Congratulations to Treasurer Scott Morrison and Finance Minister Mathias Cormann: they've handed in the best budget result 2012-13. Back then -- although they were no longer around to announce the final outcome -- Wayne Swan and Penny Wong got the deficit down to $18.8 billion. Yesterday, Morrison and Cormann announced the final result for 2016-17: a $33.2 billion deficit, which is a sizeable drop from the $37 billion originally forecast last year. Although, the result is relative, of course; in the government's first budget in 2014, it forecast that the 2016-17 deficit would be a mere $10 billion.