Treasurer Mike Nahan.

Budget deficit to hit record

The Barnett government expects to deliver Western Australia’s largest budget deficit of $3.9 billion next financial year as it continues to grapple with shrinking revenue and higher spending.


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Astounding. Revenue down, spending up! This Government's record is about on a par with that of Labor. What a dismal state of affairs.

Can someone please publish a scorecard on what was promised at the past couple of elections and what has actually been delivered?

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Total revenue

8th-Insurance Commission of WA$686.7m
9th-Horizon Power$492.5m
10th↑Pilbara Ports Authority$422.6m
11th↑Racing and Wagering Western Australia$337.9m
29 state government businesses ranked by total revenue - this year

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