UNSW Sydney's expert commentators give their opinions of the key points of the 2018 federal budget.
Professor Richard Holden, UNSW Business School, explains why the budget was boring - but good.
UNSW Business School Professor Fiona Martin says it is a shame the 2018 budget did not do anything to help the long-term unemployed in Australia.
Kathrin Bain, UNSW Business School, comments on the lack of real reform in the 2018 federal budget
Professor John Piggott, from the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR), says the 2018 federal budget could rightly be called a 'Baby Boomers' Budget'
Dr Sophie Lewis, of the School of Physical, Environmental and Mathematical Sciences at UNSW Canberra, comments on federal budget funding to protect the Great Barrier Reef
Professor Russell Boyce, Director of UNSW Canberra Space, is delighted with government funding for a new Australian space agency in the 2018 federal budget.
Dr Chris Martin, of the City Futures Research Centre at UNSW Sydney, comments on the federal budget's disappointing lack of measures for housing affordability.
Dr Kate Wilson, Scientia Education Fellow, Senior Lecturer at SEIT says the 2018 federal budget measures to encourage more women into STEMM are just a start.
Professor Kristy Muir, CEO at the Centre for Social Impact, says the 2018 federal budget did not include enough for vulnerable members of our society.