From the Australian Financial Review (article appears to be not gated):

  • The Australian government is looking for savings to cover $6 billion or more in forecast revenue estimated to have been lost since the May budget
  • have promised a surplus by 2016/17
  • The Expenditure Review Committee met on Monday, scheduled to meet again on Wednesday or Thursday
  • The aim is to cut hard enough to meet the return-to-surplus timetable outlined by the ­government in the May budget

More cuts to fill huge budget hole