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Mar 27 9 tweets 2 min read
RN is reporting the federal budget will include “help” for first home buyers. In 2019 the Liberal Party campaign launch centrepiece was “help” for first home buyers.
Public money for commuter car parks also in the federal budget, reports RN. Not kidding.
maybe the many expensive strategists hired by Morrison on our coin saw #Insiders responding to corrupted Coalition administration by chuckling contemptuously at voters and Labor yesterday. And gave a relieved thumbs up to their only idea, bald-faced vote-buying.
with Labor ahead in the polls, the budget is becoming even more important as a launch pad for the government’s re-election chances - Karvelas.
A government will be elected. She means the Liberal Party and National Party campaign strategy.
we are now obsessing over a possible fuel excise cut, which would wipe out any emissions reductions that followed from the price signal of high petrol prices.
Oh I see. The federal budget local car park announcement is a strategy to create airtime for Liberal Party politicians to lie about their record of corrupted spending in targeted seats and lie about market theory unicorns like productivity and efficiency.
this budget will build on [Morrison government] plans, says the federal finance minister. He may as well be promising rainbows and a pony.
sounds like ABC journalists have been directed to say “the government” instead of, more accurately, the Morrison government or the Coalition government. This is a partisan “natural party of government” #CampaignComms strategy.
as on #Insiders, Grattan claims the question is whether Labor passes federal budget measures that the entire press gallery is misrepresenting - and normalising - as a Liberal Party campaign launch vehicle that “helps” people.
bullseye analysis we will never read or hear from the press gallery🎯

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we start with the formalities that conveniently veil the fact that this is a wholly partisan speech and corruption of incumbent power.
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