Everything you need to know about this year’s federal budget in 5 easy-to-read charts.
The 2022-23 budget is the result of a good plan, well executed. But whichever party next takes government must close the deficit gap – without resorting to austerity.
This is a budget for the instant – unashamedly an election bribe, and unconcerned when that involves pursuing some poor policy.
The budget forecasts and unemployment numbers show Josh Frydenberg’s COVID support spending has paid dividends.
Weeks out from a possible election, the federal government has delivered a voter-friendly budget filled with giveaways
The Morrison government will ensure COVID tests are tax deductible for workers and exempt from fringe benefits tax for businesses when purchased for work-related purposes.
Politics with Michelle Grattan: Josh Frydenberg ‘thinking about the budget’ over Christmas
Michelle Grattan speaks with Treasurer Josh Frydenberg about the mid-year budget update, his optimism about the economy and the election.
Budget update shows the government has a big election war chest, and an optimist economic outlook
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will announce a comprehensive reform of regulations governing the payments system, to bring it up to date with innovations such as digital wallets and cryptocurrency.
Some Nationals want agriculture carved out of any net-zero target. Cutting emissions from farms won’t be easy, but it’s essential.
University of Canberra Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan and University of Canberra Associate Professor Caroline Fisher discuss the week in politics.
The 2020 budget explained in 7 charts: the major cuts and spends, the new tax rates, and that almighty debt.
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.
The Australian Business Growth Fund will be backed by each of the big four banks.
Michelle Grattan discusses the slowing economy, and the response to Channel 9’s decision to host a fundraiser for the Liberal party.
Politics with Michelle Grattan: Treasurer Josh Frydenberg on a slowing economy
This week's June quarter national accounts showed the weakest economic growth since the GFC, but Treasurer Josh Frydenberg remains optimistic.
Investments only makes sense if there are markets for the things those investments will produce. It isn’t clear that there are.
“The need for change is undeniable,” says Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, issuing a timetable for dealing with recommendations from the royal commission into banking, superannuation and financial services.