A Budget that lands the Coalition in the political centre

Budget Highlights Revenue: $444.4 billion in 2017-18. Expenditure: $464 billion in 2017-18. Budget position: Deficit of $29.4 billion in 2017-18 with a return to surplus of $7.4 billion surplus in 2020-21. Inflation: 2.25 per cent in 2017-18. Real GDP growth: 2.75 per cent in 2017-18. Unemployment forecast: 5.75 per cent …