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Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his government have been encouraged by the budget’s initial reception. AAP/Sam Mooy

Election this year? It seems unlikely

A soft budget - if you overlook the nasty bits still there from last year – with more giveaways than takeaways inevitably fanned talk of a possible double dissolution this year.
The government has sent a clear message that it does not trust the Australia Council to do its bidding. hobvias sudoneighm

A budget to rebuild trust – but not trust in the Australia Council

With this budget, this government has sent a clear message that it does not trust the Australia Council to do its bidding – and that it will now pursue its own funding agenda for the arts.
Remembering the dozens of Australians’ lives already cut short this year because of domestic and family violence. L.C. Nøttaasen/Flickr

Budget brief: where is the new help for domestic violence?

A national domestic violence crisis hotline is still under-funded and unable to keep up with demand, after the 2015 federal budget delivered only a few short-term measures on domestic violence.
Tony Abbott and Greg Hunt at last year’s Green Army launch. Funding for the initiative has been slimmed down but is still more than A$700 million. AAP Image/Britta Campion

Federal Budget 2015 – environment experts react

The Federal Budget 2015 makes little mention of emissions reductions or renewable energy, but does feature funding boosts for drought assistance and the Great Barrier Reef. What else is in?
Commission of Audit chair Tony Shepherd may well be asking: “What happened?” Lukas Coch/AAP

INFOGRAPHIC: Lessons in budget politics

The Commission of Audit set the high water mark for reform designed to protect Australia against an economic downturn. One year on, little of it has made it into policy.
In his first budget and in opposition, Joe Hockey’s single-minded focus was on cutting the budget debt and deficits. For his second budget he’s telling a different story. AAP/Paul Miller

Debt disaster is so last year – now Hockey’s giving a helping hand

Joe Hockey's first budget was a declaration of ideological belief. The second is about political survival and depends on breathing life back into the economy -- the ideological urgency can wait.
Treasurer Joe Hockey has announced new rules allowing the Tax Commissioner will have the power to to recover unpaid taxes and issue a fine of an extra 100% of unpaid taxes, plus interest. AAP Image/Lukas Coch

Not all corporate tax avoiders will be snared by new rules

Only certain multinationals will be targeted under new corporate tax avoidance rules announced by Treasurer Joe Hockey.
For every $1000 of assets the pension will be reduced by $3 a fortnight, under changes proposed in the federal budget. AAP Image/Alan Porritt

Missed opportunities on coherent pension policy reform

The government has dropped plans to index age pensions to CPI and opted instead to tighten income and assets test. These are welcome changes but more needs to be done.
There were no nasty surprises for the arts in the 2015 Budget – but plenty of worrisome rhetoric. Mick Tsikas/AAP

There’s money for the arts in the budget – but with strings attached

There were no truly nasty surprises in last night's Budget for the arts – but clear discomfort was expressed with the "arms-length" approach that hitherto has guided the allocation of arts funding.
Facilities funded under NCRIS, such as the Murchison Widefield Array, will continue to be supported under this budget. Natasha Hurley-Walker/Wikimedia

Budget brief: how does science and research funding fare?

The National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy and Future Fellowships schemes have won a reprieve in this year's budget.
Joe Hockey is betting this budget is inoffensive. Lukas Coch/AAP

INFOGRAPHIC: The budget winners and losers

Small business and families top the list of winners, while tax avoiders and rich retirees stand to lose.
The 2015 budget has confirmed the Coalition’s “Gonski-lite” school funding model. AAP/Jenny Evans

Education budget can’t shake the Gonski ghost

The budget has dribs and drabs of funds for various school projects, but they pale in comparison to the Gonski money we're missing out on.

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