ANU EXPERTS: Mid-year budget update

Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison has unveiled the mid-year budget update   showing Australia on track to return to surplus budgets by the end of the 2020-21 financial year.

The Australian National University (ANU) has experts available to speak about the budget update and its implications for Australia.

They can be contacted directly, or through the media hotline on 02 6125 7979.

Professor John Hewson
Chair, Tax and Transfer Policy Institute
ANU Crawford School of Public Policy
T: 0412 261 463
Expertise: Australian politics, economics

Professor John Wanna
ANU Research School of Social Sciences
T: 02 6125 2134
M: 0410 966 719
Expertise: Federal and state politics, public finance, public service, public sector workforce
Note: Available after 1pm

Professor Bruce Chapman
ANU Crawford School of Public Policy
T: 02 6125 4050
M: 0424 589 728
Expertise: Higher education funding

For media assistance, contact Aaron Walker from the ANU Media Team on 02 6125 7979, 0418 307 213 or at

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