Federal budget 2022 will have measures to ease cost-of-living pressures, pay down pandemic debt: Josh Frydenberg

Harley Dennett
By Harley Dennett
Updated March 17 2022 - 8:36pm, first published 11:30am
The government's total debt following costly pandemic support packages will peak lower than forecast in the MYEFO, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will reveal. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

The federal budget on March 29 will contain further measures to help families deal with rising living costs, but the Treasurer says the age of open spending sparked by the pandemic is coming to an end.

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Harley Dennett

Harley Dennett

Senior Political Reporter

I'm the federal politics bureau chief for the Canberra Times, via a career that's taken me from rural Victoria to Washington DC. Telling the stories of my local LGBTI community brought me to political journalism, where I've covered seven federal budgets, four national elections in two countries, Defence, public service and international governance.

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