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Greens welcome pledge to enhance Parliamentary Budget Office

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.

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PBO report confirms Greens economic credentials

The release of the Parliamentary Budget Office report has confirmed that the Australian Greens were the economically responsible party.

"The Greens proposals would leave our nation in better shape than both Labor and the Coalition," Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne said.

"Our fully costed suite of policies would have delivered a more caring and economically sustainable society.

"The real story of the PBO report is how Tony Abbott hid his policies from independent scrutiny.

"Tony Abbott ran away from costed policies and got away with it.

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Greens move to end policy costing farce

"The Greens will move to end, once and for all, the election policy costing shambles," Australian Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne said.

"In the next parliament we will move legislation to ensure election policies are independently costed and made publicly available as soon as Treasury and the Parliamentary Budget Office can cost them.

"To have policy costings released without independent verification and two days from polling day is an insult to the public.

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