Federal Budget

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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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Australian consumers could be affected if the 2018 federal budget imposes GST on small foreign imports.

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With $7 billion extra unexpected revenue from previous tax measures, the government may not need to make changes in the upcoming budget.

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A corporate tax cut might not bring the riches some supporters suggest, says Professor Peter Swan from the UNSW Business School.

 

Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex

Science has largely flown under the radar in a restrained Federal Budget, with no big spending measures and no major cuts apart from the university funding changes announced last week, writes Les Field.

House dream

The 'first home super saver scheme' is bad economics, somewhat costly, and a cruel hoax on prospective buyers who are struggling with an out-of-control housing market, writes Richard Holden.

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UNSW's President and Vice-Chancellor Ian Jacobs argues the government’s plans for the university sector are not in the long-term interests of Australia or its economy.

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