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David Bradbury

Assistant Treasurer, Minister Assisting for Financial Services & Superannuation and Minister for Competition Policy & Consumer Affairs

5 March 2012 - 18 September 2013

Media Release of 16/05/2013

NO.075

Cormann flags Coalition cuts

A senior member of Tony Abbott's economic team has flagged that the Coalition would cut to the bone if elected.

Shadow Assistant Treasurer Senator Mathias Cormann said this morning:

"So clearly cuts will have to be made."

[DOORSTOP – 16 MAY 2013]

Senator Cormann also said today that:

"There will be more detail to build on the detail we've already released."

[ABC RADIO – 16 MAY 2013]

Senator Cormann has let the cat out of the bag: Tony Abbott will cut to the bone if elected to Government.

Mr Abbott himself has said:

"We will do some things that will hurt."

[18 APRIL 2013]

The Government has made responsible savings in the Budget to support jobs and growth. Mr Abbott will simply cut to the bone.

Mr Abbott must use tonight's Budget-in-Reply to release the details of the cuts he will make.

16 May 2013