The 2017 Australian Budget has been launched at a time of social and economic uncertainty. The
Australian economy is presently characterised by a modest growth rate of 2.4%, falling business and
consumer confidence, subdued wages growth, a cooling housing market, and gross debt of $490 billion
(as reported by the Australian Office of Financial Management). Moreover, the latest Grattan Institute
research argues that Australia’s low investment environment risks “economic stagnation” as reflected in
a five-year fall in mining investment. However, there are also signs that the Budget deficit is stabilising
and nominal GDP evaluated at current market prices grew by 3% due to last year’s surprise mini-boom
in commodity prices.

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RT @rowenafarr: Looking forward to checking out the 'Design as a Democratic Force' event today https://t.co/hqhiMYRT1O hosted by @HumanServ…

RT @DelibThinks: Moving into the final panel discussion at the 'design at the democratic force' event hosted by @HumanServicesAU. Great ide…

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RT @DelDemUCan: Our DECRA fellow @NicoleCurato is this year's keynote speaker of @latrobe Philippine Studies conference. She asks whose suf…

Voters see through Turnbull, but cool on Shorten: Queensland research conducted by IGPA makes interesting reading i… https://t.co/Ykebq7scZV

RT @mosaiclabco: This is a discussion worth watching! Great conversation around challenges, opportunities + ideas for doing #democracy diff…

RT @BroadAgenda5050: The atmosphere and culture of politics appears alien to many citizens argues @ProfStoker @UCIGPA https://t.co/WANQzgfK…

RT @Virginia_Hauss: Fantastic yak - fabulous panel - powerful ideas. I feel a big deliberative pow-wow coming on! @newdemocracyAUS @UCIGPA

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