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Budget 2013: Has the Govt eased its Budget purse strings enough?

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Digital image / P.K. Stowers
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Finance Minister Bill English has stayed on the track set in previous years in today's Budget, reconfirming the return to surplus in two years while taking steps to reduce the risk of a housing bubble.

Social housing is a big element of the Budget.

There will be tenancy reviews for all state house tenants, with up to 3000 tenants to be moved on within four years. However, many of those tenants are expected to find homes in the non-government community housing sector.

The Budget includes $900 million in new spending, up from the $800 million previously indicated.

Has the Govt eased its Budget purse strings enough? Here is the latest selection of Your Views:

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