Australia

Budget

Data on parliament’s budget role and activities

Parliamentary powers to amend the budget
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Notes
s53 of the australian constitution states that:
the senate may not amend proposed laws imposing taxation, or proposed laws appropriating revenue or moneys for the ordinary annual services of the government. the senate may not amend any proposed law so as to increase any proposed charge or burden on the people.
the senate may at any stage return to the house of representatives any proposed law which the senate may not amend, requesting, by message, the omission or amendment of any items or provisions therein. and the house of representatives may, if it thinks fit, make any of such omissions or amendments, with or without modifications.
Parliament has a specialized unit to conduct budgetary analysis For example, a Parliamentary Budget Office.
Number of staff (full-time equivalent positions)
33
Date when parliament received the draft budget from the government, per year
09.05.2017
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Date when parliament adopted the budget, per year
25.06.2012
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