Budget 2022 is an election year budget and as such offers the incumbents a last chance to shape the economic narrative before the country goes to the polls. It will also be a budget simultaneously marked by the scars of the pandemic and boosted by a stronger-than-expected recovery. Join AICD Chief Economist Mark Thirlwell for an assessment of how well Budget 2022 balances set in a medium-term fiscal backdrop with competing priorities outlining:

  • The gaps between expenditures and revenues
  • Growing demands from defence and national security, aged care and the NDIS
  • An increasingly constrained taxation system