Wellbeing budgeting: How does the new federal budget 'measure up'?

Friday, 11 November 2022 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Jennifer talks with Mark Zirnsak from the Tax Justice Network Australia about wellbeing budgeting as championed by the Treasurer, Jim Chalmers. They discuss the questions: What is a wellbeing budget?, and To what extent is the latest federal budget a wellbeing budget?

Aspects of the budget that come under scrutiny include tax breaks for the wealthy (known as Stage 3 tax cuts), and Centrelink payments that remain way below the poverty level.

Overall, there is a danger that genuine efforts to budget for people's needs, while safeguarding planetary health, may be sidetracked by an obsession with measurement rather than the required shift in values.






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