The ABC website has a handy special Budget summary page that will be updated as the announcements roll in:
Budget 2014: What we know and what to expect
What is likely to happen to education, health, sports and family tax breaks in the budget? Get the lowdown from the ABC’s team of reporters.
Meanwhile, First Dog On The Moon’s latest cartoon in the Guardian makes one wonder why this government didn’t consider cutting one particularly huge line item by stopping paying $400,000 per refugee detainee offshore (subjecting them to indignities and injustice all the while) when we could be paying only $20,000 per refugee onshore (paid directly into our very own local economy) if they were integrated into our local communities and developing productive local relationships instead? Let alone the switch and bait prestidigitation of sacking public servants only to hire “consultants” instead.
I have, naturally, added this post to HaT’s Abbott Watch series.
What news story/commentary/analysis has grabbed your attention lately?
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