Budget Review 2020–21

Research Branch
October 2020

The Library will publish a range of information to support consideration of the Budget. This year will feature papers on the macroeconomic and fiscal outlook and individual briefs on portfolios and select budget measures.

Materials will be published progressively on this page. Follow the Parliamentary Library on Twitter to be alerted to briefs as they are published.

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
Manufacturing industry support
Personal Income Tax Amendments

Education

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

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

Law, justice and immigration

Federal courts and COVID-19
Immigration
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

Publications

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.

Videos

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

2019–20
2018–19
2017–18
2016–17
2015–16
2014–15