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Tuesday, 18 September 2012
Page: 11006

Budget


Mr HOCKEY (North Sydney) (14:52): My question is to the Treasurer. I refer to the fact that the Treasurer has claimed $33 billion of savings in this year's budget. Given that over half of those savings are actual tax increases or new taxes, will the Treasurer now rule out tax increases for Australian families to fund his $120 billion black hole?


Mr SWAN (LilleyDeputy Prime Minister and Treasurer) (14:52): It is not very often that you get a Dorothy Dixer from the other side of the House, but it seems I have got one today. I table all the budgets produced by this government, with all the detail the shadow Treasurer is asking for. Secondly—

Mr Hockey: Madam Deputy Speaker, on a point of order: I know he has a habit of answering yesterday's question today. I ask the Treasurer to answer the question: will he rule out new taxes or tax increases?

Mr SWAN: Given that the shadow Treasurer said he had all his policies costed—although they are still hidden—I call on him to table them today.