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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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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


While small business innovation is still strong in Asia, small businesses in Hong Kong are under pressure from global trade tensions and soaring rents.

Global trade tensions hit business confidence: CPA Australia Small Business Survey


Those surveyed believe the main challenge for China’s economy is rising global economic uncertainty.

China business cautiously optimistic


The Malaysian Government is forecasting that the budget deficit will grow to RM53.3 billion in 2018 from RM40.3 billion in 2017.

Malaysian budget highlights: 3 key areas of focus