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.
- 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…