Federal

May 8, 2012

Behind the scenes: the lowdown from the lock-up

The budget lockup, it's more cliquey than a high school recess, writes Andrew Crook, who braved the officious security, pie eating journos and decrepit men's toilets to give you the lowdown of what happened behind the scenes.

Andrew Crook — Former <em>Crikey</em> Senior Journalist

Andrew Crook

Former Crikey Senior Journalist

By 1.20pm hundreds of hacks, like live cattle exports to the slaughter, were milling out the front of the annual budget farce as gaggles of jaundiced school kids (about to be plied with the Treasurer’s cash) and tourists from the sub-continent looked on in vague distraction.

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