LIBERAL Democrats candidate Stephen Bisgrove has claimed that his party's alternate federal budget would result in a surplus of $34 billion.
The budget made up a large portion of the candidate's argument for why Calare residents should place their votes with him when he spoke at a recent candidate forum.
"The two major parties have a hard time balancing those budgets and can't seem to come up with a surplus. We're the only party that can up with a $34 billion surplus," Mr Bisgrove said.
He said the party had devised a 17-point plan to achieve the significant surplus possible.
Among the long list of changes was a minimum tax payment for big multinational companies.
"It has been talked about a lot, but our two parties, both Labor and Liberal, struggle to attack the multinationals; they're scared to do it," he said. "We will make them pay a minimum tax payment."
The Liberal Democrats have also proposed to strip funding from the ABC and SBS, so that they "rely on advertising, sponsorships and subscriptions, like other broadcasters".
"There will be no support for SBS, Triple J and other organisations like that, which will free up more money," Mr Bisgrove said.
Other measures detailed by Mr Bisgrove included no GST on electricity, abolishing the fuel excise tax and a reduction of politicians in both the Senate and House of Representatives.
"You can imagine the savings there will be," Mr Bisgrove said.
"From 72 senators to 36 ... and we also propose a reduction for the House of Representatives, from 150 to 75."
Mr Bisgrove acknowledged that it would take years for the Liberal Democrats to introduce the measures with representatives in the government, but said they demonstrated the party's commitment.
To read more about the alternate budget, visit the Liberal Democrats website.