In documents cleaned from a dusty drawer in Canberra, the tale of how John Howard survived his budget (and inspired many more) is up for re-examination.
This morning, Josh Frydenberg announced that he has halved the budget deficit, promising a surplus in the next financial year. Not everyone is convinced.
In a result that surprised many, the Coalition has delivered the smallest deficit in a decade, much faster than predicted.
Frank Rarely, Canberra’s most celebrated Fake News correspondent wonders if there’s any merit to the budget whatsoever.
The ABC has had its funding “frozen” in the budget. No matter though, it’s just a matter of tightening one’s belt. And making do with less. Well, nothing.
The budget may be short on shock and surprise, but don’t immediately assume that we slipped the noose. There’s something else going on.
Budget day. Smell it. Smells like…disappointment. Overnight, ScoMo announced the first cut, Melania Trump’s daily life was revealed and those who don’t like dessert got theirs.
The Medicare levy was the largest revenue measure in last year’s budget, but with it gone, what does it mean for tomorrow?
Typically, it came to light and passed without comment. However, the Federal Budget ignoring the needs of 12 million needs to be shouted from the rooftops.
Debt. We all have it. The question is, who in Canberra wants to drag us out of it? To seek an answer, we tasked a corresponded to lurk the murky corners of parliament.
Despite Mal putting everything into his budget, and the uber right weeks that preceded it, he’s still trailing Labor. Guess what happens now.
Val Venting, the leader in the campaign to secure holiday pay for pensioners, discusses the budget impact from her retirement village
Budget impersonations, schoolyard hijinks and tasteful semi-nudes. It’s been a fairly normal week in the rolling seas of #AusPol. Let us wheel out the participation ribbons.
Just like Uncle Darryl prying open the liquor cabinet at Chrimbo, we got into the silly juice and insulted everyone after the Coalition made its seasonal speech.
What a night. Our heads were swimming with the romance of possibilities, and some of us did some things we didn’t want to do. So, who got the most out of the budget?
Corporate tax cuts represent the Turnbull government’s most daring production, but will such an edgy play put bums in seats?
Yesterday, the news circled around two pieces of little consequence, while the actual news went unheralded. We avoided the recession, and that should be the issue. To the Libmobile!
Despite the news of the deficit, we’ve somehow kept our AAA rating. However, I contend that the finger the Coalition points in blame should be upon its own chest.
Criticism is part of the deal when it comes to leading a political party – or indeed a nation. But one Leftie thinks Trump and Turnbull may deserve some positive reinforcement as of late.
All the analysts we contacted were in bed by the time the budget was tabled, so we wrangled a bitchy millennial with an axe to grind. Soz.
Max Walden is pleased with Australia’s announced intake of Syrian refugees, but he wants to know what is in place for their arrival.
Daunting problems faced by Joe’s budget…presented by FridayMash.com