Federal Budget

Super lift under threat in budget repair

Govt considers pause in increase to super contributions to lessen budget pressure.

We don't support higher taxes: Abbott

by AAP
Spring session to resume today with Abbott govt chasing budget agreements.

Budget focus as parliament returns

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Independent Nick Xenophon warns of groundhog day on budget negotiations.

Cormann warns of tax hikes

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Finance Minister says higher taxes likely if budget doesn't pass through Senate.

Budget must be passed: Abbott

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PM says govt will 'carefully' negotiate what remains of budget through parliament.

Govt spending to top income: PBO

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Parliamentary Budget Office warns nation's fiscal sustainability at risk over next decade.

Andrew Robb: Time to reset the message

Andrew Robb says the Coalition's vision for Australia has been lost amid the budget rhetoric.

Doctors want co-payment changes

by AAP
Australian Medical Association set to reveal preferred GP co-payment compromise.

Govt calls for budget 'reality check'

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Finance Minister Matthias Cormann says budget passage was always going to be a marathon.

Treasury sinks budget crisis talk

Treasury numbers suggest crisis talk overhyped as 98.9 per cent of ­measures are already legislated.

Abbott must abandon his misguided war on the young and poor

It means nothing for the Coalition to say that it supports growth while failing dismally at the task of creating a coherent economic policy. Here’s hoping the government injects some common sense into the budget.

Dutton hopeful on GP co-payment

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Federal Health Minister Peter Dutton says govt still has a way to go on budget deal.

Senate jam a sovereign risk: Robb

Trade minister warns of sovereign risk concerns if Senate blockade continues.

Cormann flags adjustments to budget

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Finance Minister says adjustments will be made but wholesale changes not on govt agenda.

Labor says budget can't be saved

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Tanya Plibersek says ALP won't support a rebooted budget, as Coalition mulls concessions.

Hockey 'sorry' for cars comment

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Treasurer apologises for saying poorer members of community drive less than rich.

Hockey slammed over fuel tax defence

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Treasurer's suggestion poor people 'don't drive much' garners criticism from own team.

Govt takes $5bn budget block hit

by AAP
Abbott govt has already lost $5bn this financial year due to Senate's budget brake: report.

Pensioners still 'lose out' on safety net

by AAP
Pensioners may not benefit from a capped number of GP co-payments.

Dutton, Palmer discuss GP payment

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Health Minister says he is negotiating in good faith over the controversial GP co-payment.