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Winners and losers of the 2019 budget

Winners and losers of the 2019 budget

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.

Dark matter, cessnas and spin bowlers – a stroll past the budget’s more unusual choices

Dark matter, cessnas and spin bowlers – a stroll past the budget’s more unusual choices

An underground physics laboratory to study dark matter in Stawell? You bet. Visa exemptions for spin bowlers? Absolutely!

Budget at a glance: key figures

Budget at a glance: key figures

A cheat sheet of all the headline stats for this year’s budget.

This is a budget short on narrative but long on tactical spending

This is a budget short on narrative but long on tactical spending

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.

The ABC shouldn’t be the enemy

The ABC shouldn’t be the enemy

Crikey readers respond to the government's cuts from the ABC and the endless citizenship drama over Section 44.

Crikey Worm: pour a craft beer out for the ABC

Crikey Worm: pour a craft beer out for the ABC

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.

Crime pays: how criminal networks are funding the budget

Crime pays: how criminal networks are funding the budget

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

The crafty political strategy behind ScoMo’s budget

The crafty political strategy behind ScoMo’s budget

In some areas, the government has spent big. But there are some noticeable omissions from the largesse: the government’s enemies.