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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 031 - Smart Cities and Suburbs Program

Prime Minister and Cabinet
Party: Coalition
Status: Completed
Requested by: Prime Minister
Request date: 23 June 2016
Download: Download COA 031 - Smart Cities and Suburbs Program  request (PDF - 120.26 KB)
Response from: Department of Finance
Response date: 27 June 2016
Download: Download COA 031 - Smart Cities and Suburbs Program  response (PDF - 238.12 KB) Download COA 031 - Smart Cities and Suburbs Program  response (DOC - 91.39 KB)

COA 033 - A Stronger Agriculture Sector

Agriculture and Water Resources
Party: Coalition
Status: Completed
Requested by: Prime Minister
Request date: 23 June 2016
Download: Download COA 033 - A Stronger Agriculture Sector request (PDF - 150.99 KB)
Response from: Department of Finance
Response date: 27 June 2016
Download: Download COA 033 - A Stronger Agriculture Sector response (PDF - 300.05 KB) Download COA 033 - A Stronger Agriculture Sector response (DOC - 93.94 KB)

COA 034 - Regional Student Access to Education Package

Education and Training
Party: Coalition
Status: Completed
Requested by: Prime Minister
Request date: 23 June 2016
Download: Download COA 034 - Regional Student Access to Education Package  request (PDF - 144.34 KB)
Response from: Department of Finance
Response date: 27 June 2016
Download: Download COA 034 - Regional Student Access to Education Package  response (PDF - 316.89 KB) Download COA 034 - Regional Student Access to Education Package  response (DOC - 96.08 KB)

COA 035 - Domestic and family violence – new initiatives

Social Services
Party: Coalition
Status: Completed
Requested by: Prime Minister
Request date: 23 June 2016
Download: Download COA 035 - Domestic and family violence – new initiatives request (PDF - 140.52 KB)
Response from: Department of Finance
Response date: 27 June 2016
Download: Download COA 035 - Domestic and family violence – new initiatives response (PDF - 369.09 KB) Download COA 035 - Domestic and family violence – new initiatives response (DOC - 96.25 KB)

GRN 018 - A National Anti-Corruption Watchdog

Prime Minister and Cabinet
Party: Australian Greens
Status: Completed
Requested by: Senator Di Natale
Request date: 24 June 2016
Download: Download GRN 018 - A National Anti-Corruption Watchdog request (PDF) Download GRN 018 - A National Anti-Corruption Watchdog request (doc)
Response from: Parliamentary Budget Office
Response date: 24 June 2016
Download: Download GRN 018 - A National Anti-Corruption Watchdog response (PDF) Download GRN 018 - A National Anti-Corruption Watchdog response (doc)

GRN 016 - Working to close the gap: Equitable and culturally safe health care

Health
Party: Australian Greens
Status: Completed
Requested by: Senator Di Natale
Request date: 24 June 2016
Download: Download GRN 016 - Working to close the gap: Equitable and culturally safe health care request (PDF) Download GRN 016 - Working to close the gap: Equitable and culturally safe health care request (doc)
Response from: Parliamentary Budget Office
Response date: 25 June 2016
Download: Download GRN 016 - Working to close the gap: Equitable and culturally safe health care response (PDF) Download GRN 016 - Working to close the gap: Equitable and culturally safe health care response (doc)

GRN 038 - Antarctic and Southern Ocean Policy

Cross Portfolio
Party: Australian Greens
Status: Completed
Requested by: Senator Richard Di Natale
Request date: 28 June 2016
Download: Download GRN 038 - Antarctic and Southern Ocean Policy request (PDF) Download GRN 038 - Antarctic and Southern Ocean Policy request (doc)
Response from: Parliamentary Budget Office
Response date: 28 June 2016
Download: Download GRN 038 - Antarctic and Southern Ocean Policy response (PDF) Download GRN 038 - Antarctic and Southern Ocean Policy response (doc)

GRN 035 - Boost TAFE Funding and establish VET Ombudsman

Education and Training
Party: Australian Greens
Status: Completed
Requested by: Senator Richard Di Natale
Request date: 28 June 2016
Download: Download GRN 035 - Boost TAFE Funding and establish VET Ombudsman request (PDF) Download GRN 035 - Boost TAFE Funding and establish VET Ombudsman request (doc)
Response from: Parliamentary Budget Office
Response date: 28 June 2016
Download: Download GRN 035 - Boost TAFE Funding and establish VET Ombudsman response (PDF) Download GRN 035 - Boost TAFE Funding and establish VET Ombudsman response (doc)

GRN 033 - Universities: Base Funding Lift

Education and Training
Party: Australian Greens
Status: Completed
Requested by: Senator Richard Di Natale
Request date: 28 June 2016
Download: Download GRN 033 - Universities: Base Funding Lift request (PDF) Download GRN 033 - Universities: Base Funding Lift request (doc)
Response from: Parliamentary Budget Office
Response date: 28 June 2016
Download: Download GRN 033 - Universities: Base Funding Lift response (PDF) Download GRN 033 - Universities: Base Funding Lift response (doc)

GRN 034 - Reducing Student Debt

Education and Training
Party: Australian Greens
Status: Completed
Requested by: Senator Richard Di Natale
Request date: 28 June 2016
Download: Download GRN 034 - Reducing Student Debt request (PDF) Download GRN 034 - Reducing Student Debt request (doc)
Response from: Parliamentary Budget Office
Response date: 28 June 2016
Download: Download GRN 034 - Reducing Student Debt response (PDF) Download GRN 034 - Reducing Student Debt response (doc)

GRN 029 - Restoring Turnbull's cuts to R&D Tax Credits

Treasury
Party: Australian Greens
Status: Completed
Requested by: Senator Richard Di Natale
Request date: 27 June 2016
Download: Download GRN 029 - Restoring Turnbull's cuts to R&D Tax Credits request (PDF) Download GRN 029 - Restoring Turnbull's cuts to R&D Tax Credits request (doc)
Response from: Parliamentary Budget Office
Response date: 28 June 2016
Download: Download GRN 029 - Restoring Turnbull's cuts to R&D Tax Credits response (PDF) Download GRN 029 - Restoring Turnbull's cuts to R&D Tax Credits response (doc)

GRN 025 - Investing in Pre-Shcool

Education and Training
Party: Australian Greens
Status: Completed
Requested by: Senator Richard Di Natale
Request date: 28 June 2016
Download: Download GRN 025 - Investing in Pre-Shcool request (PDF) Download GRN 025 - Investing in Pre-Shcool request (doc)
Response from: Parliamentary Budget Office
Response date: 28 June 2016
Download: Download GRN 025 - Investing in Pre-Shcool response (PDF) Download GRN 025 - Investing in Pre-Shcool response (doc)

GRN 022 - Community Owned Clean Energy

Environment
Party: Australian Greens
Status: Completed
Requested by: Senator Richard Di Natale
Request date: 27 June 2016
Download: Download GRN 022 - Community Owned Clean Energy request (PDF) Download GRN 022 - Community Owned Clean Energy request (doc)
Response from: Parliamentary Budget Office
Response date: 28 June 2016
Download: Download GRN 022 - Community Owned Clean Energy response (PDF) Download GRN 022 - Community Owned Clean Energy response (doc)

COA MR7 - MEDIA RELEASE

Media Release
Party: Coalition
Status: Received
Requested by: Prime Minister
Request date: 28 June 2016
Download: Download COA MR7 - MEDIA RELEASE request (PDF - 436.91 KB)

COA MR6 - MEDIA RELEASE

Media Release
Party: Coalition
Status: Received
Requested by: Prime Minister
Request date: 28 June 2016
Download: Download COA MR6 - MEDIA RELEASE request (PDF - 435.97 KB)

COA MR5 - Media Release

Media Release
Party: Coalition
Status: Received
Requested by: Department of Finance
Request date: 27 June 2016
Download: Download COA MR5 - Media Release request (PDF - 436.28 KB)

COA 030 - The Coalition’s Policy for Better and More Accessible Digital Services

Prime Minister and Cabinet
Party: Coalition
Status: Received
Requested by: Prime Minister
Request date: 23 June 2016
Download: Download COA 030 - The Coalition’s Policy for Better and More Accessible Digital Services request (PDF - 151.34 KB)
Response from: Department of Finance
Response date: 27 June 2016
Download: Download COA 030 - The Coalition’s Policy for Better and More Accessible Digital Services response (PDF - 267.71 KB) Download COA 030 - The Coalition’s Policy for Better and More Accessible Digital Services response (DOC - 91.47 KB)

GRN 020 - Marine reserves: protecting our marine ecosystems

Prime Minister and Cabinet
Party: Australian Greens
Status: Completed
Requested by: Senator Di Natale
Request date: 24 June 2016
Download: Download GRN 020 - Marine reserves: protecting our marine ecosystems request (PDF) Download GRN 020 - Marine reserves: protecting our marine ecosystems request (doc)
Response from: Parliamentary Budget Office
Response date: 25 June 2016
Download: Download GRN 020 - Marine reserves: protecting our marine ecosystems response (PDF) Download GRN 020 - Marine reserves: protecting our marine ecosystems response (doc)

GRN 019 - Political Donation and Lobbyist Reforms: Upgrade Websites

Finance
Party: Australian Greens
Status: Completed
Requested by: Senator Di Natale
Request date: 24 June 2016
Download: Download GRN 019 - Political Donation and Lobbyist Reforms: Upgrade Websites request (PDF) Download GRN 019 - Political Donation and Lobbyist Reforms: Upgrade Websites request (doc)
Response from: Parliamentary Budget Office
Response date: 25 June 2016
Download: Download GRN 019 - Political Donation and Lobbyist Reforms: Upgrade Websites response (PDF) Download GRN 019 - Political Donation and Lobbyist Reforms: Upgrade Websites response (doc)

GRN 017 - Accelerating the Electric Vehicle Revolution

Finance
Party: Australian Greens
Status: Completed
Requested by: Senator Di Natale
Request date: 24 June 2016
Download: Download GRN 017 - Accelerating the Electric Vehicle Revolution request (PDF) Download GRN 017 - Accelerating the Electric Vehicle Revolution request (doc)
Response from: Parliamentary Budget Office
Response date: 25 June 2016
Download: Download GRN 017 - Accelerating the Electric Vehicle Revolution response (PDF) Download GRN 017 - Accelerating the Electric Vehicle Revolution response (doc)

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