Original article by David Uren, Michael Roddan
The Australian – Page: 1 & 4 : 29-Nov-18
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has indicated that an improved Budget position will allow the federal government to increase its investment in essential services. Amongst other things, Morrison has flagged a $37m funding increase for schools over 10 years and an extra $30bn for hospitals over five years. The Budget bottom line has been bolstered by higher revenue, but Martin Whetton of the ANZ Bank says the government may opt to use some of this windfall to finance new spending initiatives in the lead-up to the 2019 election.
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