The Parliamentary Budget Officer has publicly released the following costings, either because they were not requested on a confidential basis, or following advice from the parliamentarian that they are no longer confidential. The PBO’s Post-election reports also contain costings for each of the election commitments made by the major parties.

Policy costings are estimated using the most recent information available at the time they are provided. All PBO costings have an ‘expiry date’, which is usually the date of the next budget update. Care should be taken when referring to policy costings that are no longer current as the estimated cost of the policy proposal could change substantially with new information. If you would like advice on whether the estimated financial impacts of a costing remain relevant, please contact the PBO.

For information on behavioural assumptions used in policy costings, please see Behavioural assumptions and PBO costings.

Improving wage growth

Advice provided to Senator Richard Di Natale: 23 November 2017

Date issued: 14 December 2017

Higher education and vocational education and training

Advice provided to Senator David Leyonhjelm: 13 October 2017

Date issued: 19 October 2017

Higher threshold for regional student HELP repayments

Advice provided to Ms Cathy McGowan AO MP: 7 September 2017

Date issued: 14 September 2017

GST-free electricity

Advice provided to Senator David Leyonhjelm: 4 August 2017
Completed response released: 5 September 2017

Date issued: 08 September 2017

Permanent migration

Advice provided to Senator David Leyonhjelm: 24 March 2017
Completed response released: 8 September 2017

Date issued: 08 September 2017

Energy

Advice provided to Senator David Leyonhjelm: 27 October 2016

Date issued: 08 September 2017

School education

Advice provided to Senator David Leyonhjelm: 13 September 2016

Date issued: 08 September 2017

Savings account

Advice provided to Senator David Leyonhjelm: 21 April 2017
Completed response released: 8 September 2017

Date issued: 08 September 2017

Health

Advice provided to Senator David Leyonhjelm: 6 December 2016

Date issued: 08 September 2017

Labour market

Advice provided to Senator David Leyonhjelm: 1 November 2016

Date issued: 08 September 2017

Welfare payments

Advice provided to Senator David Leyonhjelm: 6 March 2017
Completed response released: 8 September 2017

Date issued: 08 September 2017

General spending cuts

Advice provided to Senator David Leyonhjelm: 10 November 2016

Date issued: 08 September 2017