Budget surplus 'still our goal' despite war, inflation

By Marion Rae
Updated April 15 2024 - 3:40am, first published 3:31am
Jim Chalmers knows voters are hoping for relief from rising cost-of-living pressures in the budget. (Mick Tsikas/AAP PHOTOS)
Jim Chalmers knows voters are hoping for relief from rising cost-of-living pressures in the budget. (Mick Tsikas/AAP PHOTOS)

Australians have been warned the budget surplus could be tiny amid cost-of-living pressures and heightened global economic uncertainty with war in Europe and conflict in the Middle East.

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