Budget Review 2021–22

Research Branch
May 2021

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

Revenue and expenditure summary
Historical Australian Government Data (longer term historical data and charts) [excel]
Fiscal Overview
Macroeconomic Overview

Policy and budget measure briefs  

Economics, finance and infrastructure

Brisbane Olympic Games 2032
Commonwealth debt
Extension of the Low and Middle Income Tax Offset (LMITO)
Industry support
Infrastructure Portfolio 
Patent box tax regime

Education, media, arts and sport

Child Care Subsidy changes
Higher Education
Media arts and sport
Schools and youth
Skills Training
Universal access to preschool

Environment, science and energy

Emissions reduction and hydrogen
Environment
Science and Research

Foreign affairs, defence and security

Defence
2021–22 foreign aid budget
Veterans' Affairs

Health, ageing and disability

Aged care: access, and care and support in the home
Aged care: quality and governance
Aged care: residential aged care and workforce
COVID-19 health response

Health overview
Mental health and suicide prevention
National Disability Insurance Scheme funding

Indigenous affairs

Indigenous affairs: education, employment and community safety
Indigenous affairs: health, culture, land and housing

Law, justice and immigration

Immigration
Legal aid and legal assistance services

Public sector

Parliament, and scrutiny and accountability agencies
Public sector staffing and resourcing

Social services and welfare

Cashless Debit Card and Income Management
Employment Services Measures
Social security
Women’s safety and economic security

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

2020–21
2019–20
2018–19
2017–18
2016–17
2015–16
2014–15