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Josh Frydenberg's MYEFO is the biggest and best fairytale of them all

Nicholas Stuart
By Nicholas Stuart
December 19 2021 - 6:30pm
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg at the release of the 2021-22 MYEFO - with a special fairytale touch. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

Ah, Christmas at last. A chance to forget the fantasies surrounding us in everyday life and sink comfortably into the solid reality of family and friends. And how better to escape from the reality of mortgages and worries about finances than, if only briefly, believing in the story of a bearded, fat man floating around in a sled, distributing presents to those who deserve them. What? Sounds far fetched? Oh well then, how about the tale of a little child being born in a manger with choirs of angels singing outside. What? Shouldn't take that literally either? You think we're living in a world where a thin tissue of hopeful fabrication knits us together rather than the harsh truth of reality?

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Nicholas Stuart

Nicholas Stuart is a Canberra writer.

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