Government surplus – “Congratulations, but said with a very tongue in cheek”
Michael Barnett, head of the Auckland Business Chamber, said it seemed to show:
The accounting system is not good enough to be able to prepare the market for the announcement of a surplus – so soon
after the tight Budget.
It seems some Government agencies don’t have a good reporting system. There is now no excuse for not accelerating the
infrastructure expenditure, such as the Auckland transport projects.