Government expenditure

Alternate Term Label:
Government spending policy
Public expenditure
Report

Follow up of managing the level crossing removal program

This audit was conducted to see if the Department of Transport, and the Major Transport Infrastructure Authority, had effectively addressed recommendations made in an earlier (2017) audit report.
Working paper

Child responsive budgeting as a public finance management tool: a case of Karnataka, India

As the spread of COVID-19 pandemic continues unabated across the globe, impinging on all the three components of Human Development Index (HDI) – income, health and education, the UNDP 2020 Human Development Perspectives estimates a fall in human development to the levels of deprivation that...
Briefing paper

2020-21 Federal Budget: what it means for refugees and people seeking humanitarian protection

A coalition of refugee organisations has condemned the Australian government’s decision to slash support to people seeking asylum in the 2020-21 Budget. This decision, they say, puts over 100 000 people, including around 16 000 children, at further risk of homelessness and destitution.
Guide

Federal debt policy in an era of low interest rates: a guide to the issues

Economists and others have worried about the long-run outlook for the federal debt for decades, recognising that the ageing of the baby boom generation would lead to budgetary pressures associated with increased spending. Set in the American context, this guide covers many issues that currently...
Discussion paper

The case for a care-led recovery

Australia spends relatively little on the provision of care as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product, when compared to other developed nations with robust systems of care. Drawing on recent research from the UK, this paper argues that a stimulus investment in the care economy...
Policy report

How does the budget affect us? Independent modelling of Federal Budget 2020-21

NATSEM undertakes independent and impartial research that contributes to policy design and analysis. Their work includes models that show how policy scenarios shape tax and welfare payments. This report is based on the STINMOD+ tax and transfer microsimulation model, which is used to estimate the...
Strategy

Budget 2020–21

The Commonwealth Budget 2020–21 was introduced to the Australian Parliament by Federal Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, on 6 October 2020.
Briefing paper

The private school funding model is deeply flawed: a new approach is needed

This paper argues that the new method of determining Commonwealth government funding of private schools is littered with flaws.
Discussion paper

Tax cuts or spending: what is the most effective stimulus?

The ultimate way to measure the success of any government-backed stimulus project is by how much additional employment it creates. This paper estimates the additional employment that bringing forward stage 2 of the proposed income tax cuts might create.
Report

JobSeeker payment: understanding economic and policy trends influencing Commonwealth expenditure

This report examines historical trends in JobSeeker payment expenditure and recipient demographics, the drivers of these trends, and the implications for Commonwealth Government expenditure on the JobSeeker payment over the medium term.