Countering the worldwide trend toward government austerity

Friday, 27 January 2023 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Jennifer and Jacques talk about the worldwide trend toward government austerity measures, and cutbacks to the spending necessary for people's wellbeing. They compare Australia with the Nordic countries, with Australia being a much lower taxing country, and needing to invest considerably more on social goods like public housing, Centrelink payments, and high quality education for all.

The good news is that hundreds of anti-austerity protests have occurred in over 100 countries over recent years, with many reversing the intended austerity measures.

Take action:



Extent and nature of poverty Inquiry

To read a press release which includes the launch of this report and the launch of the End Austerity Campaign.

To read about Budget Cuts and Austerity Reforms in 2022-25 , go to:
To read about nine alternatives to prevent a post-pandemic austerity shock, go to:
To read about what citizens can do to end austerity, go to:


Friday 10:00am to 10:30am
Think Again offers weekly conversations and reflections about current events, trends and public pronouncements on contemporary and emerging issues. The show moves beyond what we read and hear via the public and ‘social’ media, to invite alternative possibilities to guide our thinking, living and organising.


Jennifer Borrell & Jacques Boulet