2019 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 for 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) will 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, issued by the Secretaries of the Treasury and Finance.

COA 056 - Mid-Career Checkpoint

Portfolio: Jobs and Small Business

Party: Coalition

Status: Completed

Requested by: Prime Minister

Requested date: 13 May, 2019

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Response from: Department of Finance

Response date: 15 May, 2019

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COA 055 - Teach for Australia Future Leaders Program

Portfolio: Education and Training

Party: Coalition

Status: Completed

Response from: Department of Finance

Response date: 15 May, 2019

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COA 054 - National Phonics Check

Portfolio: Education and Training

Party: Coalition

Status: Completed

Requested by: Prime Minister

Requested date: 13 May, 2019

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Response from: Department of Finance

Response date: 15 May, 2019

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COA 053 - Central Queensland School of Mining and Manufacturing

Portfolio: Education and Training

Party: Coalition

Status: Completed

Response from: Department of Finance

Response date: 15 May, 2019

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COA 052 - Veterans' Wellbeing Centres

Portfolio: Veterans' Affairs

Party: Coalition

Status: Completed

COA 051 - Supporting the Kokoda Track

Portfolio: Veterans' Affairs

Party: Coalition

Status: Completed

Response from: Department of Finance

Response date: 15 May, 2019

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COA 050 - Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program – expansion

Portfolio: Veterans' Affairs

Party: Coalition

Status: Completed

COA 049 - Exempting Totally and Permanently Impaired pension recipients from allied health treatment cycle

Portfolio: Veterans' Affairs

Party: Coalition

Status: Completed

Response from: Department of Finance

Response date: 15 May, 2019

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COA 048 - Defence Service Homes Insurance Scheme – expanding eligibility

Portfolio: Veterans' Affairs

Party: Coalition

Status: Completed

Response from: Department of Finance

Response date: 15 May, 2019

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COA 047 - Australian Business Growth Fund – Equity Investment

Portfolio: Treasury

Party: Coalition

Status: Completed

Response from: Department of Finance

Response date: 15 May, 2019

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