Good morning, early birds. The ALP is set to release its federal budget costings with a record-breaking surplus projected for 2022, and the east coast high-speed rail corridor receives its first significant commitment. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.
Governments staring down the barrel of an election tend to write budgets that try to be all things to all people. This one is no exception.
An underground physics laboratory to study dark matter in Stawell? You bet. Visa exemptions for spin bowlers? Absolutely!
The government is making a tactical gamble.
The government has adopted a firefighter approach to its political troubles, aiming a hose of money at at-risk seats or areas where Labor is threatening it.
Crikey readers respond to the government's cuts from the ABC and the endless citizenship drama over Section 44.
Good morning, early birds. The ABC, migrants, welfare recipients and the climate are big losers out of last night's federal budget. Plus, the "biggest scandal" in Australian horse racing history. It’s the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.