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Middle income tax cuts a priority to avoid Senate fight over budget – Sydney Morning Herald

Tax cuts for middle-income workers will be given priority as the government prepares to unveil the largest deficit and record public debt in the budget.



Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will deliver the budget on Tuesday night with the pitch that it is “all about jobs” and delivering rapid action to support aggregate demand.
“That’s our first, second and third focus: keeping people in work and helping those who are out of work get into work,” Mr Frydenberg said on Monday.
Employers will be offered incentives to take on new workers as well as gaining wage subsidies for new apprentices, amid fears of an “economic cliff” next March when the $101.3 billi…

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