NSW gov. to hand down "responsible" budget

NSW gov. to hand down "responsible" budget

NSW Treasurer Mike Baird will hand down his third budget today, which has been touted as a “responsible” budget.

Mr Baird says the government’s belt-tightening measures are starting to pay off and money will go where it is most needed.

The government has already announced $6.4 billion for large infrastructure projects over four years and $1.2 billion to upgrade and redevelop hospitals.

But there are fears despite a recently discovered surplus, jobs will be cut.

There have been 15,000 public sector job losses over the O’Farrell government’s first two budgets, with workers at hospitals, TAFE and rail maintenance hit hardest.

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