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Federal Budget delivers nothing on climate

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 30 MAR 2022
... the 2022/23 Budget adds 'virtually nothing' to that. "Rather than investing in a green economic future, the federal government has used tonight's Budget to toss mere pennies at genuine emissions reduction initiatives, such as the regional renewable microgrids," ...

COVID not only health issue on Budget radar

TOM WATSON  |  TUESDAY, 29 MAR 2022
... for breast and cervical cancer and to increase the awareness of cardiovascular disease in women. Finally, the federal government has allocated $69 million in spending over the next two years towards the Japanese Encephalitis Virus National Plan. As part ...

Millions to receive tax offset

TOM WATSON  |  TUESDAY, 29 MAR 2022
... $420 tax offset from July this year following an announcement outlined in today's Budget. Billed by the federal government as a 'cost of living tax offset', the reduction will be combined with the existing low and middle income tax offset ...

Cash bonus and fuel excise cut

TOM WATSON  |  TUESDAY, 29 MAR 2022
With everything from the price of petrol and groceries to rent and childcare seemingly on the rise, the federal government has sought to target cost of living concerns in its 2022-23 budget with a number of temporary spending measures. For starters ...

Budget targets home ownership rates

TOM WATSON  |  TUESDAY, 29 MAR 2022
The federal government has announced an expansion of support measures for prospective home buyers by floating a new Regional Home Guarantee and boosting the number of places available under several existing schemes. Under the new Regional Home Guarantee ...

Floods, fires, plagues catered to in Budget

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 29 MAR 2022
... were noted as a contingent, unquantifiable liability for the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. The federal government provides funding to states and territories to assist with natural disaster relief and recovery costs under the Commonwealth-State ...

Government flags $17.9bn infrastructure spend

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 29 MAR 2022
... the recent floods across NSW and Queensland. Queensland will see the biggest infrastructure spend from the federal government of all states, with $3.9 billion allocated. The next largest spends are in NSW and Victoria, each with a commitment of $3.3 ...

Super should help secure home loans: Inquiry

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  FRIDAY, 18 MAR 2022
... territories scrapping stamp duty in place of a land tax; increasing urban density in other locations; and that the federal government should institute a grant scheme that pays states and localities for delivering more housing supply and affordable housing. ...

TAA calls for prudent pace for reforms

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 8 MAR 2022
... major reforms in a short period of time. This is according to The Advisers Association, which is calling on the federal government to be "prudent" and wait for the outcome of the Quality of Advice Review before it introduces more changes as espoused ...

Advisers call out regulation backflip

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 4 MAR 2022
Financial advisers are calling out the federal government's regulatory backflip, which floated the idea that the industry can operate under a principles-based regime. Synchron general manager of compliance Phil Osborne said the proposed framework put ...