Scott Morrison: ensuring the government lives within its means

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Treasurer Scott Morrison ensuring the government lives within its means.

In Treasurer Scott Morrison's budget speech he promised to "ensure the government lives within its means" and warned "this is not a time to be splashing money around".

Shortly afterwards, he hosted an invitation-only party, which cost taxpayers $11,625 for food and drinks. This is more than even Joe Hockey spent on post-budget parties.

In all, the Treasurer spent $4620 on a selection of hot and cold canapes, $5445 on alcohol, and $560 for eight wait staff to cater the 90-minute function for 100 people.

The Treasurer's gathering is a post-budget taxpayer-funded tradition, but the documents show Morrison's party cost more than previous Treasurers had spent.

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