Surprise budget news no reason to 'make whoopee', Morrison says

Surprise budget news no reason to 'make whoopee', Morrison says
 

Scott Morrison has said it is “most sensible” for Australia to return to surplus in 2019-20, an indication the government intends to spend a $19bn improvement in the budget bottom line rather than engage in budget repair.
The prime minister made the comment to Radio National on Wednesday in an interview suggesting that extra money would be spent on schools and health rather than an improvement to unemployment benefits because the government can’t say “let’s make whoopee” in response to the positive news.
On Tuesday the 2017-18 final budget outcome revealed that the deficit had shrunk to... read more

 
26 September 2018 in World News, Views: 73
Source: Guardian
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