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House of Representatives


Data on parliament’s budget role and activities

Parliamentary powers to amend the budget
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for appropriation bills, a message to the house from the governor-general recommending the purpose of the appropriation in accordance with section 56 of the constitution must be announced before the bill is introduced. a further message must be received before any amendment can be moved which would increase, or extend the objects and purposes or alter the destination of, a recommended appropriation. this requirement in effect prevents private members from moving such amendments. however, a private member may move to reduce the amount of a proposed expenditure or may move to omit items.
Parliament has a specialized unit to conduct budgetary analysis For example, a Parliamentary Budget Office.
Number of staff (full-time equivalent positions)
Date when parliament received the draft budget from the government, per year
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Date when parliament adopted the budget, per year
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