It is moaning because although you acknowledge that the Feds are spending money like drunken sailors (it is well documented that net debt doubled from 2013 to 2018), you, I and everyone else knows that if Labor was in power federally and the Coalition were in power in Victoria, your attitude would be entirely different.
So no suggestions, just more moaning. How about Federal tax increases, instead of tax cuts for the big end of town and the 10%. Which would provide a larger and more equitable grants system for the states, that actually provide the front line services. Not the politically inspired, where NSW seems to get more, and Vic has to go and borrow. Like the states have to build enormous amounts of infrastructure to cope with the Federal inspired population ponzi.How is it 'moaning' pointing out that both the states and the Commonwealth are going broke? At least the Commonwealth has the option of printing more money - the states can't even do that.
Fed ALP failed to balance the economy during a booming economy and failed to achieve all there own forecasts on when they were going to do so. Rudd's 2007 election promise was to operate with a surplus over the economic cycle, they had 7 years of govt and failed to operate with a net surplus and the only annual surplus they achieved was handed to them on a plate. During the boom period they let the economy get over heated, the A$ when + $US 1 and and contributed to the loss of a chunk of the manufacturing sector.
ALP left govt in 2013 when the mining boom was showing the signs of coming to an end and did so over the following 18mths. For the LNP to balance the budget within 2-3 years would have involved a recession, which happened in Canada Dec 2016. While comparing with the economic downturn in Australia during 2020 was half that of Canada.
Don't care which side of the political fence a govt is on, its how they perform that matters. At Fed level, the Fed LNP has out performed the ALP for nearly 20 years with some exceptions that included the LNP loosing govt under Howard.
Vic and Qld, the LNP don't deserve to be in power.
NSW, ALP don't deserve to be in power.
In WA, the strength of the recent ALP victory includes the CV-19 Turbo boost that most sitting democratic govts have seen globally when they are proactive in taking CV-19 on head on. Similar happened in Qld.