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Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has confirmed the largest budget deficit on record - with economists expecting it to be dwarfed by what he announces on October 6.
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Economists predict budget deficit up to $270 billion, even bigger debts to come

The government has confirmed the biggest budget deficit in history, but it will be a speed bump compared to the 2020-21 shortfall, say key economists.

  • by Shane Wright and Jennifer Duke

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The federal government will announce incentives to increase electric vehicle sales in the budget.
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Electric vehicles to charge ahead with federal budget incentives

The Morrison government will announce an assistance package for businesses that will help them trial new technologies in their vehicle fleets.

  • by Rob Harris
Parents of stillborn babies will soon be given expanded leave entitlements.

Stillborn baby payments to be streamlined after years of inconsistency

Next week's budget will commit $7.6 million to bereavement payments for families dealing with the loss of a child.

  • by Rob Harris

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