federal budget will widen gap between rich and poor


The Morrison government’s pre-election budget has not been the bonanza some predicted. It is a fairly modest affair.

But calculations by the the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, based at the University of Canberra, show the budget will widen the gap between rich and poor. This is because changes to the tax and welfare system most benefit those paying tax. Those who don’t earn enough income to pay tax benefit least.


Economics; Human Geographic; Poverty

Period3 Apr 2019

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  • Titlefederal budget will widen gap between rich and poor
    Media name/outletBusiness Daily Media
    PersonsRobert Tanton