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2017/18 Budget: No answers, No substance

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens' Leader and Treasury spokesperson

The Treasurer’s responses in Budget Estimates today were basically limited to pleas to just trust him.

On the TasWater takeover, the Treasurer disagreed with claims that the accelerated schedule could not be achieved and that the takeover might be unlawful, but provided no evidence to back up his view.

To support these claims he repeatedly argued he had come to that view, without providing any detail of what rationale or evidence had led him there. 

NAB Report Makes Sobering Reading

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Treasury spokesperson

The latest NAB State Update for Tasmania makes sobering reading.  It's a grim reality check for the Hodgman Government, which may explain the Treasurer’s silence on its release.

NAB points to the reality of continued structural decline in the Forestry sector, highlighting the futility of the Liberals’ attempt to put Forestry Tasmania on a financially sustainable footing.


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