The 2020 Australian federal budget was the federal budget to fund government services and operations for the 2020–21 financial year. The budget was presented to the House of Representatives by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg on 6 October 2020. It is the seventh budget to be handed down by the Liberal/National Coalition since their election to government at the 2013 federal election, and the second budget to be handed down by Frydenberg and the Morrison government.
|Submitted||6 October 2020|
|Submitted by||Morrison government|
|Submitted to||House of Representatives|
This budget comes after Australia has reported its largest budget deficit since the second world war. The COVID-19 pandemic put a strain on Australia’s economy, and emergency measures were taken to keep Australians employed.
The 2020/2021 budget, presented 5 months later than its traditional May date, will take this pandemic into account, especially for the department of Home Affairs, with a COVID-19 respond package.
Major measures edit
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Debt and deficit edit
The 2020/21 budget is expected to produce a net deficit of approximately $213 billion.
Opposition and crossbench response edit
See also edit
- "Budget delayed as economy changes too fast to forecast". Sydney Morning Herald. 20 March 2020. Retrieved 6 October 2020.