Federal budget surplus cut in mid-year budget update

By Kirsten Lawson, Adrian Rollins, Katie Burgess
Updated December 16 2019 - 7:47pm, first published 9:37am

The Coalition government has slashed its surplus again, blaming the weak global economy, the drought and bushfires.

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