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Struggling to separate your Future Funds from your forward estimates? AAP/Joel Carrett

A field guide to the 2015 Federal Budget

If you've ever felt bamboozled by the reams of information released in the federal budget, this simple how-to guide should help.

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Prisons in Australia

Rising imprisonment rates are the result of political responses to media and public agitation for tougher sentences. AAP/David Crosling

The evidence is in: you can’t link imprisonment to crime rates

Some claim rising crime rates justify jailing more people, others that such policies cut crime. Evidence from around the world shows those claims are wrong and that we should be looking at inequality.

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