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.
Inflation, interest rates and booming mining royalties give the Morrison government scope to ignore the deficit daleks.
When borders reopen, expanded pathways for refugee admission could help both displaced people and strengthen the Australian community, says a UNSW Law expert.
UNSW has academic experts available to comment on the Federal Government budget announcement.
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.
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.
Governments are addicted to tax revenue from harmful activities. It is stopping them from doing what is in society's best interests.
UNSW Business School experts have analysed the government's pre-election budget in the annual BusinessThink Budget Briefing.
Peter Costello's Future Fund is funding the apparent elimination of government debt.
There are good reasons why corporate tax and the reach of the goods and services tax must be reconsidered, says UNSW Business School's Fiona Martin.