Thursday, 28 August 2014
Questions without Notice
For the benefit of members opposite, public hospital funding goes up nine per cent this year, nine per cent next year, nine per cent the year after that and six per cent in the final year. School funding goes up eight per cent this year, eight per cent next year, eight per cent the year after that and six per cent in the final year. So every single year school funding goes up, public hospital funding goes up. The Leader of the Opposition likes to wave around our budget documents. I am pleased that he likes to wave around our budget documents, because that is the closest he will ever get to fiscal responsibility—waving around our budget documents! Because, I tell you what: you will never, ever get fiscal responsibility from members opposite. Remember in 2012 when the absent member for Lilley stood up in this parliament and said, 'The four years of surpluses I announce tonight …' Let me repeat that. In the 2012 budget he said, 'The four years of surpluses I announce tonight …' The Leader of the Opposition even claimed it had already happened.
The budget that the Leader of the Opposition waves around is this government's document to address the mess that members opposite created. We have told the Australian people how we will address Labor's budget mess. Now we need to know what Labor will do to address its budget mess.