Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Budget 2015: Pork North?
A quick reading list which may be progressively updated:
Brisbane Times: Federal Budget 2015: What's in it for Queensland
Gene Tunny: Trajectory to surplus not the same thing as budgeting for a surplus
Stephen Koukoulas: Big-spending Joe Hockey delivers a federal budget that will please no one
Conus: Some good news for small business but the Budget puts off any attempt at fiscal repair
Ross Gittens: Federal budget 2015: A budget that will restore political fortunes but at a cost
Greg Jericho: The budget to repair the (poll) damage done by the last budget – in graphs
Michael Pascoe: Joe Hockey blossoms into a happy budget butterfly
Tim Colebatch: The budget: mostly normal, partly unreal
The Conversation: Budget infrastructure spending serves mainly political goals
ABC Drum: Budget 2015: Are we looking at an election budget?
In the Compost: Far North business leaders welcome budget small business tax cut and $5b infrastructure fund
$5 billion for a Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility! What sort of name is that? Why not just call it Pork North?
First and also final word to First Dog on the Moon: First Dog on budget 2015: how to forget how bad last year's one was