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Tuesday, 13 May 1997
Page: 3234


Senator HILL (Minister for the Environment)(4.08 p.m.) —That is a different question and I think it probably goes well beyond the scope of this committee debate. Nevertheless, what Senator Faulkner says is correct. It was our objective that the $1.149 billion that we promised would be in addition to the published forecasts. That remains our objective. Of course, it has been moderated slightly by the contribution we have had to make towards redressing the $10 billion deficit we inherited. That has been the subject of questions and answers in this place.