A good budget, an election budget, but the cost of living is still high
The high cost of living driven by inflation remains the most important issue as people weigh-in on the 2017/18 Budget passed by Parliament yesterday.
July 14, 2017 9:48 am
A survey of 1907 respondents earlier this week showed that the majority are satisfied the budget, but some doubts remain.
The budget is highly rated, with close to half of all respondents saying it is either a “Good” budget or an “Excellent” budget.
One-third of respondents felt it was an “Election Budget”, but the majority were unsure.
High inflation has caused the price of goods and services to increase in recent months. As a result “Cost of Living” was the most important issue on the minds of the majority of respondents.
The $4.5 billion budget was passed on Thursday with 32 “yes” votes against 14 “no” votes. Four MPs had not voted.
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