Opinion: A cheat sheet for reading the federal budget

April 27, 2016

Dr Anne Garnett is a senior lecturer in economicsThe Turnbull government will soon present an annual federal budget crucial to its short term future with a double dissolution election likely to be held in July.

The huge budget documents total more than 600 pages and the content can be difficult to digest. Murdoch University's Dr Anne Garnett, Senior Lecturer in Economics from the School of Management and Governance, has co-authored a "cheat sheet" article in The Conversation, which helps to pinpoint key elements.

This includes where in the documents to find the budget deficit, the level of federal government debt, where government revenue comes from and where the money is spent. Dr Garnett also outlines how to find out about tax changes, new expenditure policies and new programs.

The article can be viewed here.

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