Spending cuts, higher taxes could come from plans to change Hydro

Matt Maloney
Updated February 27 2024 - 1:15pm, first published 1:07pm
Saul Eslake says changing the direction of Hydro Tasmania will leave a massive hole in the state's budget.
Saul Eslake says changing the direction of Hydro Tasmania will leave a massive hole in the state's budget.

Tasmanian economist Saul Eslake says diverting Hydro Tasmania's profits away from the government and into the pockets of Tasmanians could mean higher state taxes or cuts to government spending.

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Matt Maloney

Political reporter for Australian Community Media, based in Hobart.

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