Federal Budget

The bursting of Australia's budget bubble

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Australia needs a long-term plan to restrain spending and reform the tax system, but it's not clear whether our national leaders are up to the job.

Hockey confident on deficit cuts

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Treasurer to urge support for difficult savings as intergenerational report tips risk of $50bn deficits.

PM admits govt overreached in budget

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Abbott says Hawke, Keating and Howard governments had more cooperative oppositions.

Low commodity prices to hit budget

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World Bank sees world economy 'limping along', stymied by weak global trade.

Medicare backflip to cost $1bn

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Govt's plan to dump Medicare co-payment will cost budget just under $1bn over four years.

Govt dumps Medicare co-payment

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Tony Abbott dumps Medicare co-payment plan but it's unclear what will replace it.

Ten years to fix budget: BCA

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Budget submission says unresolved fiscal problems will hit lifestyles in a decade.

Three ways to rescue Australia's rebalancing act

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The economic rebalancing is in a precarious position but there are three relatively simple decisions that would lift confidence and increase spending.

Cut, cut, reform: John Fraser

Treasury secretary blames budget hole on spending growth, calls for restraint.

Abbott pins hopes on policy reset

Embattled PM to seek backbench approval for a plan to save his government.

Treasury secretary wants super, welfare reform

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John Fraser bemoans level of political debate about economic ideas.

Senate blockade adds $110bn to deficits

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Resistance in the Senate threatens to keep deficit above $30bn for next four years.

The super debate must be a sensible one

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It is clear that a review of our superannuation system is on the cards, but any changes must be worked through as part of a long-term package.

A neat fix to the politics of infrastructure funding

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To win back trust, state governments need to shake up the way infrastructure projects are funded and to make the process more accessible to individual investors.

Treasury head warns on rising debt

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John Fraser says lower dollar can't solve economy's ills alone, tempers growth expectations.

Survey finds SMEs want GST left alone

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Three-quarters of small businesses would not support GST increase: accounting firm.

Economy at risk without action: PBO

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Parliamentary Budget Officer Phil Bowen says economy faces risks unless budget is fixed.

The Coalition's budget talk is falling on deaf ears

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Joe Hockey says he wants to launch a conversation with the public about Australia's fiscal future, but politics will give his rhetoric a reality check.

Strained budget risks AAA rating

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Standard & Poor's warns federal budget vulnerable to shock, puts credit rating at risk.

Forget the intergenerational issues, the budget is in trouble now

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The budget may well run into trouble in 40 years, but it’s the difficulties that it is facing right now that we should be dealing with.

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