Jobs, health and climate: what Australians want the budget to pay for

With the economy in a Covid crisis, we ask people across states, sectors and stages of life where their priorities now lie

Australians are hoping to see extended financial support for workers in industries crippled by Covid-19 restrictions, as well as policies to make renewable energy cheaper and more accessible.

While the government has indicated job creation will be at the centre of Tuesday’s federal budget, Guardian Australia spoke to Australians across several states, sectors and stages of life about where they want the government to spend money.

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