing, Labor MP says.

Budget deficit smaller than thought

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Federal budget deficit nearly $3 billion smaller than predicted, government figures show.

Anxiety rises despite friendly budget

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NAB's anxiety index increases, as job security fears offset easing concerns over government.

Govt stands by growth, budget forecasts

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Cormann says Abbott govt won't revise its forecasts lower despite IMF warning.

Fuel excise bill passes parliament

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Fuel excise will be indexed twice-yearly to inflation after legislation clears parliament.

Fuel excise bill passes lower house

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Bill restoring indexation of fuel excise clears house with Labor's support.

Budget sparks SME spending spree

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Joe Hockey's small business tax cuts driving growth in SME spending: Commonwealth Bank.

Labor to support fuel excise hike

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Labor backs down in fight against government's $3 billion fuel excise increase.

School funding a state matter: Abbott

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Any change to public school funding entirely responsibility of states, territories, PM says.

Govt commits $1.2bn to northern Aust

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Abbott says new money for nation's north will help region grasp its full potential.

Tax-free threshold rise scrapped

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Threshold will remain at $18,200 after parliament passes legislation to scrap planned rise.

Small business package passes parliament

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Small businesses will get a tax cut from July after the Senate passes package.

Post-budget confidence bounce fades

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ANZ-Roy Morgan confidence index falls 1.2% as gloss wears off Federal Budget.

Labor told: help fix budget

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The government is challenging Labor to extend its support for budget repair as hopes build for a deal on pension reform.

Budget boosts business confidence

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NAB monthly survey shows business conditions, confidence at highest levels since last year.

Senate’s $64m a week hit to budget

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Abbott govt losing ground in campaign to legislate major reforms meant to start on July 1.

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