The government cash register is open and handing out the cash. It's all about retaining power and to hell with the consequences.
The pre-election financial window dressing has begun.
This time, some tame 'economists' are predicting a $100 billion improvement in the budget bottom line over the next four years.
That's allowed the Treasurer to extend a $7 billion loan guarantee scheme for small business to compensate for the mismanagement over Delta.