The Hon. Rob Lucas MLC

The Hon

Rob Lucas MLC


The Hon Rob Lucas MLC
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Federal Government’s GST write-down reduces SA’s forecast collections by $577 million

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

The Federal Government’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) has reported a revised downward forecast in GST collections nationally, significantly reducing the amount of revenue to be shared between states and territories over the next four years. Treasurer Rob Lucas said, based on the MYEFO GST downgrade, Treasury’s initial analysis is that there would be a $577 million write-down in forecast GST collections for South Australia in the four years between 2018-19 and 2021-22. Mr Lucas said whilst this presented ‘obvious challenges’ for future budgets, the State Government was committed to handing down budget surpluses and cleaning up the enormous financial mess left by 16 years of Labor. “There’s no question, MYEFO’s forecast GST write-down makes our task of budget repair more difficult,’’ said Treasurer Lucas. “Based on current estimates, our upcoming budgets woul...Click here for full story

2018-19 Mid-Year Budget Review confirms return to surplus as operation to stem CALHN's budget bleeding continues

Thursday, 13 December 2018

The Marshall Government’s 2018-19 State Budget is on track to deliver a return to surplus and maintain projected surpluses across each year of the forward estimates, according to the Mid-Year Budget Review (MYBR), released today. Treasurer Rob Lucas said the MYBR records a net operating surplus of $40.1 million in 2018-19 (revised down from $48.2 million); and reports a limited number of new decisions totalling $172.1 million over four years. The MYBR confirms the Government’s disciplined approach towards responsible financial management which led Standard and Poor’s to upgrade our state’s credit rating from AA to AA+. The new spending, for schools, hospitals and to address the needs of children in state care, continues to build a strong foundation for South Australia’s future while cleaning up the enormous financial mess left by 16 years of Labor. “The Mid-Year Budget Review reaffirms our commitm...Click here for full story

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