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Labor is right to talk about well-being, but it depends on where you live

  • Written by Ida Kubiszewski, Associate professor, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University
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Labor’s treasury spokesman, Jim Chalmers, wants to follow New Zealand’s example and introduce a “wellbeing budget” alongside the traditional budget that stresses economic growth, when Labor is next in office.

New Zealand’s budget, introduced last year, targets mental health, child welfare, indigenous...

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