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Even before the 2017 state budget was handed down by Tim Pallas, the Victorian real estate fraternity was twitching with anticipation. Where would the government give and take? Well, it’s all out in the open now, and it seems property investors are the hardest hit by the latest budgetary measures in the government’s attempt to […]

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Training, welfare the focus in budget

Wayne Swan’s fourth budget includes a move to sharpen up workers’ skills and pushing those on welfare into the workforce.The government will spend 233 million dollars on the long-term unemployed and introduce strict new work tests for the disability support pension and force teen parents back to work.Some single parents face having their payments cut […]

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WAYNE Swan has conceded that his budget is under enormous pressure as floods in the Queensland coal fields subtract 0.4 per cent from growth in the December quarter. The Treasurer said the full impact of the more extensive flooding in southeast Queensland and the effects of Cyclone Yasi would be felt in the March quarter.“They […]

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