Participatory budgeting

Budget Forum 2018: A Missed Opportunity for Enhancing Australia’s Budget Transparency on Distributional Information

The Budget 2018-19 has failed again to include more distributional information, which would provide clarity on what the impacts are for different individuals and households.… Read More ›

Budget Forum 2018: Should Australia Produce a Citizen’s Climate Budget?

It is increasingly recognized that ecological forces and climatic processes have had, and will continue to have, a significant impact on societies and their economies.… Read More ›

Open Budget Survey 2017 Part 1: How Transparent is the Australian Budget?

This two-part series about the Open Budget Index (OBI) presents budget transparency results for Australia in this global budget survey initiative. Part 1 explains what… Read More ›

Participatory Budgeting: The Next ‘Big Thing’ in Australian Local Government?

Australian governments of all levels are increasingly familiar with two trends in public budgeting. Firstly, the pressure to deliver ‘more with less’ in public budgets;… Read More ›