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BUDGET 2020: A Tasmania Talks deep dive

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Treasurer Josh Frydenberg last night handed down the Federal Government’s 2020 Budget, which the Prime Minister has dubbed the most important since World War II.

This morning, Tasmania Talks takes a deep dive into what this year’s budget means for our state, covering everything from infrastructure to local business.

First up, Stephen Jones, Federal Shadow Assistant Treasurer and Shadow Minister for Financial Services, joins Aaron Stevens to discuss what he believes is missing from the budget, including support for older Australians.

Next, Robert Mallett, CEO of the Tasmanian Small Business Council, describes this year’s budget as ‘a budget for our time,’ commenting on how our local businesses will benefit from it.

Jacqui Lambie, Senator for Tasmania from the Jacqui Lambie Network, speaks with Aaron about her budget concerns surrounding veterans, apprenticeships, aged care, and more.

Economist Saul Eslake details what the significant deficit means for our nation.

Acting Tasmanian Premier and Treasurer Jeremy Rockliff welcomes the initiatives outlined in the budget, and discusses the impact they will have on our state.

Albert Van Zetten, Mayor of Launceston City Council, speaks about the infrastructure funding, and how local businesses are feeling about this year’s budget.

Then finally, Prime Minister Scott Morrison calls in to detail the budget, and share his confidence in finding a COVID-19 vaccine.

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