Infographic: the size of Australia’s government

How does Australia spends its money, and how does this compares to other OECD countries?

Charis Palmer, The Conversation and Emil Jeyaratnam, The Conversation explain that…

It’s federal budget time and the government has consistently spoken of the need for Australia to “live within its means”, but what does this really mean?

These eight charts show where Australia’s federal government spends money, and how this compares to other OECD countries.

CC BY-SAThe Conversation

Charis Palmer, Deputy Business Editor, The Conversation and Emil Jeyaratnam, Multimedia Editor, The Conversation This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

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