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Michelle Grattan: a brief history of Australian budgets

During the 1990 budget speech. National Archives of Australia

Michelle Grattan: a brief history of Australian budgets

During the 1990 budget speech. National Archives of Australia

The 2016 federal budget will not only need to stack up economically, but it has to be a strong launching pad for an election.

Michelle Grattan, chief political correspondent with The Conversation takes a brief look back at the memorable moments from past budgets.