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Budget 1984 during the term of the first Hawke Labor Government, 11th March '83 - 13th December '84. At the time Federal and State Budgets were brought down in August after the New Financial Year began in July. The present practice is to deal with them in May.

The cartoon shows Andrew Peacock, then Leader of the Opposition, at the mercy of Treasurer, Paul Keating and Prime Minister, Bob Hawke. Labor comfortably won a further term of office in December '84.