Australia Institute May 2023 Budget Wrap

Centre for Future Work

Commonwealth Budget 2023-24: Significant Progress for Workers, Much More to Do

Edited by Greg Jericho; with contributions by Fiona Macdonald, Eliza Littleton, Charlie Joyce, and Jim Stanford

The Commonwealth government’s 2023-24 budget reveals a progressive government seeking to help lower paid workers and those struggling to pay bills, support public health care, and pursue investments towards a net zero economy. But it is very much a first step, and leaves much more work to be done to repair past harms done to workers, low-income Australians, public services and infrastructure, and the environment. Continue reading →