2018 FEDERAL BUDGET

May 8, 2018

The crafty political strategy behind ScoMo’s budget

In some areas, the government has spent big. But there are some noticeable omissions from the largesse: the government’s enemies.

Bernard Keane — Politics editor

Bernard Keane

Politics editor

budget 2018

Can the government spend its way to an improbable victory at the next federal election? We’re about to find out.

A big lift in tax revenue has given it over $26 billion over forward estimates, plus another $7 billion extra this year, to play with.

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