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Cautious budget kicks off election campaign

After the warm up, the federal budget delivered by treasurer, Scott Morrison, was effectively the starting gun for the July 2 election. The drive by Malcolm Turnbull to Government House simply signals the final, though long, lap of an election campaign that will hopefully leave the thought bubbles well behind and provide a clearer definition of policy directions. The election is no foregone conclusion with opinion polls on voting intention improving markedly for Labor in recent months as the Coa