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Time for a bit of Budget honesty from Labor

Peter Gutwein, Treasurer

Tomorrow’s State Budget is framed to maintain the momentum and invest for growth in Tasmania’s future.

The 2019-20 State Budget unashamedly invests in infrastructure for future generations which will grow the economy, create jobs and provide the revenues to enable investment in essential services and protecting the Tasmanian way of life.

Tomorrow’s State Budget also presents an important opportunity for Rebecca White and Labor to finally come clean on what, if any policies, they presently have.

Tasmanians deserve to know what the alternative government stands for? What they would do differently, and most importantly, how Labor will pay for it?

Tasmanians have not forgotten that Labor delivered deficits every year of their last term and left $1.1 billion in cumulative deficits.

Nor have they forgotten that when Labor ran out of money, Michelle O’Byrne sacked a nurse a day for nine months, and David O’Byrne sacked 108 Police Officers, all signed off by Rebecca White who was a member of Labor’s Budget razor gang.

Tasmanians know that Labor’s Bec-onomics would again drive our Budget back into the dark days of perpetual deficit.

The Hodgman Liberal Government has worked hard to get the Budget back into a sustainable position after the mess left by the previous Labor-Green Government.

It’s time Labor were honest with Tasmanians, come clean on where they stand and deliver an alternative Budget next Tuesday.