Responsibility – Budget 2018 oozed fiscal responsibility. Budget 2018 oozed budget responsibility. In a nutshell, responsibility rules. Responsibility won the day. But, for many, a shift to a truly Wellbeing Budget probably cannot come quick enough. The tagline for the Budget documents was “Foundations for the Future”, but the need to register short-term surpluses and meet debt-repayment targets remained paramount.
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