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Flat White

Victorians will pay more and get less

The Allan government’s first Budget was business as usual, but in Victoria that’s nothing to be glad about

13 May 2024

1:00 AM

13 May 2024

1:00 AM

In case we ever doubted it, this week’s budget made clear that months of Labor leaks on the state’s upcoming ‘Horror Budget!’ were nothing more than expectation management. Tim Pallas clearly designed his speech – which by and large lacked shocks – to seem like ‘business as usual’, and in all honesty it is hard to disagree.

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