2011 federal budget live blog

Wayne Swan aka The Axeman has cometh, but how deep will his cuts be?

The Axeman will deliver the much-anticipated first budget of the Gillard government, with a focus on returning the budget to surplus by 2012-13.

For the latest developments join Crikey’s federal budget live blog featuring Bernard Keane and Nicholas Gruen post lock-up, Australia’s hairiest political analyst (Mr First Dog on the Moon) live from the Treasurer’s budget address, the rest of the Crikey gang and bonus coverage from Charles Richardson in Sweden.