NENA’s 2022 Federal Budget Rundown – with Richard Denniss

Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (AEST, Brisbane time)
Location: Online (Zoom)
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Richard Denniss joins NENA to break down Australia's 2022 Federal Budget, explaining how our collective financial resources have been allocated and what it means for the well-being of our society.

The Federal Budget is Australia's largest annual allocation of our collective financial resources. All of our individual and company taxes are collected and used in the Federal Budget process - so it's important that we understand how these financial resources are allocated and what it means for the well-being of our society.

Our guest speaker, Dr Richard Denniss, will provide an analysis of the 2022 Federal Budget and shed light on how the Federal Government plans to spend our collective resources in the coming year. There will be ample time for questions and discussion. The webinar will be hosted by NENA's Co-Founder and Director, Dr Michelle Maloney.


Richard Denniss is the Chief Economist and former Executive Director of The Australia Institute. He is a prominent Australian economist, author and public policy commentator, and a former Associate Professor in the Crawford School of Public Policy, at the Australian National University. Denniss has been described by Mark Kenny in the Sydney Morning Herald, as "a constant thorn in the side of politicians on both sides due to his habit of skewering dodgy economic justifications for policy". In October 2018, the Australian Financial Review listed Denniss as one of the top ten most influential people in Australia, via their 'Covert Power' list. Denniss is the co-author (with Clive Hamilton) of best-selling book Affluenza: When Too Much is Never Enough, and An introduction to Australian Public Policy (with Sarah Maddison). He co-authored 'Minority policy: rethinking governance when parliament matters' with Brenton Prosser, a book that examines the operations of minority government and implications for public policy in Westminster systems. In 2016, his book Econobabble was published by Black Inc and Redback. Most recently, Denniss has published Curing Affluenza, a followup to his book with Clive Hamilton, and is the author of the June 2018 Quarterly Essay, Dead Right: How Neoliberalism Ate Itself and What Comes Next. Denniss is a regular contributor to The Monthly, and Quarterly Essay, as well as producing columns in the Canberra Times and The Australian Financial Review.


NENA is a network of organisations and individuals working to create an ecologically healthy and socially just society by transforming Australia’s economic system. NENA works by providing a platform for knowledge sharing, peer to peer support, cross-pollination of ideas and collaboration.