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Take these broken wings...

Parliament has risen but the business of government continues. On Monday the auditor general's office released its 2018-19 report, including the fun news that our major defence projects budget has blown out by $1.2 billion over 12 months.

And if that sounds bad, keep in mind it brings that particular budget line to a total overrun of $24.4 billion more than was originally signed off on, currently running a combined total of 57 years behind schedule.

Just to be clear, that’s about nine years per project. We’re not actually waiting on 1960s military technology.