Not quite Santa Claus but a little in it for everyone

Budget Highlights Revenue: $486.1 billion in 2018-19. Expenditure: $488.6.3 billion in 2018-19. Budget Position: Deficit of $14.5 billion in 2018-19 with a return to surplus of $11 billion in 2020-21. Inflation: 2.25% per cent in 2018-19. Real GDP growth: 3 per cent in 2018-19. Unemployment forecast: 5.25% per cent in …

Treasurer Santa Claus prepares for his night of giving

With 36 hours to go, the paint is drying on the battle lines that have been drawn ahead of the next election. Rivers of gold have provided the Government with the unique ability to combine personal tax cuts – targeted at low and middle-income earners – while pouring additional money …