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2021 budget fails to close the gap

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 12th May 2021 -  “This is a budget that entrenches the inequalities and injustice of the past” First Nations advocates have condemned the 2021 budget as failing to live up to the government’s talk

‘Like fixing a bullet wound with a bandaid’: Environment left high and dry in budget

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 12th May 2021 -  The environment has emerged as one of the biggest losers of this year’s budget  With no direct funding for renewables, and all hopes pinned on a gas-fired recovery, environmental

The Digital Economy Strategy is not enough to close the country’s digital divide

Nikki Stefanoff, Wednesday, 12th May 2021 -  “In order to make Australia a leading digital economy, we must ensure all Australians are able to participate in that economy” The government’s Digital Economy Strategy has left

Mental health budget reflects the struggle of the last 12 months

Nikki Stefanoff, Wednesday, 12th May 2021 -  Last night’s budget saw the largest ever mental health investment by a Commonwealth government Support for additional mental health facilities, suicide prevention programs,

Advocates slam government’s claims of an NDIS cost blowout

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 12th May 2021 -  The Morrison government is pushing to make the NDIS more affordable   Disability groups have welcomed a $13.2 billion boost to the National Disability Insurance Scheme outlined

Excitement and disappointment in Australia’s first care economy budget

David Hayward, Wednesday, 12th May 2021 -  This year’s federal budget offers the biggest single injection of federal money into the care economy in living memory and brings with it an opportunity that we must not let slip away,

Women a focus in this year’s budget, but funding falls short

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 12th May 2021 -  This year’s budget has seen an increased focus on women, their safety, and their health. But advocates say it is far from revolutionary.  While the 2020 budget was criticised for its

What does the social sector want to see in this year’s budget?

Luke Michael, Monday, 10th May 2021 -  We take a look at the social sector’s wishlist for the 2021 federal budget It’s only been seven months since the Morrison government delivered the 2020 federal budget, which was delayed
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