Fiscal institution



Economic Scenario Analysis of the 2017–18 Budget Medium-Term Projections

Returning the Australian Government’s finances to a sustainable position following the Global Financial Crisis continues to present a challenge for government. While the 2017–18 Budget… Read More ›

All About Parliamentary Budget Office Costings

A key objective of the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) is to support a more informed policy debate. Part of that objective is achieved by providing… Read More ›

Analyzing Rhetoric in the Budget Process: Context and Impact

It may come as little surprise to longstanding observers of the budget process that the exercise is rife with political rhetoric. Seasoned platitudes include “living… Read More ›

Rethinking Finance: Why Australia Needs a New Portfolio Approach

Forty-one years ago this week the decision was taken to split the Department of Finance from the existing Treasury. Then-Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser and his… Read More ›

Gender Budgeting in Fragile States

A growing number of fragile states have taken steps to make their budget more gender responsive. But questions remain for economists and policy makers about… Read More ›

Assessing Parliamentary Budget Offices in Subnational Jurisdictions

There is an emerging trend around the world for Parliamentary Budget Offices (PBOs) to be established at the subnational level. The Financial Accountability Office (FAO)… Read More ›

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