THE DISTILLERY: Budget buffoonery

Jotters look forward to a federal budget lock-up they say will give little hint on real government incomes and spending in the coming year.

Tonight Treasurer Wayne Swan will deliver his sixth and last budget speech. Journalists from around the country have converged on Canberra for a lock-up with the budget documents. It’s kind of like a slumber party, but it differs from the kind that six-year-olds are known for because attendees will likely be struggling to stay awake within seconds of commencing.

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