Federal Budget 2017

Bank levies, NDIS backing and housing affordability: all you need to know about the impacts of the federal budget.

Experts from UNSW Business School have given their independent analysis of the Federal Budget 2017 in a lively roundtable discussion in Sydney’s CBD.

The Budget's increase in the Medicare levy promises to fill the funding gap that has plagued the future viability of the NDIS, writes Helen Dickinson.

The 'first home super saver scheme' is bad economics, somewhat costly, and a cruel hoax on prospective buyers who are struggling with an out-of-control housing market, writes Richard Holden.

Given the lack of competition in the sector, it won’t be the banks’ shareholders who pay for the new $6 billion levy. It will be mortgage holders and other customers, writes Richard Holden.

Science has largely flown under the radar in a restrained Federal Budget, with no big spending measures and no major cuts apart from the university funding changes announced last week, writes Les Field.

The budget is pushing for a much-needed reboot of the social housing sector. What it isn't offering is extra funding to renew and expand run-down housing stocks, write Chris Martin and Hal Pawson.

UNSW's President and Vice-Chancellor Ian Jacobs argues the government’s plans for the university sector are not in the long-term interests of Australia or its economy.

Policy experts from UNSW are available to give analysis of the 2017 Federal Budget when it is handed down on Tuesday 9 May 2017.