Jim Chalmers says inflation is the 'dragon we need to slay' as he defends budget restraint

Dan Jervis-Bardy
Updated October 26 2022 - 1:43pm, first published 1:00pm

Treasurer Jim Chalmers says inflation is the "dragon we need to slay" as he defended the government's decision not to splash the cash to offer immediate cost-of-living relief in his first budget.

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Dan Jervis-Bardy

Dan Jervis-Bardy

Federal Politics Reporter

Dan covers federal politics from Parliament House, with a special focus on climate policy and the NDIS. He has previously reported on ACT politics and urban affairs since joining the Canberra Times in 2018.

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