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The Contingency Reserve

Examines the definition and use of the Contingency Reserve and its major components.

Date issued: 24 April 2024

Policy Reform Options for Negative Gearing and Capital Gains Tax

Advice provided to Senator David Pocock and Senator Jacqui Lambie:
6 March 2024

Date issued: 23 April 2024

Tax exemption for university foreign students information

Advice provided to Senator Gerard Rennick: 21 March 2024

Date issued: 22 March 2024

Public property developer

Advice provided to Mr Adam Bandt MP:
1 March 2024

Date issued: 07 March 2024

Unlegislated measures tracker

A list of Commonwealth Government measures for which enabling legislation has not yet passed.

Date issued: 01 February 2024

Labor's revised stage 3 tax cuts: distributional analysis

Advice provided to Mr Adam Bandt MP:
25 January 2024

Date issued: 31 January 2024



Publicly released costings or budget analyses outside the caretaker period.

Budget Insights

Non-technical pieces focused on a particular area of the budget and short insights into fiscal policy issues and updates.


Corporate publications

Our corporate publications outline our vision, purpose, values and strategic goals.

Budget Charts

Graphical and tabular analyses which seek to illustrate key features of budget updates

Fiscal projections and sustainability

Materials on fiscal projections over the next decade and sustainability over the next 40 years.

Research reports

Research reports on government finances and fiscal issues.

Speeches and presentations

View speeches and presentations from our people.

Information papers

Explanations to our underlying data, concepts, methodologies and processes used to prepare costings of policy proposals and budget analyses.

Unlegislated measures

An annual report outlining the impact of selected unlegislated measures on the Commonwealth budget.

Media releases

View our media releases.


View formal submissions and enquiries addressed to the PBO.

Election commitments reports

An analysis of the budget impact of the election commitments of parliamentary parties (released after each election.