Research report


This unique CEDA report is a product of a decision by CEDA’s Board last year that persistent Federal Budget deficits, with no genuine end in sight, were a significant and urgent issue that must be addressed to ensure Australia maintains its economic stability and strength.

CEDA’s Board subsequently formed a Balanced Budget Commission that drew together high level experts from government, academia and the private sector. The scope of the Commission was to develop a menu of options that would be fiscally and politically palatable and offer genuine solutions for returning the Federal Budget to balance as soon as possible, with a target for balance to be achieved by 2018–19.

The report that follows sets out why CEDA decided to tackle this issue, its urgency and the process adopted by the Balanced Budget Commission in developing the menu of options for repairing the Federal Budget.

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