The treasurer uses that old cliché 'cutting red tape' to justify his push to roll back Hayne banking royal commission reforms.
Has the government been too optimistic? A new forecast from the International Monetary Fund will give us some good insight.
If the treasurer’s economic plan turns out as forecast, we’ll be back to something like normal by 2024. But with the government holding our hands all the way.
The budget forecasts a huge temporary lift in payments (government spending) in the 2020-21 financial year, and those payments fade away fast.
Farmers, gas and mental health win out over aged care, most women and social housing.
The 2020 budget gets an A-minus for addressing the current problems, but a somewhat lower grade for setting up the post-pandemic years.
Some parts of the budget are less predictable than others. Crikey takes a look through some of the stranger items in the 2020 federal budget.
Is there a deeper, esoteric message in ABC economist Alan Kohler's choice of books — or is it a simple bit of set dressing? Either way, it's driving us nuts.
With the government eying off an early start to tax cuts, it has to be asked: will they actually do anything to bring the economy out of the gutter?