The New Zealand Government boosts spending on social benefits, health and infrastructure while forecasting that net debt will hit 43.6 per cent of GDP by 2025, around double the level before the COVID-19 crisis.
Now that the big headline programs have been announced and dissected, there’s an opportunity to look at some of the lesser known items in this year’s Federal Budget.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has delivered a free spending budget designed to drive employment growth, while also allocating increased funding to social programs such as disability services, aged care and mental health, as well as women’s economic security.
Paul Viney FCPA uses his commitment to whole-of-business insights in building best-practice operations at Elphinstone Group.
Kris Fothergill FCPA and his family planned to take their work remote - literally - before enforced remote working began, and have not looked back since.
The career path taken by Kyle Pham CPA has been neither planned, nor straightforward, but keeping an open mind has brought him success and fulfillment in his professional life.
The gradual evolution of maternity leave to parental leave signals progress, but much has yet to be achieved in ensuring the policies and the return to work experience are equal for men and women.
The prolonged social distancing and distribution woes associated with 2020 encouraged consumers to discover and support smaller local businesses. Could greater demand for niche products drive a post pandemic boom in smaller-scale local manufacturing?
Elizabeth Stratford FCPA explains the importance of roles that resonate on a personal level and where it is possible to add value.
What Fadi Mawal CPA thought was just an interim employment plan turned out to be the start of an immensely rewarding career path.