Federal Budget – what’s in store?

Professor Neville Norman, University of Melbourne

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The federal budget is imminent, and the big question is whether the government will break its promise and increase taxes. Labor must be tempted to use its relative electoral strength at the moment, according to our regular economics commentator, Melbourne University, Economics Professor, Neville Norman. Prof. Norman says it’s likely company tax won’t be touched, but there may be harsher treatment for super funds. And he says that Australia — even given interest rates and inflation — is performing very well compared to similar countries and will weather well the coming global financial slowdown.