Australia’s centre-right government is expected to deliver tax cuts to lower-income earners and boost infrastructure spending in a federal budget on Tuesday that unofficially kickstarts campaigning for next year’s national election.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is under pressure to deliver voter incentives in the budget, amid a banking-sector scandal and falling support in the polls, while also fulfilling a promise to return finances to a surplus as soon as possible.
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