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Independent coverage of today's pre-election Budget


Check your inbox from 3pm – or go to – for InDaily’s independent and rigorous coverage of today’s State Budget.

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Our team in the lock-up will tell you what you need to know about Treasurer Rob Lucas’s final Budget in his long political career.

The Government has already announced a number of big infrastructure projects and has also foreshadowed additional health spending. We’ll find the surprises (nasty or nice), pull apart the numbers and detail the key measures.

Today’s Budget will be the last for Lucas – who has been in parliament since 1982 – before he retires at the March 2022 state election and will set the scene for the campaign.

The Budget’s bottom line should be better than expected a year ago, due to increased GST and stamp duty payments, but is set to show a significant deficit and record levels of debt.

If you’re already a subscriber, you’ll receive our Budget update in your inbox after 3pm today.

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