Federal Budget Release 2012
The Federal Budget announced last night by Treasurer Wayne Swan delivers on the Government’s much-touted promise to return to surplus next financial year, albeit a small one of just $1.5 billion. It has done this by cutting $5.4 billion from defence spending, cancelling its previously promised 1% reduction in company tax, slowing growth in foreign aid and tightening super concessions for over 50s and high income earners. Having found $34 billion in savings, a substantial amount has been spent on additional benefits and schemes directed at lower income earners, families, the elderly and disabled.
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- Economic and market impact - Matthew Sherwood, Head of Investment Markets Research
- Legislative changes that could impact you and your clients - Perpetual Technical Team
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