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In Tuesday night’s budget we can expect a last ditch attempt to woo voters ahead of the election in May. AAP Image/Mick Tsikas

It’s your money they’re spending in this election-eve budget. Here’s how we’re covering the story

It’s your money they’re spending in this election-eve budget. Here’s how we’re covering the story. The Conversation5.73 MB (download)
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.
Former Labor prime minister Paul Keating, the father of Australia’s compulsory superannuation system, with former prime minister Julia Gillard at Labor leader Bill Shorten’s campaign launch in 2016. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Frydenberg should call a no-holds-barred inquiry into superannuation, now, because Labor won’t

A full throated inquiry into superannuation and whether we need more could be the last best thing the Coalition does.
Morrison warned against those who wanted to run scare campaigns as a result of the announcements, saying they would be taking Australians for mugs. David Mariuz/AAP

Slimmed-down migration program has regional focus

The overhaul of the program comes after pressure from various quarters including conservative Liberals for immigration to be lowered, and the government talking up the need for 'congestion busting'.
Newly-elected US Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is co-author of the New Green Deal which proposes massively expanding the budget deficit as a way of supporting both the environment and the economy. Alba Vigaray/EPA

Vital Signs. Do deficits matter any more?

There are limits on how much governments can spend without earning, although increasingly politicians are behaving as if there are not.

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