2018 coverage

What you need to know

Infrastructure, taxation and aged care are major themes in the Budget.

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Families

Electricity, education and healthcare are in the spotlight.

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Taxation

Proposed tax relief to encourage and reward working Australians.

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Aged care

Assistance for older Australians to stay in their own homes.

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Infrastructure

Road, rail and airport initiatives, plus a new agency. 

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Rural & agribusiness

Regional investment for roads and upgrades to key freight routes.

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Economy

Plans for a stronger economy and return to surplus within 3 years.

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Business & innovation

Infrastructure, innovation and investment lead the agenda.

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Small business

Proposals aim to build small business resilience.

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Analysis

CommBank Economists cover the main features and aspects of the Budget. 

A detailed overview from CommSec of the Federal Government's proposals.

Watch economic analysis of the 2018 Federal Budget

Federal Budget 2018: A plan for a stronger economy

CommSec Chief Economist Craig James reviews the key features of the 2018 Federal Budget.

Things you should know

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