Federal Budget 2014: Politics Live, May 13
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The Abbott government appears intent on abandoning all major support for clean energy in Australia if plans to axe the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) are confirmed in Tuesday’s budget, senior officials and industry groups said.
“Pain all round” will be the rallying cry of the night. Joe Hockey says this first budget – tonight – will hit everyone from high earners to politicians to Australians too poor to pay to see the doctor. All of us will have to “contribute budget repair”.
Newstart, family tax benefits and the disability support pension - all targeted in the budget - are growing far more slowly than other government spending a new analysis finds.
Patients who clog up hospital emergency departments with trivial complaints, such as colds, could be charged a co-payment to see a doctor under a new healthcare agreement to be introduced in Tuesday's budget, according to reports.
Tony Abbott says his government’s first budget will bring ‘‘pain with a purpose’’, as the Coalition government braces for a backlash from voters.
About 18,500 Queensland-based federal government employees face a nervous wait for the budget to be unveiled today, with indications 16,000 public sector jobs could be slashed across the country.
Tony Abbott has flagged a tougher budget than the Howard government's slash-and-burn first budget in 1996.
An unprecedented $80 billion cut to health and education spending over the next decade leads a list of tough savings measures affecting age pensioners, seniors concession card holders, family payments and people on the disability support pension in the Abbott government's first budget.
A week after the Napthine government handed down its election year budget, the federal budget had few infrastructure surprises for Victoria.
I give Joe Hockey's first budgetary exam a distinction on management of the macro economy, a credit on micro-economic reform and a fail on fairness.
Universities will have unfettered freedom to set their own fees under the most radical shake-up to higher education funding since the introduction of HECS 25 years ago.
Coalition’s first Federal Budget in seven years has received a mixed reaction in Queensland.