Get set for a pre-election budget doling out the pork
his week saw the government continue its shift into budget mode with the announcement of proposed funding for a Melbourne airport-city rail link. It highlights that this budget, for all the talk you will hear about jobs and growth, will in reality be completely focused on the next election.
While Malcolm Turnbull does not need to call an election until May next year (18 May is the latest date), owing to the vagaries of the rules relating to half-Senate election, it can be held anytime from 4 August onwards.
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