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THE NEWS WRAP: Joe Hockey warns community to prepare for budget cuts

12:00AM | Wednesday, 18 December 2013 |  Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey has warned the entire community will have to accept government spending cuts as Australia heads for an economic trough.

THE NEWS WRAP: Federal government ministers warned to expect deep budget cuts

12:24AM | Tuesday, 17 December 2013 |  Federal government ministers have been warned to expect deep budget cuts early next year, with deficits likely to surpass $120 billion over the next four years.

Study the Budget

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.

THE NEWS WRAP: Australia set for a decade of government deficits

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”.

THE NEWS WRAP: Budget surplus key to Australia’s credit rating: S&P

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.

Coalition committed to first-year surplus, Hockey says

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.

Labor flags fresh spending cuts in a bid to return the budget to surplus

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.

Consumer sentiment falls amid rate rise speculation

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.

Start-up numbers falter as closures take their toll: ABS report

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.

COSBOA gives tick of approval to policy-lite budget reply

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.
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