2019 Federal Budget - The Pre Election Budget

The dust from the journalists stampeding from the budget lock-up has barely settled following Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s first budget, delivered last night. Coming, as it does, a little more than a month prior to a federal election, it should be expected that a fair degree of politics, promises and other pork and sweeteners would be included. And so it was, with little in the way of reform that might have further alienated a distrustful population, or provided the opposition with more spears to skewer the government.