The dominant forces in the Coalition seem to have learnt their lesson: Australia’s economy still needs serious budget support.
The government budgets for the unannounced because it doesn’t want its projections to “blow out” during the campaign.This gives us an idea of how much, but not what, is in store.
In last week’s budget, the federal government allocated money to restore the local environment around the mine. But it didn’t disclose how much.
LMITO excludes low earners and isn’t timely.
Tuesday’s budget shows a reversion back to the previous policy of keeping total higher education funding broadly stable.
In this week’s federal budget we heard how this non-drug treatment for depression will be available on Medicare for people who’ve not responded to antidepressants.
This week’s budget assumes all Australians will have the chance to be fully vaccinated by the end of the year. It’s ambitious but possible.
Is the budget really as “women friendly” as the Morrison government would like us to believe?
A key part of the budget’s focus on women was a funding boost to help stop domestic violence.
The government needs to address the whole ecosystem of the arts, increasing funding to the Australia Council so individual artists and small organisations get adequate support.
If the government really wants to invest in early childhood education, it needs to back the workforce.
Australians have endured floods, bushfires and hailstorms and more over the last two years. The government is better aligning policy to deal with disasters, but its plan is somewhat half-baked.
Michelle Grattan discusses the political week that was with Professor Paddy Nixon.
Budget 2021 includes significant investment in Indigenous communities. Moving forward, post-pandemic recovery and future budgets need to address systemic inequalities.
Pouring money into levelling up won’t work without a rethink of how Whitehall and local government work together
The UK government has an option to act boldly after Rishi Sunak’s latest budget.
The town just so happens to be right next to the chancellor’s constituency.
The plan is to achieve growth and level up without while sharply cutting the deficit.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has delivered his second pandemic budget for the Conservatives.
By 2022 the government will probably have spent half a trillion, but it will be value for money.