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2008-09 Federal Budget: Full Text Of Treasurer’s Speech

This is the full text of Treasurer Wayne Swan’s Budget Speech to the House of Representatives. Click the play button to listen to the speech:

Text of Treasurer Wayne Swan’s first Budget speech to the House of Representatives.

Mr Speaker, I move that the Bill now be read a second time.

Introduction

This Budget is designed to meet the big challenges of the future.

It is a Budget that strengthens Australia’s economic foundations, and delivers for working families under pressure.

It is the responsible Budget our nation needs at this time of international turbulence, and high inflation at home.

A Budget carefully designed to fight inflation, and ensure we meet the uncertainties of the future from a position of strength. [Read more…]