Federal Budget

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The recent federal budget neglects the need to reform an ailing system.

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The nature repair market is sold as a good news story: willing land managers benefiting nature with support from the private sector. But if offsets are part of it, the reality could be very different.

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The budget earmarked worthwhile climate measures, but many are piecemeal. Amid record-breaking extreme weather in Australia, federal spending on climate action still falls well short.

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UNSW has academic experts available to comment on the federal government budget announcements in October.

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Australians have endured floods, bushfires and hailstorms and more over the last two years. The government is better aligning policy to deal with disasters, but its plan is somewhat half-baked.

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Inflation, interest rates and booming mining royalties give the Morrison government scope to ignore the deficit daleks.

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When borders reopen, expanded pathways for refugee admission could help both displaced people and strengthen the Australian community, says a UNSW Law expert.

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UNSW has academic experts available to comment on the Federal Government budget announcement.

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We'll need to spend at least an extra 15-20 per cent of GDP per year. It'll be more palatable if it is funded by COVID bonds.

School of Taxation & Business Law academic, Kathrin Bain

UNSW Business School academic Kathrin Bain suggests that as an alternative, the government could make franking credits non-refundable for public companies but refundable for private companies.

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