Play the budget game!

May 12, 2009

Can you do a better job than Wayne Swan at deciding the budget? Play the Instabudget game - choose your own deficit. Tax the rich as much as you want.

First Dog live-draws the Budget

First Dog live-draws the Budget

May 12, 2009 8

First Dog, from the Crikey kennel, live draws the Budget!

Behind the Budget with Wayne Swan

May 12, 2009

Treasurer Wayne Swan gets behind the wheel and tours the neighbourhood as he explains how different this year's Budget feels to last year's. Key quote: "Wayne Swan's been extraordinary".

Budget night’s cast of characters

May 12, 2009

Swanny puts all your favourite political characters in a video tribute. The Swanz. Godzillard. And Joe Hockey as a Baywatch spunk.

Video: it’s the Budget Countdown

Video: it’s the Budget Countdown

May 12, 2009

Crikey's Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane and John Quiggin make some predictions before going into the Budget lockdown.

Budget speculation still just that

May 12, 2009

Here's what we know for sure: at 7.30pm tonight Wayne Swan will deliver his budget speech.

Costello: I was the greater stimulator

May 12, 2009

And the people of this land will recall the name of the great god of surpluses who gave them these halcyon days: Peter Costello. As told through Walter Slurry.

ICAO audit reveals Australia’s third world skies

May 12, 2009

The deficiencies found in CASA air safety oversight by the ICAO audit are sufficient for the US Federal Aviation Administration to downgrade Australia’s rating under its International Aviation Safety Assessment program to Level 2, the same as Indonesia.

Peter Costello moves further into deficit

May 12, 2009 5

You have to wonder just how delusional -- seriously delusional -- Peter Costello now is.

Budget coverage can’t predict the future

May 12, 2009 5

Most of the Budget had already been leaked so is it even worth turning up?