Don't panic — the federal budget isn't moving dates

By The Mandarin

February 22, 2016

Mathias Cormann

A report in Fairfax press on Monday has raised the prospect of a major upset to the Commonwealth public service calendar — with flow on impact for the states and territories.

“A radical idea to bring forward the federal budget from May 10 has been floated among senior members of the Turnbull government,” writes Fairfax’s James Massola.

But that’s as far as it went. Finance Minister Mathias Cormann has confirmed, at a Senate hearing no less, that the date will not be changed.

The 2016-17 budget will be released on May 10.

No submission was sent to Cabinet, the report adds.

 

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