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Labor's botched smear.

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Authorised and printed by Brian Loughnane for the Liberal Party of Australia Cnr Blackall and Macquarie Sts BARTON ACT 2600

The Hon Andrew Robb AO MP Shadow Minister for Finance and Debt Reduction Federal Member for Goldstein

Tuesday 10 August 2010


Labor has embarrassed itself today by anonymously circulating an incorrect document purporting to list Coalition spending and savings measures.

The list is wrong and contains a series of factual and basic mathematical errors, including the assertion that $463 million + $820 million + $1,391 million + 995 million equals $3,754 million, when it actually equals $3,669 million - an $85 million error.

No wonder Mr Swan won’t put his name to the document.

This shows again that Mr Swan is desperately seeking a discussion on costings in a bid to deflect attention from his own appalling track record of debt, deficit and waste.

The Coalition has listed all our costings and savings in all our publicly released documents.

As previously stated, the Coalition is submitting our policies for costing under the Charter of Budget Honesty, unlike Labor, who failed to in 2007.

Only the Coalition has a real plan to end the waste, stop the new taxes and pay back the debt.

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