The ACT government earned more money than predicted this year, so they’ve released a second budget promising $75 million to fix the public transport system.
There is no doubt ACTION needs it, after the government massively slashed bus services and completely stuffed up the system last year. Ther’s also little doubt the public would prefer better services ahead of tax cuts, as demonstrated by a comprehensive survey here on RiotACT.
However I’m a little confused. Only 18 months ago the territory was in dire straits financially and had to close 39 schools. What is the truth about our financial situation?