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Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Sunanda Creagh, Head of Digital Storytelling

Today’s federal budget, as predicted, was chock full of sweeteners designed to woo voters on the eve of what promises to be a bitterly fought election.

We’ve got loads of analysis and at-a-glance graphics over here but if you’re just looking for the short, sharp version – what was announced, who’s affected, what it all means as polling day approaches – you’re in the right place.

Today on Trust Me, I’m An Expert, we’re bringing you a special episode carried across from The Conversation’s Politics with Michelle Grattan podcast (you can subscribe to it over here).

Chief political correspondent Michelle Grattan, Business and Economics Editor Peter Martin and political and economic journalist Tim Colebatch have all just emerged from the budget lockup.

Here’s their take on all the news that’s just broken.

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Additional audio and production

Today’s episode was recorded and edited by Eliza Berlage.

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ref. PODCAST: Michelle Grattan, Peter Martin and Tim Colebatch on the election-eve budget chock full of sweeteners – http://theconversation.com/podcast-michelle-grattan-peter-martin-and-tim-colebatch-on-the-election-eve-budget-chock-full-of-sweeteners-114595