The Victorian budget will include money for dealing with increasing radicalisation, according to Premier Daniel Andrews.
Federal government figures released on Friday show revised forecast revenue has held up for the fist nine months of the 2014-2015 year.
The NT chief minister refuses to rule out cuts to education and health in next week's budget but says there will be "a lot of investment" in those areas.
The WA government needs to look carefully at the timing of planned infrastructure projects as it faces its first deficit in 15 years.
Treasurer Joe Hockey and his Labor counterpart Chris Bowen have traded blows ahead of the May budget.
The Barnett government is introducing its third loan bill to parliament, alarming the opposition, which says control of the state's finances has been lost.
Future fund off limits despite budget woes, WA Premier Colin Barnett says.
Motorists want a connection between Melbourne's northern and eastern freeways, the RACV says.
Labor frontbencher Brendan O'Connor says the treasurer should be working on the budget rather than being in the United States.
The finance minister says Labor's $80 billion funding to states for health and education put the country on an unsustainable spending growth trajectory.
Less than six weeks out from delivering his next budget Tasmania's treasurer is aware of the impact that could be caused by changes to GST distribution.