WA budget: Treasurer Ben Wyatt not willing to get ‘beaten up’ over gold royalty hike

WA budget: Treasurer Ben Wyatt not willing to get ‘beaten up’ over gold royalty hike

By Eliza Laschon Posted May 11, 2018 15:35:29 Photo: Ben Wyatt welcomes his budget being described as boring. (Supplied: West Australian) West Australian Treasurer Ben Wyatt has decided not to go head to head with major industry in his second state budget, but has left the door open for a …

WA budget 2018: The not-so-magic number in Treasurer Ben Wyatt’s ‘workmanlike’ plan

WA budget 2018: The not-so-magic number in Treasurer Ben Wyatt’s ‘workmanlike’ plan

Updated May 10, 2018 21:45:45 Treasurer Ben Wyatt spent weeks keeping expectations low ahead of his second budget. Terms such as “workmanlike”, “no frills”, and “no bells and whistles” were thrown around like confetti each time he was asked what the public could expect. Mr Wyatt had done such a …

Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas disappointed with budget cuts to hospitals

May 09, 2018. Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas spoke to reporters after Tuesday night’s federal budget and expressed his disappointment with the continuation of cuts to the hospital system. "We will see 330,000 fewer treatments in our hospital system. We will see something like 16,000 less nurses able to be employed," …

Budget 2018: Big Banana preparing for new future after Treasurer announces funding for bypass

Budget 2018: Big Banana preparing for new future after Treasurer announces funding for bypass

Posted May 08, 2018 15:08:20 Photo: Big Banana manager Michael Lockman is upbeat about the future, despite losing highway traffic. (ABC News: Meghna Bali) One of Australia’s best-known highway stops is reconsidering its future following the announcement of a highway bypass. The Federal Government has allocated $970 million in the …

Budget 2018: Former treasurer Peter Costello says most Australians will be dead before national debt is paid off

Budget 2018: Former treasurer Peter Costello says most Australians will be dead before national debt is paid off

Posted May 07, 2018 20:32:01 Related Story: Morrison to offer $10 tax cut for low-income earners in federal budget Related Story: Budget 2018: Here’s what we know so far Most Australians will be dead before the nation’s debt is paid off, former treasurer Peter Costello has told 7.30. On the …

WA on track for surplus, GST pledge politically motivated, WA treasurer says

May 7, 2018. ​WA Treasurer Ben Wyatt speaks to reporters in Perth and says the state’s budget deficit for 2018/19 will be lower than expected at about $900 million. Mr Wyatt says the state remains on track for a surplus by 2020/21. Mr Wyatt says his federal counterpart Scott Morrison’s …

Budget 2018: Treasurer Scott Morrison says tax cuts won’t be ‘mammoth’

Budget 2018: Treasurer Scott Morrison says tax cuts won’t be ‘mammoth’

Posted May 06, 2018 12:23:44 Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison has warned Australians not to expect “mammoth” tax cuts in next week’s budget. Key points: Treasurer confirms low and middle-income earners will be the first priority Mr Morrison says the tax cuts won’t be “mammoth” but will be “within what the …

Cardinal George Pell: Vatican treasurer faces historical sexual offences trial | Australia news

Cardinal George Pell, Australia’s most senior Catholic and the controller of the Vatican’s finances in Rome, has pleaded not guilty after he was ordered to stand trial over historical sexual offence allegations. Pell has always denied the allegations against him, but it was the first time he had been required …