Treasurer Josh Frydenburg has outlined the Federal budget. Funding will be directed towards aged care, childcare, instant asset write-offs for businesses and skills training for those unable to find work, with mental health, women’s health and domestic violence services also receiving extra money.

Life Matters speaks with a leading tax law professor and one of Australia’s most prominent economists and we hear from listeners about what they think of the priorities outlined in this year’s Federal Budget.


Helen Hodgson, Tax Law Professor at Curtin University, Chair of the National Foundation for Australian Women Social Policy Committee

Peter Martin, Economy Editor at The Conversation. Visiting Fellow, ANU Crawford School of Public Policy and Presenter of The Economists on RN

Talkback: What this year’s budget means for you
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