Senate debates

Tuesday, 9 May 2023

Questions without Notice


2:11 pm

Photo of Penny WongPenny Wong (SA, Australian Labor Party, Minister for Foreign Affairs) Share this | Hansard source

Those opposite doubled the debt before the pandemic. They left us with a trillion dollars in debt and nothing to show for it. What we will see in tonight's budget is $17.8 billion in spending reprioritised, building on the $22 billion in savings and reprioritisation we identified in the October budget. Guess what their savings were in their last budget. Zero. One of the things driving the improvement to revenue is improvement in wages and we all know those opposite are for a low-wage economy. (Time expired)


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