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Topic: 2016 federal budget
At long last, a treasurer gets a win on revenue. And it’s Scott Morrison.

At long last, a treasurer gets a win on revenue. And it’s Scott Morrison.

After nearly a decade of overstated revenue, finally a Treasurer gets to reveal a better-than-expected budget outcome, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

All the ways Scott Morrison has failed Australia in his first 500 days

All the ways Scott Morrison has failed Australia in his first 500 days

It's Scott Morrison's 500th day as Australian Treasurer today. Economics reporter Alan Austin has a look at how he's done so far.

Big spending is the new normal

Big spending is the new normal

Better get used to the reality that total government expenses will stay at or above 26% of GDP, writes former APS senior executive Greg Feeney.

<em>Crikey</em> campaign scorecard: budget and Brexit problems for Labor

Crikey campaign scorecard: budget and Brexit problems for Labor

Brexit and budget numbers are playing well for the Coalition as we enter the home straight.

We need to talk about China

We need to talk about China

Whoever wins on July 2 will have to start having grown-up conversations with Australians about China.

The feral pest that is eating the govt out of house and home

The feral pest that is eating the govt out of house and home

Getting rid of dividend imputation would save the budget $20 billion, writes retired economist Rex Bevan.

Who really opposes the superannuation changes? Not Liberals.

Who really opposes the superannuation changes? Not Liberals.

New polling shows that, far from being up in arms about the government's superannuation tax changes, Liberal voters are their biggest supporters.

Morrison’s deficit blow-out: doubled, trebled or quadrupled?

Morrison’s deficit blow-out: doubled, trebled or quadrupled?

One of the major parties does indeed, in the words of Scott Morrison, have an "absolutely howling shocker" of a record on managing the deficit. But it ain't Labor, writes econometrics writer Alan Austin.

Budget signals the ‘beginning of the end’ of community radio

Budget signals the ‘beginning of the end’ of community radio

A tiny line item in the 2016 budget -- $1.4m gone from community radio -- could devastate the sector, writes freelance journalist Denham Sadler.

Pre-election outlook confirms budget numbers

Pre-election outlook confirms budget numbers

The 2016 Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Outlook has been released, and there are no surprise updates from the budget a fortnight ago.