Lets get rid of this stuffed Liberal government and their reckless handling of the economy. They are sending us bankrupt. They only made a $17.3 b surplus this year. How disgraceful. It should have been at least $20b. Lets get Labour back in goverment as surely they will be able to find something useful to spend all that money on. I wonder how many lap dancing clubs they could buy with $17.3b? The federal government generated an underlying cash surplus of $17.3 billion in 2006/07. The outcome was $3.7 billion higher than expected at the time of the 2008/07 budget. Of the total, $7 billion will be invested in the Future Fund immediately. "This allocation of $7 billion, when combined with the proceeds of the second instalment of the sale of T3 in May 2008, will on current indications see the Future Fund accumulate sufficient assets to fully offset the government's unfunded public sector superannuation liabilities in 2020," Treasurer Peter Costello said. Mr Costello said in view of the higher than expected surplus, the government would invest an additional $1 billion capital into the Higher Education Endowment Fund (HEEF). The government already announced in the 2007/08 budget that it would transfer $5 billion into the HEEF.