Federal Budget

PM more forthcoming: Jensen

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First Liberal MP to call for Abbott's exit says PM's leadership now safe.

Company tax cut good for workers: Treasury

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Treasury says cut in company tax rate would attract investment but did raise problems.

Don't go soft on deficits: PM's advisers

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Australia risks a 'disaster' from deepening deficits if Tony Abbott retreats on budget repair, according to the PM's chosen advisers.

Govt mulls SME tax cut extension

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Federal budget will see broader tax cut plan amid small business package: report.

MPs call for rural budget statement

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McGowan says last year's absence of rural and regional ministerial statement greatly concerning.

Hockey promises repsonsible budget

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Treasurer says his second budget will focus on small business, childcare reform, infrastructure investment.

Optimistic job forecasts reek of political interference

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It would take a stunning reversal of fortunes for the latest labour market forecasts to be achieved.

Bishop glad no cuts to foreign aid

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Foreign minister declines to elaborate on eye-roll, clarifies budget cuts with Hockey.

Bishop, Hockey tension on show

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Foreign minister rolls her eyes at Hockey's budget comments, says not aware of further cuts in foreign aid.

Business worried by budget approach

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AiG CEO expresses concern about Abbott government's relaxed approach to second budget.

Abbott's budget woes deepen

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Previously confidential Treasury document shows govt payments will jump this year.

There will be cuts in budget: Frydenberg

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Coalition's 'dull' budget will still curtail govt spending; ALP pushes for 10-year plan.

ACCI chides double dissolution idea

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ACCI chief Kate Carnell says govt mad to go to an early poll, urges tough reforms in budget.

Henry says GST hike ‘unavoidable’: report

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Former treasury secretary calls for changes amid hunt for budget sustainability.

Budget won't hurt families: PM

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Abbott promises budget repair job won't cause problems for the average family budget.

How to fix the age pension: better super

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Rather than cutting the pension, Joe Hockey should help bolster superannuation returns by encouraging funds to invest in infrastructure.

Pyne ditches scientific research threat

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Government dumps plan to link funding for scientific research to university legislation.

Libs offer pension peace plan

Government considers triennial review of pension rate with possible increases.

Govt backs blocked budget measures

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Abbott govt not yielding on measures still stuck in Senate as it plans its next budget.

PM shifts on age pension time bomb

Government considers sunset clause to soften controversial pension reforms: report.

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