Parliamentary Budget Office

The PBO improves transparency around fiscal and budget policy issues, provides confidential costing services to all parliamentarians, and publishes a report after every election that shows the fiscal implications of major parties’ election commitments. Learn more >

Indexation & the budget
An explainer piece that discusses the rationale, use and limitations of indexation in the Commonwealth budget and associated programs. 

Build your own budget
consultation draft

The PBO invites your feedback on a consultation draft of a new analysis tool – Build your own budget.

Build your own budget allows users to adjust economic assumptions and policies to test their impacts on the fiscal position.

You can provide feedback through a short survey, or emailing

Parliamentary Budget Office
PO Box 6010
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

02 6277 9500