What you need to know about the federal budget

featuring Ebony Bennett, Matt Grudnoff and Alison Pennington

The federal budget forked out billions in spending — mostly on business tax write-offs and income tax cuts for high income earners — but it was poorly targeted if the intention is to create jobs and lower the unemployment rate. In his episode economists Matt Grudnoff and Alison Pennington unpack what you need to know about debt and deficit, income tax cuts, JobMaker, JobBuilder, JobKeeper, manufacturing, infrastructure and how women and young people will miss out.avoidance and why it’s damaging to the community with our chief economist Richard Denniss.The Australia Institute // @theAUSInstituteHost: Ebony Bennett, deputy director at the Australia Institute // @ebony_bennettGuests: Matt Grudnoff, senior economist at the Australia Institute // @mattgrudnoffAlison Pennington, senior economist at the Australia Institute’s Centre for Future Work // @ak_penningtonProducer: Jennifer MaceyTheme music: Pulse and Thrum

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