Reactions to last night’s federal budget are pouring in across rural and regional Australia.
In the happy camp, there are companies.
In NSW Hunter Valley, Business Hunter CEO Bob Hawes said the budget would bring a range of economic and social benefits to the region, while Hunter CEO Alice Thompson’s committee praised the unemployment, training and mental health initiatives.
But Shortland MP Pat Conroy described the budget as a “mishmash of announcements” that lacked a cohesive plan to rebuild Australia.
There were happy faces further south in New South Wales’ Illawarra as the region hosted an infrastructure expenditure which included $ 740 million for transformation road projects in the region.
In New South Wales, Riverina and Wagga Wagga were also happy with the money for the region’s roads. If you are a Daily Advertiser subscriber, you can find out more here.
But not everyone was happy with the budget, as National Students Union President Zoe Ranganathan said stranded for women.
And if you’ve heard enough budget 2021 news, below are eight great non-budget stories to read.
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