Wednesday, 3 April 2019
Questions without Notice
Well, I thought the member for Grayndler had been around this place for a long time, and I thought he actually understood how budgets were put together. He's asked me about the funding for Kakadu. What he obviously has failed to see is that, in the MYEFO, provision was taken in the decisions taken but not yet announced, and the funding was provided in that fund, and, when the money is put in that bucket of money, when it is put in as a measure in the budget, then the line item funding is entered as dashes. That means the funding is in the budget—all of the funding is in the budget. And all the member for Grayndler has shown is that, despite being here forever, he, like everyone on that side of the House, has no idea how a budget is put together. No wonder they haven't been able to find a surplus—they can't even find their way around the budget papers!