The creation of jobs and the stimulation of economic growth have been reinstated as the central drivers on our path to recovery
Queensland's treasurer has warned "southern" speculators, but says he doesn't feel bad "at all" for those doing it tough in his state because taxes are low.
Australia’s budget bottom line is set to be $7.4 billion better off than it was in May, with Josh Frydenberg’s mid-year economic and fiscal outlook painting a positive picture of the post-lockdown economy.
Queensland's auditor-general is urging the state government to publish a detailed financial statement on the combined impact of its new future funds.
South Australian Treasurer Rob Lucas says the state's budget has taken a hit from the COVID-19 pandemic this year but remains on track to return to surplus.
Victoria's treasurer is predicting a quick economic recovery after the state's deficit grew to $19.5 billion this year thanks to the Delta COVID-19 outbreak.
If current prices persist, iron ore would average about $US106 a tonne for 2021-22, against the $US121/t assumed in the WA Budget.
Victoria's debt could grow to more than 200 per cent of revenue within the next three years, thanks in part to the COVID-19 pandemic and government spending.
More than 20,000 WA families will save more than $2000 on childcare from March, as the Federal Government brings forward its reforms to the $1.7 billion boost to the childcare subsidy.
A new budget measure will see a price of $20 a tonne put on carbon emissions from ACT government operations, in a bid to get to net zero emissions by 2045.
The ACT government has outlined its budget for 2021/22, including a record deficit due to the COVID-19 pandemic and massive infrastructure spend.
The impact of Canberra's COVID-19 lockdown has been laid bare, with the ACT registering its largest-ever budget deficit.
The WA Government’s mammoth Budget surplus last financial year has grown to $5.8 billion, making it the largest ever booked by any State government in Australia.
A final audit of Western Australia's finances has revealed an even higher surplus than estimated in the recent state budget.
Mark McGowan’s forecast $2.8 billion budget surplus is already in serious doubt – just 10 days after the release of the State Budget.
The State Budget reveals West Australian taxpayers have shelled out $1.5 million fighting Clive Palmer in court — and that figure is tipped to grow to $4.7 million over the next two years.
The State Government began dribbling out details of Thursday’s Budget to the media as far back as July in a PR tactic that has the effect of making the Budget Day a bit of a fizzer.
Mark McGowan expects WA will be in a position to set a date to permanently remove hard borders with the eastern states by December.
New South Wales Treasurer Dominic Perrottet has labelled Premier Mark McGowan the ‘Gollum of Australian politics’ in a low-blow over WA’s $5.6 billion surplus and strong budget position.
Lanai Scarr, Peter Law & Josh Zimmerman
If it feels a bit like West Australians are living in a different country compared to our cousins on the east coast at the moment, this State Budget confirmed it.
We can wonder how it is that we can have such a wealthy State and yet have a health system that is not coping with the present challenges, let alone what may be to come with the Delta strain.
Today’s State Budget not only pumps up Premier Mark McGowan — but it may give Scott Morrison and Josh Frydenberg the blueprint for a shot at election gold.
The key details of the McGowan government's 2021/22 state budget, how it will affect West Australians and reaction from the opposition and business groups.
To say the books are healthy in WA is an understatement — it’s a bit like saying Dusty Martin is OK with a Sherrin. If we were a country, we’d be second in the world in terms of economic performance.
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