Budget briefs: Tax cuts receive bipartisan backing while clean recovery hopes lost

Scott Morrison talking with Angus Taylor behind him

The Morrison government's 2020 budget was focussed on jobs, but energy watchers are disappointed that didn't mean a green recovery for Australia. Image credit: Mick Tsikas/AAP

Packaged into one bill for Labor to take it or leave it, the budget blockbuster Treasury Laws Amendment (A Tax Plan for the COVID-19 Economic Recovery) Bill 2020 was before parliament by 10am — as signalled last night by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg.[.....]

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