Federal Budget signals ‘next phase’ of fiscal policy: CBA Economists

Last night’s Federal Budget was punctuated by a number of fiscal measures designed to alleviate cost of living pressures and support economic growth. 

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Federal Budget news


Federal Budget 2022: CBA ‘bullish’ on the outlook for key commodity prices

CommBank’s economists are expecting prices for iron ore, coking and thermal coal to remain higher than the Budget’s longer term forecasts, which the team believe are far too conservative for the next two financial years.

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Federal Budget 2022: Population growth on the rise after COVID-19

With the pandemic having seen migration to Australia stall to almost zero in 2021, the re-opening of international borders is now forecast to help a faster-than-expected increase in the country’s population, says CBA.

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CBA Federal Budget reaction: Treasurer looks to economic growth for medium-term debt reduction 

Government announces support for Australians to manage rising ‘cost of living’, alongside investment in infrastructure, skills training, regional Australia and youth employment.

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Federal Budget 2022 – The spending areas and key numbers to watch: CommBank

With all eyes on next week’s Budget, CBA’s Chief Economist Stephen Halmarick looks at the likely impact on the economy and who could benefit from the Government’s financial largesse in 2022/23 and beyond.

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Economy “firing on all cylinders” set to deliver $40b Budget benefit

Stronger employment numbers, lower welfare payments and surging commodity prices will help improve the bottom line in next week’s Federal Budget according to CommBank’s Head of Australian Economics.

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Look back at Federal Budget 2021

Last year's Federal Budget was defined by a number of fiscal measures designed to support a wide range of sectors and drive economic growth.

Federal Budget 2022-23

CBA's Global Economic and Markets Research team outline what the Federal Budget might mean for you.

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