The Greens says the Government has achieved a "faux surplus" of $372 million by cutting the healthcare and education budgets by $2.4 billion by 2017-18.
What other departments lost out as National trimmed to get the books back in the black?
PRIMARY INDUSTRIES - The biggest loser at $161m. Partly reflects mergers and a decrease in management of forestry land.
CORRECTIONS - $100m gone from its vote.
COURTS - Budget slashed by $31m.
JUSTICE MINISTRY - Took a $28m hit.
SERIOUS FRAUD OFFICE - Lost out on $1.8m after a boost last year.
POLICE - Frozen at $1.5b, an effective $30m cut when inflation is taken into account.
SECURITY INTELLIGENCE SERVICE - Domestic spooks took a $260,000 cut.
INTERNAL AFFAIRS - Cut by almost $26m.
EDUCATION REVIEW OFFICE - Loses $1.4m.
COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS - Takes an $11m hit as work on trading standards and financial markets conduct winds down.
COMMUNICATIONS - Down by $83m, slashed in half as fibre drop work is completed.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Down $88m as funding for various initiatives and stadium development ceases.
ENERGY - Down $757,000.
TOURISM - Down $886,000.
CONSERVATION - Another cut for DOC, this time by almost $7m.
ENVIRONMENT - A $19m cut.
CUSTOMS - Lost $21m from its budget.
OFFICIAL DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE (overseas aid) - Slashed by almost $3m.
PARLIAMENTARY SERVICE - Cut by $27m.
STATE SERVICES - Lost out by nearly $1m.
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL - Down by $1.4m.
SPORT AND RECREATION - Saw $17m come off its budget.
STATISTICS - Can count on $16m less.
TREATY NEGOTIATIONS - Missed out on about $30m.