The Caretaker Conventions governing the operation of the Western Australian public sector during an election campaign allow for the Under Treasurer to provide a formal election commitment costing service to the major political parties. The Under Treasurer provides his response to all election commitments referred to him for a formal costing under the Caretaker Conventions for the 2017 State election.
Treasury has released the latest update of the Financial Administration Bookcase (FAB). Accountable authorities and chief finance officers should ensure employees are aware of requirements in the new and amended Treasurer’s instructions. These changes are detailed in the FAB in the section ‘NEW IN THIS RELEASE – UPDATE NO. 77’ and may be accessed at:
FHOG applications for new homes declined by an annual average of 5.0% in March 2017 compared to the same period a year earlier.
Future Fund Invest Holdings as at 31 March 2017.
Public Bank Account Investment Holdings as at 31 March 2017.
Employment in Western Australia increased by 0.1% in March 2017, while the unemployment rate rose to 6.5%.
Seasonally adjusted housing finance commitments fell by an annual average of 9.2% in February 2017.
WA merchandise exports rose by 13.5% in the 12 months to February 2017.
The 2016-17 Government Mid-year Financial Projections Statement (or Mid-year Review) updates the economic assumptions and financial projections detailed in the State Budget that was presented to the Legislative Assembly
This Quarterly Financial Results Report provides financial results for the Western Australian public sector for the three months to 30 September 2016.
Treasury has just released the latest update of the Register of Unclaimed Money. This update adds details of monies reported to Treasury for the period ended 31 July 2016 with more than 30,000 amounts totalling $8.2 million added to the Register.