- Gutwein defends job cuts
- $66.8m boost for health
- $1.6bn infrastructure pledge
- $22m fund for the North
- 700 public service jobs to go
- 'Record spend' for education
The state government will increase funding for police and emergency services by 10 per cent over the next four years but has asked the department to find $42.2 million in savings.
As previously announced $33 million will spent over the forward estimates to hire an extra 108 police to meet the government’s pre-election promises.
Over the next two years $5 million will be used to purchase a large police boat to replace the PV Fortescue.
Total spending for the Department of Police and Emergency Services will $203 million this financial year up from $197 million in 2013/14.