The government will aim at driving unemployment below pre-pandemic levels and avoid any sharp pivot towards “austerity” in its May 11 budget, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will say on Thursday.
Over 90% of local authorities in England experienced more deaths than expected between 2010-11 and 2017-18.
Hundreds of thousands more people died between 2010-11 and 2017-18 than anticipated. Austerity could have something to do with it
Scott Morrison needs a lot of good fortune by May if he's to enjoy a good run into the budget.
Although Rishi Sunak is extending the weekly £20 uplift, the government has missed an opportunity to given the benefits system the overhaul it needs
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris meet Feb. 1 with Republican lawmakers, including Sens. Mitt Romney and Susan Collins, to discuss a coronavirus relief package.
Politicians say they want it, but how often, and under what circumstances, does bipartisanship really happen?
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Nigeria is not getting full benefits of increased funding for its military
Newspoll showed most people approved of the Coalition's budget, with 42% saying it would be good for the economy and 49% saying Labor wouldn't have delivered a better alternative.
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The 2020 federal budget allocates an additional A$53 million towards screen funding, but there are strings attached.
Michelle Grattan discusses the 2020 budget with Professor Robert Tanton of NATSEM
Anthony Albanese's budget reply made the point that Labor had very different priorities to the government's.
In Opposition leader Anthony Albanese's budget reply, he spoke of a $20 billion plan to modernise Australia's electricity grid, and an extra $6.2 billion over four years for affordable childcare.
a budget for a pandemic.
Michelle Grattan discusses the budget with Finance Minister Mathias Cormann and Shadow Minister Katy Gallagher
Anthony Albanese will highlight the potential of spending on social housing as a job creator in his Thursday night budget reply.
The 2020 budget explained in 7 charts: the major cuts and spends, the new tax rates, and that almighty debt.
The government wants consumers to spend, spend, spend: the question is whether they will feel confident to do so.
The government has brought forward planned future tax cuts. And while some say we shouldn't be cutting taxes during a recession, the plan has its merits.
Assuming jobs will grow as JobKeeper is wound back is a leap of faith.
The federal budget is set to deliver faster tax cuts and cash for pensioners amid a Herculean push to create more jobs.
Routinely on budget night many journalists and experts question the assumptions, forecasts and projections in the budget. In this budget, it goes without saying they are all rubbery.
University of Canberra Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan and University of Canberra Assistant Professor Caroline Fisher discuss the week in politics.