Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 3 Hansard (27 February) . . Page.. 872..
That the motion, as amended, be agreed to.
The Assembly voted—
Ayes 9: Mr Barr Ms Berry Dr Bourke Ms Burch Mr Corbell Ms Gallagher Mr Gentleman Ms Porter Mr Rattenbury
Noes 8: Mr Coe Mr Doszpot Mrs Dunne Mr Hanson Mrs Jones Mr Seselja Mr Smyth Mr Wall
Question so resolved in the affirmative.
Motion, as amended, agreed to.
MR SMYTH (Brindabella) (5.04): I move:
That this Assembly:
(a) that in the 2012-2013 Budget tabled on 5 June 2012, the Government had predicted a deficit of $318.3 million;
(b) that in the Budget Review tabled on Thursday, 14 February 2013, the Government predicted that the deficit for 2012-2013 would deteriorate to $362.9 million;
(c) that for the financial years 2013-14 and 2014-15 the deficit is predicted to increase by $60.4 million to $241.9 million over the two years; and
(d) that the surplus predicted for 2015-16 has deteriorated from $45.6 million in the Pre-election Budget Update to $29.3 million in the mid-year Budget Review, less than 1% of the total budget; and
(2) calls on the Government to:
(a) provide detail on how it will deliver the following expenditure restraint measures, which were promoted in the Treasurer's press release on 14 February 2013:
(i) driving savings and efficiencies in the use of consultants, advertising, travel and printing;
(ii) delaying projects;
(iii) continuing to review the capital program; and