ACT Treasurer Andrew Barr has survived a no-confidence motion against him in the Legislative Assembly.

The Canberra Liberals moved the motion of no confidence against Mr Barr over the ACT budget.

The Opposition has challenged the accuracy of the budget papers, saying they should be updated to include a break down of rates increases, information on Capital Metro and the ACTEW Water dividend

Opposition spokesman Brendan Smyth says Mr Barr should be censured because of wasteful spending on light rail and increases in rates.

"Rates are going up at a rate of 10 per cent a year, and when you extrapolate that ... rates will triple in just over 11 years," he said.

Mr Smyth says the budget should not be debated until the Government has tabled updated documents.

"What we do know is this budget is not accurate and it is not reasonable to debate a budget on hypothetical assumptions and faith," he said.

Mr Barr says the motion is a stunt by the Canberra Liberals.

"What a sad pathetic little effort that was, that would be the most absurd no confidence motion ever brought to this Assembly," he said.

The motion failed because it was not supported by Greens Minister Shane Rattenbury.

"This is a budget that starts to set Canberra for the future in some of the key infrastructure projects we need as well as delivering the day to day services this city needs on an ongoing basis," he said.

The rest of the week will now be spent debating the budget in detail.

 

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