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Budget shift on the cards?

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Budget shift on the cards?

With Treasurer Jim Chalmers scheduled to deliver the Federal Budget on May 14, University of Southern Queensland experts are available to provide budget insights and analysis on a number of related issues.

Media are welcome to contact the experts below directly. If you require any other assistance, email or call 0467 242 435.

Professor Fabrizio Carmignani is UniSQ's leading budget analyst and economist who can comment on any aspect of the budget and its economic impacts. He can be reached at

"In recent weeks, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has shifted his attention towards the long-term economic future of Australia," Professor Carmignani said.

"Mr Albanese has announced an ambitious plan, with some interesting yet controversial references to the active role of government in boosting productivity and prosperity.

"The challenge is to translate this 'vision' into action, which in turn would require a much less orthodox budget than what we have seen in recent years, and we expect to see this year.

"Will the government shift gear with this budget?"

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