South Australia

Jun 1, 2012

SA budget: downgrades and deferrals, and everyone loses

South Australian Treasurer Jack Snelling's budget for 2012-13 mirrors much of the lacklustre budget delivered a year ago, writes Kevin Naughton of InDaily. Everyone in the state is worse off.

On a quiet evening in the Snelling household, Mrs Snelling gathered the children together to explain how times were changing.

“Kids, the bad news is that Dad’s lost his job and money will be tight,” she starts. “The good news is we can live on the credit card for another year or two or three because he’s sure to get a job and be able pay it all back. And the really good news? You’re getting an electric train set for Christmas.”

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2 thoughts on “SA budget: downgrades and deferrals, and everyone loses

  1. zut alors

    And the really good news is that all SA politicians get to keep their protected jobs and their state-funded vehicles.

  2. gdt

    Crikey: is this the same “Kevin Naughton” who was previously employed by a Liberal Party opposition leader in a media management role? Some fuller disclosure would be reasonable in an article with rhetoric like “Everyone in the state is worse off”.

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