Ponzi Pallas prepares austerity budget on virus

Just what the doctor ordered, via Domain:

Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas says he needs to cut $4 billion in spending from the state’s budget over the next four years to keep it in surplus amid “trying times”.

Mr Pallas’ new savings target doubles the $2 billion in spending he planned to slash, mostly through forcing the public service to find “efficiencies”, when he brought down the budget nine months ago.

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