Original article by Ben Potter, Michael Roddan
The Australian – Page: 1 & 4 : 18-Dec-18
Analysis of the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook suggests that the federal government may announce some $9.2bn worth of income tax cuts over four years prior to the 2019 election. The figures for ‘decisions taken but not yet announced’ also suggest that an additional $1.4bn may be set aside for spending that could potentially be directed toward marginal seats. To date, the government has announced policy measures worth around $16bn in total. However, economists have cautioned against committing to expenditure on the basis of revenue gains that may not be sustained.
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