The 27th Annual Meeting of Senior Budget Officials took place in Sydney, Australia, on 5-6 June 2006.
The meeting was hosted by the Australian authorities and chaired by Mr. Ian Watt, Permanent Secretary, Department of Finance and Administration, Australia.
It opened with a welcoming address by The Honourable Nick Minchin, Minister for Finance and Administration, Australia, followed by remarks by Mr. Rolf Alter, Deputy Director of the OECD Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate.
A keynote speech on design choices for fiscal rules was delivered by Mr. Joseph Minarik, Senior Vice President and Director of Research of the Committee for Economic Development, United States.
Budget reviews of Norway and Singapore were presented by the OECD Secretariat.