In this episode I discuss the parliament’s night of nights – The Budget. Well more specifically the appropriation bills, why they are needed and how the parliament passes them. With all the glitz and glamour on budget night (Tuesday 9 May if you were wondering) it’s easy to miss what actually happens behind the scenes so the public servants are paid, the taxes collected and things get built.

And before you ask, no I’m not going to talk about Whitlam’s dismissal in 1975, but that is of course very related to the passing of appropriation bills through the Senate.

Music credit to Ketsa with Wounds. Enjoy!