In the ongoing series of Lenore Taylor’s articles defending the Rudd-Gillard government she remarks that:
If we’d done exactly what the Coalition said we should do, we’d still have come out of the crisis around $180 billion in debt, rather than $200 billion.
$20 billion! Nothing to worry about then. That’s only $1000 per Australian or, ironically, the net worth of Gina Rinehart.
And these figures do not include the $50 billion NBN or the $10 billion Bob Brown bank.