5501.0.55.001 - Government Financial Estimates, Australia, 2014-15 Final Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/11/2014  Final
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The ABS has reviewed the Government Financial Estimates (GFE) publication in consultation with data users. GFE will cease to be published, this 2014-15 issue is the final issue.


The ABS is reviewing the Government Financial Estimates (GFE) publication with the potential for (a) the cessation of the publication or (b) the removal from future release of the current spreadsheets (datacube) on the Downloads tab of the ABS website. The spreadsheets provide detailed data for the All Levels of Government Operating and Cash Flow Statements and the State Government Operating and Cash Flow Statements; as identified in the Main Features, this information is also available from the websites of the commonwealth and individual state jurisdictions. Under option (b), the three tables in the Main Features section presenting key aggregates would remain.

Submissions to the review should address the requirement for the continued release of the GFE publication and the datacube specifically. Submissions should be sent to the ABS at <public.finance@abs.gov.au> by Friday 31 October 2014.

A decision on the future of the GFE publication will be announced with the release of the datacube on Tuesday 18 November 2014.


For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Public Finance on Brisbane (07) 3222 6414. The ABS Privacy Policy outlines how the ABS will handle any personal information that you provide to us.