The Queensland Premier Campbell Newman at The Australian Beef Expo 2012
The Queensland Premier Campbell Newman at The Australian Beef Expo 2012

Audit recommends QLD asset sales

MORE of Queensland's assets will have to be sold off to rein in the state's finances, a Commission of Audit headed up by former federal treasurer Peter Costello has recommended.

The report has also singled out the public service as a primary source of the state's financial woes.

Treasurer Tim Nicholls has rejected the suggestion of a $100 levy on every Queensland taxpayer but has refused to rule out any other recommendation made in the report.

"We've only formally received the report today and were briefed yesterday," he said.

"There are a number of recommendations and they have only been put before the cabinet this morning, many haven't had a chance to consider it.

Read more at Brisbanetimes.com.au


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