1. Anti-radicalisation fund in Vic budget

    The Victorian budget will include money for dealing with increasing radicalisation, according to Premier Daniel Andrews.

  2. Budget deficit better than estimated

    Federal government figures released on Friday show revised forecast revenue has held up for the fist nine months of the 2014-2015 year.

  3. Cuts to NT health, education not ruled out

    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.

  4. Timing of WA projects 'crucial'

    The WA government needs to look carefully at the timing of planned infrastructure projects as it faces its first deficit in 15 years.

  5. Hockey, Bowen set out fiscal standards

    Hockey, Bowen set out fiscal standards

    Treasurer Joe Hockey and his Labor counterpart Chris Bowen have traded blows ahead of the May budget.

  6. WA govt accused of rushing loan bill

    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.

  7. WA govt won't axe future fund: Barnett

    WA govt won't axe future fund: Barnett

    Future fund off limits despite budget woes, WA Premier Colin Barnett says.

  8. Connect Melbourne's freeways: RACV

    Motorists want a connection between Melbourne's northern and eastern freeways, the RACV says.

  9. Hockey criticised for US trip by Labor

    Hockey criticised for US trip by Labor

    Labor frontbencher Brendan O'Connor says the treasurer should be working on the budget rather than being in the United States.

  10. Cormann plays down review of funding cuts

    The finance minister says Labor's $80 billion funding to states for health and education put the country on an unsustainable spending growth trajectory.

  11. GST uncertainty clouds Tas budget

    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.

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