Australian Treasurer Jim Chalmers presented Labor’s first budget on Tuesday, with the key forecasts noted below.

Australian govt forecasts CPI at 5.75% in 2022-23.

Govt forecasts CPI to return to RBA band in 2024-25.

Govt Forecasts GDP growth of 3.25% in 2022-2023.

Govt forecasts GDP growth of 1.25% in 2023-2024.

Govt forecasts unemployment at 4.5% in 2023-2024.

Market reaction

AUD/USD broke its consolidative range to the downside on the budget release, now testing 0.6300 once again. The pair is bearing the brunt of risk-off flows seeping back into markets, despite upbeat sentiment data from Germany. Meanwhile, the US dollar is struggling to find demand, exerting additional downside pressure on the aussie.

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