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Federal budget 2021: The great debt at the heart of the budget

Karen Barlow
Updated May 11 2021 - 10:40am, first published 5:00am
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

After a brief budget dalliance with delivery in October thanks to a once in 100-year pandemic, here we are back on track with the normal Budget Day on the second Tuesday in May.

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Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on

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