From the present financial year, the government will no longer be borrowing to pay for recurrent spending.
The 2017 budget update will show an improvement in the outlook for debt compared with projections in May.
The poll asked whether forecasting for the budget should be taken away from Treasury and be given to another independent agency.
Polled economists say another independent body wouldn't necessairly do a better job of economic forecasting for the budget than Treasury.
If wages just grow at the rate of the last 12 months, rather than at the higher growth in the budget forecasts, income tax collections will be A$7 billion less for 2019-20.
Wonky forecasts show it's time for a new approach that adopts more conservative forecasts, and makes a genuine commitment to budget repair.
The government’s budget documents are full of forecasts about where the economy is headed.
The budget is full of forecasts about where the economy is going, but other indicators are often more helpful.
May does not need an election to deliver Brexit.
Theresa May has read the economic runes – and called an election while she still confidently can.
South Africans take their cue from what Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says about the country’s economic outlook.
Forecasts are crucial for all economic and business activity. But looking into the future involves uncertainty and risk. Forecasts may be inaccurate, which creates a serious dilemma for policy makers
All bark no bite? Green shoots of growth hide risks as well as opportunities.
Not too long ago, cynics were wondering if David Cameron’s fears over the global economy were a ploy to shift blame for any flaws in the UK’s performance as we near the May 2015 general election. However…