Nationals leader and Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has been pushing for tighter restrictions on foreign investment in agricultural land.
The Productivity Commission says existing oversight is adequate to deal with misuse of market power.
Scott Morrison and Mathias Cormann have announced the Coalition’s election costings.
A $2 billion welfare crackdown is the main contributor to new savings announced by the government to improve the budget by $1.1 billion across the forward estimates.
In announcing the costings the Coalition has sought the mantle of better economic managers.
The Coalition says it has costed its additional expenditure and will deliver $2.3 billion in savings, in contrast to Labor.
Chris Bowen and Tony Burke put out Labor’s costings just after Malcolm Turnbull’s official launch of the Coalition’s campaign.
Labor has unveiled its costings, showing it would have a deficit of around $16 billion higher across the forward estimates than that shown in the Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Outlook.
As the UK referendum votes came in the ASX started to make losses.
Financial markets appear to have been caught off-guard by Britain's decision to exit the European Union, believing it would remain.
Labor leader Bill Shorten wants to be seen as a credible economic manager.
A Labor government would toughen the means test on Family Tax Benefit A end-of-year supplements.
Chris Bowen stressed that Labor’s fiscal program, when fully released, would ‘see us return to budget balance in exactly the same time frame as the government’.
The opposition will attempt to strengthen its economic credentials by announcing on Friday a package of savings to help pay for its policies and improve the budget bottom line.
M2 Venture Catalyst will fund the development of new medicines.
The new venture between Melbourne and Monash Universities will help bridge the gap that exists in commericialising medical research.
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.