Latest Budget News 2021

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Women’s safety, health issues get federal budget funding boost, but some say it’s not enough

ABC News Link

Author: Georgia Hitch

The Women’s Budget Statement promises $3.4 billion to address inequality. Women’s advocates see a ‘really significant missed opportunity’.

Women’s budget statement needs data, not just announceables: advocates

Community groups decry ‘shameful’ budget

Link to 7 News Article

Author: Marion Rae

Media Release Compilation

ERA’s Media Release on the Budget is available to read here.

See below for other Organisation’s media releases. If your Organisation would like your media release added, email us at

Organisation  Media Release Heading Link
Australian Council for International Development 2021-22 Development Budget: Facts and Figures Read Here
Australian Council for International Development COVID-19 Spikes Across Asia, Australian Aid Falls Read Here
Australian Council of Social Service Federal Budget: ACOSS preliminary analysis and briefing Read Here
Asylum Seeker Resource Centre  Budget 21 continues the Government’s detention cost blow out and exclusion of people seeking asylum, refugees and migrants in time of crisis Read Here
Consumers Health Forum of Australia  Budget’s modest response to aged care and mental health inquiries Read Here
Economic Justice Australia Federal budget cost savings hurt those most vulnerable Read Here
Harmony Alliance  Focus on migrant and refugee women’s safety is welcome, but changes to social security access are deeply concerning Read Here
National Council of Single Mothers & their Children High Expectations – Low Outcomes Financial fairness and financial safety were missing before the women’s budget and it is missing now. Read Here
People with Disability Australia  Media Release: #Budget2021 ‘Not A Budget For People With Disability’ Read Here

ACOSS Community Sector Post Budget Press Conference

Click on this to go directly to the post and watch the ACOSS Community Sector Post Budget Press Conference, featuring ERA Manager Helen Dalley-Fisher.

Speakers Include:

Australian Council of Social Service CEO Dr. Cassandra Goldie
People with Disability Australia President, Samantha Connor
National Council of Single Mothers and their Children CEO, Terese Edwards
Council on the Ageing ACT CEO, Ian Yates
Tomorrow Movement Tallulah Farrow
UnitingCare Australia National Director, Claerwen Little
Australian Unemployed Workers’ Union Communications Coordinator, Kristin O’Connell
Equality Rights Alliance Manager, Helen Dalley-Fisher
ACTCOSS – ACT Council of Social Service Inc. Head of Policy, Craig Wallace
Mental Health Community Coalition ACT CEO Bec Cody

ERA Media Release – Budget 2021-22

Is the Coalition solving their ‘woman problem’? The Federal budget tells the true story

Read Helen Dalley-Fisher discuss the Budget and the need for Gender Responsive Budgeting ahead of Tuesday.

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