Final results of Bribe-O-Meter published
Yesterday we published the final update of our election costing 'Bribe-O-Meter' in the lead-up to Saturday’s election.
The Bribe-O-Meter now reflects the costs of all policies announced. It shows that of the main parties:
- the Greens have promised to spend the most, $6.54 billion, or $3,857.77 per household during the next Parliamentary term;
- the Labour Party have committed to a policy programme worth $5.81 billion, or $3,423.16 per household; while
- National have committed to $1.4 billion, or $823.62 per household of new spending.
Throughout the election campaign our independent expert has made adjustments to the Bribe-O-Meter's numbers as parties have announced, refined and clarified their policies. Nevertheless, throughout the Greens have consistently proposed the highest amount of new spending, while ACT have been the only to propose an overall reduction.
While Labour and the Greens have outlined their plans for the next three years, National have remained more reserved, perhaps signalling debt repayment or future tax relief.