FOUR treasurers from conservative states have set an aggressive tone before heading into their Wednesday meeting with...

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04th April 2012 9:04 AM

DELOITTE Access Economics projections have cast doubt on the government's ability to return the Federal Budget to...

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08th May 2012 5:05 AM

ANY hope for the construction of the Toowoomba Range Bypass in the immediate future was quashed after the much needed...

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09th May 2012 4:05 AM

A BILLION-dollar boost to fast track the completion of the Ipswich Motorway was contained in Wednesday night's Federal...

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09th May 2012 5:05 AM

HIGHWAY upgrades were a hot item on the Federal Budget, but all roads leading to Warwick were left out of the final cut.

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09th May 2012 6:05 AM

LOCAL Federal Member Luke Hartsuyker said Tuesday night’s Budget is a major disappointment for North Coast residents.

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09th May 2012 12:05 PM

THE 2012-13 Federal Budget has been labelled a dud by Federal Member for Flynn Ken O'Dowd.

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10th May 2012 5:05 AM

Federal Budget "amounts to more for constituents than Pacific Hwy funding and and $40 million for the long overdue upgrade...

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10th May 2012 6:05 AM

FATHER-of-five Colin Cussel and his wife Larisa Barnes plan to buy a new computer for their five-year-old daughter with the...

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10th May 2012 6:05 AM

NEARLY $100 a week from the average single worker's pay packet goes toward supporting those on welfare, the Federal Budget...

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11th May 2012 4:05 AM

IMMUNISATION coverage rates in the Gympie region and throughout Australia could be at risk after a GP incentive payment was...

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12th May 2012 1:05 AM

WHEN you've been riding motorbikes for more than 40 years, you don't expect to risk life and limb on your daily commute to...

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12th May 2012 3:05 AM

THE Federal Government has agreed to “quarantine” the $3.56 billion it allocated to the Pacific Highway in last month’s...

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15th June 2012 6:06 PM

THE Federal Government has agreed to “quarantine” the $3.56 billion it allocated to the Pacific Highway in the Federal...

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18th June 2012 4:06 AM

FEDERAL Treasurer Wayne Swan needs your help with his budget, sort of.

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17th Dec. 2012 1:12 PM

OPPOSITION Treasury spokesman Joe Hockey has called for Prime Minister Julia Gillard to reveal the true state of the...

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30th Jan. 2013 7:01 AM

THE Rural Doctors Association of Australia has an unusual request for Treasurer Wayne Swan ahead of the Federal Budget – it...

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15th Feb. 2013 6:02 AM

THE Australian Council of Social Service says a range of measures would improve the upcoming Federal Budget bottom line by...

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11th March 2013 2:03 PM

AUSTRALIANS forked out more than $12b on health services and medicines in 2010-11, but that was just 30% of the $130b...

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02nd May 2013 2:05 PM

REGIONAL funding remains secure in the lead-up to next week’s Federal Budget, despite fears for the long-term future of...

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07th May 2013 1:05 PM

GLADSTONE Regional Council is banking on cash for three priority projects when the Federal Budget is handed down next week.

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11th May 2013 7:05 AM

TONIGHT the Federal Government is expected to reveal a $17 billion revenue hole in its budget, and there has been...

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14th May 2013 7:05 AM

GLADSTONE GP John Bird knows tonight’s federal budget will be a tight one, and he’s not optimistic Wayne Swan will find...

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14th May 2013 7:05 AM

SMALL business owners will be watching today’s Federal Budget closely, hoping for any tax relief on the horizon.

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14th May 2013 7:05 AM

THE Baby Bonus was one of the high-profile casualties in the Federal Budget handed down by Treasurer Wayne Swan in Canberra...

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15th May 2013 5:05 AM

GLADSTONE parents Lana and Peter Kammholz admitted they didn’t tune into last night’s Federal Budget, but the cost of...

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15th May 2013 6:05 AM

THE Federal Government is “simply waiting” for the green light to release $50 million in funding for the Gladstone Port...

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15th May 2013 6:05 AM

BUNDABERG will share in more than $100 million in disaster relief flagged in yesterday’s budget.

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15th May 2013 7:05 AM

GLADSTONE mothers have mixed feelings about the Federal Government's decision to scrap the Baby Bonus, saying it helped...

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16th May 2013 6:05 AM

GLADSTONE Mayor Gail Sellers has described this week’s Federal Budget as a non-event for Gladstone.

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16th May 2013 7:05 AM

LAST month Julia Gillard pledged construction would soon begin on the sought-after Mackay ring road. But budget documents...

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16th May 2013 12:05 PM

FEDERAL Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Anthony Albanese will travel to Mackay on Monday to announce the...

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17th May 2013 4:05 AM

THE axing of the baby bonus is on the brain after Tuesday night’s Federal Budget announcement, and if you want to reap the...

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17th May 2013 10:05 AM

A SERIES of personal income tax cuts during the Howard and Rudd government years was a key driver in successive structural...

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22nd May 2013 2:05 PM

OPPOSITION leader Tony Abbott has labelled Kevin Rudd the "exaggerator" after his announcement the carbon tax will be...

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16th July 2013 9:07 AM

AS THE nation waits for the official budget numbers from Treasury, both major party leaders refused to release the full...

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13th Aug. 2013 6:08 AM

NEITHER of the major parties have the policies to repair the underlying problems with the federal budget, a University of...

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13th Aug. 2013 4:08 PM

CARBON emissions would rise under the Coalition’s climate change policies, costing the Federal Budget at least $4 billion...

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15th Aug. 2013 5:08 PM

BUDGET cuts at state and federal level and deferrals of major mining projects in Queensland will hit the construction...

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10th Sept. 2013 2:09 PM

THE Federal Government has been urged to spend more on defence, or risk “serious consequences”.

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09th Oct. 2013 2:10 PM

Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry wants to know more about the proposed GP fee before taking a stance on the issue

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06th Jan. 2014 7:01 AM

THE heads of the Abbott Government’s Commission of Audit – tasked with finding federal budget savings – will face a...

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09th Jan. 2014 12:01 PM

SOCIAL Services Minister Kevin Andrews has ruled out any changes to the age pension under a review of income support.

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21st Jan. 2014 12:01 PM

WELFARE and business groups have urged the Abbott Government not to cut too deep in Treasurer Joe Hockey’s first budget...

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10th Feb. 2014 2:02 PM

UNCERTAINTY dogging the future of social services in Australia has sparked a call for the Abbott Government to reveal its...

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04th March 2014 1:03 PM

PRIME Minister Tony Abbott faces a key “honesty test” as the Coalition Government prepares for its first budget in six...

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26th March 2014 6:03 PM

TREASURER Joe Hockey has begun laying the groundwork for likely cuts in his first Federal Budget in May, issuing a “call to...

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31st March 2014 3:03 PM

THE $40 billion aged pension, may need to be drastically cut back to ensure any future surplus for the federal budget.

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06th April 2014 2:04 PM

AUSTRALIANS visiting their GPs could soon expect to be charged a $6 fee for each visit, up to 12 each year, under a...

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22nd April 2014 4:04 PM

FAIRFAX MP Clive Palmer has vowed to use his party’s critical power in the Senate to stop the repeal of the carbon and...

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23rd April 2014 6:04 AM