The ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher is going back to the drawing board with the territory’s budget after substantial funding cuts in the federal budget, according to the ABC.
Due to a $100 million dollar write down, thanks to Federal Government cuts in health and education, Ms Gallagher will be reviewing all revenue and expenditure.
Current projections see the loss of 6,500 federal public servants in Canberra which will affect local budget revenue.
“I’ve actually said to my colleagues that we need to actually revisit all of the decisions we’ve made to date in relation to the budget,” she said.
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“And reconsider them in light of the dramatic cuts that our budget will now experience over the next few years. So we will have a lot of work to do on Monday and Tuesday.”
Ms Gallagher will be meeting with State and territory in Sydney on Sunday for emergency talks on the national impact of the federal cuts.