Reliable services for the future

We need to overcome political hurdles and return the budget to surplus so we can reinvest in the services that people need and sustain our social safety net.

Public spending must be sustainable and deliver value for money otherwise our standard of living is eroded.

The numbers are stark. Real spending growth is forecast to ramp up to 3 percent on the back of new programs and our ageing population.

New budget rules are needed to guard against an increase in the overall tax burden.

  • Return the budget to surplus
  • Redesign government services to meet consumer needs and deliver value for money
  • Invest to grow the economy and revenue
  • Provide a secure safety net for the vulnerable