Budget Review 2020–21

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Research Branch
October 2020 

Budget overview

Australian Government expenditure
Australian Government revenue
Fiscal overview
Macroeconomic overview
Historical Australian Government Data (longer term historical data and charts) [excel]

Policy and budget measure briefs

Economics, finance and infrastructure

Infrastructure portfolio
JobMaker—Insolvency law changes
JobMaker Plan—research and development tax incentive 
Manufacturing industry support
Personal Income Tax Amendments


Higher education research and teaching
School and early childhood education
Vocational education and training

Environment, science and energy

Environmental approvals
Murray-Darling Basin
Science and research
Waste management and recycling

Foreign affairs, defence and security

Australia's foreign aid budget 2020–21
Cyber Security Strategy
Defence on track
Veterans’ affairs

Health, ageing and disability

Aged care
Mental health
Public health response to COVID-19

Indigenous affairs

Indigenous affairs

Law, justice and immigration

Federal courts and COVID-19
Legal aid and legal assistance services

Media and the arts

Media, arts, sport and recreation

Public sector

Deregulation agenda
Public sector staffing and resourcing

Social services and welfare

Employment services measures
Social security and welfare

Background information


Budget concept briefs

See also the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) Online budget glossary, which explains key terms related to the Commonwealth Government budget in a non-technical way.


Navigating the Budget Papers (Parliamentary network access only)

These short training videos are a Guide to navigating the individual Budget papers. They are designed to highlight key information in the Budget Papers and explain where to find the information and how to interpret it.

Links to previous years’ Library Budget Reviews