Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard says the government is still committed to delivering a surplus although an Australian newspaper has reported that ministers are prepared to dump the surplus pledge if economic growth dips below its long-term average of just over three per cent in the December quarter. Photo: EPA  Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard says the government is still committed to delivering a surplus although an Australian newspaper has reported that ministers are prepared to dump the surplus pledge if economic growth dips below its long-term average of just over three per cent in the December quarter. Photo: EPA
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard says the government is still committed to delivering a surplus although an Australian newspaper has reported that ministers are prepared to dump the surplus pledge if economic growth dips below its long-term average of just over three per cent in the December quarter. Photo: EPA

Gillard links budget surplus pledge to trend economic growth

Topic |   Australian Economy
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard says the government is still committed to delivering a surplus although an Australian newspaper has reported that ministers are prepared to dump the surplus pledge if economic growth dips below its long-term average of just over three per cent in the December quarter. Photo: EPA  Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard says the government is still committed to delivering a surplus although an Australian newspaper has reported that ministers are prepared to dump the surplus pledge if economic growth dips below its long-term average of just over three per cent in the December quarter. Photo: EPA
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard says the government is still committed to delivering a surplus although an Australian newspaper has reported that ministers are prepared to dump the surplus pledge if economic growth dips below its long-term average of just over three per cent in the December quarter. Photo: EPA
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