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Monday, 16 September 2002
Page: 6328

Mr Murphy asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 13 February 2002:

Without the benefit of bracket creep, will the 2001-2002 Federal Budget finish in deficit; if not, why not.

Mr Costello (Treasurer) —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The estimated budget outcome for 2001-2002 was announced in the Commonwealth Budget on 14 May 2002. The Final Budget Outcome will be released later in 2002.