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'Cautiously optimistic' ACT government hails economic recovery as deficit peak drops to $770.2 million

Jasper Lindell
Lucy Bladen
By Jasper Lindell, and Lucy Bladen
Updated March 24 2022 - 5:22am, first published 2:30am
Chief Minister and Treasurer Andrew Barr, who presented the mid-year budget review on Thursday. Picture: Karleen Minney

The ACT budget's bottom line is $475 million better off than expected over the next four years, with a "cautiously optimistic" territory government pointing to a strong post-lockdown economic recovery driving better-than-expected revenue.

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Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined the Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine on Saturdays. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.

Lucy Bladen

Lucy Bladen

Reporter Canberra Times

Lucy Bladen has been a journalist at The Canberra Times since 2019. She is an ACT politics and health reporter. Email: l.bladen@canberratimes.com.au

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