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Gavan Ord

Gavan Ord is CPA Australia’s business policy adviser and manager of business and investment policy. Gavan has responsibility for the development of policy, research and advocacy on issues related to business and the economy, including small- to medium-sized enterprises, taxation, financial planning, retirement savings and regulation.

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ACT’s 'business-lite' budget ignores potential for economic winter

$16 million to increase maintenance on Rottnest Island, including a new battery energy storage system and upgrade of a wastewater pumping station.

WA budget: labour shortages anchor down WA’s budget treasure ship

The Tasmanian 2021-22 budget announced that $500,000 will be spent on the Bee Industry Futures Report.

Tasmanian budget: modest spending while economy remains strong

For business, the budget doesn’t yield many new announcements. However, it does continue to deliver previously announced COVID-19 stimulus.

SA budget: stimulus continues but government keeps powder dry for election

The NSW budget has committed significant funding to stimulate the visitor economy.

NSW budget: A grab bag of measures to support the economy

Even operators who’ve successfully pivoted to domestic tourism are being thwarted by interstate restrictions, which make customers hesitant to book holidays.

Queensland budget: sound strategy but economy still in a COVID straitjacket

Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas (right) delivers his budget speech in the Legislative Assembly at Victorian State Parliament in Melbourne. (AAP Image/James Ross)

Victoria budget focuses on repair, mental health and higher taxes

The government will spend A$40 million on the Great Barrier Reef, including supporting ecotourism to the reef.

Queensland budget sets stage for population growth but offers little for hard hit businesses

120,000 vouchers worth A$200 each are available to encourage people to visit and stay in regional Victoria.

Victorian budget hit and miss: strong on community but light on business

The government announced a consultation on whether property buyers could opt-out of paying stamp duty and instead pay a smaller annual property tax.

NSW budget focuses on stimulus and job creation