"It was a piece of cake really — Wayne Swan hardly had to employ any smoke and mirrors at all. Just do a bit of pea-and-thimble shuffling of spending out of 2012-13, and revenue in, both forwards and backwards, forecast a bumper 11% increase in tax revenue, and – hey presto! – watch me pull a surplus out of my hat."
Wednesday, 9 May 2012 - 12:25am
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