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Charter of budget honesty: policy costing guidelines

By John A. Fraser and Jane Halton


The Charter of Budget Honesty Act 1998 (the Charter) outlines arrangements under which the Secretaries to the Treasury and the Department of Finance (the Secretaries) may be requested to cost election commitments during the caretaker period prior to a general election. The Charter also allows for the Secretaries to jointly issue written guidelines recommending approaches or methods to be used in the preparation of such costings

Topics: Elections, Transparency in government, Budget
Year: 2016
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