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Can Labor deliver a budget surplus?

Posted by: 2UE | 22 October, 2012 - 7:42 AM
Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan Mid Year Economic Review

Are we being lied to with regard to the state of Australia's financial affairs? Jason Morrison looks at mid-year budget, expected to show shortfalls in revenue but the Treasurer insists he will deliver a surplus.


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24 hour shopping for Christmas

Australians take to shopping Online as sales skyrocket

Big changes for trading hours of retailers this Christmas. 24 hour trading will be extended across Sydney for a full fortnight. Jason Morrison discusses the move as an effort to combat online trading.

Tyler Hamilton on drugs in cycling

Tyley Hamilton on 2UE - Blowing the whistle on Lance Armstrong

Tyler Hamilton is the former team-mate of Lance Armstrong who testified against him. John Stanley asks why he decided to blow the whistle on Armstrong and the impact drugs have had on the entire sport.

Blog comments Your Say

  • Can Labor deliver a Budget Surplus? Well, they have delivered four record deficits so far so there will have to be some very creative accounting! I suspect some slash and burn spending cuts (again) to offset the reckless, drunken sailor spending on things like the Pink Batts, BER, Climate Change and Renewable Energy etc. etc. A good start would be to scrub the NBN which is currently paying out more in wages than receiving from customers. Oh, but the NBN was conveniently not included in the budget figures at all was it?

    Susan Monday 22 October, 2012 - 11:01 AM
  • This is going to be a surplus at any cost for no other reason than rank political purposes! It will hide, fudge and exaggerate the numbers and hide the real pain in gobble gook!
    This is being done today so the so the real figures can be denied as they are not available until later in the year!

    Peter Monday 22 October, 2012 - 8:16 AM

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