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 >

JobSeeker Payment 
This Budget Bite analyses the
short-term COVID-19 impact and
the long-term trends in recipient demographics.

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