Senate debates

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Questions without Notice

Commission of Audit

2:58 pm

Photo of Mathias CormannMathias Cormann (WA, Liberal Party, Minister for Finance) Share this | Hansard source

The government's intention is to consider it. We are right now considering the Commission of Audit report as a report to government, as we are making judgements in relation to putting the budget together, which will be brought down by the Treasurer on the second Tuesday in May. What I can say to Senator Wong and to the Senate is that we will be releasing it in a time frame well short of the time frame used by the previous government, when they sat on the Henry tax review report for four months and 11 days.

We will do what we have always said we will do. We will release the Commission of Audit report in the context of the budget, as we said we would do. The Labor Party have got no credibility on this. They left the budget in a mess. We are setting out to repair the budget. We are doing it through an orderly, methodical and careful process. We will continue to do it professionally and we will release all of the information in good time, in the context of the next budget. (Time expired)


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