BUDGET 2021

2021 federal, state and international budget coverage from CPA Australia


Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg hands down his third Federal Budget. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch)

Federal Budget 2021: Free spending budget for unprecedented times

11 May 2021 Budget Economics

The Australian Government will provide $4.3 million in 2021-22 to support agricultural showmen and women.

Beyond the budget headlines – 16 items you might have missed

12 May 2021 Budget Economics

Each Singaporean child up to the age of 20 in 2021 will receive a one-off top-up of S$200 to their child development, Edusave, or post-secondary education accounts based on their age and education level.

11 announcements you may have missed from the 2021 Singapore Budget

22 Feb 2021 Accounting Economics

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In the face of persistent economic uncertainties and challenges, it is important organisations focus on maximising efficiency, ensuring financial health and cautiously identifying growth opportunities.

Businesses turn to digital to weather tough economy


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Will a universal basic income reduce inequality?


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Good energy: Moving to renewable power


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