Research reports

Research reports are listed below by publication number and date order, with the most recent first.

See the PBO data portal, for all research report-related data.


  • Government finances: September quarter 2020
    Date issued: 11 November 2020
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    (324 KB)   MS Word (988 KB)   Data: MS Excel (411 KB)
  • Government finances: May 2020
    Date issued: 8 July 2020
    PDF Icon (346 KB)   MS Word (1.11 MB)   Data: MS Excel (440 KB)

    Future editions of this PBO publication will be released when the data are available.  The June Monthly Financial Statement data are incorporated in the Final Budget Outcome, typically published in September.  July and August Monthly Financial Statements are typically published in October.
  • Medium-term fiscal projection scenarios: impact of COVID-19 pandemic and response
    Date issued: 5 June 2020
    PDF Icon (505 KB)   MS Word (1.12 MB)   Data: MS Excel (19 KB)

    • Medium-term fiscal projection scenarios: technical appendix
      Date issued: 5 June 2020
      PDF Icon (185 KB)   MS Word (115 KB)







  • Alcohol taxation in Australia
    Report no. 03/2015

    Date issued: 14 October 2015
  • Update:
    Table 3-1, 3-2 and Figure 3-2 were updated on 9 March 2017 by the PBO on request from the Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Red Tape.  A copy of this request and response can be found below.

    Inquiry into the effect of red tape on the sale, supply and taxation of alcohol
    2 March 2017: Request to provide information  PDF icon (1,584 KB)
    9 March 2017: PBO response  PDF icon (513 KB)  MS Word (233KB)



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