2012 budget: Old news

By Jane Clifton In Politics

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2nd June, 2012
Budgets have never been a barrel of laughs – just a formalised way of worrying about the lack of money before, as well as after, we nevertheless spend it. And despite our unprecedentedly grim fiscal portents, this week’s so-called “zero” Budget wasn’t even in the great canon of Black Budgets that have smote citizens in bygone eras. It was simply grey. Modest sums of money were squished around to a few different locations within the depleted beanbag that is the state’s coffers. And, as is now traditional, all was pre-announced weeks in advance, so the day itself was just another ...

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