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2024 NSW Budget - NCOSS online learning session

June 3 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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2024 NSW Budget - NCOSS online learning session

The NSW Budget is the most important annual political, economic and social document in the state. It is the mechanism by which the NSW government appropriates or raises funds for statewide community services and programs.

Scrutinising and advocating for appropriate budgets are an important part of NCOSS' work.

Join us as Catherine McGovern (Partner, Evaluate Consulting) gives a primer as well as refresher on the NSW Budget process.

Monday 3 June 2024  - 10.30am-12.00pm 

(For enquiries please email


    • NSW Budget process
    • New government priorities
    • What’s in a Budget?
    • How to approach a Budget: PREPARING WELL
    • The Budget – source of information
    • Structure of the Budget papers
    • Reading Budget Papers
    • Pitfalls
    • How to check your information

Who should attend

NSW not-for-profit peak body/sector leaders and workers, and relevant stakeholders who work with and across the NSW social services sector.

  • Staff who would like an introduction or refresher to the NSW Budget and abovementioned topics.
  • Sector ‘experts’ who would like to contribute knowledge, questions and ‘tips’.

Catherine McGovern (learning facilitator)

Catherine is Partner and co-founder of Evaluate, an economics consultancy with offices in Sydney and Melbourne. Evaluate specialises in social policy, including healthcare, ageing, social justice and education.

Catherine brings a wealth of experience to this session's discussion, having worked in and with government for nearly 30 years- as a consultant, adviser and government relations specialist.

Catherine began her career in merchant banking before becoming a political adviser in the federal industry portfolio in the late 1990s. From there, she worked in senior executive roles in the health and pharmaceutical industry in both Australia and Europe.

Returning to Australia, Catherine joined Medibank in 2009, and worked as General Manager of Government and Public Affairs for nearly 3 years, before founding her own consultancy in 2012.

Catherine is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a past board member of Melbourne City Mission and Victoria Legal Aid, and a current board member of Marriott Support Services.


June 3
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Elyse Cain
02 9211 2599
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