With the poll due in a year, people will view Tuesday's budget as coming from a government desperate for approval, presenting a smiling face.
Funding for Australia's Space Agency is expected to be announced at Tuesday's federal budget. It's been a long campaign to get an agency up and running and The Conversation has followed the journey.
The modelling shows that Coalition governments tend to be much more fiscally conservative in their tax and welfare policies than Labor governments.
Chris Bowen on the budget and Labor’s policies
Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen tells The Conversation he accepts that big business will "lobby on their own path".
A small change in the method for valuing gas would increase revenue from the petroleum resource rent tax by US$15.5 billion to 2030, compared to the current US$5 billion to 2030.
If we do escape the interest only debacle unscathed it will be pure, dumb luck, not a consequence of good design or sound regulation.
Australia does need infrastructure to spur growth and support jobs - that idea comes with a big "but".
Treasurer Scott Morrison will argue that a stronger budget outlook means the increase in the Medicare levy is no longer required.
The government says personal income tax cuts are needed to provide relief from low wages and high cost of living, but will tax cuts make up for that?
Good public access for Melbourne Airport and others like it depends on not fixating on one solution, like a single rail line, but instead developing multiple options integrated with the city's needs.
Teach for America was created to bring more resources to disadvantaged communities. New research shows that the participants also learn a few things.
President Trump's budget reportedly will slash funding for clean energy research and development. An energy expert explains the importance of government support and spotlights some key opportunities.
The system is backlogged and inefficient. Trump's commitment to strict immigration enforcement will likely make the problem worse.