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Barnett flags tough budget cuts

Colin Barnett has foreshadowed cuts to services and programs in a later than usual August State Budget in "tougher" financial circumstances.

Despite delivering Budgets in the midst of the global financial crisis during his first term, the Premier said: "I think this term of Government is certainly going to be tougher financially than the first term.

Toni Walkington, secretary of CPSU/CSA, the union representing public sector employees, said the comments indicated Mr Barnett was trying to "moderate" expectations around his expensive election promises.

Read more via theWest.com.au


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