Friends With Money #97: Budget 2023 forecast

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With the 2023 Federal Budget drawing near, what are the economic pressures facing the country and what can we expect to see when the budget is handed down on May 9?

That's the topic of discussion in this episode of the Friends With Money podcast featuring host Tom Watson and HSBC's chief economist for Australia and New Zealand, Paul Bloxham.

  • What are the economic issues providing the backdrop to the budget?
  • Will there be any cost of living relief for households?
  • Can we expect any changes in the superannuation or tax space?
  • What else might we see in the budget?

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Tom Watson is a senior journalist at Money magazine, and one of the hosts of the Friends With Money podcast. He's previously worked as a journalist covering everything from property and consumer banking to financial technology. Tom has a Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) from the University of Technology, Sydney.

Paul Bloxham is HSBC's Chief Economist for Australia, New Zealand and Global Commodities and is a Managing Director. He is chief spokesperson for HSBC on forecasts and trends for the Australian and New Zealand economies and their interaction with global financial markets and international economies and a key spokesperson on HSBC's unique view on global commodity markets. Paul is also an Adjunct Professor at Curtin University. Prior to joining HSBC in 2010, he spent 12 years as an economist with the Reserve Bank of Australia. Paul holds a Master's degree in public financial policy from the London School of Economics and Bachelor of Commerce in economics with honours from Curtin University.