State Budget Comparison - how does investment differ across the states and budgets?

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State Budget Comparison -
How does investment differ across the states and budgets?


Spending across all major investment areas has increased dramatically since the COVID-19 pandemic hit in early 2020, including health, education, and infrastructure.

State Budget Comparison - how does investment differ across the states and budgets?

The focus is on keeping people safe and healthy, providing strong educational infrastructure, and creating jobs. This indicates that these governments may be spending their way out of the pandemic.

State spending priorities are consistent with the federal focus on infrastructure and environmental investment, and building more capacity in the education and health sectors.

Overall, this spending is set to help Australia transition from a recovery footing to a focus on growth and futureproofing. 


We take a closer look at how this spending has differed across the 2019, 2020 and 2021 state budgets in Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia.

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