budget

The Guardian • budget

Issue #2030

“No More Tax Cuts For The Rich”

Dear Editor, Your editorial “No More Tax Cuts For The Rich” (Guardian – 17th October) is very apt, and unfortunately very well positioned, placed as...

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Issue #1962

Backlash against NDIS Independent Assessments

As part of the latest Federal Budget on Tuesday the 11th of May, the Morrison government announced it would be increasing the annual budget of the NDIS.

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Weasel Words heading Issue #2033

WEASEL WORDS

RESPONSIBLE /rɪˈspɒn.sə.bəl/ A very useful word this one. You can be responsible for something, for example all governments claim to be responsible for good economic...

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Issue #1962

CORRECTION

In last week’s Guardian, the article on the budget stated that the third stage of personal income tax cuts had not passed the Senate. This is incorrect.

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Issue #1991

BUDGET RAZOR GANG

Despite everything that the Morrison government says about not pursuing “budget repair”, that is exactly what it is doing.

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Issue #2032

A peace & peoples’ budget

Annual budgets are a mirror held up to the class divide. The income and expenditure sides of the budget come down to priorities. The budget...

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Issue #1961

Pro-business – Anti-worker

Women, aged care, and jobs were to be the focus of the 2021-22 federal budget – or so we were led to believe, prior to its release.

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Issue #1962

People’s budget: putting people and planet first

There is an alternative to the Coalition’s pro-business, gas- and oil-fuelled budget.

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Issue #2031

If military spending could provide peace, wouldn’t we have achieved that already?

The Labor Government plans to spend $48.7 billion on the military this financial year, in line with the policies of Morrison and Dutton. There is...

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Issue #1968

What would a people’s budget look like?

As both federal and state governments begin to shape their next budgets, the Communist Party of Australia held a Politics in the Pub to discuss what a People’s Budget would look like.

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Issue #2025

United Nations day of peace

Today, 21st September, the United Nations Day of Peace, the Communist Party of Australia calls for the Albanese Government to save billions of tax payers’...

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Issue #2030

A wellbeing budget for Australia 2022-23 and beyond

Our wellbeing as Australians into the future will be determined very much by what is given priority in the national budget. Because a Labor government...

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Issue #2001

Budget alternative: For peace and genuine security

As the cost of living soars the number of working poor is on the rise and more and more families are turning to charities for...

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Issue #1963

Demand secure well-paid jobs & full employment

Workers need a substantial wage rise now to meet day-to-day necessities.

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Issue #2002

Budget 2022-23 – CLASS WAR

The budget announced by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is a pre-election, last ditch, vote-buying exercise from the Morrison government. Voters struggling with rising prices and falling...

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Issue #2044

We must win the battle of ideas

Working people around the capitalist world have been hit hard from the employer class. Capitalists will always look at how to improve profit margins from...

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United States Air Force - McDonnell Aircraft F-101B Voodoo interceptor-fighter Issue #2055

The Warfare State

The National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies has released an analysis of the militarised budget in the United States, titled “The Warfare...

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Magela Creek, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory. Issue #2053

NT: Gas industry gets biggest slice

The Territory and Federal governments appear to have prioritised spending on roads that will benefit the fracking industry at a time when many of the...

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Issue #2044

Peace and Australia Post

Have you heard of the Peace Budget? If you’ve been reading News Corp or Fairfax publications this year, you won’t have seen any trace of...

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Issue #2060

What the surplus tells us

Australian budget surpluses are funny things. Sometimes we pay a lot of attention to a budget surplus or a budget deficit, sometimes we ignore them...

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Issue #2052

Not a People’s Budget

Budgets involve a redistribution of wealth reflecting government priorities and serving class interests. The 2023-24 federal budget has clear priorities. The big winners are the...

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Aged care Issue #2092

NATIONALISE AGED CARE

The ageing population is portrayed as a burden on the budget and taxpayers because the priorities of the Labor government are pedigree neoliberal: user pays...

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Issue #2050

Fight back!

May Day is just eight days away from the federal budget. All we hear from Treasurer Jim Chalmers are attempts to soften up the electorate...

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Issue #2053

Off the hook

Budgets are about political choices. We look at where governments are spending, and where they are cutting. The media draw up lists of winners and...

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Issue #2053

People’s need not corporate greed

The main focus of recent federal budgets was on economic recovery for the corporate sector, focusing on wiping out the budget deficit created by the...

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