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Great presentation by @IBPKenya to CSOs and citizens on how to analyze the Program Based Budget. KGBN members are attending and keen to contribute towards making budgets gender responsive. #budget2022 #Genderbudgeting
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#Budget2022. A missed opportunity to reduce child poverty. The major investment in healthcare services needed to go hand in hand with efforts to reduce poverty.

Poverty is a major determinant of child health. Investing in one without the other is ambulance at the bottom stuff
Child health is exquisitely sensitive to child poverty. We can’t achieve child health and well-being without tackling child poverty. /2
In terms of #Budget2022, if the government’s figures are taken at face value, one in ten children are in material hardship, and one in seven are in income poverty. Poverty rates for Māori and Pacific children are much higher, as well as for disabled children. /3
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🧵1. There is no #coalition as the NDP MPs are not in the Liberal cabinet., instead there is a supply and confidence agreement to provide stability and an environment to get important work done #supplyandconfidenceagreement
2. During a time when transitions from a pandemic financing to normalcy must take place Canadians will benefit from what the supply and confidence agreement provides. Federal #COVID19supports expired on May 7th. cbc.ca/news/politics/…
3. Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada's surging job growth and record-low unemployment rate is evidence that ongoing pandemic support will not be needed. Those applying for workers' benefits have 60 days to submit their claims, while businesses have 180 days.
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The recovery of unmarked burial sites at former residential schools is a reminder of the shameful legacy of residential schools and colonialism. A grey and navy graphic wit...
We must ensure continued support to communities as they respond to and heal from intergenerational trauma and the ongoing impacts of residential schools. The #GC is committed to undertaking this work in partnership with Indigenous peoples and communities.
To support the appointment of a Special Interlocutor who will work collaboratively with Indigenous peoples and make recommendations for changes to strengthen federal laws and practices to protect & preserve unmarked burial sites, #Budget2022 proposes $10.4 million over two years.
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I find it interesting that for someone who has worked on a few budgets, in fiscal policy at Finance Canada, and an economist, I got one media spot for #Budget2022. Just goes to show that Black women aren't called to talk about important matters like money in #cdnmedia or #cdnpoli
If #cdnmedia really wants to diversify then they need to rethink what "experts" look like. And #cdnmedia has determined that people who can speak on issues of finance and economics aren't Black women like myself. There is no representation there #Budget2022
I've even done budget lockup 2 or 3 times. Did @CBCNews @CTVNews or @globalnews reach out?
NOPE.
Apparently Black women can only talk about Black things and not about "serious" topics. That is the media bias some of us talk about and it's discriminatory
#CdnMediaFailed
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A government that puts refugees in camps

A government that makes protest illegal

A government that has a police force to lie for them

A government that starves children & vunerable people to death.

A government that controls the media

Not Nazi Germany
@Conservatives England
Thread of sourced evidence that the 2019 General Election was fixed.

A tale of 2 #COVID19
England:
-10 million adults/4.2 million children in poverty
-10 million "precariously employed"
-5.5 million paid below living wage
-4.7 on furlough
- 22,000 fewer NHS beds
-4.5 million waiting for treatment

1,000 Billionaires made
£2.7 TRILLION #Budget2022
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The focus on the costs of @cafreeland #Budget2022 copyright term extension has rightly focused on the lost generation of Canadian authors. As noted yesterday, no public domain for McLuhan, Laurence, Roy, etc. for an additional 20 years. 1/4
But the historical impact can’t be underestimated. Canadians will lose public domain access to the works and papers of some of Canada’s most notable leaders and figures of modern times: two former Prime Ministers in Diefenbaker and St. Laurent… 2/4
…Provincial leaders including Lévesque, Lesage, Robarts, Hatfield, Smallwood. Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Bora Laskin and a myriad of others who helped build a country. No public domain access for 20 extra years. 3/4
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Copyright term extension may have been buried in an annex in #Budget2022, but @cafreeland has been grappling with the issue since her election in 2015 from the TPP to USMCA to recent trade battles over electric vehicles. A thread… 1/7
In 2015, the Liberal government inherited the Trans Pacific Partnership, which included term extension. @cafreeland was International Trade Minister. Canada consulted and delayed deciding whether to move ahead with the agreement. 2/7 michaelgeist.ca/2016/06/democr…
In 2017, Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the TPP, which opened the door for Canada to suspend some provisions. At the top of the list? Copyright term extension, which was quickly out as a requirement to ratify the newly named CPTPP. 3/7 michaelgeist.ca/2017/11/rethin…
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Hard to think of a worse week in Canadian digital policy. First, Bill C-11 continues to chug along with the government relying on cartoons to misleadingly claim that the bill won’t touch user generated content (it clearly does). 1/6
Meanwhile, the Chair of the CRTC implausibly claims independence while actively supporting Bill C-11, legislation that would govern the Commission. The lack of public trust in the CRTC is well-earned with the Chair still facing charges of bias. 2/6
The government follows up with Bill C-18, which features massive government intervention into the market alongside mandated payments for links and “facilitating access” to news. CRTC to decide who qualifies and if licensing deals are ok. 3/6
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Canadian governments have long resisted copyright term extension for obvious reasons: real costs and few benefits. Canada caved in the USMCA and now @cafreeland buried implementation in #Budget2022. What can be done about this “tax on consumers”? 1/5 michaelgeist.ca/2022/04/budget… Image
The opposition to term extension is universal outside a handful of lobby groups. Australia, NZ have studied the costs and @pauljheald has conducted research that found it reduces publication and access. #Budget2022 2/5 papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cf…
Australian professor @rgibli studied the Canadian market on e-books and found a positive effect of public domain: more availability and a significant impact on consumer cost. With millions at stake this is a tax on consumers. #Budget2022 3/5 papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cf…
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"Nobody gets left behind."

The. Liberals. Left. Disability. Funding. Out. Of. The. Entire. Budget.

#CanadianDisabilityBenefit #DisabilityTwitter #Budget2022
I've said this a thousand times but I need to state it again after #Budget2022 was officially revealed.

The lack of the #CanadianDisabilityBenefit being on the budget not only breaks promises (Liberals promised to make the CDB, NDP promised to lift disabled folks from poverty) –
It shows that the coercive amendments to MAID in which the Liberals led the rushing through of are meant to be there. It shows that the government is willfully offering disabled people only two choices: forced poverty, or death.

It shows 🇨🇦 is attempting to thrive with eugenics.
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"Housing that is affordable for everyone" eh?

I'm Chrystia's constituent (Uni-Rosedale)

My income on ODSP is $1169 per month for *all costs*

The shelter portion is only *$497*

Can you help find me affordable housing for $497 per month?

#CanadianDisabilityBenefit #Budget2022
The #CanadianDisabilityBenefit was not in #Budget2022,

It was in the campaigns, the throne speech, the mandate letter – but not the budget.

Perpetual studies still to come stalling the creation of the benefit, that's where Canada is at.
Provinces have already dropped their responsibilities re: disability supports admittedly waiting on the CDB which the Liberals made a big deal out of.

Disabled folks in legislated poverty now have no chance to be lifted from poverty for the next year. Provincially or Federally.
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You’re going to hear a lot of things about #Budget2022, but here’s the bottom line: It’s a plan to grow our economy and make your life more affordable. It’s a plan that invests in people, in a strong economy, and in a clean future. Let me break that down:
We’re going to invest in housing. Over the next ten years, we’ll double the number of new homes built across the country. We’ll invest in rental housing, we’ll make the market fairer for Canadians, and we’ll help young people save for their first home. #Budget2022
We’re also going to invest in workers. We’ll make it easier for skilled immigrants to do the jobs they’re trained for, we’ll make it more affordable for skilled trades workers to move to where their jobs are, and we’ll invest in the skills that Canadian workers need. #Budget2022
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Voici ce que vous devez retenir au sujet du #Budget2022 : c’est un plan pour faire croître notre économie et rendre votre vie plus abordable. Dans le cadre de ce plan, on va investir dans les gens, dans une économie forte et dans un avenir propre. Je vous explique :
On va investir dans le logement. Dans les 10 prochaines années, on va doubler le nombre de logements construits au pays. On va investir dans les logements locatifs, rendre le marché plus équitable et aider les jeunes à économiser pour acheter leur première habitation. #Budget2022
On va aussi investir dans les travailleurs pour aider les immigrants qualifiés à occuper des emplois dans leur domaine et permettre aux travailleurs de métiers spécialisés de déménager près de leur lieu d’emploi. On va investir dans les compétences prisées au Canada. #Budget2022
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GDP growth forecast at 6%, the Finance Minister says, citing agriculture as one of the key drivers.

Curious. We’re smack in the middle of a nasty drought, so what underpins that expectation of agriculture being a key growth driver?

#Budget2022KE #BudgetKE #Budget2022
5.1 million jobs, cumulatively, created in formal & informal sectors, Finance CS says, since 2013.

What he’s not saying: bulk of those jobs have been created in the informal sector, where job security is scarce, earnings are often lower.

#Budget2022KE #BudgetKE #Budget2022
The 'jobs created' line here from the Finance CS is not really the flex the Executive reckons it is. Also, the pace of job creation in the formal sector has been in decline.

#Budget2022KE #BudgetKE #Budget2022
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Will the Finance CS be driven in the VW Passat? 😁😁 #Budget2022
It's a Prado Parliament. 😌😌 #Budget2022
It's the VW Passat!! Who could have thought?! 😂😂😂😂😂😂 #Budget2022
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With an election looming it’s little wonder that the Morrison Government has tried to use the Budget to improve its standing with Australian women, who have been abandoning the Liberals in droves. But this ain’t it. #Budget2022 #auspol 🧵1/15
While some announcements are a step in the right direction, the budget is largely a grab bag of bare-minimum measures that fall well short of what we know is needed to make women safe and ensure their economic security. #Budget2022 #auspol 2/15
Funding to address gendered violence is well short of what women’s orgs say is needed. The Greens have committed to the sector’s call for $1 bn pa for frontline DV services, because it's unconscionable to underfund services which stop women being killed. #Budget2022 #auspol 3/15
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The ABC's 'winners and loses' of #Budget2022 is a perfect illustration of how journalism *still* considers climate change to be a niche side-issue rather than a change that directly affects literally everything

abc.net.au/news/2022-03-2…
All of these are losers if the planet heats as much as the Australian government is desperately hoping it does.
The idea that motorists "win" from a temporary, miniscule cut to fuel tax is so narrow-minded.

The reality is that a failure to establish a national, urgent effort to ditch fossil transport is a huge, huge loss. a card saying 'motorists'
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Even an aggressive subsidy scheme for EVs filters through to private vehicle stock relatively slowly, and certainly to the most vulnerable too late.

A true emergency response to decarbonise transport involves ambitious policies for public and active transport, too #Budget2022
You *should* of course be investing heavily and aggressively in decarbonising private road transport. But if you want to ease the pain of crippling fossil fuel prices ASAP, you need a wider spread of policies.

Also, Norway's stat board just updated their data!
Boiling it down to the stat that really matters: total emissions from road traffic in Norway. Diesel's hard to get falling fast, but wow, petrol's absolutely on the decline. No 2021 data until Nov 2022, unforch
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This is a budget of bribes that funds coal and gas and makes housing more expensive.

It’s a sham. Luckily, this is the last Liberal Budget we’re going to have to put up with.

Cutting through Frydenberg’s Budget night BS in this thread 👇

#budget2022 #ausvotes2022
He starts off with lip service about the climate floods – fuelled by coal and gas that Liberal and Labor want to increase.
This budget gives over $37.6 billion dollars in fossil fuel subsidies.
The Liberals say Australians are ‘resilient’.

We have to be.

We’ve put up with almost 10 years of your bullshit.
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START OF BUDGET NIGHT THREAD. I’m not sure how much I’ll dig into this stuff tonight, but I will at least download good ol’ Budget Paper No. 2 and see what leaps out at me. I may also link to some analysis that speaks to my interests. Like the voices in my head. #Budget2022
Pro Tip: You don’t have to listen to Josh Frydenberg drone his way through the speech. You can just grab the text once all the papers go live at budget.gov.au at 1930 AEDT. Or skip the speech entirely and go straight to the documents. #Budget2022
And here we go. There’s the bullet points on the front page. budget.gov.au #Budget2022
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Ok I'm starting a grim 🧵 of gross stats & facts to have on hand for #Budget2022

In December 2019, 76.5% of people on Newstart (557,395) had relied on income support for more than a year. This has gone up by 41%!!! It's now 786,139 people (83.84% of all people on JobSeeker).
The unemployment rate hasn't been this low since before the global financial crisis in 2008 when it was also 4%.

BUT the proportion of working age people who rely on an unemployment payment has nearly doubled – from 3.3% in mid-2008 compared to about 5.9% today. #Budget2022
For each entry level job advertised in February 2022 there are about 23 people who've been on an unemployment payment for more than 12 months.

Don't forget: you're also competing with applicants who aren't on a payment or are short-term unemployed. #Budget2022
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Today we will see if @ausgov will factor eye health into #Budget2022

@OptometryAus is asking for a small investment of $22M

But is $22M actually 'small?

Lets take a look 👀
Almost half this ($9M) was spent on the COVIDsafe app which has only identified 17 new close contacts

abc.net.au/news/2021-09-3…
2.5x this ($59M) has been spent on advertising including $3.7M on the failed "milkshake" consent ad

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What do economists want to see in #Budget2022?

We need investment in the economy's "real" productive capacity.

That means R&D, investment in the health & care workforce, housing, digital connectivity, dismantling barriers to women's economic inclusion

#ausecon #auspol
… This requires a #Budget2022 with long-term vision and policy innovation, not just short-term cost relief.

Current inflationary pressures mean that splashing cash could actually make things worse, unless we also focus on the "supply side" of the economy.
The Budget is also a statement of a country's values and priorities

Expect a sizeable increase in defence spending to "keep Australians safe"

Meanwhile Australian women continue to be murdered by a current or former partner at a rate of one woman per week (Source: @OurWatchAus)
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