Miranda Stewart and Peter Martin join Mark Kenny to fire up the barbecue for a sizzling post-budget Democracy Sausage special.

The budget may be back in black – albeit briefly – but with a $40 per fortnight JobSeeker increase falling far short of what many experts are calling for, are vulnerable Australians going to slip further into the red? 

In response to the growing spending pressures on the budget, will the government have a serious conversation about tax reform? And will that extend to altering – or even ditching – the controversial stage three tax cuts, despite supporting them in opposition? 

On this episode of Democracy Sausage, Professor Miranda Stewart and Peter Martin join Professor Mark Kenny to pore over the Albanese government’s second budget in office.

Miranda Stewart is a Professor of Law at the University of Melbourne Law School, where she is Director of the Tax Group, and a Fellow at the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute at the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy.

Peter Martin AM is a Visiting Fellow at the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy and the Business and Economy Editor of The Conversation.

Mark Kenny is a Professor at the ANU Australian Studies Institute. He came to the University after a high-profile journalistic career including six years as chief political correspondent and national affairs editor for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Canberra Times.

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This podcast is produced by The Australian National University.

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