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Budget ‘blame-game’ hits fever pitch

21 April 2023

4:00 AM

21 April 2023

4:00 AM

If it wasn’t so serious it might work as a form of dark comedy or a pantomime for brainwashed adults.

In just a few weeks we shall hear from two of Australia’s seven treasurers as to how they will ‘manage’ their respective but interdependent economies. Voters are breathless in anticipation.

Recent days have seen those knockabout guys, Jim (Chalmers) and Dan (Andrews), start to share with us why their respective debt positions are not their fault.

Wallowing in debt far exceeding $100 billion – Victoria is blaming the federal government for not handing over more federal cash to bail out the state –...

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