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Australian Capital Territory Budget 2008-2009

May 2008

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The ACT 2008/09 Budget was delivered by Treasurer Jon Stanhope on 6th May, 2008.

Budget measures focus on infrastructure development and addressing problems arising from a skills shortage and climate change.

The Budget includes significant capital investment, with a five-year, $1 billion Building the Future program of investment in the Territory’s infrastructure.

The 2008-09 Budget provides for targeted recurrent expenditure of $403.6 million over the next four years, including $105.5 million in 2008/09.

The Budget shows a net operating surplus of 1.7 percent per annum, on average. It delivers a surplus of $84.9 million

Specific Projects include:





Education, Skills and Training


Community and Social Welfare

Law and Justice

Sports and Leisure


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