Katy Gallagher has issued a furious media release on veiled threats by Zed Seselja that passage of the ACT Government’s budget would be conditional on the Government’s response to the estimate’s report.
- Mr Seselja told the Assembly, it was interesting that “there is no recommendation to actually pass the Budget” and when the Treasurer asked whether he was threatening to not pass the Budget, Mr Seselja responded that it would depend on the Government’s response saying, “we look forward to your response. That is important”.
“It’s disgraceful that the Liberals are playing politics with the Budget at a time when the national economy is facing the biggest slowdown in decades and businesses need certainty from governments.
Zed’s media release on the report is available.
You can read the recommendations in the report and there are some hum-dingers in there restricting the ability of the Government to spend money on behalf of the Labor Party.
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All eyes now turn to the Greens and whether they will insist on the report recommendations. If the budget can’t be passed it might just force a Commonwealth takeover of the ACT.