The result of the hard work we have done over the past two years to get the Budget back on track means we are now in a position to reinvest in essential services such as health, education and additional support for vulnerable Tasmanians.
This includes $113 million for school upgrades, an additional $50 million for frontline health and $80 million in extra support for vulnerable Tasmanians.
Jobs remain the Government’s number one priority, which is why this year’s Budget includes a $425 million package of measures to support industry and jobs growth.
The 2016-17 Budget delivers a surplus of over $77 million, the first surplus in seven years.Importantly, a surplus will be achieved without any new taxes or new savings measures, but rather through spending discipline.
And while there is more we can do, we have to live within our means, that’s why getting the Budget back on track is so important.