“In particular, there is a desire for Government to invest more in health and education, and adequate income support for older Australians.
“It is not the time for misplaced austerity. We are a decent, prosperous, generous nation.
Together, the community sector, business and government can secure better outcomes.
People matter and should be at the centre of the debate.
“As the Crawford School of Public Policy’s Professor Quentin Grafton says, the Commission of Audit will, no doubt, recommend cuts in spending. Thus, knowing what people care about in terms of taxes and transfers will be important for the Government as it makes multi-billion-dollar Budget choices,” Ms Hatfield Dodds said.
“We can build and sustain a decent society where no one is left behind.”
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