The government’s new plan to help young people gain employment won’t work for those who are severely disadvantaged.
The success of the government's new youth employment plan will depend on how its used by services, employers and young people alike.
There are obvious and hidden agendas behind what the budget incentivises.
Just what does the government think you will do with the changes to tax, extra money or cuts in the federal budget?
The reforms to superannuation in the federal budget reflect how the objective of the system is changing.
Budget superannuation changes redirect concessions to lower income earners where they are most needed.
The Turnbull government’s ‘ideas boom’ is not that dissimilar to innovation plans that have come before it.
For many, innovation is perceived as a precursor to more unwelcome changes at work and potentially to job losses, but innovation is about more than increasing corporate profits.
Sleep is at a premium in Canberra this week. Finance Minister Mathias Cormann is one of those doing the post-budget heavy lifting.
All eyes are now on Malcolm Turnbull to help deliver on his pitch to transition the economy.
We have to look very hard to find the "ideas boom" in this budget.
Economic reality has intruded on rosy budget predictions for years now and the Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Outlook may soon challenge Treasurer Scott Morrison’s forecasts.
Budget repair was put off till later, and the net impact of decisions in the budget was small, but it will be easier to defend in the coming election campaign than some other recent efforts.
Thin capitalisation didn’t make it into budget measures to crack down on tax avoidance.
Loading companies with excessive, tax deductible debt is a commonly used by multinationals to avoid tax - so why has the government ignored it?
Recent budgets have all failed spectacularly at achieving debt targets.
Yet another budget making claims of a gradual decline in government debt. But the credit rating agencies want us to keep these promises - or else.
This is the plan.
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A new Google tax is part of the a tax crackdown in the federal budget.
Wins for small business; significant superannuation reform; multinational tax avoidance addressed; and more.
From the Parliament House lockup, Grattan Institute CEO John Daley joins Michelle Grattan to give an overall picture of the government’s pre-election budget.
Look in Scott Morrison’s show bag and the contents are sparse for most voters.
What a paradox! This is an election-eve budget without big sweeteners to woo the voters.
‘Hey, look over there’ is not a credible budget strategy.
The budget is riddled with shabby timing tricks masquerading as good economic policy.
All you need to know about the Federal Budget 2016.
Treasurer Scott Morrison has bravely predicted the economic impact of company tax cuts.
Next year, let’s ask for three budgets.
The International Monetary Fund estimates that Australia’s houses are overvalued by around 10%.
Ballooning borrowing to invest in the housing market is impeding investment in the real economy, holding back investment in skills and jobs, and driving up inequality.
This year’s federal budget will be a tricky affair for government and opposition.
The impending election will mean a lot of spin and little substance from both sides of government in this year's federal budget.
Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison says the government, like families, must live within its means.
How Australia spends its money, and how this compares to other OECD countries.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull visited China with a large trade delegation in April.
The message Chinese investors are getting from Australia is shifting from ambiguous to ominously hostile.
Was Barnaby Joyce right about Labor’s record on debt?
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Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said that when the Coalition lost government in 2007, Australia was owed billions by the world -- but that when the Coalition regained power in 2013, Australia was in debt. Is that right?
Petty public corruption cannot be ignored, but to gain the biggest “bang for the buck” in tax collection the government should focus on stamping out corruption by top officials.
A high level of perceived corruption by top government officials deters people from being tax-compliant.
It’s been more than 18 months since Apple launched Apple Pay in the US.
Apple faces numerous challenges in its bid to get more people using their iPhones to pay for things.
Anna Creek, the world’s largest working cattle station, formerly part of the Kidman estate.
Treasurer Scott Morrison's reason for rejecting the Chinese bid offers a radically different definition of 'national interest' but doesn't say much about how foreign interests are defined.
Recommendations on intellectual property are likely to be filed away.
The Productivity Commission's draft report on Australia's intellectual property system is good. Shame it is likely to be still-born.