23 Jul 2018

Govt urged to scrap self-imposed spending cap

From Morning Report, 6:36 am on 23 July 2018

The government has been told it must get rid of self-imposed spending rules if it's serious about fixing rundown public services. The coalition will spend an extra 24 billion dollars over the next four years to fix the problem, but has also pledged to keep spending at 30 percent of GDP. The Salvation Army's social policy analyst Alan Johnson told our economics correspondent, Patrick O'Meara, that more money is needed and the caps should be ditched.