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Federal Budget 2021-22

May 13, 2021

The Government has decided not to go down the austerity path, which will be a relief for many taxpayers and businesses. Rather, the Government has decided to put its foot on the accelerator with the hope that the growth in the economy over a long period of time will help to pay down the debt…

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Federal Budget 2020-21

October 7, 2020

Federal Budget 2020-21 We all understand that budgets are an exercise in predicting the future. Given what has happened in 2020, gazing into the crystal ball and extracting something reliable is fraught with difficulty. The Treasury has given its best estimate, but we also need to appreciate that budgets are usually never 100% on target…

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2019 Federal Budget

2019 Federal Budget

April 3, 2019

The Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s first budget has lots of goodies with few “baddies”. This was to be expected with the next federal election only weeks away and the Coalition Government trying to make up ground in the polls. The Treasurer’s “wow” factor was a return to a budget surplus of $7.1 billion for the 2019-20…

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