#Budget2017

Targeted technology investment – the key theme of the national security budget

The winter fog that is blanketing Canberra at this time of year has been lifted somewhat with the return of Parliament, and the heat and light of Budget Estimates this last fortnight.

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Turnbull channels his inner Roosevelt and realigns our political economy

Last week’s Budget saw the introduction of new taxes, more recurrent spending, and a greater focus on delivering infrastructure.

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Blunt insight, rancour and humour : Twitter lights up over #Budget2017

The Federal Budget has become an annual ‘Twitter event’, with the politicos, business leaders, comedians and anyone with a Twitter handle hitting the hashtag #Budget2017 on the second Tuesday in May.

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Education & Badgery’s Creek: more insights on #Budget2017

Politically, I believe it is likely the Senate will agree to the Budget measures, after some arm-wrestling. The groundwork has probably already been done, the flashpoints of the 2014 proposals have been removed, and the feeling that “it could have been worse” will make the proposals more palatable.

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Housing affordability & health: more insights on #Budget2017

The underlying economic forecasts contained in the budget do not indicate boom times ahead, and there is current excess capacity within the Australian economy which will take some time to be taken up.

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#Budget2017: small in scope but resetting the decks

Grant Wardell-Johnson, Partner, Tax shares his first impressions on the 2017 Federal Budget.

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#Budget2017. Substantial tax reform still off the table

It seems from the Budget that substantial tax reform is still off the table – though the moves on the black economy are important for the integrity of the system.

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KPMG #Budget2017 predictions put the black economy, responsible expenditure and good debt vs bad debt at the top

The Black Economy will feature on Budget night with the purpose of raising revenue and seeking equity for business. This should lead to a stronger tax system. But there is a need to balance privacy and ensure the rules actually work.

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Is a university degree good debt for the graduate and for society?

Three years after the unsuccessful higher education reforms in the 2014 Budget the government has attempted to clear the decks and start again with a more modest recalibration

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Hands off super, more tax cuts for small business – what the mid-market wants from #Budget2017

Tax cuts, that’s what all businesses want from Government – right? Well not just tax cuts

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