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Balancing budgets

11 May 2014
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As the Abbott government prepares to unveil its first budget, Rear Vision looks at past Australian budgets, government surpluses and debts and the idea of balancing the budget.

What exactly is a balanced budget? What are the arguments for and against balanced budgets? How do government budgets compare with things we are familiar with (managing a household budget, for example)? 

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2014
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