9 December 2016
Media Release - #2016027, 2016

2017-18 Budget: Submissions now open

Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack today issued an invitation to interested parties to make submissions to the 2017-18 Budget.

The Government is seeking submissions from individuals, businesses and community groups on their views regarding priorities for next year’s Budget.

The 2017-18 Budget will maintain the Government’s commitment to economic growth, to boost job creation, and to sensibly and responsibly restrain government expenditure.

A strong budget ensures our country is positioned to handle any future challenges in the global financial system and ensures the future of government services.

Through the 2017-18 Budget, the Government will continue working towards returning the Budget to balance, while continuing to provide the services the community needs and expects.

While the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) is yet to be released, in order for the Government to consider submissions to the Budget process, interested parties should lodge their submissions as soon as possible.

Submissions should be received not later than close of business Thursday 19 January 2017.

Further information on how to lodge submissions is available at the Treasury website.