Bonus: Budget Explainer

Keep the Bastards Honest
Keep the Bastards Honest
Bonus: Budget Explainer

Governments use the budget process to establish spending priorities and identify revenues to pay for those activities. The size and scope of those decisions make the budget process one of the most important and complex exercises in government.  And they do it every year.

So how does the budget work, and what does it involve?

Join National Vice President Elana Mitchell as she takes you through the federal budget and what’s involved in the biggest and most complex government process of the year.

Show Notes:

What happens when an Opposition blocks Supply? It’s too big and dramatic to cover in even one episode, so the ABC has created an entire podcast series on the dismissal of the Whitlam government. Available on all good podcast services.

What happens to the journalists who submit to the Budget lock up? The Guardian’s Amy Remeikis answers the big questions.

The fall of Liz Truss. How a mini budget went horribly wrong.

Research references:

Parliamentary Education Office Budget fact sheet

The Sydney Morning Herald Budget Explainer

Parliament of Australia Infosheet: The Budget and Financial Legislation

Parliament of Australia House of Representatives practice: Appropriation and Supply Bills

Parliamentary Budget Office Online Budget Glossary

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