Budget 2024: what you need to know

featuring Matt Grudnoff and Ebony Bennett
Australian Treasurer Jim Chalmers delivers the 2024/25 Budget statement in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra, Tuesday, May 14, 2024. Australian Treasurer Jim Chalmers will hand down his third budget today.
AAP Image/Lukas Coch


Budget 2024 had a little bit for a lot of people, but in trying to please everyone, has the government disappointed everyone instead?

What does the budget mean for inflation and living standards? What does it reveal about the government’s priorities as it approaches an election? And does it ultimately make Australia a better place? Matt Grudnoff, Senior Economist at the Australia Institute, joins Ebony Bennett on this episode of Follow the Money to examine this year’s federal budget.

This episode was recorded on Tuesday 14 May 2024 and things may have changed since recording.

Guest: Matthew Grudnoff, Senior Economist, the Australia Institute // @MattGrudnoff

Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director, the Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett

Producer: Jennifer Macey // @jennifermacey

Additional editing: Emily Perkins

Theme music: Pulse and Thrum; additional music by Blue Dot Sessions

We’d love to hear your feedback on this series, so send in your questions, comments or suggestions for future episodes to podcasts@australiainstitute.org.au.

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