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The following table provides a summary of expenditure of particular relevance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Expenditure elements are listed by portfolio and the first elements under each portfolio relate to the Department of State under that portfolio unless otherwise listed1. The 2001-02 column details Budget estimates for this year. The 2000-01 estimated outcome column provides an update of the figures provided in last year's statement, The Future Together.
Notes to table:
1. For comparability, the 2000-01 and 2001-02 figures have all been presented on an accrual basis. However, it should be noted that there might be variations in the methodology used from agency to agency.
2. In January 2001 the Department of Reconciliation and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs was established incorporating many of the functions of the former Office of Indigenous Policy in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Funding prior to this change is reported under the Prime Minister and Cabinet portfolio, whilst funding after the change appears under the Reconciliation and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs portfolio.
3. Indigenous Business Australia incorporates the former Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commercial Development Corporation.
4. 2001-02 estimate not available at the time of printing this publication.
5. Expenditure is dependent on States and Territories signing agreements with the Commonwealth and on each of the jurisdictions incurring relevant costs. Whilst an estimate of $14 million had been Budgeted for in 2000-01, no expenditure is now anticipated in 2000-01.
6. One-off funding for grants, forums or other special projects.
7. Construction was completed during 2000-01.
8. The significant proportion of the interviewing and transcription associated with the Oral History Project took place during 2000-01. Activity on the project is expected to wind down during 2001-02 which is the last year of the project funding.
9. The National Museum of Australia has advised that the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Programme is expected to continue during 2001-02 but the final budget estimate is not available at the time of printing this publication.
10. The National Museum of Australia expects to stage the Tracking Kultja festival during 2001-02. However, a 2001-02 Budget estimate was not available at the time of printing this publication.
11. The Commonwealth Grants Commission is due to complete its work on the Indigenous Funding inquiry during 2000-01.
12. The continuation of Indigenous Coordinated Care services have been included in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Access programme. The remaining 2000-01 funding relates to the finalisation of contractual obligations under the former Indigenous Coordinated Care Trials.
13. A decision on the final estimate for 2001-02 was still to be made by the Australian Sports Commission at the time of printing this statement. A provisional estimate has been included subject to change.
14. The 2000-01 estimated outcome includes $5.6 million granted to Reconciliation Australia. There is no estimate for 2001-02 as the statutory term of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation ended in December 2000.
15. The 2001-02 Budget estimate for Local Government Financial Assistance Grants is based on the amount allocated to Indigenous councils in 2000-01, increased by the estimated escalation factor for 2001-02 Financial Assistance Grants. This figure is subject to change as State Grant Commissions are responsible for determining the distribution of the grants to councils in their respective jurisdictions and final allocations for 2001-02 will not be known until August 2001.
16. To avoid double-counting, the Australian Bureau of Statistics figures do not include user-funded surveys which are covered under user agencies' estimates (For example, ATSIC).