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2011-12 SAVINGS TARGET – EQUITY
« on: June 14, 2012, 11:58:14 AM »
Information below from:

http://statements.cabinet.qld.gov.au/MMS/StatementDisplaySingle.aspx?id=79543
Reproduced under this post.

Newman savings target
MediaAttachments/2012/doc/20120613 Savings_target_Combined Equity and Operating.doc (at bottom of linked press release)

Department of Transport and Main Roads   
Reserve/emergent issues                    $10,000,000
Program Savings                                   $22,800,000



My question, what programs have been cut to achieve the $22.8 million savings.
Is the Nambour Railway Station DDA upgrade one of them?
It was costed at between $3.3 - $4 million.


It was a going concern as at 12 March 2012, the people who hire the hall adjacent to the Nambour station could not do so as it was a construction site and posed a safety hazard.
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Re: 2011-12 SAVINGS TARGET – EQUITY
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2012, 12:01:28 PM »
Treasurer and Minister for Trade
The Honourable Tim Nicholls
Thursday, June 14, 2012

Newman Government hits savings target

The Newman Government has exceeded its commitment to find $100 million in departmental savings this financial year, highlighting its determination to pay down Labor’s debt and regain the state’s AAA credit rating.

Treasurer Tim Nicholls today outlined $186.5 million in savings identified since the LNP was elected two months ago.

“That’s a saving of almost $2.8 million a day,” he said.

“We’ve had to make a number of tough decisions but urgent action had to be taken to rein-in spending and waste, which was out of control under Labor.

“Not only has the Newman Government exceeded its target, it’s almost doubled it.”

Ministers were asked to identify savings that were cashable, specific and publicly identifiable. Savings could not include deferring expenditure.

Mr Nicholls said Ministers had demanded surplus funds back from their departments that would have otherwise been spent.

He said a large portion of the savings – more than $11 million – had come from cutting non-essential expenses like advertising across all government departments.

“Treasury and the Department of Trade together have reduced their travel, consultancy and staff expenses by almost $2.3 million this financial year.”

Mr Nicholls said the savings were in addition to those identified in the LNP’s Costings and Savings strategy released during the state election campaign.

“The new savings we have identified will be used to improve the state’s bottom line,” he said.

“The Newman Government will do everything it can to clean up the mess we inherited from Labor.

“The LNP was elected with a mandate to pay down Labor’s debt, restore the AAA credit rating, build a four pillar economy and revitalise frontline services, and that’s exactly what we intend to do.”

He said he expected the true scale of Labor’s waste and mismanagement to be revealed when the independent Commission of Audit delivers its interim report on Friday (June 15).

ENDS

Contact: Rachael Power 0409 947 957

NOTE: Attachment available at Ministerial Media Releases website.



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Newman savings target
MediaAttachments/2012/doc/20120613 Savings_target_Combined Equity and Operating.doc

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Re: 2011-12 SAVINGS TARGET – EQUITY
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2012, 12:05:51 PM »
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