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Monday, 2 March 2015
Page: 1641


Mr HOCKEY (North SydneyThe Treasurer) (15:11): I notice that the member for Fraser has been thrown out of the House?

The SPEAKER: Indeed he has.

Mr HOCKEY: I do want to help him when he goes around to visit the member for McMahon about a question on Australian Taxation Office resources. I refer to Budget Paper No. 2 from last year's budget. Page 214 says that 'the government will achieve savings of $142.8 million' as a result of:

… already planned … efficiency dividends and decisions of the former Government. Under the former Government total staffing reductions of 4,700 were to occur …

These were, simply, the implemented policy in the last budget. So I offer this to the member for Fraser, and I also offer him access to a baseball bat I have in my office, so he can go round—

Opposition members interjecting