Last year the Gillard Government said we must reach a surplus this year – or else:
Our commitment to return the budget to surplus in 2012-13 is even more important in the environment that we’ve got in Europe. We’re seeing the consequences of lax fiscal policy in many of those countries with the sovereign debt problems and the flowthrough effects there to the banking system. It’s very important, it’s very important that we demonstrate to the world our record of fiscal discipline which has been second to none over the past four years of this government.
IT’S in the interests of families right around the nation that we bring the budget to surplus; there couldn’t be anything more in their interest.
If we look at the world that we live in now, this post-global financial crisis world, there has…
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