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Ben Wyatt is setting the scene for cuts to government spending.

Royalties for Regions cuts a sensible first step

OPINION: During the state election campaign, Mark McGowan said his government would repay the state’s debt as though it were a home mortgage; now, unfortunately, he is experiencing the equivalent of mortgage stress, which comes with taking on too much debt without enough income to service it.

Treasury’s pre-election financial review projected that debt would grow from $33.2 billion in June this year to $41.1 billion in June 2020. During the election, Labor said it would achieve a modest reduction in the forecast 2020 debt to $39.9 billion.

The new government could have got lucky and begun its term with better than expected GST payments, but the reverse has happened.

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