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The Australian Capital Circle: More tha Constitution Lite

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More than constitution lite   Treasurer Wayne Swan is going all out to ensure a surplus is delivered. Mr Swan will release the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook just after 9am today. Contained in the document will be $3.4 billion in savings that the Treasurer has found as a booming dollar has taken a bite out of the bottom line. "MYEFO will confirm that despite the big hit to revenue caused by the higher Aussie dollar, our budget will still be back in the black in 2012-13," David Uren says there will also be cuts to the public sector information technology program, passport-fee increases and an increase in the efficiency dividend required annually from the public service. It will also bring to account some of the government's election spending promises. Remaining election promises will be included in next year's full budget. Talking picture : The PM and the pup . After three days of AUSMIN talks, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

The Australian Business | Latest Busines News.-12:24pmDollar lower on US stimulus wait. Oct. 11th .,2010 ., 20:40 p.m.

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