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Not enough Budget for women: Industry

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 30 MAR 2022
Contrary to most other years, the superannuation industry has escaped unscathed from the Federal Budget, but not everyone is happy about it. Last night's Federal Budget saw no major changes to superannuation, with the Association of Superannuation Funds ...

Federal Budget delivers nothing on climate

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 30 MAR 2022
The 2022 Federal Budget has been labelled a "missed opportunity" or a "massive missed opportunity" on areas including climate and sustainable development. The 2022 Federal Budget, handed down last night, delivered a cash splash for the defence forces ...

Big spend on cost of living, defence

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 29 MAR 2022
The 2022 Federal Budget delivered a cash splash for the defence forces and cost of living support, including a cut to the fuel excise. The deficit for 2022-23 is expected to be $78 billion, 3.4% of GDP. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg announced the fuel excise ...

Budget aims to please women

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 29 MAR 2022
The new Federal Budget includes a series of measures aimed at addressing issues that impact women's health, safety and economic success. Most notably, the government has committed to modernising the Commonwealth Paid Parental Leave scheme - which currently ...

Tough news for those already doing it tough

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 29 MAR 2022
... at a record low, those left out of Australia's booming jobs market are not being shown much sympathy in the new Federal Budget. No payment increases were announced for the unemployed, despite cost of living pressures being felt Australia-wide. JobSeeker ...

War in Ukraine sparks defence spend

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 29 MAR 2022
... significantly due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, has prompted a $270 billion commitment to defence spending in the Federal Budget. The increased allocation to defence will bring Australia's defence spending above 2% of GDP for the first time in 20 ...

Floods, fires, plagues catered to in Budget

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 29 MAR 2022
... natural disasters, including the devastating floods in New South Wales and South-East Queensland, have prompted a Federal Budget response. "Nothing I say can overcome the personal pain and loss of so many Australians. We will stand with these communities ...

Excise tax, super top budget worries

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 29 MAR 2022
In the lead up to tonight's Federal Budget, economists agree that the election is likely to be firmly on the government's agenda - with popularity possibly trumping the effectiveness of policies. In December's mid-year economic and fiscal outlook ...

Government flags $17.9bn infrastructure spend

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 29 MAR 2022
Ahead of the Federal Budget this evening, the government has announced a $17.9 billion infrastructure spend across the country. The new announcements will see the government's rolling 10-year infrastructure investment pipeline will increase from ...

Accountants lobby for 10 budget reforms

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 28 MAR 2022
... Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) has outlined 10 proposals put to the Treasurer in the lead up to the Federal Budget. First, CA ANZ wants to see the annual superannuation cap replaced with a lifetime contribution cap and provided for joint ...