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Tuesday, 16 August 2011
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Mr ROBB (Goldstein) (15:02): My question is to the Prime Minister. I refer the Prime Minister to a statement during the last election:

The Budget is coming back to surplus, no ifs no buts; it will happen.

Prime Minister, is this promise as believable as the promise that there will be 'no carbon tax under the government I lead'?

Ms GILLARD (LalorPrime Minister) (15:03): To the member's question, I have already in this question time answered a very similar question from the shadow Treasurer so I would refer the shadow finance minister to that answer. I would also ask the shadow finance minister when he believes he will be in a position to detail to the parliament the $70 billion of cutbacks that are necessary for the opposition to climb out of the black hole that it has got itself into.