5:09AM | Thursday, 2 May 2013 | Myer chief executive Bernie Brooks has warned the Gillard government its proposed increase in the Medicare levy surcharge, which will fund the government’s national disability insurance scheme, could hurt retailers.
5:11AM | Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | The Gillard government is set to unveil a multi-million dollar taxpayer-funded advertising campaign, along with a new ‘Medicare-style’ levy to help fund the government’s $14 billion NDIS.
4:32PM | Monday, 29 April 2013 | Prime Minister Julia Gillard has warned of a larger than expected $12 billion blowout in the federal budget. How will future budget cuts hurt your business?
4:14AM | Monday, 29 April 2013 | Prime Minister Julia Gillard is set to use a speech at the Per Capita Institute think tank in Canberra to reveal a $12 billion forecast deficit in the federal budget this financial year, due to lower taxes from companies.
4:14AM | Tuesday, 23 April 2013 | Treasurer Wayne Swan has begun preparing the public for a deficit and possible budget cuts, following a warning by the Grattan Institute the federal government faces deep structural deficits for many years ahead.
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”.
4:20AM | Thursday, 11 April 2013 | Transport Minister Anthony Albanese will today release the final report into a proposed high-speed rail project linking Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane.
4:06PM | Monday, 8 April 2013 | The business community has welcomed a new direct currency trading deal, to be administered by ANZ and Westpac, struck between Australia and China. However, challenges remain for Aussie start-ups doing business in the Middle Kingdom.
3:10AM | Tuesday, 26 March 2013 | The Gillard government faces a landslide defeat at the September election, according to the latest Newspoll.
3:18AM | Tuesday, 19 March 2013 | Prime Minister Julia Gillard is fighting to keep proposed media reforms alive, following an interview on the ABC’s Lateline program where independent MP Tony Windsor expressed concerns about the package.