A politically safe budget lacking in courage to tackle energy prices, fossil fuel profiteering, housing

Jim Chalmers and his budget

Unlike Abbott and Hockey’s first budget from hell was meant to prepare the way for sweeteners in three years’ time. It ended both their careers. It was hardly a model of responsibility over the next decade Morrison guaranteed that taking the nation’s debt from $300M to $900+ M without visible benefit. At least the debt under the ALP delivered us the NDIS.

Jim Chalmer’s first Federal Budget was delivered this week. Politically astute, yet containing few surprises or significant reform measures, it was a budget lacking in courage to tackle the big challenges. Kim Wingerei reports.

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