Caretaker period costing requests and PBO responses will be posted here as they become available.
Please find below caretaker period costing requests and PBO responses.
Section 64MA of the Parliamentary Service Act 1999 (the Act) requires parties, with five or more members of parliament before the commencement of the caretaker period, to provide a list of their election commitments to the Parliamentary Budget Officer by 5pm on the day before polling day. The lists are to be publicly released on the day after polling day.
The following lists of commitments for the 2016 election were provided to the Parliamentary Budget Officer on Friday, 1 July 2016. Lists are as provided by the parties and have not been altered by the Parliamentary Budget Officer.
Australian Labor Party
The Parliamentary Budget Officer uses the information provided by the parties and public announcements made by the parties as the basis for preparing the final lists of election commitments which are used in preparing the post-election report.
The Parliamentary Budget Officer is required, within 30 days after the end of the caretaker period for a general election, to prepare a post-election report of election commitments. For each designated parliamentary party, the post-election report presents budget impacts of election commitments that would have a material impact on the Commonwealth budget estimates for the current and next three financial years, the total combined impact of those commitments and costing documentation associated with these commitments. A designated parliamentary party is a party with at least five members in the Parliament immediately before the commencement of the caretaker period.
House of Representatives