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Regardless of who wins the election, low to middle income workers are set to get a personal income tax cut. (AAP)

Who are the winners and the losers?

Samantha Beniac-Brooks
Published on
Friday, April 5, 2019 - 18:14
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6 min 32 sec

The coalition's federal Budget is being seen as a budget that could swing borderline voters, despite the government having just six weeks before the federal election and consistently trailing in the polls.

Political analysts say the government has used this Budget to woe voters and to gloss over its previous turmoil, including the leadership spill that saw Malcolm Turnbull ousted in 2018.

With tax relief and big infrastructure spending on the way, some believe it could be enough to snatch a coalition victory in the next election rather than the expected defeat.

One thing political analysts agree on, including Professor Rosalind Dixon at the University of New South Wales, is that this Budget was focused on the upcoming federal election, due by May.