Budget 2019

The Government’s annual budget provides an important opportunity to shape the state’s spending priorities every year and we campaign with partner organisations in the community, voluntary and charitable sector for government to prioritise spending on social services, the alleviation of poverty and social infrastructure over tax cutting.

In recent years, we have organised an annual pre-budget press-briefing on the sector and its developmental issues and what’s required in the national budget for the sector’s work to be adequately funded. We had a notable success in 2017 when our call for a VAT compensation scheme for charities was implemented by Government in Budget 2018.

We set out our priorities for Budget 2019 in a detailed submission to the Department of Finance. 

Download our 2019 Pre-Budget Submission