9 Things To Remember About Last Year's Budget
Last year's budget was such a disaster, it's still in the senate, stinking up the place. Here are some tips for the government on how to start afresh.
Don't deliver a budget full of tough cuts for regular Australians and then get caught out dancing in your office to the song "The Best Day Of My Life".
Don't make a list of promises and then break them all in your budget.
Don't declare "the age of entitlement is over" right after spending $50,000 on a dinner.
Don't call crossbench senators "feral" if you need them to pass your budget.
Don't spend money on your weird pet projects.
$1 million for a boarding school for ballerinas? $243 million for an unpopular school chaplains program? It was hard to get people to defend these splurges during a so-called fiscal emergency.
Don't have an unfair budget.
And if an elderly sex worker called Gloria calls up a radio station to talk to you about how your budget is making it hard to make ends meet?
WHATEVER YOU DO...
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