The deficit levy isn’t 'tough', these four budget reforms are 'tough'

The government could be well on the way to a surplus if it bit the bullet on a couple of politically controversial issues.

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Part iron-man, part parliamentarian. Surely Tony Abbott knows the definition of the word ‘tough’. Image: AAP

In recent years, despite the prosperity of the mining boom, Australia hasn't experienced an 'easy' budget.

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