Report 446

Report 446: Review of the Operations of the Parliamentary Budget Office

© Commonwealth of Australia 2014

ISBN 978-1-74366-232-8 (Printed version)
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Preliminary pages
Foreword, Membership of the Committee, Terms of reference, List of abbreviations, List of recommendations

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Chapter 1: Introduction

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Chapter 2: The Parliamentary Budget Office
Background, International trends, Committee comment

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Chapter 3: The Parliamentary Budget Office's performance to date
Introduction, ANAO audit findings and recommendation, Funding and resources, Committee comment

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Chapter 4: Access to Information
Background, Committee comment, Contingency Reserve, Legal guarantees of access to information, Committee comment, Cost Barriers – Outsourcing and Third Party holdings, Committee comment, Legislative barriers – prohibitions and discretions, Committee comment

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Chapter 5: The Parliamentary Budget Office' mandate
Introduction, National Commission of Audit – Fiscal Rules, Reporting against medium-term projections, Committee comment, Post-election report – medium term projections, Committee comment, Conclusion

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Appendix A – Submissions
Appendix B – Public Hearings
Appendix C – OECD Principles for Independent Fiscal Institutions
Appendix D – IMF fiscal council dataset
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Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 4615