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Greens welcome pledge to enhance Parliamentary Budget Office

Media Release
Christine Milne 11 Sep 2014

Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne welcomes today's commitment from Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen that a Labor government would enhance the role of the independent Parliamentary Budget Office.

"The Greens set up the PBO in our agreement with the former government and it has already improved accountability and transparency when it comes to promises made by all political parties," said Senator Milne.

"Just last month the Greens made an inquiry submission calling for greater powers for the PBO and greater transparency.

"Labor didn't make a submission but the Greens welcome this announcement that the party is motivated to strengthen the PBO.

"Expanding the responsibilities and influence of this independent office would be another great step forward for Australian democracy."


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