A few things: Tuesday is budget day. We know. Crikey subscribers (sign up now!) will be getting a special fresh-from-the-lockup email edition just as Wayne Swan gets to his feet in the House on Tuesday night. Read Bernard Keane and Stephen Mayne hot off the presses, then catch up with Bernard’s live budget-night blog, a reader’s Budget forum and any manner of website trickery on our budget home page. Visit here. We’ll be publishing as normal at Wednesday lunchtime with a feast of well-considered, meaningful commentary, but watch for updates on the website from breakfast on.

And while we’re talking about special features, don’t miss the daily Canberra Calling podcast, as Keane and Crikey editor Jonathan Green (that’s me) chew over the day’s events from the national capital every afternoon of the working week. Subscribe to the podcast feed (it’s free) or just listen to a download and have a little food for thought for your evening commute. Check it out here.

And last, but hardly least, every Friday we’ll be bringing you the inspired Puppetry Of The Polemic that is First Dog on the Moon’s weekly News Review. Unmissable viewing. Watch this week’s edition here.