Review of the Parliamentary Budget Office

Issue date: Monday, 9 December 2019

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The Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit has commenced a review of the operations of the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) pursuant to section 64T of the Parliamentary Service Act 1999.

The Committee will inquire into and report on:

PBO implementation of the recommendations of the PBO Review 2016/17 Report of the Independent Review Panel;

PBO implementation of the recommendations from 2014 Joint Committee on Public Accounts and Audit Report No. 446 Review of the Operations of the Parliamentary Budget Office;

Stakeholder relationships and engagement; and

Possible areas of reform to support the effective operation of the PBO.

Ms Lucy Wicks MP, Chair of the Committee, said, ‘This review will provide an opportunity for the Committee to gain an understanding of how the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) has improved since its previous independent review. The Committee will also examine options for possible areas of reform to support the effective operation of the PBO.’

Submissions from interested individuals and organisations are invited by
Thursday, 23 January 2019. The preferred method of receiving submissions is by electronic format lodged
online using a My Parliament account.

Further information about the review is available on the Committee’s website.

Media inquiries
Ms Lucy Wicks MP, Chair of the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit on
(02) 6277 4738 (Parliament House) or (02) 4322 2400 (Electorate Office). 

For background information
Committee Secretariat
02 6277 4615
jcpaa@aph.gov.au

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