Economy

May 13, 2014

Budget 2014-15: the key questions to ask Joe Hockey today

The key questions to ask about tonight's federal budget focus on who will pay, how fair it will be and what it will do to economic growth. Crikey asks the tough questions.

Bernard Keane — Politics editor

Bernard Keane

Politics editor

“This’ll be an easy budget to criticise,” Treasurer Joe Hockey told journalists after the ritual budget morning walk up to the ministerial doors clutching a folder. Labor’s reaction would depend on whether it was thinking about “self-interest or the national interest”, he said.

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3 thoughts on “Budget 2014-15: the key questions to ask Joe Hockey today

  1. ianjohnno

    Bernard
    Your last sentence has got The Seekers song “On The Other Side” going in my head, and a lot of the lyrics are apposite.

  2. Sharkie

    In terms of increased infrastructure spending I’m tipping most of it will go to roads, freeways, and more roads. It’s like Abbott and Sloppy Joe are stuck in some mindless 1960s Los Angeles time warp. While the rest of the world is desperately spending money on infrastructure that will transport data quickly, our mob are getting out the hard hats and shovels. How utterly backward.

  3. klewso

    Nice touch, sitting all those women and Julie Bishop behind him while he delivered it.

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