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2016 Election Costings

The Charter of Budget Honesty Act 1998 outlines arrangements under which the Secretaries of the Treasury and the Department of Finance (Finance) may be requested to cost election commitments during the caretaker period for a general election.

In accordance with the Act, the Government, the Leader of the Opposition, or a Minority Party with at least five members in the Parliament may request, through the Prime Minister, the Secretaries of the Treasury and Finance to cost election commitments. Election commitment costings completed by the Treasury and Finance will be posted on this site.

The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) may also prepare election policy costings upon request from a Parliamentary party or a sitting Independent Member of Parliament seeking re-election. Costings prepared by the PBO are published on the PBO website. Parties with fewer than five members in either House of Parliament and Independent members of Parliament can have their policies costed by the PBO.

All costings will be prepared consistent with the Charter of Budget Honesty Policy Costing Guidelines 2016, issued by the Secretaries of the Treasury and Finance.

COA 049 - Expand Tax Garnishee

Human Services
Party: Coalition
Status: Completed
Requested by: Prime Minister
Request date: 28 June 2016
Download: Download COA 049 - Expand Tax Garnishee request (PDF - 49.34 KB)
Response from: Department of Finance
Response date: 30 June 2016
Download: Download COA 049 - Expand Tax Garnishee response (PDF - 253.74 KB) Download COA 049 - Expand Tax Garnishee response (DOC - 93.59 KB)

COA 050 - Extend Enhance Welfare Integrity: Non-employment income data matching

Human Services
Party: Coalition
Status: Completed
Requested by: Prime Minister
Request date: 28 June 2016
Download: Download COA 050 - Extend Enhance Welfare Integrity: Non-employment income data matching request (PDF - 58.41 KB)
Response from: Department of Finance
Response date: 30 June 2016
Download: Download COA 050 - Extend Enhance Welfare Integrity: Non-employment income data matching response (PDF - 287.77 KB) Download COA 050 - Extend Enhance Welfare Integrity: Non-employment income data matching response (DOC - 93.69 KB)

COA 046 - Support Australia’s Surf Life Savers

Health
Party: Coalition
Status: Completed
Requested by: Prime Minister
Request date: 27 June 2016
Download: Download COA 046 - Support Australia’s Surf Life Savers request (PDF - 117.89 KB)
Response from: Department of Finance
Response date: 30 June 2016
Download: Download COA 046 - Support Australia’s Surf Life Savers response (PDF - 291.61 KB) Download COA 046 - Support Australia’s Surf Life Savers response (DOC - 93.49 KB)

COA 047 - Enforcing Welfare Recipient Obligations

Human Services
Party: Coalition
Status: Completed
Requested by: Prime Minister
Request date: 28 June 2016
Download: Download COA 047 - Enforcing Welfare Recipient Obligations request (PDF - 60.9 KB)
Response from: Department of Finance
Response date: 30 June 2016
Download: Download COA 047 - Enforcing Welfare Recipient Obligations response (PDF - 290.21 KB) Download COA 047 - Enforcing Welfare Recipient Obligations response (DOC - 95.21 KB)

COA 044 - The Coalition’s Policy to Boost the Learning for Life Programme

Education and Training
Party: Coalition
Status: Completed
Requested by: Prime Minister
Request date: 27 June 2016
Download: Download COA 044 - The Coalition’s Policy to Boost the Learning for Life Programme request (PDF - 121.76 KB)
Response from: Department of Finance
Response date: 30 June 2016
Download: Download COA 044 - The Coalition’s Policy to Boost the Learning for Life Programme response (PDF - 303.99 KB) Download COA 044 - The Coalition’s Policy to Boost the Learning for Life Programme response (DOC - 92.97 KB)

COA 045 - Supporting more women and girls into STEM careers

Education and Training
Party: Coalition
Status: Completed
Requested by: Prime Minister
Request date: 27 June 2016
Download: Download COA 045 - Supporting more women and girls into STEM careers request (PDF - 119.3 KB)
Response from: Department of Finance
Response date: 30 June 2016
Download: Download COA 045 - Supporting more women and girls into STEM careers response (PDF - 309.35 KB) Download COA 045 - Supporting more women and girls into STEM careers response (DOC - 68.05 KB)

COA 041 - Protecting, Preserving and Celebrating Indigenous Languages

Communications and the Arts
Party: Coalition
Status: Completed
Requested by: Prime Minister
Request date: 27 June 2016
Download: Download COA 041 - Protecting, Preserving and Celebrating Indigenous Languages request (PDF - 191.99 KB)
Response from: Department of Finance
Response date: 30 June 2016
Download: Download COA 041 - Protecting, Preserving and Celebrating Indigenous Languages response (PDF - 235.34 KB) Download COA 041 - Protecting, Preserving and Celebrating Indigenous Languages response (DOC - 93.43 KB)

COA 042 - The Coalition's Policy to Strengthen Mental Health Care in Australia

Health
Party: Coalition
Status: Completed
Requested by: Prime Minister
Request date: 27 June 2016
Download: Download COA 042 - The Coalition's Policy to Strengthen Mental Health Care in Australia request (PDF - 143.73 KB)
Response from: Department of Finance
Response date: 30 June 2016
Download: Download COA 042 - The Coalition's Policy to Strengthen Mental Health Care in Australia response (PDF - 303.1 KB) Download COA 042 - The Coalition's Policy to Strengthen Mental Health Care in Australia response (DOC - 69.94 KB)

COA 043 - Improving the digital confidence and skills of senior Australians

Social Services
Party: Coalition
Status: Completed
Requested by: Prime Minister
Request date: 27 June 2016
Download: Download COA 043 - Improving the digital confidence and skills of senior Australians request (PDF - 203.12 KB)
Response from: Department of Finance
Response date: 30 June 2016
Download: Download COA 043 - Improving the digital confidence and skills of senior Australians response (PDF - 237.59 KB) Download COA 043 - Improving the digital confidence and skills of senior Australians response (DOC - 67.84 KB)

COA 038 - Additional Funding for Beef Australia (Casino Beef Week)

Agriculture and Water Resources
Party: Coalition
Status: Completed
Requested by: Prime Minister
Request date: 27 June 2016
Download: Download COA 038 - Additional Funding for Beef Australia (Casino Beef Week) request (PDF - 119.85 KB)
Response from: Department of Finance
Response date: 30 June 2016
Download: Download COA 038 - Additional Funding for Beef Australia (Casino Beef Week) response (PDF - 235.11 KB) Download COA 038 - Additional Funding for Beef Australia (Casino Beef Week) response (DOC - 91.4 KB)

COA 039 - Support Veterans and Their Families

Veterans' Affairs
Party: Coalition
Status: Completed
Requested by: Prime Minister
Request date: 27 June 2016
Download: Download COA 039 - Support Veterans and Their Families request (PDF - 136.8 KB)
Response from: Department of Finance
Response date: 30 June 2016
Download: Download COA 039 - Support Veterans and Their Families response (PDF - 300.72 KB) Download COA 039 - Support Veterans and Their Families response (DOC - 71.01 KB)

COA 040 - Our Plan to Keep Illegal Guns off Our Streets and Our Communities Safe

Attorney-General's
Party: Coalition
Status: Completed
Requested by: Prime Minister
Request date: 27 June 2016
Download: Download COA 040 - Our Plan to Keep Illegal Guns off Our Streets and Our Communities Safe request (PDF - 127.75 KB)
Response from: Department of Finance
Response date: 30 June 2016
Download: Download COA 040 - Our Plan to Keep Illegal Guns off Our Streets and Our Communities Safe response (PDF - 291.62 KB) Download COA 040 - Our Plan to Keep Illegal Guns off Our Streets and Our Communities Safe response (DOC - 68.57 KB)

COA 036 - Jobs and Growth in Tasmania

Employment
Party: Coalition
Status: Completed
Requested by: Prime Minister
Request date: 27 June 2016
Download: Download COA 036 - Jobs and Growth in Tasmania request (PDF - 122.37 KB)
Response from: Department of Finance
Response date: 30 June 2016
Download: Download COA 036 - Jobs and Growth in Tasmania response (PDF - 290.21 KB) Download COA 036 - Jobs and Growth in Tasmania response (DOC - 93.62 KB)

COA 037 - The Coalition's Policy for Jobs and Growth in Regional Australia

Infrastructure and Regional Development
Party: Coalition
Status: Completed
Requested by: Prime Minister
Request date: 27 June 2016
Download: Download COA 037 - The Coalition's Policy for Jobs and Growth in Regional Australia request (PDF - 268.95 KB)
Response from: Department of Finance
Response date: 30 June 2016
Download: Download COA 037 - The Coalition's Policy for Jobs and Growth in Regional Australia response (PDF - 245.96 KB) Download COA 037 - The Coalition's Policy for Jobs and Growth in Regional Australia response (DOC - 68.33 KB)

GRN 057 - Independent Office of Animal Welfare

Cross Portfolio
Party: Australian Greens
Status: Completed
Requested by: Senator Di Natale
Request date: 30 June 2016
Download: Download GRN 057 - Independent Office of Animal Welfare request (PDF) Download GRN 057 - Independent Office of Animal Welfare request (doc)
Response from: Parliamentary Budget Office
Response date: 30 June 2016
Download: Download GRN 057 - Independent Office of Animal Welfare response (PDF) Download GRN 057 - Independent Office of Animal Welfare response (doc)

GRN 055 - Sustainable Research Excellence Grants

Education and Training
Party: Australian Greens
Status: Completed
Requested by: Senator Di Natale
Request date: 30 June 2016
Download: Download GRN 055 - Sustainable Research Excellence Grants request (PDF) Download GRN 055 - Sustainable Research Excellence Grants request (doc)
Response from: Parliamentary Budget Office
Response date: 30 June 2016
Download: Download GRN 055 - Sustainable Research Excellence Grants response (PDF) Download GRN 055 - Sustainable Research Excellence Grants response (doc)

GRN 053 - Foreign Aid: Honouring our UN Commitments

Foreign Affairs and Trade
Party: Australian Greens
Status: Completed
Requested by: Senator Di Natale
Request date: 30 June 2016
Download: Download GRN 053 - Foreign Aid: Honouring our UN Commitments request (PDF) Download GRN 053 - Foreign Aid: Honouring our UN Commitments request (doc)
Response from: Parliamentary Budget Office
Response date: 30 June 2016
Download: Download GRN 053 - Foreign Aid: Honouring our UN Commitments response (PDF) Download GRN 053 - Foreign Aid: Honouring our UN Commitments response (doc)

COA MR8 - MEDIA RELEASE

Media Release
Party: Coalition
Status: Received
Requested by: The Treasury
Request date: 30 June 2016
Download: Download COA MR8 - MEDIA RELEASE request (PDF - 18.04 KB)
Response from: The Treasury

COA 032 - Enhanced Visitor Visas for Sponsored Parents

Immigration and Border Protection
Party: Coalition
Status: Completed
Requested by: Prime Minister
Request date: 23 June 2016
Download: Download COA 032 - Enhanced Visitor Visas for Sponsored Parents  request (PDF - 193.95 KB)
Response from: The Treasury
Response date: 30 June 2016
Download: Download COA 032 - Enhanced Visitor Visas for Sponsored Parents  response (PDF - 281.76 KB) Download COA 032 - Enhanced Visitor Visas for Sponsored Parents  response (DOC - 97.82 KB)

GRN 052 - A National Biosecurity Authority

Environment
Party: Australian Greens
Status: Received
Requested by: Senator Di Natale
Request date: 29 June 2016
Download: Download GRN 052 - A National Biosecurity Authority request (PDF) Download GRN 052 - A National Biosecurity Authority request (doc)
Response from: Parliamentary Budget Office
Response date: 29 June 2016
Download: Download GRN 052 - A National Biosecurity Authority response (PDF) Download GRN 052 - A National Biosecurity Authority response (doc)

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