The budget deficit we had to have
COVID-19 killed off any prospect of a budget surplus in the foreseeable future, but good fiscal management should see us ride out its economic impacts.
All sorts of sweeteners
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and PM Scott Morrison pack the 2019 Federal Budget full of goodies as they push towards an election.
Ripping the heart out of research
With a budget surplus in sight, it makes no sense to cut funding from Australia's research capacity.
Can the budget revive the Coalition?
This time the pressure is particularly intense, given that the Turnbull government has trailed Labor in the past 31 Newspolls.
Treasurer shows us the money
Scott Morrison's 2018 federal budget is aimed at winning back middle Australia, with 10 million workers set to receive tax refunds worth up to $530.