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2018 Federal Budget

Poll Bludger: has the budget helped the government's chances at re-election one bit?

Poll Bludger: has the budget helped the government's chances at re-election one bit?

While warring poll numbers cast doubt on voter's love for the Coalition, there are signs that Malcolm Turnbull may soon have a reason to await his preferred leader polls with hope rather than dread.

Half a billion extra on national security and the government won't tell us why

Half a billion extra on national security and the government won't tell us why

The government is treating us with contempt by racking up hundreds of millions of dollars of extra national security spending without debate or transparency.

Just how 'vindictive' was the government's ABC cut?

Just how 'vindictive' was the government's ABC cut?

The government singled out the ABC for particular punishment in this year's budget, while it has showered cash on its competitors.

'Ideological and vindictive': reactions to ABC budgets cuts

'Ideological and vindictive': reactions to ABC budgets cuts

ABC staff have responded to new $84 million cuts to the broadcaster's funding, which union officials are calling a highly politicised attack against an already besieged vital service.

If Australia were a startup, I wouldn't invest

If Australia were a startup, I wouldn't invest

Crikey readers react to the budget and suggest chucking Scott Morrison on an episode of Shark Tank.

Government still failing on wage growth

Government still failing on wage growth

The government's efforts to address wage stagnation will make little difference to ordinary workers while it waits for the much-predicted wages growth to finally arrive.

Scott Morrison, spending addict

Scott Morrison, spending addict

Scott Morrison began his time as Treasurer taming Tony Abbott's spending. Now he's undoing that good work with a budget splurge.

Crikey Worm: pour a craft beer out for the ABC

Crikey Worm: pour a craft beer out for the ABC

Good morning, early birds. The ABC, migrants, welfare recipients and the climate are big losers out of last night's federal budget. Plus, the "biggest scandal" in Australian horse racing history. It’s the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

ABC blindsided by cuts

ABC blindsided by cuts

As one of the Coalition's traditional enemies, the ABC has been come in for a drubbing in this budget.

Government pushes income tax cuts to the distant future

Government pushes income tax cuts to the distant future

The government has done a decent job of phasing in income tax cuts -- very, very slowly.