cost of living

2024-25 Federal Budget Recap

In his 2024 Federal Budget speech, treasurer, Jim Chalmers, announced that ‘The number one priority of this government and this Budget is helping Australians with the cost of living’. But what exactly does that mean? Let’s take a closer look at what the 2024 Budget proposes – An average tax cut of $1,888 in 2024-25 […]

Quarterly Economic Update: Jan-Mar 2024

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The first quarter of 2024 saw the Government roll out considerable changes to the Stage 3 Tax Cuts, inflation continuing to slow but remaining stubbornly high across some areas, surging stock market highs and continuing pressures in the property sector.  Government Overhauls Stage 3 Tax Cuts  In January, the Labor government unveiled changes to the […]

Quarterly Economic Update: Oct – Dec 2023

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Global growth is forecast to slow and remain below its historical average in 2024, reflective of tighter monetary policy in advanced economies, as well as a soft outlook for China. Australians can expect higher prices, higher interest rates and higher population growth, with economic growth and unemployment decreasing. Inflation continues to bite With a new […]