Channel 7’s Mike Smithson: How the State Budget Is Sinking South Australia into Debt

The Court of Public Opinion with Jeremy Cordeaux AM

07-06-2024 • 12 mins

  • Analysis of the South Australia state budget, emphasizing the $44 billion debt and its long-term implications.
  • Discussion on major infrastructure projects like the north-south corridor and the new Women's and Children's Hospital.
  • The budget's impact on healthcare, including investments and challenges in reducing ambulance ramping and hospital wait times.
  • Critical examination of the government's handling of recurring budget deficits and the interest burden.
  • Reflections on political accountability and the real-world experience of policymakers in managing state finances.

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