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Ivor Frischknecht, CEO of Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), says stakeholders will be disappointed at the government's decision to reduce funding in renewable energy.
Kerry Series, Chief Investment Officer and Executive Director at Eight Investment Partners, says individual citizens will feel the most pain from Australia's cost-cutting measures.
Jesper Bargmann, Head of Trading Markets, Singapore, Nordea, explains why the Australian dollar has managed to stay resilient following the government's federal budget.
Wayne Swan, Former Treasurer of Australia, calls the spending cuts outlined in the budget "savage" as the country is not facing an economic emergency.
Chris Bowen, Shadow Treasurer of Australia, says he opposes key measures in the budget, such as the rolling back of universal healthcare.
CNBC's Matthew Taylor breaks down the key highlights from Australia's federal budget that aims to return the economy to a surplus within a decade.
Mathias Cormann, Finance Minister of Australia, explains why changes to the health space and the debt levy are necessary to put the country back on track to a budget surplus.
Clive Palmer, Leader of the Palmer United Party, thinks Australia's federal budget is driven by politics and is an "absolutely crazy" move given the country's strong economy.
Cherelle Murphy, Senior Economist at ANZ, believes the spending cuts outlined in Australia's budget will cause a 0.25 to 0.5 percent reduction in gross domestic product.
Innes Willox, CEO at the Australian Industry Group, describes how spending cuts expected in the government's federal budget will impact confidence in the business community.
Steve Ciobo, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Australia, outlines how the government is trying to shift from a consumption short-term budget to an investment budget with a long-term focus.
Sean Callow, Senior Currency Strategist at Westpac Bank, says Australia's federal budget is unlikely to affect growth and hence, it will have little impact on the currency.
An increase in retirement age and changes to pension access may be the best measures to curb Australia's budget deficit, says John Daley, CEO at Grattan Institute.
To restore its budget to a sustainable surplus, Australia will need to wind back entitlement spending for the next 10 years, says Tony Shepherd, Chair of Australia's National Commission of Audit.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott's government is expected to unleash a slew of measures to slim down the budget deficit. CNBC's Matthew Taylor tells you what to expect from the federal budget.
Simon Susman, Non-Executive Chairman at Woolworths South Africa, says the company will benefit from greater scale and a common fashion seasonality with the David Jones deal.
Hamish Pepper, Forex Strategist for Asia Pacific at Barclays, says the currency still faces severe headwinds from lower commodity prices.
Bernie Brookes, CEO at Myer, says he was "disappointed" with David Jones' acceptance of Woolworths' takeover bid and outlines the retailer's expansion plans moving forward.
If Chinese iron ore demand does dwindle, Nev Power, CEO of Fortescue Metals Group, says Australia is well-positioned to export its iron ore to other developing nations.
Nev Power, CEO of Fortescue Metals Group, discusses the risk of strikes at Port Hedland and explains why he's not concerned about price volatility in iron ore.