Australian Left Review

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Comment: ALR 15

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The “compassionate" budget of 1968-69 brought down in August 1968, like its equally illegitimate brother the “Family Budget” of 1967 is mis-named. From its content it would be more correctly called the “Fifth of the Asian War Budgets”. However, a treasurer who has the ability to prod the President of the Conciliation and Arbitration Commission with the advice that he should not give wage increases and then base his Budget on an anticipated increase in prices of 3% and a wage increase of 5.5% would have great difficulty calling a spade a spade.

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