Federal Budget 2009


Read our extensive coverage of the federal budget 2009 below:


Business innovation spending boost

Exporters get extra funding

Two nasty blows

First home owner grant extended for three months

$22 billion for infrastructure in budget

High and middle income earners hit

Key budget measures at a glance

Funds for textile, clothing and footwear sector

Good budget, but wasted opportunities

Do Not Call Register Extended

Small business tax break boosted from 30% to 50%

Budget: About jobs and nation building, says Swan


Exporters get big boost from the government

Swan says federal budget pain will extend to all households

Tax cut for high income earners to go ahead, but business braces for tax grab

How the federal budget will hit your hip pocket

Maternity leave may be included in federal budget

The federal budget must support business

Small business group calls for stimulus package aimed at SMEs

Industry leaders reveal federal budget wish list

$83 million in funding for start-up companies

Economy unwinding fast, federal budget is ‘buggered’: Report


Read all our coverage of last year’s federal budget 2008 here


THE HIP POCKET – Swan spends up on tax cuts and family assistance, but the well-off get crunchedRead more

COMMENT – Small business forgotten: Thomson – Read more

Business assistance – Almost $1 billion of business programs slashed – Read more

Budget 2008: ReactionRead more

Mauling higher incomes: GottliebsenRead more

Belt tightening to hit ICT businesses – Read more

Budget overview: What it means to your business – Read more

Dollars flow to green business – Read more

Skills: Dollars to take on apprentices – Read more

Slowing growth: Kohler – Read more

Family business attacked – Read more

Business owners are not rorters: Gome – Read more

Budget a slap in the face for business owners: Ciobo – Read more

The business wishlist for budget ’08 – Read more


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