WA: the lucky state in the lucky country - Grattan Institute

The West Australian Treasurer (and Premier) has delivered a state budget the envy of the other states. WA is the only state expected to post a budget surplus this coming financial year, and net debt is low compared to most other states. In this presentation for the Institute of Public Administration, Grattan’s Economic Policy Program Director Brendan Coates asks whether WA just got lucky, or did the McGowan Government make its own luck?

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