Updated January 02, 2019 16:05:16 The Australian Government will not make the final budget for 2019-20 before the Parliament’s second-term inquiry into the Government’s spending and taxation plan before the end of the year, a spokeswoman said.
Key points:The Government is expected to release a final budget on Monday after the Parliament returns from the summer recessThe inquiry will look into the cost of government policy, particularly on health, education and infrastructureThe spokeswoman said there was “no specific timeline” for when the Government would release the final Budget.
“There are no specific commitments made in the Budget that will affect the timeline of releasing the final draft Budget,” she said.
The spokeswoman declined to comment on the Government changing its position on the budget during the inquiry.
The Parliamentary Budget Office released the final report of its $7.2 billion analysis of the budget last month, which included a call for the Government to release the full final budget before the next election.
“We don’t think there’s any reason for that,” the spokeswoman said on Tuesday.
“The Government’s plan is to make the Budget before the [second] election, so it’s the Government we’re working with on the final plan.”
She said the Government had committed to releasing the full budget by the end on December 31, 2019.
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