The new Albanese Government has tabled a revised budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year, revising revenue and spending forecasts. In this paper, Centre for Future Work researchers evaluate the budget's assumptions and policy measures from the perspective of workers and labour markets.
The research in this report explores three scenarios which model the impact that rising cash rates will have on government bond yields and interest repayments on debt being rolled over, as well as new debt being added to Australia's balance sheet.
Anthony Albanese says debt and deficit have never been higher. Verdict: Mr Albanese is wrong.
This paper outlines's the ALP's policies surrounding the overall Australian economy and Labor's federal budgetary position.
The Morrison Government has tabled its budget for the 2022-23 financial year. In this briefing paper, the Centre for Future Work's team of economists unpacks the budget, considers its effects and suggests alternatives.
This paper discusses proposals to halve the beer excise in Australia. The authors suggest it could cost around a billion dollars over the next five years and undermine policies to reduce the abuse of alcohol.
The Australian Federal Budget is a major annual event. It’s an opportunity for the government of the day to set out its vision for Australia’s future. This paper outlines the Blueprint Institute's assessment of the fiscal position Australia finds itself in.
The backdrop to the forthcoming federal and state budgets for 2022/23 is that Australia’s public debt has increased sharply during the pandemic since 2019 — and is projected to increase further. This report provides an update of measures of Australia’s public debt based on mid-year...
This submission has been prepared by the Summer Foundation.
This paper argues that Australian Treasury do not believe that any of the Coalition Governments major economic policies announced in the last six years will deliver lasting benefits to the economy.
The 2021 Intergenerational Report projects an outlook for the economy and the Australian government’s budget over the next 40 years. It examines the long-term sustainability of current policies and how demographic, technological and other structural trends may affect the economy and the budget.
This document is the main source of budget information. It sets out the New Zealand government's priorities for the budget, the approach taken to develop it, and a summary of all initiatives included in Budget 2021. It also contains reports on fiscal strategy and child...
The Centre for Social Impacts' response to the 2021 Federal Budget discusses how the key changes presented are likely to have an impact, both positive and negative, on different social issues around Australia.
This briefing paper reviews the main features of the Australian federal budget 2021/22 from the perspective of workers and labour markets. In particular, it considers in detail a major flaw in the overall macroeconomic logic underpinning the budget.
The Per Capita Tax Survey 2021 provides valuable insights into public sentiment towards the federal government’s role in the post-COVID recovery, and can be used as a valuable resource for policy-makers in the months ahead.
This paper outlines four policy areas that could provide tremendous potential for Australia to improve its economic development.
This report examines the sustainability of Australia's fiscal position by calculating future paths for debt under various scenarios for GDP growth, interest rates and the budget balance.
It is often argued that budget policy has traditionally advantaged men over women. This paper makes seven recommendations on how to improve women’s economic security and use the budget as a tool to reduce gender inequality.