How much can we do without spending money?

The lead up to the budget saw two different narratives competing for attention. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been pushing his innovation agenda, while the Treasurer has been focusing on controlling spending and cutting taxes. In the end, the budget didn’t see splashes on the innovation front, or major cuts to spending. So was Malcolm Turnbull’s question to Scott Morrison,’how much can we do without spending any money’?

Story features: Peter Martin, Economics Editor for The Age

Image: Scott Morrison MP on Facebook

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