'Drug-test our pollies': Australia responds to the Budget


Treasurer Scott Morrison had barely opened his mouth to deliver the 2017 Budget speech when Australia's preoccupation with the economy's night of nights exploded on social media.

According to Twitter, the Treasurer has morphed convincingly into fictional political villain President Frank Underwood, and if you look under the bonnet of the Liberal Party you will find the ALP.

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And of course, it's all fun and games ... and politics.

Others took to Twitter to point out the glaring omissions from this year's Budget.

The raft of welfare reforms was under fire, with many Australians calling for the same thing: random drug testing of politicians and CEOs.

Some reflected on the "better days" Morrison promised just hours before unveiling the Budget.

But, to be fair, some people thought the Budget was just that. Like this guy.


Sharyn McCowen is Money's digital editor. She has a degree in journalism from Charles Sturt University, and was a newspaper reporter before moving to magazines and finance.
Tommy Jonesey
May 10, 2017 6.23pm

A rather commie story from MoneyMag, shame on you... Aussies are portrayed as welfare dependant whiners. Maybe they are, would hope this is not the case. I think it was a great budget from ScoMo. Would never ever vote for whinging Bill Shorten and his party, even if I did not have a cent in my pocket.
PS. "Global warming" is a hoax and a scare story to make you sheeple obedient and fearful.

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