Ten billion dollars a year for three years are unaccounted for. Now the Parliamentary Budget Officer is canvassing MPs asking if they know where the money is.
The Parliamentary Budget Officer says the government has been unable to [account for], or not spent, about $10 billion that was approved in each of the past three years.
The issue arises again, the PBO says, because the government is asking for an additional $5.4 billion to spend in the latest supplementary estimates and — given the record — it is unclear whether all, or any of it, is required.
Sounds like the Conservative's election war chest should be flush when 2015 rolls around.