So, last night Peter Costello put out his rather cunning budget, today we ask, what’s in it for us.
Gary Humphries hasput out a media release to celebrate the largesse. He points out the following items:
— 5,244 Australian Public Service jobs will be created.
— $58.8 million will be invested in the Griffin Legacy.
— $21.2 million for the new National Portrait Gallery.
Even Jon Stanhope can’t help himself and be pleased in his media release. The Chief Minister was particularly pleased with these elements:
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— Duplication of Constitution Avenue to create the grand boulevard imagined by Walter and Marion Griffin, stretching from Vernon Circle to Russell.
— A flyover at the Kings Avenue-Parkes Way intersection combined with ACT-funded work on Pialligo Avenue to fix the road to the airport.
— $12.5 million for the Australian War Memorial,
— $3.5 million for remedial work on the High Court
— $3.3 million for a scoping study for an Australian Federal Police facility .
On the downside he’d like to see more on education and dentistry.
UPDATED: The CT’s has a take on the Canberra-centric implications.