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Top economists back boosts to JobSeeker and social housing over tax cuts in pre-budget poll

  • Written by Peter Martin, Visiting Fellow, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University
Top economists back boosts to JobSeeker and social housing over tax cuts in pre-budget pollWes Mountain/The Conversation, CC BY-ND

Overwhelmingly, Australia’s leading economists want the budget to boost social housing and the JobSeeker unemployment benefit rather than bring forward personal income tax cuts.

The 49 eminent economists who responded to Conversation-Economic Society of Australia pre-budget survey were asked to rate 13...

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