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CAHA’s Federal Budget Analysis

CAHA’s Federal Budget Analysis

Our colleagues at CAHA have prepared their 2024/2025 Commonwealth Budget Analysis and will be hosting a members roundtable on 26 July 2024, online and in Naarm, Melbourne (further details will soon be available at CAHA).

CAHA Analysis Extract

CAHA welcomes the budget announced by the Albanese government on 14 May 2024. However, the pace and scale of action must be drastically increased to drive down climate impacts on health
and protect the wellbeing of current and future generations.

The Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA) developed its Pre-Budget Submission in collaboration with our members and allies, to provide guidance on how the 2024/25
Commonwealth Budget could better support climate and health outcomes. Our submission proposed three key recommendations:

  • Decarbonise Australia’s economy
  • Fund the implementation of Australia’s first National Health and Climate Strategy.
  • Fund civil society leadership and health

CAHA provided evidence around what could be achieved if a “health in all policies” approach was resourced in this budget. It is disappointing that this budget does not have funding to support the
implementation of the National Health and Climate Strategy. Also, while the budget contains measures that will have a positive impact on the Social Determinants of Health (SDoH), including budget support for housing and Medicare, it does not contain measures that directly address the climate impacts on health. Instead, the budget makes provisions for climate, and for health, in entirely separate tranches1 of funding.

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