Focus on what they're doing, not on whether they say it's spending or a tax cut.
The government promised to eliminate the 37% tax rate. Instead, for a certain range of income, it has lifted it to 40%.
Flat tax is simple, Kondo simple. But that doesn't mean it simplifies lives.
Yes, the ABC received A$43.7 million to continue funding its 'enhanced news gathering' operation in the 2019 budget, but this is a drop in the bucket compared to how much it stands to lose.
It's important that the proposed reforms do not just fund more care, but support more of the best care.
Labor's cancer care package is bound to be popular. But with around one-third of cancers preventable, both sides of politics need to invest in reducing cancer in the first place.
The promised tax cuts will benefit high earners in 2022 and 2024, but by then they'll need it.
The debate about tax cuts has morphed into a debate about annual lump sum payments, and for many Australians, Labor is offering more.
Shorten will say that under his government some 10 million people would receive the same or bigger tax cut, with nearly three million low paid workers getting a bigger tax cut.
Shadow Finance minister Jim Chalmers said Labor was looking for ways to make things fairer for low-income earners who were "largely left behind" in the government's budget.
Where is the nation-building cultural vision, the statement of cultural aspiration in this budget?
Frydenberg said the decision was made at a meeting on Tuesday night of Morrison, Cormann and himself. He indicated it was about smoothing the passage of the measure through the parliament.
If you've got money and are in your mid-60s you'll be able to funnel more into super without even working under a budget plan that makes a mockery of super.
Other countries seem happy to pay more tax than we do, and they are among the world's top performers.
The promised surpluses won't last unless we stop giving older Australians more and more and asking them to pay less and less.
As the government dropped news of the payment Labor signalled that if elected, there will be another budget in August.
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The Conversation's editors and experts are off to Canberra for budget lockup at parliament house next Tuesday. They'll have early access to what the government plans to do with our money this year.
A full throated inquiry into superannuation and whether we need more could be the last best thing the Coalition does.
The budget will include another round of tax cuts and provide about $600 million to pursue wrongdoers and help restore trust in the financial system.
Any sign of hubris must be avoided, but a prudent opposition – especially with polls suggesting it's soon likely to be the executive – needs to be well prepared for the first days of power.