Analysis

Is this an election budget or more of just a bet each way?

Mark Kenny
Updated May 14 2024 - 8:57pm, first published 8:00pm

One year out from an election, the Albanese government is girding against a winter of discontent. High energy and food costs, rents and mortgages are pushing some households to the edge. Anxiety is real. Despair is rising.

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Mark Kenny

Mark Kenny

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Mark Kenny is The Canberra Times' political analyst and a professor at the ANU's Australian Studies Institute. He hosts the Democracy Sausage podcast. He writes a column every Sunday.

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