Budget Wars 2023
🎙 News Fighters Budget Special
Here is this month’s News Fighters funded entirely by our Patreon supporters — as I’m off getting some minor surgery and moving house, we’re mixing up the A Rational Fear podcast feed for a few weeks. We’ll be piloting a new Australian politics pod cast with a couple of funny insiders. More to come on that in the coming weeks. Meanwhile… here is (big booming voice) NEWS FIGHTERS!
This month on News Fighters host Dylan Behan takes an in-depth look at the 2023 “Goldilocks” Budget. Somehow treasurer Jim Chalmers and Labor have lucked out with a once-in-15-year surplus, but can they use it to help those out in the cold while not overheating the economy with inflation? Meanwhile Peter Dutton and the coalition argue that instead of giving a tiny increase to welfare recipients, this money would be better used to fund holidays and the mining industry.
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