Federal Budget

Hockey admits triple-A rating concerns

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Treasurer says govt committed to credit rating as Murray warns on vulnerabilities.

Murray warns on govt credit rating

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David Murray insists big four are undercapitalised as govt’s triple-A rating at risk: report.

Govt to inject 'integrity' into budget

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New package of tax and welfare integrity measures to play key role in upcoming budget.

Abbott and Hockey's uphill budget battle

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The federal budget has been officially labelled 'dull' ahead of delivery but the government desperately needs to avoid it being received negatively.

Budget to target multinationals

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Pyne delivers hint budget will include new measures to crack down on tax avoidance.

Age discrimination 'hurts budget'

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Workplace bias against over 50s needs to stop, Age Discrimination Commissioner Ryan says.

Budget locks in billions in cuts

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The federal budget is tipped to detonate a row between the Commonwealth and the states.

Hockey, Bowen set out fiscal standards

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Treasurer says savings to be 'structural and phased in', not 'dramatic and immediate'.

ALP eyes super tax hit for wealthy

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Up to 170,000 Australians face higher super taxes under plan to tackle budget deficit.

Consumer confidence hits 8-month low

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Govt promise of a 'dull' budget fails to ease consumer concerns: ANZ-Roy Morgan.

NZ concerned by slow Aust growth

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New Zealand PM John Key says any Australian economic slowdown has impact across Tasman.

Deficits are no substitute for growth

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Budget deficits have lessened Australia's financial risk during a period of global economic uncertainty, but gradual fiscal repair is needed to revive growth.

Hockey won't put date on budget surplus

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ALP accuses Abbott govt of using 'weasel words' when it comes to returning to a surplus.

Govt yet to find key budget savings: Deloitte​

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Economist Chris Richardson says Coalition claims of deep cuts are 'completely bogus'.

PM rules out negative gearing tweaks: report

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Abbott says tax reform debate should not begin with a hike in taxes.

Single childcare payment on the cards

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Parents could get one childcare payment, not two, as part of govt families package.

ACCI warns PM on business confidence

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Business group president urges Abbott not to damage confidence any further with budget.

PM promises lower SME tax bills

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Abbott says May budget will contain measures to cut the 'tax bills' of small businesses.

Consumer confidence soft pre-budget

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Westpac-MI index shows consumer confidence falls ahead of May federal budget.

Aust must get budget in order: Moody's

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Moody's says AAA rating safe for now, but threatened if budget not put in order.

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