The treasurer and his shadow went head to head in a debate that covered tax reform, education, superannuation and economic management.
Analysis tweets from the debate between Treasurer Scott Morrison and Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen at the National Press Club
Barnaby Joyce has announced an assistance package for beleaguered dairy farmers.
Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has announced a package of concessional loans and facilitation of access to assistance for the beleaguered dairy industry.
Australia’s AAA rating is in the spotlight.
Relying on a rebound in world growth in the medium term would be a 'dangerous strategy' for Australia.
Bill Shorten said the budget had tax cuts for high-income earners but nothing for families and ‘not one cent for ordinary Australians’.
Bill Shorten has claimed savings of $71 billion over ten years – most of it from rejecting almost all the budget's company tax cut.
Treasurer Scott Morrison says ‘this is not a time to be splashing money around’.
The Turnbull government has promised company tax cuts to stimulate investment and action to prevent middle-income earners moving into a higher tax bracket, in a budget that will launch its election campaign.
The Reserve Bank of Australia has cut interest rates to 1.75% as an election looms.
Fears of deflation have prompted the Reserve Bank of Australia to act on the eve of the federal budget.
The hole in cigarette excise figures will make Labor’s funding task harder.
The government has found a $19.5 billion hole in Labor's plan to boost tobacco excise.
Scott Morrison told a news conference the Turnbull government welcomed foreign investment where it was consistent with Australia’s national interest.
Treasurer Scott Morrison has announced that his "preliminary decision" is that the purchase of the Kidman pastoral empire by a Chinese-dominated buyer "is contrary to the national interest".
During the 1990 budget speech.
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Michelle Grattan takes a look back at some memorable budget moments.
Australia’s negative gearing regime is one of the most generous in the world.
Think tank makes case for cutting capital gains tax discount.
Deloitte strongly argues the budget has a revenue problem, not just a spending problem – a proposition consistently rejected by Treasurer Scott Morrison.
The federal budget deficit from now through to 2018-19 is likely to be $129 billion, $21 billion worse than in the December official budget update, according to Deloitte Access Economics.
Scott Morrison told a joint news conference with Assistant Treasurer Kelly O'Dwyer that the banks would pay an additional $121 million to increase the resources of ASIC.
Scott Morrison has warned the banks not to pass on to customers the $120 million user-pays charge imposed on them to finance a strengthened Australian Securities and Investments Commission.
An embattled Clive Palmer again defended himself in the media on Tuesday.
The administrators investigating Clive Palmer's Queensland Nickel have accused him of behaving "recklessly" and perhaps illegally.
Opposition leader Bill Shorten says public confidence in the banking sector has taken ‘hit after hit’ in recent years.
Bill Shorten has promised a Labor government would set up a royal commission into misconduct in the banking and financial services industry.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull attending Westpac’s 199th birthday lunch in Sydney on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has given banks a bollocking for unethical behaviour, suggesting they have not repaid the support they received during the global financial crisis.
The politicisation of road funding decisions can make for wasteful spending.
Poor project selection is undermining economic growth in Australia.
The Productivity Commission last year recommended that Sunday penalty rates should be brought in line with those applying to Saturday.
The federal opposition says that reducing penalty rates in the retail and hospitality sectors would widen the gender pay gap across the economy and hit consumption.
Cabinet Secretary Arthur Sinodinos outlines the case for a cut in the company tax rate.
Cabinet secretary Arthur Sinodinos has made a strong pitch for giving priority to a company tax cut in the coming budget as the best way to boost growth, with a significant flow on for workers.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull strongly denied he had previously opposed the “effects test”.
In a major victory for small business and the Nationals over big business, the government has agreed to write an 'effects test' into competition policy.
Scott Morrison told a Melbourne business summit a path for lower personal and company tax could not all be done in one budget.
Treasurer Scott Morrison has moved to dampen expectations about the government's ability to provide early personal income tax cuts.
Chinese entrepreneur Lu Xianfeng has purchased Van Dieman’s Land Company through his business Moon Lake Investments.
Treasurer Scott Morrison has approved the $280 million sale of Australia's largest dairy farming business to the Chinese-owned Moon Lake Investments.
Malcolm Turnbull in Question Time appeared to rule out any changes to capital gains tax, before correcting.
Malcolm Turnbull has not totally removed changes to capital gains tax from the options on the tax table – despite appearing to do so in Question Time.
Treasurer Scott Morrison with Tony Abbott in September 2015.
Treasurer Scott Morrison, already under fire for not having tax policy out, has got into a stoush with former prime minister Tony Abbott over how much work was done before the leadership change.
Treasurer Scott Morrison emphasises the government’s desire to control “new spending” in a speech to the National Press Club.
Treasurer Scott Morrison has "rescaled" the tax debate to hold out the prospect of "modest" tax relief that may prevent average wage earners moving into the second highest tax bracket.
ACOSS says over 90% of investment in negatively geared housing stock applies to existing properties.
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The Australian Council of Social Service has called for the tax treatment of private trusts to be tightened, which it says could save $1.5 billion in 2017-18.