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 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.
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The 2018-19 budget is largely going to be funded by criminals. Criminals going straight, that is.