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Thursday, 16 May 2013
Page: 3500


Mr ABBOTT (WarringahLeader of the Opposition) (14:01): My question is to the Prime Minister. Given that the budget will drive gross debt way past $300 billion, will the Prime Minister have the honesty to bring legislation raising the debt ceiling before this parliament?

Ms GILLARD (LalorPrime Minister) (14:01): To the Leader of the Opposition's question, I refer him to the answers given by the Deputy Prime Minister yesterday and what the budget papers reveal. I think he is making the same error or engaging in the same deliberate confusion as the shadow Treasurer was yesterday between face value and market value.