Federal Budget 2019: Western Sydney Airport rail line, North South Rail Link included in NSW $7.3b infrastructure boost

More than 3.6 million NSW residents will receive immediate tax relief and the state's infrastructure boom will be further boosted with $7.3 billion for new rail and road projects. Funding to health and hospitals in NSW will also increase, while GST payments, which the state government has repeatedly said leaves NSW "short-changed" will also rise this financial year. A new […]

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Federal Budget 2019: Billions to woo Victorian commuters

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has unleashed billions of dollars of spending on Victorian roads and railways, aimed squarely at commuters in Melbourne's sprawling outer suburbs and the state's growing regions. New spending of $6.2 billion for roads and rail in Victoria, which has emerged as a key battleground in the coming federal election, was unveiled in Tuesday night's budget. 2019 Federal […]

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Federal Budget 2019: Josh Frydenberg’s income tax preference over budget repair comes at a cost for future generations

Here's a budget scoop for you. In last year's budget lockup, a very senior Treasury official walked away from me when I attempted to confirm the $140 billion price tag of treasurer Scott Morrison's ambitious multi-year tax cut plan. In a later press conference, Morrison would confirm the figure. But it was not explicitly mentioned anywhere in the official budget […]

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Federal Budget 2019: Wages unlikely to rise until 2020 after Treasury forced to cut forecasts

Workers will have to wait until late 2020 for a substantial pay rise, according to Treasury, after it was forced to cut wage forecasts twice in one year amid weaker than expected local and global economic growth. The Coalition and Labor have promised to boost the pay packets of workers, making weak wage growth in recent years a major election […]

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Trump budget calls for eliminating offices, programs in cost-cutting bid

President Trump seeks $8.6 billion for his border wall, setting up budget battle with Democrats Capitol Hill braces for another border fight as the White House unveils its budget proposal; reaction from Tennessee Congressman Chuck Fleischmann, ranking member of the House Appropriations’ Homeland Security Subcommittee. President Trump’s fiscal 2020 budget proposal, in a bid to cut costs, calls for eliminating […]

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Lara Trump: 2020 budget child care proposal will tackle very real crisis threatening American families

Lara Trump: The left would rather see the country fail than see the president succeed Trump 2020 senior adviser Lara Trump joins ‘Justice with Judge Jeanine.’ American families are facing a crisis that threatens their finances and wellbeing, but President Trump has the solution. Young Americans today are not having enough children. The entire country’s fertility rate of 1.8 children […]

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Ohio budget plan targets funding for kids, workforce, water

Efforts to support Ohio's vulnerable children and adults, prepare more skilled workers, and address water-quality concerns would get targeted funding increases under Republican Gov. Mike DeWine's first state operating budget proposal, unveiled Friday. Officials said the plan for spending $69 billion in state revenue over two years wouldn't raise taxes or affect the state's rainy day fund, instead relying on […]

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