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.
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. https://www.eurodad.org/85_of_the_world_s_population_will_live_in_the_grip_of_stringent_austerity_measures_by_next_year
To read about Budget Cuts and Austerity Reforms in 2022-25 , go to: https://assets.nationbuilder.com/eurodad/pages/3039/attachments/original/1664184958/Brief_Austerity_Cuts_2022_25_18_Sep.pdf?1664184958
To read about nine alternatives to prevent a post-pandemic austerity shock, go to: https://assets.nationbuilder.com/eurodad/pages/3039/attachments/original/1664184957/Brief_Alternatives_Austerity_24_Sep.pdf?1664184957
To read about what citizens can do to end austerity, go to: https://assets.nationbuilder.com/eurodad/pages/3039/attachments/original/1664184957/Brief_What_Citizens__Can_Do_to_End_Austerity_24_Sep.pdf?1664184957
Jennifer Borrell & Jacques Boulet