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BUdget Archives

Labor pledges to restore penalty rates in Budget response

Bill Shorten makes divisive promise in Budget response.

Labor promises bigger tax cuts for workers

Shorten looks to trump Government's tax plan.

Retail veterans weigh in on budget

Gerry Harvey says budget was good for business.

Budget targets $13.4 billion in tax savings for Australians

Government hands back portion of revenue windfall in form of tax savings for low and middle income Australia.

Budget to deliver strong economy: Morrison

Treasurer talks up policy ahead of budget speech.

Thanks Joe

Stuart Bennie provides some advice for small businesses looking to take up the new Budget’s $20,000 tax break.

Budget to look at online GST

Treasurer confirms draft legislation to address integrity of GST on intangible goods bought online from overseas.

Hockey says Budget “right for the times”

Budget will work in tandem with RBA's decision to cut cash rates, says Hockey.

Businesses look beyond Budget

Weak demand and consumer confidence weigh on Australian businesses.

Budget lifts consumer confidence

Consumer confidence rebounds amid optimism surrounding upcoming Federal Budget.

Inflation won’t deter rate cut

RBA indicates another interest cut is up for discussion when it meets a week out from the Budget.

Consumer confidence takes hit

Federal Government's promise of a dull Budget weighs on consumer confidence.

Consumer confidence could be hit by Budget

Consumer confidence rises but will be tested by Federal Budget.

Hockey keen not to upset shoppers

Hockey indicates further cuts will be delayed until next year's Budget.

Online retail sales rebound

Online retail sales rebound, despite consumer concerns about the Federal Government's tough Budget.

Strong retail spending predicted

Retail growth impacted by sharp rise in house prices.

The Reject Shop falls short

Discount retailer expected to fall short of profit forecast.

Businesses expect falling profits

Retailers are bracing themselves for a tough September quarter.

Shoe retailer slumps

Drop in consumer confidence leads to weak earnings for RCG Corporation.

Consumer confidence spirals

Consumer confidence lowest since the GFC.