04 April 2016

Phil Bowen PSM FCPA
Parliamentary Budget Officer



Reference this morning to the cost of a Labor Party policy in a Greens' media release on the capital gains tax discount and negative gearing was not based on work undertaken by the PBO for the Labor Party, the Parliamentary Budget Officer, Mr Phil Bowen said today.

"The figures were based on policies costed by the PBO for the Greens, entirely in accordance with policy specifications provided by the Greens and by no other party. It is a misrepresentation to suggest the figures are related to another party's policy."


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