Albanese proposes government spending to aid recovery in budget reply speech

In his budget reply speech, Anthony Albanese has flicked the switch from “we’ll have policies before the next election” to “here, have three policies”.



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a man wearing a suit and tie looking at the camera: Anthony Albanese says Labor will lift the childcare subsidy, map a plan to encourage more trains and modernise the grid, lowering energy prices and creating jobs.


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Anthony Albanese says Labor will lift the childcare subsidy, map a plan to encourage more trains and modernise the grid, lowering energy prices and creating jobs.

So what were the big ideas the Labor leader unveiled on Thursday night?

Rewiring the nation

Labor will invest $20bn (off budget) to establish a government-owned entity, Rewiring the Nation Corporation, to rebuild and modernise the electricity grid.

Think of it as the NBN Co of the electricity grid, a government body to make investments in infrastructure we all use that delivers an economic benefit but may not be built quickly (or at all) by the private sector.

Related: The arts sector is already suffering. This year’s budget

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Bank of France Governor Warns About Government Spending

(Bloomberg) — Bank of France Governor and European Central Bank policy maker Francois Villeroy de Galhau said the French government must be more careful about spending and debt that’s not linked to the novel coronavirus health-care crisis.



a person standing in front of a store: PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: A worker at a Paris bar sweeps up after closing early to comply with new Covid-19 restrictions forcing bars and cafes in the French capital to close at 10pm on September 28, 2020 in Paris, France. The French capital has seen a surge in Covid-19 cases and was recently designated a "red zone," which imposes set of restrictions on public gatherings and the sale of alcohol. From today bars are required to remain closed between 10PM and 6AM. (Photo by Kiran Ridley/Getty Images)


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PARIS, FRANCE – SEPTEMBER 28: A worker at a Paris bar sweeps up after closing early to comply with new Covid-19 restrictions forcing bars and cafes in the French capital to close at 10pm on September 28, 2020 in Paris, France. The French capital has seen a surge in Covid-19 cases and was recently designated a “red zone,” which imposes set of restrictions on public gatherings and the sale of alcohol. From today bars are required to remain closed between 10PM and 6AM. (Photo by Kiran Ridley/Getty Images)

The government must become more efficient as the pace of spending, stripping off Covid-19 measures, is accelerating “even more

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Bank of France Governor Villeroy Warns About Government Spending

(Bloomberg) — Bank of France Governor and European Central Bank policy maker Francois Villeroy Galhau said the French government must be more careful about spending and debt that’s not linked to the novel coronavirus health-care crisis.



a person standing in front of a store: PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: A worker at a Paris bar sweeps up after closing early to comply with new Covid-19 restrictions forcing bars and cafes in the French capital to close at 10pm on September 28, 2020 in Paris, France. The French capital has seen a surge in Covid-19 cases and was recently designated a "red zone," which imposes set of restrictions on public gatherings and the sale of alcohol. From today bars are required to remain closed between 10PM and 6AM. (Photo by Kiran Ridley/Getty Images)


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PARIS, FRANCE – SEPTEMBER 28: A worker at a Paris bar sweeps up after closing early to comply with new Covid-19 restrictions forcing bars and cafes in the French capital to close at 10pm on September 28, 2020 in Paris, France. The French capital has seen a surge in Covid-19 cases and was recently designated a “red zone,” which imposes set of restrictions on public gatherings and the sale of alcohol. From today bars are required to remain closed between 10PM and 6AM. (Photo by Kiran Ridley/Getty Images)

The government must become “more efficient” as the pace of spending, stripping off Covid-19 measures, has been accelerating too quickly,

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Trump signs stopgap spending bill to avert government shutdown

Washington — President Trump signed a stopgap government spending bill just after midnight Thursday that funds the government into December, averting a partial government shutdown.

The measure was passed with bipartisan support by the Senate on Wednesday and approved by the House last week. It was sent to the White House on Wednesday evening and signed by Mr. Trump after he returned to Washington, D.C., from a campaign swing through Minnesota, White House spokesman Judd Deere said.

The bill, known as a continuing resolution, keeps the government funded through December 11 and delays further congressional debate on routine government spending until after the presidential election. Negotiations over a new relief bill to address the coronavirus crisis are continuing.

While funding officially lapsed at midnight and Mr. Trump signed the bill after the deadline, federal operations were unaffected.

The spending bill is the result of a bipartisan deal between Treasury Secretary

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Trump Signs Stopgap Spending Bill to Keep Government Funded

WASHINGTON — President Trump signed a stopgap spending bill early Thursday to keep the government funded through early December, after the Senate overwhelmingly agreed to punt a series of thorny debates about federal funding once the general election was over.

The funding was set to lapse at midnight, with the official start of the new fiscal year, and Mr. Trump signed the measure nearly an hour afterward as he returned from a campaign rally in Minnesota, a White House spokesman said. The Senate passed the measure 84 to 10 on Wednesday, but the bill, which the House approved last week, reached his desk after he left Washington.

The delayed signature had little effect on the function of the federal government. The Office of Management and Budget had instructed federal agencies on Wednesday to continue normal operations and “to not engage in orderly shutdown activities,” a senior administration official said,

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Trump signs spending bill to keep government open until December 11

President Donald Trump early Thursday morning signed a spending bill to keep the government open until December 11, according to a tweet from White House spokesman Judd Deere.



Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: U.S. President Donald Trump pauses while speaking during an event in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. Trump is set to announce the government will send millions of rapid-result Covid-19 tests to states, and urge that they be used in schools. Photographer: Ken Cedeno/Sipa/Bloomberg via Getty Images


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U.S. President Donald Trump pauses while speaking during an event in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. Trump is set to announce the government will send millions of rapid-result Covid-19 tests to states, and urge that they be used in schools. Photographer: Ken Cedeno/Sipa/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The President signed the bill upon returning to the White House from campaign stops in Minnesota. Trump did not sign the bill before the midnight deadline to keep the government open, but no federal operations were expected to be affected by the shutdown that lasted less than an hour.

The bill breezed through the Senate on Wednesday after having been approved

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Senate passes spending bill to prevent government shutdown, sends it to Trump

  • The Senate passed a temporary spending bill to prevent a shutdown before the end of the month and keep the government running into December. 
  • Once President Donald Trump signs the legislation into law, it will avoid a federal funding lapse during a pandemic and weeks before the 2020 election. 
  • Congress has turned its attention to an elusive fifth coronavirus stimulus plan and the fight over whether to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court before the Nov. 3 election. 



Mitch McConnell wearing a suit and tie standing in front of a flag: US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks at a press conference at the US Capitol on September 22, 2020 in Washington, DC, as McConnell said in a statement that the Senate would take up President Donald Trumps nominee for the Supreme Court following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.


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US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks at a press conference at the US Capitol on September 22, 2020 in Washington, DC, as McConnell said in a statement that the Senate would take up President Donald Trumps nominee for the Supreme Court following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The Senate passed a bill Wednesday to fund the government into December and prevent

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Brazil government posts $17 billion budget deficit in August as emergency spending continues apace

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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s government posted a primary budget deficit of 96.1 billion reais ($17 billion) in August, the Treasury said on Monday, as the coronavirus crisis continued to necessitate huge emergency spending.

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The deficit, excluding interest payments, was slightly less than the 98.7 billion reais deficit economists in a Reuters poll had predicted. The shortfall, excluding interest payments, expanded in the first eight months of the year to 601.3 billion reais.

That compares with an accumulated deficit of 52.1 billion reais in the same period last year, Treasury said.

In the 12 months to August, the deficit totaled 647.8 billion reais, or 9% of gross domestic product, Treasury said. The government’s 2020 forecast is for a record-busting

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Government Spending And Taxes Throughout Recession.

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Government Spending And Taxes During Recession.

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