Resources boom gives government wriggle room

Original article by David Uren
The Australian – Page: 4 : 7-Mar-19

Higher commodity prices in 2018 resulted in nominal GDP growth of 5.5 per cent for the calendar year. The mid-year Budget update in December had forecast nominal GDP growth of 4.75 per cent in 2018-19 and just 3.5 per cent in 2019-20. Treasury is likely to revise these forecasts in the April 2019 Budget, although it is expected to scale back economic growth forecasts in response to the national accounts data for the December quarter. Meanwhile, company and personal income tax revenue rose by 11.8 per cent and 7.6 per cent respectively in 2018.

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AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE TREASURY, COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA – ASX CBA, NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK LIMITED – ASX NAB, RESERVE BANK OF AUSTRALIA

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