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Budget

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Budget analysis
Government budget
Public budgeting


Briefing paper

The October 2022-23 Commonwealth Budget: a good start ... but rocky times ahead

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.
Report

Australia’s debt disaster: estimating interest repayments on federal government debt by 2030

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.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Anthony Albanese says debt and deficit have never been higher. Is that correct?

Anthony Albanese says debt and deficit have never been higher. Verdict: Mr Albanese is wrong.
Position paper

Statement on Labor's economic plan and budget strategy

This paper outlines's the ALP's policies surrounding the overall Australian economy and Labor's federal budgetary position.
Guide

Guide to the 2022-23 Budget

This guide to navigating the Commonwealth Government budget papers explains in a non-technical way where to find key information in the budget papers.
Briefing paper

Budget analysis 2022-23: a budget to get to the May election – but no further

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.
Report

Impacts of beer excise rate cut

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.
Discussion paper

Budget blueprint 2022: from recovery to resilience

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.
Policy report

A sea of red: tracking Australia’s debt iceberg

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...
Report

Budget reset paper 2022

This paper outlines the case for and key elements of a comprehensive budget reset after the federal election and ahead of the 2023-24 Federal Budget.
Submission

Summer Foundation pre budget submission: January 2022

This submission has been prepared by the Summer Foundation.
Discussion paper

Treasury says: productivity matters but Coalition policy doesn’t

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.
Report

2021 Intergenerational report: Australia over the next 40 years

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.
Report

Wellbeing budget 2021: securing our recovery

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...
Briefing paper

2021 Federal Budget: CSI budget response

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.
Briefing paper

Budget analysis 2021-22: heroic assumptions and half measures

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.
Survey

Per Capita tax survey 2021

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.
Discussion paper

Budget blueprint 2021: the roaring twenties

This paper outlines four policy areas that could provide tremendous potential for Australia to improve its economic development.
Report

Fiscal sustainability: long-term budget scenarios

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.
Discussion paper

How to make the budget less sexist

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.