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 @Virginia_Hauss: Fantastic discussion- Women of the Capital Roundtable @dfat with Indonesian delegates @dayupermata ,Fika Fawzia & retno…

RT @DelDemUCan: NOT TO BE MISSED! Back-to-back presentations on Tue by our amazing visiting fellows Andreas Schäfer (Humboldt) and Kari De…

RT @BenLeruth: Last chance to join @RGWhitman, @pbmurray1, @annemcnaughton4, @CharlesLees2, @ProfStoker and myself for a discussion on Brex…

RT @DelDemUCan: Happening now: @AndreBaechtiger gives us an overview of Mapping & Measuring Deliberation at @UniCanberra @UCIGPA 🙌 https://…

RT @umut_ozguc: Dr Peter Balint is presenting a very interesting paper on cultural appropriation #APTP2019 @UNSWCanberra @UCIGPA https://t.…

RT @hedda_r: This was such a fabulous conference!! Genuinely thought provoking, razor sharp analysis. Thanks for organising @jrpickering, @…

RT @DelDemUCan: Thanks for attending the #APTP2019 book launch of Dryzek & @jrpickering’s Politics of the Anthropocene! Cheers to @UCIGPA’s…

RT @DrMWalsh1: Professor Bang says we need to distinguish between interest politics and identity politics. #APTP2019 @UCIGPA @politicsANU @…

RT @DrMWalsh1: Professor Dave Marsh on putting the political back into political participation. #APTP2019 @UCIGPA @politicsANU @UniCanberra

RT @BuddhaBaby1983: listening to the benefits of changing the one person = one vote theory... I am in my element right now.. awesome job @U…

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