The aviation and tourism sectors, which have been hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic, will receive a $1.2 billion support package.
The sweetener was due to be phased out on June 30 but will be retained at a cost of $7.8 billion ahead of next year’s Federal election.
Danielle Le Messurier
After a marathon debate that stretched well into Tuesday evening, the NT parliament has passed controversial youth bail laws into law.
The Federal Government hopes to progress Australia’s slow-moving COVID-19 vaccination roll-out with a further $1.9 billion of spending injected by today’s Federal Budget.
With this year’s Budget, Scott Morrison and Josh Frydenberg have drawn a line in the sand with their own hardline approaches and shown that it does in fact pay to shut up and listen.
Jenna ClarkeAssistant Editor
The Chief Minister and his federal Labor colleague are at odds over Tuesday’s federal budget revealed by Josh Frydenberg.
Brisbane-based Qantas ground staff are fuming about being “put at risk” with a flight from PNG carrying a COVID-positive passenger, revealing “unbelievable” instruction they were given to deal with the threat.
Australia will get a $96 billion shot in the arm to supercharge an economy “roaring back to life” with a plan to put 250,000 people into new jobs, but it comes at a huge cost.
Body dissatisfaction in males is approaching the same levels as in females, new research shows, with neuroscientists saying boys are much more likely than girls to suffer depression if battling obesity.
Regional Queensland voters who delivered Scott Morrison his “miracle” election victory are being wooed with an infrastructure cash splash ahead of a looming pandemic-era election.
MADURA MCCORMACK and JACK McKAY
The UK government has announced a move to outlaw conversion therapy and provide more support to those in the LGBTQI community who have undergone the treatment.
The Federal Budget is an ‘endorsement of Western Australia,’ Premier Mark McGowan has claimed, after Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg revealed a budget balance sheet underpinned by iron ore revenue.
A 79-year-old French-Vietnamese woman has vowed to appeal after a French court rejected her bid for compensation for the use of Agent Orange in the Vietnam War.
Yiming Woo and Sarah Meysonnier
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has announced major funding increases for aged care, roads and training in his second pandemic-era federal budget. Here’s how industry and community leaders reacted.
Josh Zimmerman, Annabel Hennessy and Sarah Ison
Relief is on the way for migraine sufferers, with the expensive drug Emgality to be listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme from June 1.
Children under 12 and FIFO workers are being targeted in the Federal Government’s landmark $2.3 billion investment into suicide prevention and treatment of mental illness.
Tractors are red, the sky is blue, subsoil moisture levels are sweet and there’s a good crew of Year 12s seeding crops at WA College of Agriculture — Morawa this year.
Tourism leaders have been left dumbstruck after the industry was “left in limbo” even as the Federal Budget made a startling admission about the impact of international travel.
Skippers cannot operate Parramatta’s new ferries at night because of glare from city lights. It’s the latest safety issue to hit the problem-plagued River Class fleet.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says “Team Australia” is coming back from the COVID-19 recession as he hands down the 2021 budget.
Jade Gailberger, David Aidone, Zoe Smith, staff writers
Federal budget papers predict a slowdown in the construction of new houses and a possible dip in demand is looming for units in a post-pandemic property market.
Brisbane would score a $6 billion Commonwealth cash pile for critical infrastructure if it wins the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Jessica Marszalek, Matthew Killoran
Virtually every business in the nation will benefit from a huge tax break package, while a new umpire will mediate debt disputes between the ATO and some companies.
Tax cuts, health, education, welfare, tourism and more. Find out what the 2021-22 Federal Budget means for you with our 5-minute guide.
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