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WA to deliver surplus budget despite pandemic payments on back of iron ore price rise – ABC News

The WA Government reports a $1.7 billion budget surplus for 2019-20 despite the economic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the State Opposition labelling it “unacceptable” and urging the Government to spend more to help struggling households.

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The WA Government has reported a $1.7 billion budget surplus for 2019-20 despite the economic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the State Opposition labelling it “unacceptable” and urging the Government to spend more to help struggling households.
Key points:

  • WA will spend $5.5 billion on a COVID recovery plan
  • However a higher-than-expected iron ore price boosted the budget
  • It is set to record a $1.7 billion budget surplus next month

The WA Government’s Ann…

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