Tas budget deficit on track to double


Mr Gutwein said growth in public sector wages in Tasmania's $5. 1 billion budget were behind the blowout. "Public sector wages are a massive $153 million more in 2013/14 than were forecast just three years earlier," Mr Gutwein said on Tuesday. "This makes the case for public sector wages to be reined in. "The only two ways to do this are either significant job losses or a pay pause, which is why the Liberal government has proposed a pay pause.

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