2004-05 BUDGET PAPER No. 1
THE HONOURABLE PETER COSTELLO MP
TREASURER OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA AND
SENATOR THE HONOURABLE NICK MINCHIN
MINISTER FOR FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION
FOR THE INFORMATION OF HONOURABLE MEMBERS
ON THE OCCASION OF THE BUDGET 2004-05
11 MAY 2004
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- The following definitions are used in this Budget Paper:
- ‘real’ means adjusted for the effect of inflation;
- real growth in expenses is measured by the non-farm Gross Domestic Product deflator;
- Budget year refers to 2004-05, while the forward years refer to 2005-06, 2006-07 and 2007-08; and
- one billion is equal to one thousand million.
- Figures in tables and generally in the text have been rounded. Discrepancies
in tables between totals and sums of components are due to rounding:
- estimates under $100,000 are rounded to the nearest thousand;
- estimates $100,000 and over are generally rounded to the nearest tenth of a million;
- estimates midway between rounding points are rounded up; and
- the percentage changes in statistical tables are calculated using unrounded data.
- For the budget balance, a negative sign indicates a deficit while no sign indicates a surplus.
- The following notations are used:
|NEC/nec||not elsewhere classified|
|AEST||Australian Eastern Standard Time|
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- The Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory are referred to as ‘the Territories’. References to the ‘States’ or ‘each State’ include the Territories. The following abbreviations are used for the names of the States, where appropriate:
|NSW||New South Wales|
|ACT||Australian Capital Territory|
- In this paper the term Commonwealth refers to the Commonwealth of Australia. The term is used when referring to the legal entity of the Commonwealth of Australia.
The term Australian Government is used when referring to the Government and the decisions and activities made by the Government on behalf of the Commonwealth of Australia.
Budget Strategy and Outlook 2004-05 is one of a series of Budget Papers that provides information to supplement the Budget Speech. A full list of the series is printed on the inside cover of this paper.