Media Release

Consolidated Financial Statements for the Australian Government for 2015-16

MC 65/16

Senator the Hon. Mathias Cormann
Minister for Finance
Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate
Senator for Western Australia

16 December 2016

The Government continues to work hard to ensure that the economy and our Budget are on the best possible foundation and the best possible trajectory for the future.

Savings measures implemented since the 2013 Election have delivered a net improvement of more than $250 billion to the Budget bottom line over the medium term to 2026-27.

The Consolidated Financial Statements present the financial results for all Australian Government controlled entities, including those outside the general government sector, such as Australia Post and the Reserve Bank of Australia. The Final Budget Outcome, released on 30 September 2016, presents the financial results for the general government sector.

The Auditor-General has provided an unqualified audit opinion on the Consolidated Financial Statements.

Key highlights from the 2015-16 Consolidated Financial Statements are included in Table 1 below. A full copy of the Consolidated Financial Statements is available at: 

http://www.finance.gov.au/publications/commonwealth-consolidated-financial-statements

Table 1

The Consolidated Financial Statements comply with Australian Accounting Standards.

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Media Contact(s): 

Karen Wu - 0428 350 139

Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann, Minister for Finance, Perth