a bit of a ho-hum compromise


Jim Chalmers delivered the primary surplus in 15 years whereas offering $14bn in cost-of-living reduction. Seems Australian voters are a troublesome crowd.

Federal Treasurer Jim Chalmers (Picture: AAP/Dean Lewins)

You must have sympathy for Treasurer Jim Chalmers. In response to the newest Important Ballot, fewer than 1 / 4 of respondents assume his federal finances shall be good for them personally, simply 26% assume it can “assist relieve cost-of-living pressures”, and solely 29% assume it can “maintain debt underneath management”.  

The most recent Westpac-Melbourne Institute Client Sentiment Index recorded an enormous drop of seven.9%, half of which the survey attributed to the “disappointing” finances. All this regardless of Chalmers delivering the primary finances surplus in 15 years whereas offering $14 billion in cost-of-living reduction. 

Australian voters are a troublesome crowd. 

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