The Centre for Social Impact's response to the 2021 Federal Budget discusses how the key changes presented are likely to have an impact on different social issue areas; positive and negative.
We also explore how, while being primarily about securing jobs and stimulating the economy, there are a number of people and groups who are at risk of being left behind.
- Is weathering the storm enough? Professor Kristy Muir
- A recovery of GDP does not mean that social inequalities no longer exist: Dr Megan Weier
- Mental health gets a shot in the arm, hospitals left behind: Professor Gemma Carey and Associate Professor Graham Brown
- Housing and homelessness: Chris Hartley
- Education - Prioritising disadvantaged students and families: Dr Meera Varadharajan
- The First Nations budget - A lot to look at but little new money going around: James Blackwell
- Employment unemployment and underemployment: Dr Jeremiah Brown and Dr Jack Noone
- Tax and social security changes: Dr Jeremiah Brown
- What about climate?
> Read our CEO's opinion piece: Is weathering the storm enough? Is this the society we aspire to?
> Download our Fact Sheets: For a more in-depth analysis on key social issue areas in the context of COVID-19