Department of Treasury and Finance

Sustainable Budget Commission

Sustainable Budget Commission Phase 1 report

The first report presented the commission’s findings and recommendations concerning the initial task set out in its Terms of Reference. It also included recommended changes to the budget and Cabinet processes to better support the full critical analysis of financial decisions of the government.

Sustainable Budget Commission Phase 2 report

The commission's second report outlined a menu of specific budget improvement proposals for consideration by the government.

The commission made a range of recommendations to reinforce disciplined budget processes and flagged areas for further review.

Volume 1
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Volume 2
(PDF 1.7MB)

Government response to the Sustainable Budget Commission report

The government's response to the general recommendations in the commission's report was published in September 2010.