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In an open letter to the Treasurer, economics reporter <b>Alan Austin</b> shows how Scott Morrison can announce a surplus in today’s federal budget and start paying back the bad debt he has been stacking on.

Dear Scott, you blew it

In an open letter to the Treasurer, economics reporter Alan Austin shows how Scott Morrison can announce a surplus in today’s federal budget and start paying back the bad debt he has been stacking on.

What will Joe Hockey's legacy be?

Rundle: an all-too average Joe

What will Joe Hockey's legacy be?

Joe Hockey's brief treasurership was marked by big spending and higher taxation, <b>Bernard Keane</b> and <b>Glenn Dyer</b> write.

Bye, big spender: a farewell to Joe

Joe Hockey's brief treasurership was marked by big spending and higher taxation, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

As the Abbott government prepares to deliver its 2015-16 budget, freelance journalist <b>Andrei Ghoukassian</b> takes a look at last year's effort and discovers not much has actually passed.

Half of Hockey’s 2014 budget DOA as he gears up for round two

As the Abbott government prepares to deliver its 2015-16 budget, freelance journalist Andrei Ghoukassian takes a look at last year's effort and discovers not much has actually passed.

Fairfax journalist Colleen Ryan has suggested <em>7.30</em> host Sarah Ferguson was 'disrespectful' to Joe Hockey on budget night last year. But press gallery veterans say it was a great question.

Press gallery veterans back Ferguson’s ‘blood on your hands’ moment

Fairfax journalist Colleen Ryan has suggested 7.30 host Sarah Ferguson was 'disrespectful' to Joe Hockey on budget night last year. But press gallery veterans say it was a great question.

There's a gap between rational policy and what we get in a democracy. And this year the gap grew so wide we all fell in.

Keane’s year in review: the gap between reason and democracy, and how we fell in

There's a gap between rational policy and what we get in a democracy. And this year the gap grew so wide we all fell in.

With almost 93% of Australians identifying as middle class, we need to start talking about the c-word.

So, you think you’re middle class …

With almost 93% of Australians identifying as middle class, we need to start talking about the c-word.

Voters are increasingly opposed to key budget initiatives but the government's primary vote is staying in touch with Labor's, today's Essential Report shows.

Essential: voters harden their hearts on the budget

Voters are increasingly opposed to key budget initiatives but the government's primary vote is staying in touch with Labor's, today's Essential Report shows.

The RBA's annual report reveals a big dividend for Joe Hockey -- and he badly needs it, <b>Bernard Keane</b> and <b>Glenn Dyer</b> write.

The RBA gives Joe his first repayment — and he desperately needs it

The RBA's annual report reveals a big dividend for Joe Hockey -- and he badly needs it, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

<em>Crikey</em> readers share their thoughts on the budget, News Corp and other issues of the day.

The federal budget is a dodgy product, poorly sold

Crikey readers share their thoughts on the budget, News Corp and other issues of the day.

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