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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 007 - Yellow Crazy Ants Eradication Fund

Environment
Party: Coalition
Status: Completed
Requested by: Prime Minister
Request date: 17 June 2016
Download: Download COA 007 - Yellow Crazy Ants Eradication Fund request (PDF - 395.73 KB)
Response from: Department of Finance
Response date: 24 June 2016
Download: Download COA 007 - Yellow Crazy Ants Eradication Fund response (PDF - 937.89 KB) Download COA 007 - Yellow Crazy Ants Eradication Fund response (DOC - 68.6 KB)

COA 006 - The Coalition’s Policy to Encourage More Clinical Trials in Australia

Health
Party: Coalition
Status: Completed
Requested by: Prime Minister
Request date: 17 June 2016
Download: Download COA 006 - The Coalition’s Policy to Encourage More Clinical Trials in Australia request (PDF - 58.49 KB)
Response from: Department of Finance
Response date: 24 June 2016
Download: Download COA 006 - The Coalition’s Policy to Encourage More Clinical Trials in Australia response (PDF - 894.63 KB) Download COA 006 - The Coalition’s Policy to Encourage More Clinical Trials in Australia response (DOC - 68.41 KB)

COA 004 - The Coalition’s Policy for More Jobs and Growth through Increased Trade and Investment

Foreign Affairs and Trade
Party: Coalition
Status: Completed
Requested by: Prime Minister
Request date: 17 June 2016
Download: Download COA 004 - The Coalition’s Policy for More Jobs and Growth through Increased Trade and Investment request (PDF - 95.57 KB)
Response from: Department of Finance
Response date: 24 June 2016
Download: Download COA 004 - The Coalition’s Policy for More Jobs and Growth through Increased Trade and Investment response (PDF - 891.05 KB) Download COA 004 - The Coalition’s Policy for More Jobs and Growth through Increased Trade and Investment response (DOC - 67.94 KB)

COA 003 - The Coalition’s Policy to Protect Vulnerable Workers

Employment
Party: Coalition
Status: Completed
Requested by: Prime Minister
Request date: 17 June 2016
Download: Download COA 003 - The Coalition’s Policy to Protect Vulnerable Workers request (PDF - 97.96 KB)
Response from: Department of Finance
Response date: 24 June 2016
Download: Download COA 003 - The Coalition’s Policy to Protect Vulnerable Workers response (PDF - 911.81 KB) Download COA 003 - The Coalition’s Policy to Protect Vulnerable Workers response (DOC - 68.43 KB)

COA 001 - The Coalition’s Policy to Help Families with Diabetes

Health
Party: Coalition
Status: Completed
Requested by: Prime Minister
Request date: 17 June 2016
Download: Download COA 001 - The Coalition’s Policy to Help Families with Diabetes request (PDF - 65.48 KB)
Response from: Department of Finance
Response date: 24 June 2016
Download: Download COA 001 - The Coalition’s Policy to Help Families with Diabetes response (PDF - 881.09 KB) Download COA 001 - The Coalition’s Policy to Help Families with Diabetes response (DOC - 68.3 KB)

GRN 009 - Phasing Out Private Health Insurance

Treasury
Party: Australian Greens
Status: Completed
Requested by: Senator Di Natale
Request date: 23 June 2016
Download: Download GRN 009 - Phasing Out Private Health Insurance request (PDF) Download GRN 009 - Phasing Out Private Health Insurance request (doc)
Response from: Parliamentary Budget Office
Response date: 24 June 2016
Download: Download GRN 009 - Phasing Out Private Health Insurance response (PDF) Download GRN 009 - Phasing Out Private Health Insurance response (doc)

COA MR2 - MEDIA RELEASE

Media Release
Party: Coalition
Status: Received
Requested by: Prime Minister
Request date: 23 June 2016
Download: Download COA MR2 - MEDIA RELEASE request (PDF - 110.45 KB)

COA MR1 - MEDIA RELEASE

Media Release
Party: Coalition
Status: Received
Requested by: Prime Minister
Request date: 17 June 2016
Download: Download COA MR1 - MEDIA RELEASE request (PDF - 123.57 KB)

IND 001 - Veterans' entitlement: expanded Gold Card

Veterans' Affairs
Party: Independents
Status: Completed
Requested by: Jacqui Lambie
Request date: 13 May 2016
Download: Download IND 001 - Veterans' entitlement: expanded Gold Card request (PDF) Download IND 001 - Veterans' entitlement: expanded Gold Card request (doc)
Response from: Parliamentary Budget Office
Response date: 17 May 2016
Download: Download IND 001 - Veterans' entitlement: expanded Gold Card response (PDF) Download IND 001 - Veterans' entitlement: expanded Gold Card response (doc)

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