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Ai Group Budget Analysis

Ai Group comment: A Budget for the Times (Media Release – 8pm, 6 October)

Federal Budget: Key business measures and budget facts

Federal Budget Proposals for Business

Tax changes for business: 100% write-off of investments in capital assets
Tax changes for business: loss carry-back measure
Tax changes for business: Research and Development Tax Incentive
Tax cuts for individuals: personal income tax rates and thresholds
Measures to support employment & skills: boosting apprenticeships
Measures to support employment & skills: Jobmaker wage subsidy
Measures to support higher education and research
Measures to support employment & skills: skills reform
Measures affecting industry, technology, science and innovation
Measures to support digital capability for business
Measures to support international trade and investment
Measures to support the defence industry
Measures to address energy markets and climate change
Measures to address waste and recycling
New infrastructure announcements: heavy focus on roads, rail and houses
Support for long-term net migration: population growth pauses in 2020-21
Budget revenue and balance: annual deficits are required
Budget debt: large but manageable
Economic forecasts: recovery is under way, but outlook remains fragile


In The Media

This will be updated throughout the night.

Ai Group Chief Executive Innes Willox speaks with Patricia Karvelas on ABC Radio National's Drive program to provide a business perspective on the Budget (Innes's interview begins 2 minutes 45 seconds into recording)

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Submissions & Pre-Budget Comment

Ai Group 2020-21 Federal Budget Submission (August 2020)

Ai Group 2020-21 Federal Budget Submission (January 2020)

What employers are seeking in this week's Federal Budget (Media Release – 4 Oct)

Apprentice subsidies provide strong support in difficult times (Media Release – 4 Oct)

Pre-Budget Tax Announcements have clear benefits for all (Media Release – 2 Oct)

Modern manufacturing strategy fundamental to lifting economic performance (Media Release – 1 Oct)

JobMaker Digital Business Plan an essential direction for industry recovery (Media Release – 29 Sept)

Budget deficit – Ai Group comment (Media Release – 25 Sept)

ARENA expansion a boost for clean industry (Media Release – 17 Sept)

Positive gas initiatives but power grid boost is the game changer (Media Release – 15 Sept)

Release of Ai Group Federal Budget Submission 2020 (Media Release – 31 Aug)