NATSEM launches new website for the Federal Budget
The Institute's main work is focused on public policy and governance issues in Australia and sees the annual budget as the key policy instrument of the government of the day. Each year it draws on its well-developed economic and stimulation expertise to contribute to the debate about the budget and its impact on the Australia's economic and social directions. This website will provide a pathway to our analysis and policy contributions to that debate.
For 2016, our research contribution to understanding the Federal Budget involves direct modelling and analysis of budget impacts; our Budget Luncheon attended by key government and opposition spokespeople; commentary from renowned economists, social commentators and political journalists Saul Eslake, Michelle Grattan, Tim Colebatch, Geoff Kitney and a critique of the Budget narrative on social media to understand public reactions.