Infographic: the size of Australia’s government

Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison says the government, like families, must live within its means. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Ahead of this year’s federal budget the government has consistently spoken of the need for Australia to “live within its means”, but what does this really mean? These eight charts show where Australia’s federal government spends money, and how this compares to other OECD countries.

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