‘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.
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.
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.
Treasurers throughout Australia’s history have used their budget role to reach out to people.
As a political speaker, either you pick your key phrases or they get picked for you.
Will Treasurer Scott Morrison revive the Ghosts of Budgets Past in this year’s budget speech?
Having made a commitment to reduce spending, the federal government will have its work cut out with this year's budget, which may require revisiting policy ideas that have caused it pain in the past.
The federal government has announced it will give an extra $1.2 billion to schools.
So far the budget has given us more education gift cards to use in the stores of the federal government’s choosing - two more tests for children; one when they come into school and one when they leave.
Scott Morrison’s budget will determine whether the election campaign starts well or poorly for the government.
“Are you nervous?” journalist Laurie Oakes asked Scott Morrison two days before the treasurer brings down his first budget. Morrison didn’t answer that but he has every reason to be anxious. As he keeps…
The move by PNG's Supreme Court to strike down the continued detention of asylum seekers on Manus Island carries danger for both the government and Labor.
During the 1990 budget speech.
National Archives of Australia
Michelle Grattan takes a look back at some memorable budget moments.
Malcolm Turnbull outlines his vision of ‘City Deals’ that enable ‘smart cities’ to drive growth in the new economy.
The Turnbull government sees the 'City Deal' as a way for 'smart cities' to drive innovation and growth. But what is the value proposition behind this UK concept and how might it work in Australia?
Value-for-money is a concept that surprisingly isn’t at the forefront of infrastructure planning.
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Big infrastructure projects are seen as an electoral and economic drawcard; but the history of management of these assets is mixed.
The budget papers aren’t so scary, if you know how to read them.
Never been in a budget lockup? Here's a cheat guide to finding what you need to know about the federal budget.
Ghana’s Finance Minister Kwabena Duffuor holds a briefcase containing the Government Budget for the year 2010/2011.
African countries such as Ghana are leading the way in budget transparency with what is known as "citizen budgets".
Everyone wants to believe in unicorns…
They're the lines you sometimes hear before or after budgets from governments and commentators of all persuasions. The problem is they go against reality.
Wage growth is at its lowest since the measures began.
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Australia's wage growth has been sluggish, but the reasons are more complex than they seem.
Australia’s negative gearing regime is one of the most generous in the world.
Think tank makes case for cutting capital gains tax discount.