[First posted June 05, 2007 @ 16:01]
Treasurer Jon Stanhope has just delivered this year’s budget. After last year’s ‘horror’ budget including 23 school closures, there is an unexpected surplus.
Some of the big winners are public schools, public transport and parking at the hospitals. So at least they’re trying to fix what they stuffed up.
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[Update – ED (ntp) – And it’s taken no time at all for Wild Bill to have a spray at the Chief Minister for turning budget night into a ALP fund raiser at $250 a head.
And the CanberraTimes now (care of the Bay Post on this occasion) has their take up on the Govt. spending spree
ABC Online is now covering a grinning Stanhope (smug perhaps?) putting the boot into Lib Richard Mulcahy suggesting that it’s “Perhaps it is time Liberal Leader Bill Stefaniak appointed a treasury spokesman who can read a Budget paper” after Mulcahy was audacious enough to imply Stanhope’s surplus may not be long lived.
A few comments have been coming in bemoaning how public transport fairs in the budget. It seems Steve Pratt agrees.]