11 May 2017

Lessons for NZ in Australia's Budget

From Morning Report, 7:41 am on 11 May 2017

Australia unveiled its budget this week and the Finance Minister Steven Joyce will deliver his first Budget on Thursday May 25th. Any lessons? "We are in a different place to where the Australians are," Mr Joyce says. New Zealand's got a surplus, Australia a deficit but even so he says he doesn't have a lot of freeboard - and wouldn't be drawn on what's in and what's out.