CSU commentators on Federal Budget

12 MAY 2009

CSU commentators will be available to comment on various aspects of the Budget, which has been flagged as the most difficult for any government since the Great Depression of the 1930s.

The 2009 Federal Budget to be presented on Tuesday evening, 12 May, has been flagged as the most difficult for any government since the Great Depression of the 1930s.
 
Expert commentators from Charles Sturt University (CSU) will be available from Wednesday morning, 13 May, to comment on various aspects of the Budget, particularly as they affect regional Australia. Commentators include:
  • CSU Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Goulter, who is attending the Budget ’lock-up’ in Canberra, will be able to comment on how the higher education sector, particularly CSU, is affected by the Budget;
  • Mr Tom Murphy, CEO of CSU’s Western Research Institute in Bathurst, on economic issues in the Budget, particularly as they affect regional economies;
  • Mr Neil Barber, lecturer with the CSU School of Humanities & Social Sciences in Wagga Wagga, on paid maternity leave and how it affects family stress; and
  • Professor Kevin Parton, senior lecturer and researcher in the Faculty of Business and Head of Campus at Orange, on the implications for climate change, agricultural production and food security.

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