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Federal Budget 2021-2022 media bulletin

The 2021-2022 Federal Budget will be handed down tonight, the second financial blueprint since the pandemic wrought havoc on the economy.

FINANCE AND BANKING - Associate Professor Peter Phillips says the budget will likely focus on jobs and balancing out the enormous spending throughout the course of the pandemic.

EMPLOYMENT - Employability expert Professor Peter McIlveen

Revealed so far: Aiming for 4.5 per cent unemployment rate; JobTrainer program to be extended

TAX - Associate Professor Toni Brackin 

 Revealed so far: media reports of a 12 month extension to low and middle-income tax offsets

Media contact Sarah Green 0417 799 331 and Alexia Austin 0491 022 303  

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University of Southern Queensland experts are available for comment on the 2021-2022 Federal Budget.