5:14AM | Thursday, 23 May 2013 | New reports from the Parliamentary Budget Office and the Treasury have called into question key figures in the federal budget, with the reports raising the prospect of a blowout in the 2016/17 budget.
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.
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”.
4:59PM | Friday, 5 April 2013 | The federal government has finally announced its long-awaited changes to the superannuation system, following weeks of speculation – but the industry says it's a mixed bag.
2:06PM | Monday, 18 February 2013 | Start-ups look set to benefit from a new $350 million round of equity funding through the federal government’s Innovation Investment Fund, announced as part of the Venture Australia package.
1:59PM | Thursday, 31 January 2013 | Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says the Coalition will only release its policy costings after the government releases theirs, after the Prime Minister flagged a number of cost-saving measures to be considered ahead of the budget.
12:31PM | Friday, 21 December 2012 | Business groups have downplayed the Federal Government’s concession the budget is unlikely to return to surplus in 2012-13, with one group describing the move as “neither here nor there”.