How will this budget stack up against previous ones? Dive into our interactive and take a look at an overview of every government's spending from 1996 onwards.
13 May 2014 - 12:59 PM  UPDATED 13 May 2014 - 2:00 PM

Joe Hockey hands down his first budget as Treasurer tonight and already he's told the Australian people it will be a tough but necessary one, as the government seeks to cut spending significantly.

Now, with the SBS budget interactive, you can take a look at the government's spending decisions in historical context.

Click on each year and mouse-over each bubble for more details.