Federal Budget 2012
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Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says the Government's forecast of a budget surplus in 2012/13 of $1.5 billion is “a charade”.
Opposition leader Tony Abbott says the government should not target productive industries such as the mining sector in its attempts to reach a surplus in this year’s budget.
Good economic policy should be free of surprises.
Every commentator and politician is confident Wayne Swan and his Labor team will have got the numbers wrong in promising a surplus. And the critics could be spot on.
Tomorrow’s budget provides an opportunity for the Federal Government to lead the way on the productivity agenda.
The unexpected fall in levels of unemployment serves as a change for the better for business owners to invest in a new car and technological upgrades.
Western Australian Treasurer Christian Porter has said total commonwealth financial assistance has been shaved by $1.1 billion in the budget.
We were promised a Labor budget and we got one.
Labor has made a $5 billion pitch to true-believers with a $1.5 billion surplus, cash hand-outs and tax breaks for low- and middle-income earners in the federal budget.
Wayne Swan has the Budget back in surplus, but there are a number of surprises for business.