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2021 | PwC Australia Podcast

On 11th of May, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will hand down the next Federal Budget.

The October 2020 Budget was a stimulus Budget designed to soften the blow of COVID-19 related impacts for Australian individuals and business - it was an unprecedented budget for unprecedented times.

Six months on and the report card is largely positive. Unemployment is below the 6% threshold, whilst GST, PAYG and corporate tax collections appear healthy. Economically we are in a much better position than the Government’s forecasts in October last year.

To build on this momentum this next Budget requires a switch from reactive to proactive mode. It will require a fine balancing act between sensible fiscal management and a growth agenda to further support business, boost investment and create jobs.

For all the reactions and ramifications of this year’s Budget, join our host, Laura Jayes, and a range of PwC experts in climate change, infrastructure, health, cyber, and the workforce.

Access PwC Australia’s Federal Budget podcast episodes as the budget reaction turns to in-depth analysis. Our experts will present unique Q&A sessions delving into all the questions you want answered.

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Episode 6: Rosalie Wilkie and Chris McLean on growing a better, fairer Australia

In this episode of the PwC Federal Budget Podcast, we look at what Australia would gain from greater investment into ESG - from economic growth, through job creation, to social uplift - and whether Australian business is at risk of being left behind.


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Episode 5: Julie McKay on rebalancing equality and wellbeing

In this episode of the PwC Federal Budget Podcast, we look at where meaningful impact was made in the Budget, if it really did deliver for women, and the role of equality in Australia’s recovery from COVID-19.


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Episode 4: Dr Ben Hamer and Bryony Binns on paving the way for a prosperous future of work

In this episode of the PwC Federal Budget Podcast, we look at how Australia’s is going when it comes to reducing its skills gap, where to next from JobSeeker and JobKeeper, and how the economy is coping without skilled migration.


Episode 3: Nicola Nicol and Mohammad Chowdhury on creating a secure digital future

In this episode of the PwC Federal Budget Podcast, we look at why the Government’s Digital Economy Strategy is a step forward, what key industries will benefit from greater digitisation, and how to enable the next generation of digital talent.


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Janice Lee on building resilience through infrastructure

In this episode of the PwC Federal Budget Podcast, we look at the Budget’s Infrastructure announcements. We delve into how the country will continue to build its resilience through shovel ready projects, why digital infrastructure and digital skills will be critical for the country’s competitiveness, and what the Government’s long-term plan should be.


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Tom Seymour on shaping Australia's economic future

As we recover from the pandemic and find our new normal, Australia’s great strengths as a leader in research and development, innovation and technology will become more important than ever before.


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Since the start of last year, Australia's economy has swung from cautious optimism into apocalyptic crisis and towards fragile renewal. These extraordinary times have prompted some extraordinary measures from the Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, and now he's about to announce his second federal Budget in the space of eight months.

This is a Budget that must switch from reactive to proactive mode, a budget that could make or break the nation's recovery and a Budget that calls for careful, considered analysis.

In the days following the Budget, join political reporter Laura Jayes and a range of PwC Australia experts to get a fuller, deeper understanding of how the Budget will affect jobs, education, tax, infrastructure, our climate and more. 


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Jeremy Thorpe

PwC Chief Economist, PwC Australia

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Pete Calleja

Managing Partner, Financial Advisory, PwC Australia

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Ellen Thomas

Partner, PwC Australia

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Tom Seymour

Chief Executive Officer, PwC Australia

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