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HON Ben WYATT LLB MSc MLA

Treasurer; Minister for Finance; Aboriginal Affairs; Lands

Q&A: McGowan Government continues on the path to Budget repair

Treasurer Ben Wyatt responds to questions from the media at the Mid-Year Review of the 2017-18 State Budget.

Today's release of the Government Mid year Financial Projections Statement (or Mid year Review), reflects the McGowan Government's ongoing focus to repair the State's finances. With responsible financial management, Western Australia remains on track to return to a Budget surplus in 2020-21. Consistent with expectations in the 2017-18 State Budget, the operating outlook is expected to improve over the forward estimates, with declining deficits in 2018 19 and 2019 20 before a return to an operating surplus of $926 million in 2020 21. Treasurer Ben Wyatt said, "This Mid-year Review highlights the Government's commitment to responsible financial management."

Treasurer's Video | Media Statement | Mid-Year Review announcement | State Budget - Western Australia |

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