federal budget

Clime Asset Management

A week after the fanfare of the 2018/19 Budget, we can soberly review some of the information and data that supports its projections. In the body of the Budget papers are a wealth of tables and charts that contain important observations and insights into the Australian economy. We scan through... Show More

Elizabeth Moran

Stephen Koukoulas writing for FIIG Securities says that financial markets which usually yawn on budget night will be a little more focussed this year. They'll be looking for any signs of policy loosening, any debt and deficit risks and other policy changes aimed at sweetening the electorate: Show More

Stephen Koukoulas

Morrison is hoping that the economy will miraculously pick up, leading to a surge in tax revenue which feeds into the estimate of a return to budget surplus in 2020-21. Suffice to say, any shortfall in what would be a strong performance in the economy will lead to yet another... Show More

Mathan Somasundaram

Aussie market managed to finish in the black after the bank sector flip flopped between positive and negative. Iron Ore continues to fall while Oil saw support from signs of long term exploration expenditure reduction and Canadian wildfire. Commodities are under risk after China trade data shows weakness and Shanghai... Show More

Michael Knox

I have now covered more Australian budgets than I care to remember. Many budget speeches are not memorable; however, this one is different. What makes this budget different is that the Treasurer seems to understand how the economy works. A steady reduction in taxation on small and medium businesses leaves... Show More

AMP Capital

Government spending surged 25% between 2006-07 and 2008-09 to combat the GFC, and this has never been unwound. We are still spending the proceeds of the boom even though it’s long gone. While our public debt to GDP ratio is low compared to the US, Europe, and Japan, comparing ourselves... Show More