Budget surplus boasting 'unconscionable' in cost of living crisis

Sage Swinton
Updated May 15 2024 - 6:15pm, first published 4:30pm
Treasurer Jim Chalmers said the government was expecting back-to-back surpluses, but that's no welcome news to Hunter Domestic and Family Violence Consortium's Lisa Ronneberg (inset). Main picture by Keegan Carroll
Treasurer Jim Chalmers said the government was expecting back-to-back surpluses, but that's no welcome news to Hunter Domestic and Family Violence Consortium's Lisa Ronneberg (inset). Main picture by Keegan Carroll

Hunter organisations have slammed the federal government for "boasting" about a budget surplus in the midst of a cost-of-living crisis.

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Sage Swinton

Sage Swinton

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Sage Swinton is a news reporter who was born and bred in the Hunter. She has been with the Newcastle Herald since June 2020, and covers Newcastle council as well as other general news.

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