Katy Gallagher has announced that with the budget just passed it’s time to get started on next year’s.
- The Treasurer today released the 2010-11 ACT Budget Consultation paper to start the process of engaging the community in a conversation about the most effective use of government revenue and possible future savings.
“The 2009-10 Budget was developed in the context of an unprecedented fiscal shock to the Territory’s budget as a result of events in global financial markets. As a consequence, the Government needs to find $178 million in savings by 2012-13,” Ms Gallagher said.
“The Government is tightening its belt, and has already identified internal savings through an efficiency dividend and wage restraint. However, these savings alone would not be sufficient to return the budget to surplus by 2015-16.
“It’s important the community is involved in this process. We want to know what Government services Canberrans value, how they’d like to see their money spent and their ideas for achieving savings.”
As the first cutting budget in a generation players are going to need to make very good arguments to maintain their position.
Being community-minded we’re posting Katy’s ad free of charge.
The closing date for submissions is 10 February 2009 (we assume they meant 2010), so you can’t say you weren’t warned.
Written submissions can also be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or posted to:
- ACT Budget Consultation
Department of Treasury
GPO Box 158
CANBERRA ACT 2601
UPDATED: Thanks to Skidbladnir for noting that the pictured ad, featured on the consultation page, is last year’s in its entirety. The closing date for submissions this year is 28 September 2009.