5:00AM | Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | As a curious and determined entrepreneur, you are going to take your interest in the Budget a step further and actually go and read the Budget papers yourself.
4:18AM | Monday, 22 April 2013 | Australian state and federal government deficits are set to reach 4% of GDP, or $60 billion in real terms, unless governments make tough cuts to “share the pain”.
11:25AM | Thursday, 15 November 2012 | Australia could risk losing its coveted AAA rating if the federal budget does not return to surplus, a leading credit agency has warned.
3:43AM | Thursday, 8 March 2012 | The Coalition would deliver a budget surplus in its first year in office, says shadow treasurer Joe Hockey, but managers and consumers will determine the fate of individual businesses.
11:02PM | Tuesday, 29 November 2011 | Treasurer Wayne Swan has announced fresh spending cuts as part of the Federal Budget, including changes to university funding, in a bid to return the national ledger to surplus.
5:00AM | Thursday, 19 May 2011 | Consumer sentiment fell by 1.3% in May to 103.9 points, according to the Westpac-Melbourne Institute of Consumer Sentiment, making it the lowest level of the index since June 2010.
5:10PM | Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | More than 30,000 small businesses shut up shop between the 2007 and 2010 Federal elections, while new business entry rates declined, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
5:54PM | Friday, 13 May 2011 | Finance Minister Penny Wong has dismissed Tony Abbott’s budget reply as uninformative and negative, but a small business lobbyist says the Coalition should be commended for its focus on small business.
5:04PM | Thursday, 12 May 2011 | New figures reveal the unemployment rate remained at 4.9% in April but the economy lost more than 22,000 jobs, blurring predictions of the next interest rate rise.
5:03PM | Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | With very little new funding directed to the SME sector, the lack of a long-term vision and policy for Australian entrepreneurship is a major concern.