It’s only a few hours before Australia’s 2020 federal budget is taken over. Due to COVID-19, unemployment and recession, the federal budget for 2021-21 is considered to be the most important in decades.
So if you’re particularly interested in how the government spends this year’s taxpayer dollars, that’s understandable. For those who are already playing at home, you may already know a little about what to expect.
For example, we already know that tax cuts and changes to the first homebuyer scheme are planned. We also look forward to hearing about wage subsidies for companies that employ benefits under the age of 35. There is also talk of halving the cost of apprenticeship in the first year.
Fortunately, you don’t have to rely on the highlights of Treasury Josh Frydenberg’s budget speech late tonight.
In fact, we recommend that you do not. Instead, we recommend that you bring it with curiosity. Not only can you find what’s buried, but you can also find interesting shit. For example, last year we discovered that the government plans to spend $ 29 million on ant eradication.
Take the time to read through your budget while living in this important moment of modern history.
Australian Federal Budget 2020 Document
If you don’t know where to start, we’ll get back to you. The entire federal budget paper can be found on the Government Budget website.
You can also find the entire Josh Frydenberg speech on this portal.
All of this should be available from 7:30 pm AEDT (remember that it’s daylight savings time now), but be prepared for a desperate refreshment. Many people try to access these documents at the same time.
We’ll also cover technology, science, and telco news coming out of our federal budget tonight, so be sure to check in.