White Budget Papers

In February I expressed hope that a Coalition Government would return to the traditional white-covered budget papers. The Rudd and Gillard era is marked by the blue covered budget papers which Wayne Swan wanted to use to suggest sound budget management.

It is therefore pleasing that Joe Hockey’s first budget document – MYEFO – has a traditional white cover with black writing.

The blue covered budget papers (from May 2008 to November 2013) will forever mark an era of profligacy, waste, fiscal recklessness and irresponsibility.

HT: Noodle

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11 Responses to White Budget Papers

  1. But what font, man? For the love of all that is good and holy, what font are they using?

  2. Ant

    The losers couldn’t even leave my favourite colour, blue, alone.

  3. Makka

    What makes you think that the Coaltion will also not be profligate and reckless? Let’s wait to see just what Hockey is prepared to cut before counting chickens just yet.

  4. H B Bear

    What colour goes well with red ink?

  5. Mr Rusty

    The covers should have been red since that was what every single Labor budget left us in.

  6. candy

    I’m more inclined to go for a delicate shell pink, might look a bit funny in the hands of Joe Hockey but.

  7. Bruce

    Some ALP linked consultant or review report must’ve told Rudd that using a blue cover would make them more believable. Our taxes at work.

  8. Micky

    What makes you think that the Coaltion will also not be profligate and reckless? Let’s wait to see just what Hockey is prepared to cut before counting chickens just yet.

    Well makka, history is a good starting point. Which of the more recent LNP Governments was known for reckless spending? Which recent ALP Government was NOT known for reckless spending? 2 + 2 eh?

  9. crocodile

    The blue covered budget papers (from May 2008 to November 2013) will forever mark an era of profligacy, waste, fiscal recklessness and irresponsibility.

    Don’t count on it

  10. stackja

    The blue covered budget papers

    Blue on blue, heartache on heartache
    Blue on blue now that we are through
    Blue on blue, heartache on heartache
    And I find I can’t get over losing you.

  11. LABCR-TV

    On MYEFO, Abbott’s advisors have really blown a political opportunity.

    Yesterday, Joe releases MYEFO, exposing not a budget emergency, but a budget disaster, our worst in history.
    Today, I wake up to find Abbott is being criticises left, right and centre by SA and VIC premier leeches on the ABC, crying foul about not enough compensation for Holden.
    Result: everyone has forgotten about budget disaster, time to attack Abbott.
    So, instead of letting everyone concentrate on budget disaster for a week or so, its impact gone instantly.

    Abbott should have let this story stew for a week or so, even into the new year, allowing people to discuss it further, avoiding any new story. Could have added further detail to budget disaster during this time. Cannot believe the ineptitude of his advisors, very poor advice/tactics. The communists responsible would be greatly relieved that the story had impact for less than 1 day. Why the rush to compensate states anyway, factory closure is years away. Not clever at all.

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