Treasurer Scott Morrison will make changes to the way government debt is reported in the May budget to better explain what is "good and bad" debt.
It's happened too many times to be a coincidence. In periods of political strife, coalition governments going back to John Howard have flicked the switch to focus on issues surrounding asylum seekers, immigration and national security.
Scott Morrison is making housing affordability a key issue for his second budget, but one centred on supply rather than cash handouts.
The Australian economy has avoided a recession, bouncing back to positive territory in the final three months of 2016.
The banks haven't done themselves any favours, stirring a political hornets' nest after failing to pass on the latest official 0.25 per cent interest rate cut in full.
A further crackdown on multinational tax dodgers will fund tax cuts for companies that pay their fair share of tax.