Budget explainer Two-minute Budget guide for dummies

Two-minute Budget guide for dummies
TODAY the Turnbull Government will deliver its first Budget. But with words and phrases like surplus and deficit thrown around, it’s no wonder some of us are confused.

Federal Budget Labor forced to defend $19b shortfall

Labor forced to defend $19b shortfall
ON THE day Labor was set to attack the Coalition over its Budget, the Opposition has had to explain a $19 billion shortfall in its calculations.

Federal Budget Is this the end of the 5¢ coin?

Is this the end of the 5¢ coin?
OUR five-cent coin actually costs six cents to make. And today might be the day this annoying piece of shrapnel is killed off.

Budget 2016 Big problem the Budget won’t fix

Big problem the Budget won’t fix
IT’S the big thing news.com.au readers struggle with every day. But indications are it’s not something that will be fixed in today’s Budget.

Budget bills Turnbull’s simple message to voters

Turnbull’s simple message to voters
WHEN Malcolm Tunrbull hands down his first Budget as Prime Minister, he will essentially have one message for voters.

Federal Budget Turnbull’s odd tweet ruthlessly mocked

Turnbull’s odd tweet ruthlessly mocked
PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull has prompted ridicule ahead of tomorrow’s Federal Budget with a bizarre tweet from Canberra this morning.

Funding Turnbull to help fund major rail project

Turnbull to help fund major rail project
THE Federal Government will give money to Melbourne’s Metro Tunnel after the state treasurer claimed the PM “forgot” where Victoria was.

New dream? The reality a 30-minute city

The reality a 30-minute city
MALCOLM Turnbull has got us excited about living in cities we get get around within half an hour. Sounds great, right? This is the reality.

Transport chaos Train chaos to continue this morning

Train chaos to continue this morning
CHAOS across parts of Adelaide’s train network will continue today, with electric trains replaced by diesel locomotives on the Seaford line.

Home loans Banks tipped to play scrooge

Banks tipped to play scrooge
A STRONGLY tipped cash rate fall next week could leave borrowers no better off with expectations lenders will not give them a break.

Light rail Trams only useful for ‘hipsters’

Trams only useful for ‘hipsters’
A LEADING pollie has dismissed trams as “stupid”, “about as clever as a monorail” and only useful if you want to win “retro style points” from hipsters.

Economic growth Housing faces ‘sharp correction’

Housing faces ‘sharp correction’
THE world’s leading authority on the economy says Australia’s inflated housing market may be headed for a shock - and says we must stop doing one thing.

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Australian housing market update – Sept 2015

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Markets FX Cross Rates

Market AUD USD EUR GBP HKD NZD SGD
AUD AUD 75.67 67.77 59.49 7.7423 1.04 1.2769
0.26 0.16 0.01 0.01 0.0 0.01
USD 1.0063 USD 0.9 0.79 7.7911 N/A 1.2851
-0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.0 0.01
EUR 1.3698 1.12 EUR 0.858 10.6049 1.7612 1.7492
-0.02 0.0 -0.0 -0.1 -0.02 -0.01
GBP 1.5964 1.5864 1.1655 GBP 12.3595 2.0524 2.0388
-0.01 -0.01 0.01 -0.06 -0.01 0.0
HKD 0.1292 0.1284 0.943 N/A HKD 0.1661 0.1649
-0.0 0.0 0.01 -0.0 0.0
NZD 0.7778 0.773 0.5679 0.4872 6.0215 NZD 0.9932
-0.0 0.0 0.01 0.0 0.01 0.01
SGD N/A 0.7782 0.5717 0.4905 6.0632 1.0068 SGD
-0.0 0.0 -0.0 -0.03 -0.01