Budget 09 betting ring: tip the deficit and win!

May 11, 2009

What will be the size of the Budget deficit forecast tomorrow night by Treasurer Wayne Swan?

Paul Kelly: a video preview of Budget 09

May 11, 2009

Why the Budget will be so politically challenging for the Rudd government.

Budgetmania on the Crikey website

Budgetmania on the Crikey website

May 11, 2009

Here are just some of the things on offer on the website to help you prepare for Budget night tomorrow.

Wilson Tuckey, 543, defends older MPs

May 11, 2009

We are urged by anonymous business leaders to replace older and more experienced MPs with those of a younger age. What rot, says Wilson Tuckey, federal member for O'Connor.

Budget to RBA: you complete me

Budget to RBA: you complete me

May 11, 2009 3

Today’s Reserve Bank forecasts complete the likely picture that will emerge on Budget night next Tuesday.

How will Wayne’s Budget be received?

May 9, 2009

Early in the GFC Labor had maximum political cover. But now the government has made choices about how to respond, including the size of stimulus packages, it carries a heavier political burden, writes Michelle Grattan.

Budget 09 leaks: a Crikey list

May 8, 2009 3

This year, with a GFC-affected Budget, leaks are being used to help people -- especially higher income earners -- adjust to the idea that it won't just be bonuses and handouts.

Australia takes worst of Vietnam to Afghanistan, WTF?

May 8, 2009 6

When did we decide to revive Phoenix, the most notorious US assassination program of the twentieth century?

The ALP’s budget fundraising bonanza

May 8, 2009 1

The Labor Party will again reap hundreds of thousands of dollars from business with its Budget Night dinner this year.

Kevin denies alleged hairdryer hissy-fit

May 8, 2009

Reports have emerged that Kevin Rudd, who got stuck into an RAAF flight attendant over the food on a flight, reportedly became agitated when Diggers couldn't locate a hairdryer for a photo op. The livid PM rejects the claim.