Budget 2012 Live Chat

JOIN our live chat as details of the 2012-13 Federal Budget are announced and the economic and political battle-lines are drawn for the next year.

Is Wayne Swan's fifth budget a triumphant return to the black or a headlong rush into economic decay? Is the surplus a needed compliment to the RBA's monetary policy or a direct threat to it?

The live chat will begin at 6pm and will be moderated.

Federal Budget Revenue vs Expenditure since 1970-71



WARNING: Severe thunderstorm headed for Wide Bay

WARNING: Severe thunderstorm headed for Wide Bay

More flash flooding could be on the cards if severe storm hits

Perrett: 'Lock in' vegetation maps before 'harsh' laws start

Perrett: 'Lock in' vegetation maps before 'harsh' laws start

Tony Perrett says time is running out before 'harsh' laws tabled.

ROLLING: Mary River to peak tonight

ROLLING: Mary River to peak tonight

Gympie was smashed yesterday.

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