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Monday, 7 November 2011
Page: 8282

Senator WONG (South AustraliaMinister for Finance and Deregulation) (11:30): Through you, Madam Chair, do not verbal me, Senator Birmingham. Of course, the fiscal impact is relevant, which is why we have costed it. It is not my job to provide you with every aspect of government's costings. It is my job to provide you with the budget quality costings that we have provided—far more than anything your party has done since you have been in opposition. So we have provided the fiscal impact and the cash impact and we have provided those fiscal tables in the context of the legislation. So do not verbal me and pretend that we have not been transparent about that. As I said, we have been far more transparent than you have with the $70-plus billion of cuts to services you have to find to fund this and other policies.