Government spending policy

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Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. It's great to be here in Melbourne this afternoon for the first event in the Infrastructure Australia and Infrastructure Partnerships Australia Major Reform Series.

As Mark said, we are very pleased to be sponsoring today's event and I'd like to thank...

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This paper outlines the origins of tax expenditure analysis in the 1960s, the key debates at that time and over subsequent decades, and the current state of tax expenditure analysis. The paper suggests that the pros and cons of tax expenditure analysis were comprehensively worked through within...

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The NBN company's chief executive, Bill Morrow, says the $49 billion project is rolling out on time and on budget, despite having to secure a special loan from the Federal Government late last year.

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Data contained in these charts are primarily based on information published in the 2016–17 MYEFO, as well as the 2016–17 Budget, the 2015–16 Final Budget Outcome and government agency annual reports.  Where applicable, additional information provided by agencies has supplemented the publicly...

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DTF delivered a comprehensive agenda of projects and initiatives in 2015-16, demonstrating its leadership in economic and financial policy development and reform. The department also provided high quality advice to the Government to progress major infrastructure projects. DTF’s responsibility...

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