GPs ignored in Hockey’s budget talk

IT WAS a budget as much for the miners of the Pilbara as for the farmers in the Mallee, said Treasurer Joe Hockey in his address to parliament.

GPs didn’t rate a mention.

In a remarkable departure from the tone of last year’s budget, gone was the talk of budget emergencies; barely raised were the subjects of debt and deficit.

Childcare and small business tax cuts took centre stage, as the government shone a spotlight on