This is a steady-as-she goes budget, mostly just confirming pre-announcements with only the expected unpleasant decisions, such as the continuation of the Medicare rebate freeze.
The impending election will mean a lot of spin and little substance from both sides of government in this year's federal budget.
Michelle Grattan takes a look back at some memorable budget moments.
The government used careful wording to pull the wool over our eyes about NHS spending.
Never been in a budget lockup? Here's a cheat guide to finding what you need to know about the federal budget.
African countries such as Ghana are leading the way in budget transparency with what is known as "citizen budgets".
In the May Budget, the government may look for ways to shift the costs of higher education from the taxpayer to the student.
The Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) is trying to refocus debate on repairing the budget for the future.
George's medicine for health crisis is welcome, but not marvellous.
Why Britain's obesity crusader could be heading for disappointment.
South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan left energy analysts disappointed by not discussing the topic in much detail.
South Africa's finance minister delivered a good mix of macro and micro-economic strategies to ensure the country survives economic uncertainty, restores confidence and achieves some growth.
Future taxpayers were the big losers of the trillion-dollar budget deal, who will have to shoulder the burden of higher interest payments.
The budgeting method seems to be back in vogue 39 years after Jimmy Carter introduced it to the federal government. So what is it and can it change our free-spending ways?
The budget contained some major housing reforms, but the chancellor had no answer to the sector's number-one problem.
David Cameron has tried to claim the clothes of social justice for the Conservatives. It's time he took them off.
Convergence theory – which holds that the main Australian political parties will, over time, converge upon near-identical policy positions on most issues – was on full display during budget week.
This year's federal budget outlined plans for infrastructure in northern Australia, but it will need to do more than build roads and rail to sustainably develop the north.
Registration of small businesses will be streamlined as part of the government's package for the sector, which will be a centrepiece of Tuesday's budget.
Joe Hockey sounded almost pleading, in his appeal after the Reserve Bank announced an interest rate cut of 0.25 of a percentage point, taking the cash rate to 2%, a new record low.