ABC News: Women in Economics: Pre-Budget Panel

As the Australian economy recovers from the COVID-19 recession, we are at a critical juncture in policy in Australia. Policy decisions made today will shape the trajectory of Australia’s recovery with implications for equality, our society, and the environment for decades to come. This panel will offer analysis and insights into the policy decisions needed to rebuild a better Australia.

COVID-19 and the consequential economic downturn has created unparalleled uncertainty about our economic future.  Dr. Sarah Hunter, Chief Economist at BIS Oxford Economics, provides an overview of Australia’s budget outlook and the changing structure of the Australian economy against a global backdrop. With the pandemic presenting both challenges and opportunities for Australia’s economy, Sarah discusses what Governments will need to do to secure a sustained and inclusive economic recovery.

Watch the full discussion below:

Topics: Economic outlook, Coronavirus, Budget, Covid19