China behind budget’s improved look

Original article by Jacob Greber
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 4 : 27-Sep-17

The Federal Government has reported a Budget deficit of $A33.2bn for 2016-17. This is $A4.4bn lower than was forecast in May, and it is the nation’s smallest deficit since 2013. The improvement has been attributed to factors such as higher commodity prices due to continued strong demand in China, as well as reduced government expenditure on welfare as a result of growth in jobs. Goods and services tax and corporate tax revenue also rose.

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AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE TREASURY, DELOITTE ACCESS ECONOMICS PTY LTD, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY

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