On the eve of federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg handing down his mid-year budget review, the Morrison government has announced a smattering of small spending measures. But economists expect Mr Frydenberg will still need to cut his economic and wage growth forecasts made in his pre-election budget in April. "The mid-year budget update will be a humiliating admission from the government that growth is slower, wages are weaker and that most of the debt in the budget at the moment is Liberal debt," shadow treasurer Jim Chalmers told Sky News on Sunday. "It will be a signed confession that after promising at the election to make the economy even stronger, the Morrison government has actually made the economy even weaker." Economists expect the 2019/20 growth forecast to be cut to 2.25 per cent from 2.75 per cent with the annual expansion currently running at just 1.7 per cent. Dr Chalmers […]