Opinion: A cheat sheet for reading the federal budget April 27, 2016 The Turnbull government will soon present an annual federal budget crucial to its short term future with a double dissolution election likely to be held in July. The huge budget documents total more than 600 pages and the content can be difficult to digest. Murdoch University's Dr Anne Garnett, Senior Lecturer in Economics from the School of Management and Governance, has co-authored a "cheat sheet" article in The Conversation, which helps to pinpoint key elements. This includes where in the documents to find the budget deficit, the level of federal government debt, where government revenue comes from and where the money is spent. Dr Garnett also outlines how to find out about tax changes, new expenditure policies and new programs. The article can be viewed here. Print This Post Media contact: Jo Manning Tel: (08) 9360 2474 | Mobile: 0408 201 309 | Email: email@example.com Categories: General, Experts, School of Management and Governance Tags: anne garnett, australian economics, federal budget 16, murdoch economics, the conversation Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!