Federal budget 2014-15

Audio interview


6 Jul 2016

The Australian Medical Association says unfreezing Medicare rebates for health practitioners should be on the Coalition's list if it wants to rebuild public trust. The Prime Minister has acknowledged the Coalition must work harder to convince voters when it comes to health policy. The AMA...

Briefing paper

21 Aug 2014

Under proposed budget changes unemployed people under 30 years of age will lose income support for six months of the year.

Who will this affect?

This will affect people aged 18-29 years who are not enrolled in education or training and who...

Discussion paper

28 May 2014

It has been the practice for over thirty years for Federal Governments to produce a Women’s Budget Statement as one element of the official Budget Papers. In 2014 this practice ceased without explanation from the Government.

The National Foundation for Australian Women, a non-politically...



22 May 2014

Neither Labor nor the Coalition are rising to the challenge posed by Gonski

David Gonski is a famously cool customer, but surely even his sangfroid was tested as he rose to speak on Wednesday evening at Melbourne University’s Wilson Hall. This was his...


21 May 2014

ACOSS' analysis of the Federal Budget for 2014-15. This paper consists of an overview of the budget; a table of who will pay for what measures; the effect of budget decisions on the bottom line, and a detailed analysis of measures in the following key...


17 May 2014

This week’s budget raises the question of whom the Liberal Party now represents

WE LEARN a lot from a new government’s first budget. Strategic priorities, previously existing only in verbal form, are given concrete expression; promises are sorted into the various categories of...


14 May 2014

Academics from Australia's universities examine the impacts of the Abbott Government's first budget.


14 May 2014

Treasurer Joe Hockey joins RN Breakfast to discuss the 2014-15 Federal Budget, which he says will build a 'nation of lifters, not leaners.'

The Treasurer has also declared that the days of borrowing and spending are over.

Critics of the Budget have described...


13 May 2014

This is the first of a series of Budget Papers that provide information to supplement the Budget Speech.

Budget overview

The 2014-15 Budget marks a major step by the Government to transform the role of government in people’s lives.

This Budget...


13 May 2014

This Budget Paper is intended to provide comprehensive information on all Government decisions that involve changes to its revenue, expense and investing activities since the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2013-14.


Budget Paper No. 2 comprises three parts:



13 May 2014

This Budget Paper presents information on the Commonwealth’s financial relations with State, Territory and local governments. This includes an overview of major Australian Government reforms and new developments, as well as information on payments to the States and analysis of fiscal developments in the public...


13 May 2014

Introduction: The purpose of Budget Paper No. 4 is to provide a whole-of-government view of appropriations required by entities in the Budget year and their estimated staffing, expenses and net capital investment. The Paper contains three parts with tables of information as follows:...


12 May 2014

Joe Hockey has unveiled the Abbott government's first Budget, one designed to reduce government debt and set us on the path to surplus. Going back to the early '70s, governments have managed debt, deficits and spending blow-outs in different ways.

Budgets have become increasingly...


12 May 2014

This website hosts government information about the 2014-15 Federal Budget, and all preceding Federal Budgets back to 1996.

Information about the 2014-15 Federal Budget will be added to site following the budget's official release by the Treasurer, at 7.30PM Tuesday on 13 May 2014.


8 May 2014

This report argues that the strength of the Commission of Audit’s conclusions is not supported by the depth of its evidence.


Governments are not like businesses. They provide services because the citizens demand them, not because delivering them is profitable. They...



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