Opinion

Federal budget 2021: What will Treasurer Josh Frydenberg deliver?

Ebony Bennett
By Ebony Bennett
Updated May 1 2021 - 3:11am, first published April 30 2021 - 6:00pm
More money for the boys? What will Josh Frydenberg deliver in this year's federal budget? Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Last year, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg delivered what was described as a "Bloke's Budget", that targeted stimulus spending in male-heavy industries, while neglecting investment in industries that support women's employment-including healthcare, education and social services - even though women bore the brunt of last year's recession. But the fact is every budget is biased towards men in all sorts of ways. We just don't like to talk about it.

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Ebony Bennett

Ebony Bennett

Canberra Times columnist

Ebony Bennett is deputy director for The Australia Institute and a former Greens media advisor and a regular columnist for The Canberra Times.

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