Tagged With budget 2016

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With the election underway it's time to try to make sense of the policies. To help you navigate the thickets of coverage, The Conversation's editors have produced this guide to key policy areas. Drawing on analysis from our academic authors, it explains what we know so far -- and what we need to find out.

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The 2016 Federal Budget is a mammoth and complex tome that covers all areas of government spending. For the vast majority of Aussies, the most pressing question is how this affects the money they need to pay through taxes and essential services. As always, there's good news and bad news -- with the ratio determined by how much you earn. Here are 11 important changes you need to know about.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Small businesses have have been named the big winners of the 2016 Federal Budget, with $2.2 billion worth of tax cuts to be handed out over the next four years. In a bid to grow jobs and spur local innovation, the government is throwing its chips into the SMB sector with significant tax breaks, an internship programme and a commitment to technology startups. If you own a small business, here's what you need to know.

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This year's federal budget is one day away. A few weeks ago, we asked readers to send us their questions on the budget – we wanted to know what you're interested in to help inform our coverage. We thought we'd look at what we know so far about the questions asked and provide some context before tomorrow evening.