- 24 Aug 2011
- House of Representatives
- Amends the:
Parliamentary Service Act 1999 to: establish the Parliamentary Budget Office and the position of Parliamentary Budget Officer to provide independent and non-partisan analysis of the budget cycle, fiscal policy and the financial implications of proposals; and provide for the functions and governance of the Office;
Charter of Budget Honesty Act 1998 to provide that parties with at least five members in Parliament may request election costings from the Departments of Treasury and Finance;
Freedom of Information Act 1982 to list the Office as an exempt agency; and
Long Service Leave (Commonwealth Employees) Act 1976 and
Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973 to make consequential amendments.