Federal Budget

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Governments are addicted to tax revenue from harmful activities. It is stopping them from doing what is in society's best interests.

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UNSW Business School experts have analysed the government's pre-election budget in the annual BusinessThink Budget Briefing.

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Peter Costello's Future Fund is funding the apparent elimination of government debt.

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There are good reasons why corporate tax and the reach of the goods and services tax must be reconsidered, says UNSW Business School's Fiona Martin.

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The budget depends as much on China as it does on Canberra.

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Tax and wage growth are key areas for change

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Having work, but not enough of it to meet the costs of living, is especially a problem for young people, says UNSW Professor Kristy Muir.

Using the federal budget to remove uncertainty will allow people to plan a better retirement, says UNSW Scientia Professor John Piggott.

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Stalling consumer spending is a major factor behind this morning's figures, says UNSW Business School's Richard Holden.

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The changes announced in the latest federal budget could save members up to $3billion, but they don't tackle the problems of total disability insurance.

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