Australian Government, 2007–08 Budget

Part 2: Expense Measures

Table 2: Expense measures since the 2006-07 MYEFO(a)

  2007-08
$m
2008-09
$m
2009-10
$m
2010-11
$m
AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND FORESTRY        
Biosecurity Australia        
Import risk analysis – improving quarantine processes 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.8
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry        
Adelaide Showground redevelopment – contribution - - - -
Agriculture – Advancing Australia        
– Advancing Agricultural Industries 5.0 10.0 10.0 10.0
– FarmBis -2.0 9.5 9.3 9.4
– FarmHelp 20.9 24.8 24.2 22.5
– International Agricultural Cooperation 0.5 2.3 2.4 2.4
– Rural Financial Counselling Service 0.2 14.3 14.6 14.9
Australia-China Free Trade Agreement – continuation of negotiations 0.4 0.4 - -
Australia-Japan Free Trade Agreement – commencement of negotiations 0.4 0.4 - -
Australian Wool Innovation - - - -
Climate change – Global Initiative on Forests and Climate 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Drought assistance        
– Exceptional Circumstances assistance for primary producers 100.0 87.1 - -
– Exceptional Circumstances assistance for small businesses 16.2 13.5 - -
– interim income support for primary producers 11.1 - - -
– interim income support for small businesses 1.7 - - -
Global Integration – Food Innovation Grants – extension 13.1 13.4 13.7 14.0
Import risk analysis – improving quarantine processes 0.6 0.5 0.3 0.3
Murray-Darling Basin – Additional Rural Financial Counsellors 1.0 - - -
National Food Industry Strategy        
– Australian Food Industry Council 1.1 0.9 1.0 1.0
– International Food Standards Initiative 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6
– Technical Market Access 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9
National Landcare Programme – continuation - 36.6 37.4 38.1
Red Imported Fire Ant – continuation of funding for eradication 7.0 3.3 - -
Wheat Export Authority        
Wheat Export Authority – additional funding - - - -
Portfolio total 184.2 224.5 120.3 120.3
ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S        
Attorney-General's Department        
A Better Future for Indigenous Australians        
– building an Indigenous workforce in government service delivery 2.6 2.0 2.0 2.0
– Indigenous liaison pilot programme for the Family Court of Western Australia 0.2 0.2 0.3 -
Australia-China Free Trade Agreement – continuation of negotiations 0.2 0.2 - -
Australia-Japan Free Trade Agreement – commencement of negotiations 0.4 0.5 - -
COAG – harmonise and rationalise the law on personal property securities 4.8 19.3 29.8 30.2
Cole Inquiry        
– implementation of recommendations - - - -
– possible criminal offences 1.1 1.1 - -
Combating trafficking in persons – extension and expansion 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.5
Firearms import permit administration and policy development – continuation of funding - - - -
Helping separated parents and their children 1.0 8.3 12.8 12.3
Judges' pension scheme – funding of superannuation surcharge 0.5 - - -
Legal aid services – support for legislative changes and regional initiatives 4.8 4.9 4.9 5.0
Overseas Deployment Law Unit – establishment - - - -
Strengthening National Security        
– continuation of funding for the national crisis management Watch Office - - - -
– continuation of funding for the National Security Hotline - - - -
– expanding the counter-terrorism exercise programme 1.2 1.9 1.9 1.9
– public information campaign 10.0 10.0 - -
Australian Crime Commission        
Australian Crime Commission – additional funding to target money laundering and fraud - - - -
Combating illicit drugs        
– improved intelligence and analysis 4.8 5.0 5.0 5.0
– National Illicit Drug Strategy – enhanced technical capacity 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.1
Covert intelligence – enhanced management of criminal intelligence 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.0
Domestic security industry – investigation of organised crime 4.2 4.3 - -
Australian Customs Service        
A Better Future for Indigenous Australians – illegal foreign fishing – Indigenous rangers trial - - - -
Ashmore Reef National Nature Reserve – law enforcement and environmental management 8.5 7.5 7.6 7.6
Australia-Japan Free Trade Agreement – commencement of negotiations 0.2 0.4 - -
Combating illicit drugs        
– additional training for border security personnel - - - -
– enhanced role in Oceania - - - -
– upgraded detection equipment 0.5 0.2 .. ..
Excise and excise-equivalent customs duty – enhancing and streamlining eligibility for refunds, remissions and drawbacks(b) 0.2 0.4 0.4 -
International traveller assessment and clearance – system modernisation(c) 2.8 3.5 - -
Maritime security – Australian Maritime Identification System 17.7 18.7 18.5 17.9
Papua New Guinea – improving border security capability 4.0 1.7 1.2 0.9
Passenger facilitation survey 1.5 - - -
Standard Business Reporting - - - -
Australian Federal Police        
Australian Federal Police        
– accommodation scoping study 3.3 - - -
– contribution to Afghanistan - - - -
– contribution to East Timor 12.3 11.1 13.1 -
– future operational systems(c) 1.6 3.9 5.0 6.3
Cole Inquiry – possible criminal offences 5.5 3.7 - -
Combating illicit drugs        
– enhanced Australian Federal Police investigative capacity 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.5
– expansion of the Australian Federal Police international liaison officer network 0.8 1.1 1.1 1.3
– National Illicit Drug Strategy – enhanced technical capacity - - - -
Combating trafficking in persons – extension and expansion 2.7 2.1 2.1 2.2
Intellectual property crime – investigation and prosecution 2.7 4.9 - -
National Illicit Drug Strategy        
– Australian Federal Police communications network - - - -
– Australian Federal Police law enforcement cooperation programme - - - -
– Australian Federal Police overseas liaison network - - - -
Strategy to prevent people smuggling – increased human source capacity for the Australian Federal Police 1.4 1.1 1.1 1.1
Strengthening National Security – aviation security accommodation 8.5 0.8 1.8 1.1
Sudan – providing an Australian Federal Police contribution for the United Nations Mission in Sudan 1.1 1.0 0.4 -
Australian Institute of Criminology        
Combating illicit drugs – Drug Use Monitoring in Australia 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5
Combating trafficking in persons – extension and expansion 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6
Australian Security Intelligence Organisation        
Strengthening National Security – improving state office accommodation 3.0 7.2 6.1 6.2
Family Court of Australia        
Federal Magistrates Court of Australia – additional magistrates for family law -1.3 -1.4 -1.4 -1.4
Helping separated parents and their children 3.2 1.8 1.0 1.0
Newcastle courts – strategic assessment of accommodation needs 0.2 - - -
Federal Magistrates Court of Australia        
Federal Magistrates Court of Australia – additional magistrates for family law 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.4
Federal Magistrates Court of Australia        
Helping separated parents and their children 2.6 2.6 2.7 2.7
Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission        
Workplace Relations Reform – additional resourcing for the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8
Insolvency and Trustee Service Australia        
Insolvency and Trustee Service Australia – maintaining service standards 2.8 2.8 - -
Proceeds of crime legislation – additional prosecutions 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4
Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions        
COAG – National trade measurement – establishment - - 0.2 0.5
Cole Inquiry – possible criminal offences 0.9 1.3 - -
Combating trafficking in persons – extension and expansion 0.9 1.9 2.7 2.7
Fraud and compliance – identity fraud – continuation of improved and increased investigations - - - -
Intellectual property crime – investigation and prosecution 1.5 2.6 - -
Proceeds of crime legislation – additional prosecutions 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.2
Portfolio total 134.9 148.1 130.3 116.6
COMMUNICATIONS, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND THE ARTS        
Australia Council        
Australia Council – continuation of base funding - - - -
Major performing arts – additional funding 5.9 6.0 6.1 6.1
Small to medium performing arts companies – additional funding 4.8 4.9 4.9 5.0
Australian Broadcasting Corporation        
Australian Broadcasting Corporation – Regional and Local Programming initiative – continuation of funding - - - -
Digital radio – national and community broadcasters nfp nfp nfp nfp
Australian Communications and Media Authority        
Australian Communications and Media Authority – additional funding 2.8 1.5 1.1 0.7
Australian Film Commission        
Screen media support package - - - -
Australian Film, Television and Radio School        
Screen media support package - 3.0 3.1 3.1
Australian Screen Authority        
Screen media support package - 11.0 1.2 -3.5
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority        
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority – additional funding for investigations 2.2 - - -
Australian Sports Commission        
Healthy Active Australia – continuation and extension of funding for the Active After-school Communities programme 20.8 41.6 41.6 20.4
Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts        
2007 World Police and Fire Games – contribution - - - -
A Better Future for Indigenous Australians – extension of the Return of Indigenous Cultural Property Programme 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.1
Adelaide Oval – redevelopment 5.0 10.0 10.0 -
Australia-China Free Trade Agreement – continuation of negotiations 0.3 0.3 - -
Australia-Japan Free Trade Agreement – commencement of negotiations 0.2 0.2 - -
Australian Ballet School – facilities redevelopment 4.6 - - -
Australian Broadband Guarantee        
– additional funding for Broadband Connect 20.0 - - -
– establishment of broadband blackspot programme 93.5 - - -
Bundanon Trust – continuation and extension of funding - - - -
Digital radio – national and community broadcasters 0.1 6.1 2.1 2.1
National Institute of Dramatic Art – continuation of funding - - - -
National Portrait Gallery – additional operational funding - 6.2 6.7 6.8
National Sports Museum – additional funding 4.0 6.0 - -
Screen media support package - - - -
Sydney Cricket Ground – upgrade 15.0 10.0 - -
Visual Arts and Craft Strategy – extension 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.4
Film Australia Limited        
Screen media support package - - - -
Special Broadcasting Service Corporation        
Digital radio – national and community broadcasters nfp nfp nfp nfp
Portfolio total 186.6 114.1 84.0 48.2
CROSS PORTFOLIO        
Various Agencies        
Strengthening National Security        
– implementing the Anti-Terrorism Act (No. 2) 2005 9.6 8.1 7.9 7.9
– reducing national e-security risk 12.9 15.0 15.9 18.7
Superannuation – reforming the Public Sector Superannuation Scheme and the Commonwealth Superannuation Scheme - 32.8 71.2 75.3
Portfolio total 22.5 56.0 95.0 102.0
DEFENCE        
Defence Materiel Organisation        
Defence industry policy - - - -
Department of Defence        
Afghanistan – Australian Defence Force deployments 447.9 191.8 30.9 -
Air combat capability – acquisition of Super Hornets 621.0 984.7 1260.1 1046.1
Australian Defence Force retention and recruitment – further initiatives 46.5 165.8 179.2 193.9
C-17 heavy airlift – personnel and operating funding - 73.8 111.9 132.7
Coastal surveillance – continuation 12.6 12.8 13.0 13.3
Defence housing – supplementation for competitive neutrality policy - - - -
East Timor – continued funding to help restore peace and stability 107.7 27.1 - -
Iraq – continued funding for stabilisation and reconstruction activities 301.7 59.7 28.1 -
Jezzine Barracks – gift to the Townsville City Council 20.5 - - -
Logistics – additional funding 107.9 291.3 236.2 243.3
Operations CATALYST and SLIPPER – acquisition of equipment - - - -
Special Operations Command – continuation of funding - - - -
Special Purpose Aircraft facilities at Canberra International Airport – continuation of funding - - - -
Strengthening National Security        
– enhanced protective security 33.1 33.5 34.0 34.8
– improved Defence intelligence capability 9.6 13.7 28.0 31.6
Portfolio total 1708.4 1854.1 1921.3 1695.6
EDUCATION, SCIENCE AND TRAINING        
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies        
A Better Future for Indigenous Australians – digitisation of Indigenous cultural resources - 3.3 3.4 3.5
Australian Institute of Marine Science        
Australian Institute of Marine Science        
– additional funding 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.2
– move to quadrennial funding agreement and continuation of funding - - - -
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation        
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation        
– additional funding for the Open Pool Australian Light-water reactor 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5
– move to quadrennial funding agreement and continuation of funding - - - -
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation        
Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder radio-telescope – design, development and building 6.0 8.1 5.8 4.3
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation        
– additional funding for the Australian Animal Health Laboratory 2.5 3.3 4.3 6.7
– move to quadrennial funding agreement and continuation of funding - - - -
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation National Research Flagships        
– Climate Adaptation and Energy 15.2 22.6 25.8 39.6
– new manufacturing and minerals industry development 10.4 12.7 22.4 25.3
Healthy Active Australia – promoting healthy living 0.8 1.2 .. ..
Strengthening National Security – priority counter-terrorism research - - - -
Department of Education, Science and Training        
457 visas – ongoing management of caseload 0.8 0.4 - -
A Better Future for Indigenous Australians        
– building an Indigenous workforce in government service delivery 4.8 3.6 3.3 3.3
– COAG Work Skills Vouchers 4.0 4.8 6.3 6.3
– expanding employment pathways for Indigenous young people 8.5 7.9 8.1 8.4
– Indigenous employment services 5.6 5.8 5.9 6.1
– opportunities for education 13.8 16.5 26.0 28.1
Australia-China Free Trade Agreement – continuation of negotiations 0.2 0.2 - -
Australia-Japan Free Trade Agreement – commencement of negotiations 0.1 0.1 - -
Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder radio-telescope – design, development and building 1.5 1.1 1.3 1.1
COAG        
– a new national approach to early childhood education and regulation 0.2 0.3 - -
– development of national standards for teaching literacy and numeracy 1.3 - - -
– literacy and numeracy leadership standards for principals 0.6 - - -
Combating illicit drugs – strengthening drug prevention education - - - -
Dental school – Charles Sturt University - 1.1 2.2 3.3
Drought assistance        
– Exceptional Circumstances assistance for primary producers 2.9 2.2 - -
– Exceptional Circumstances assistance for small businesses 0.7 0.5 - -
Efficiencies in service delivery agencies -2.2 -2.3 -2.4 -2.6
Fraud and compliance        
– compliance reviews – continuation of expanded data matching - - - -
– consolidation and expansion of risk profile reviews for student payments 1.3 -0.5 -1.8 -
– identity fraud – continuation of improved and increased investigations - - - -
– residency eligibility validation system for payments and concessions - -0.4 -0.4 -0.4
– transfer of death registration information -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -
Higher Education Information Management System – maintain funding - - - -
Humanitarian settlement initiatives        
– extending the Crisis Payment to newly arrived humanitarian entrants on arrival in Australia 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2
– increased per capita funding for English as a Second Language 28.4 31.4 33.1 34.9
Investing In Our Schools Programme – continuation 190.1 5.8 - -
Job Capacity Assessment – reinforcing the role .. 0.1 0.1 0.1
Learned Academies – support of operations 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Medical research facilities – grants for development and expansion - - - -
Migration Programme        
– 4,000 additional family stream places for 2006-07 2.5 3.5 3.5 3.4
– 8,800 place increase for 2007-08 4.3 10.0 16.5 21.6
Museum of Economic Botany – refurbishment - - - -
National Disability Coordination Officer Programme 2.4 2.1 2.1 2.1
Realising Our Potential        
– additional Commonwealth Learning Scholarships 11.6 22.3 26.6 30.9
– additional support for regional and remote schools 15.4 32.2 35.2 38.3
– allowing more responsive universities 51.3 56.6 57.1 58.2
– Australian Government Summer Schools for Teachers 30.0 24.8 23.2 23.6
– Australian Technical Colleges 1.1 19.8 27.4 17.1
– core curricula standards 4.4 8.6 - 0.1
– Diversity and Structural Adjustment Fund 16.5 16.7 16.8 16.8
– extending income support to Masters students 5.5 11.2 12.5 14.1
– extending Rent Assistance to Austudy recipients 13.2 24.0 24.5 25.1
Realising Our Potential        
– fast-track apprenticeships 6.4 11.8 17.3 23.0
– fee assistance for Australian Apprentices 47.8 52.2 52.9 53.6
– FEE-HELP for Diploma and Advanced Diploma VET courses 4.3 3.4 3.5 3.4
– Higher Education Endowment Fund - 304.0 304.0 304.0
– improving the practical component of teacher education 18.8 19.2 19.4 19.6
– increasing university funding 156.8 143.2 133.6 126.0
– national literacy and numeracy vouchers 70.9 120.9 131.4 134.1
– national student aptitude test for tertiary admission 4.9 4.8 4.8 -
– national teacher training and registration standards 2.7 2.2 - -
– reducing red tape for universities 0.6 0.3 - -
– rewarding schools for improving literacy and numeracy outcomes 2.2 17.0 16.9 17.0
– support for young Australian Apprentices in skill-shortage trades 69.3 87.1 90.7 95.4
Workplace English Language and Literacy Programme – continuation - - - -
Youth Allowance – participation requirements for payment eligibility -0.3 -0.7 -0.7 -0.7
Portfolio total 848.2 1135.1 1170.5 1202.4
EMPLOYMENT AND WORKPLACE RELATIONS        
Department of Employment and Workplace Relations        
457 visas – ongoing management of caseload 1.1 0.9 0.8 0.8
A Better Future for Indigenous Australians        
– building an Indigenous workforce in government service delivery -7.5 -8.8 -9.1 -9.4
– Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) programme – continuation of funding - - - -
– compliance and eligibility checks for Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) programme participants -0.5 -17.7 -18.3 -19.2
– enhancing opportunities for employment and participation in remote communities 5.8 5.2 5.4 3.6
– improving accountability and increasing returns from Indigenous assets 0.9 0.4 0.3 0.5
– Indigenous employment services -5.5 -18.8 -20.7 -20.6
Above General Rate component of Disability Pension – increases to the Special and Intermediate Rates -0.3 -0.3 -0.3 -0.3
Centrelink Financial Information Service – improved advice on compensation payments 0.5 0.9 0.6 0.6
Efficiencies in service delivery agencies -13.3 -14.0 -14.7 -15.4
Fraud and compliance        
– compliance reviews – continuation of expanded data matching - - - -
Fraud and compliance        
– Disability Support Pension – continuation of enhanced reviews - - - -
– identity fraud – continuation of improved and increased investigations - - - -
– improved reporting of changes in income of people receiving Centrelink payments -4.2 -16.0 -16.5 -
– Parenting Payments – continuation of enhanced profiling capacity - - - -
– residency eligibility validation system for payments and concessions 0.1 -1.3 -1.3 -1.3
– transfer of death registration information -0.4 -0.4 -0.4 -
– verification of earnings to improve the accuracy of payments 2.4 -1.8 -3.9 -
– Youth Allowance – continuation of restructured reviews of job seekers - - - -
Funeral bonds means test exemption – increased threshold .. .. .. ..
Humanitarian settlement initiatives – extending the Crisis Payment to newly arrived humanitarian entrants on arrival in Australia 0.6 1.2 1.2 1.2
Job Capacity Assessment – reinforcing the role 1.3 0.4 .. -0.7
Labour assistance package        
– expansion of the South Australian automotive workers labour adjustment fund 0.8 0.6 - -
– ACL Bearings 0.1 .. - -
– supplementary funding for the South Australian labour adjustment package 0.5 0.3 0.2 -
Migration Programme        
– 4,000 additional family stream places for 2006-07 0.1 .. 13.2 11.5
– 8,800 place increase for 2007-08 0.2 0.3 12.8 35.8
Mobility Allowance – expanding eligibility criteria 2.6 2.8 2.8 2.9
Parenting Payment – expanded access to supplementary concessions 1.6 0.6 0.7 0.7
Personal Support Programme – additional places 2.8 4.4 4.2 4.4
Relocation assistance for job seekers – expanded pilot 0.5 - - -
Seniors bonus payment - - - -
Skills surveys – expansion 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5
Vocational Rehabilitation Services and the Disability Employment Network        
– additional places 10.2 10.5 9.3 9.9
– eligibility for adult prisoners with a disability 0.6 0.3 0.1 0.1
Work for the Dole        
– increasing the use of training credits 2.4 2.5 3.0 3.5
– standardising early access to training credits 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4
Workers' compensation – management of asbestos and other dust diseases - - - -
Workplace Relations Reform – continuation of the WorkChoices Employer Advisor Programme 10.1 - - -
Youth Allowance – participation requirements for payment eligibility 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.1
Office of Workplace Services        
457 visas – ongoing management of caseload 4.0 3.4 1.8 1.8
Workplace Relations Reform – reinforcing the regional network of the Office of Workplace Services 12.2 8.0 1.2 -
Portfolio total 32.1 -34.4 -25.8 12.4
ENVIRONMENT AND WATER RESOURCES        
Bureau of Meteorology        
National Plan for Water Security – improving water information 23.7 39.2 46.2 51.3
World-class weather forecasting – continuation of funding - - - -
Department of the Environment and Water Resources        
A Better Future for Indigenous Australians – building an Indigenous workforce in government service delivery 7.6 9.9 15.0 15.1
Australian Biological Resources Study - - - -
Climate change        
– Australian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation 17.1 22.0 23.0 27.5
– coal mine methane reduction 1.1 0.8 0.2 0.2
– expansion of Photovoltaic Rebate Programme 6.0 11.0 11.0 11.1
– Global Initiative on Forests and Climate 3.5 4.5 5.8 4.6
– phase out of inefficient light bulbs - - - -
– small business and household action initiative - - - -
Community Water Grants – extension 16.3 52.2 79.7 49.0
Distinctively Australian – continuation of funding -0.3 -1.4 -2.4 -2.5
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 – enhanced administration 17.4 17.6 17.7 17.9
Environment Protection Policy – continuation of funding 9.8 9.9 9.1 9.2
Environmental Stewardship Programme 5.0 10.0 15.0 20.0
Mawson's Huts in Antarctica – conservation - - - -
National Plan for Water Security        
– addressing over-allocation in the Murray-Darling Basin 27.0 85.9 423.8 495.8
– modernising irrigation in Australia 52.3 154.0 452.2 861.4
– northern Australia and the Great Artesian Basin 2.5 2.5 16.0 16.0
– reforming the Murray-Darling Basin Commission 59.5 56.6 57.4 56.9
Natural Heritage Trust Phase Three - 395.0 395.0 395.0
Scouts Australia 100 year anniversary – water saving infrastructure 5.9 5.9 - -
Shipping support for Australia's Antarctic Programme 5.0 5.0 5.1 5.2
St Mary's Cathedral – conservation and completion appeal - - - -
Yellow Crazy Ants on Christmas Island – expansion of control efforts 1.0 1.1 1.0 1.0
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority        
Climate change – Australian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation 1.5 1.8 1.9 1.9
Great Barrier Reef        
– additional funding for field management 4.4 3.5 3.3 3.3
– continuation of water quality monitoring programme - - - -
Portfolio total 266.3 886.8 1576.0 2039.8
FAMILIES, COMMUNITY SERVICES AND INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS        
Aboriginal Hostels Limited        
A Better Future for Indigenous Australians        
– accommodation support for education and health 0.7 1.3 2.4 3.3
– opportunities for education - - 1.2 1.2
Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs        
A Better Future for Indigenous Australians        
– building an Indigenous workforce in government service delivery 4.7 4.2 3.8 3.8
– Centrelink access sites – continuation of funding - - - -
– continuation of Indigenous social and economic research - - - -
– continuation of the Cape York Digital Network 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6
– enhancing opportunities for employment and participation in remote communities 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.2
– expansion of playgroups for Indigenous families 2.3 3.4 4.0 4.1
– foundations for Indigenous welfare reform - - - -
– improved access to child care and early childhood services 1.8 7.8 6.4 7.5
– Indigenous housing and infrastructure reforms 8.8 94.5 86.5 103.8
– Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children – continuation 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2
– opportunities for education 3.1 12.4 19.6 5.5
Above General Rate component of Disability Pension – increases to the Special and Intermediate Rates -0.5 -0.5 -0.5 -0.5
Anniversary of Bali and London bombings and Bali trials – travel assistance to families - - - -
Assets test exemption for exceptional circumstances * * * *
Assistance to Families at Risk of Overpayment – additional resourcing 3.4 0.1 - -
Assurance of Support simplification package 5.6 2.5 2.5 2.5
Australian Early Development Index – funding for Stage 2 1.4 1.1 1.2 -
Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth – additional resourcing 2.1 2.2 - -
Baby Bonus – introducing birth registration as a condition 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1
Bushfire assistance – ex-gratia payments to victims of the bushfires in Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia 0.1 - - -
Carer bonus 3.9 - - -
Carer ex-gratia payment 6.5 - - -
Centrelink rural call centres – continuation of funding - - - -
Child care – integrated quality assurance system 2.5 2.3 2.3 2.3
Child Care Benefit – increased rates 142.6 136.5 132.8 135.7
Child care in regional and remote Australia – additional resourcing 8.6 10.2 12.0 13.0
Child care Inclusion Support Subsidy – additional funding 14.9 15.3 15.8 16.3
Child Care Tax Rebate – conversion to a direct payment 514.6 558.5 610.7 662.9
COAG – a new national approach to early childhood education and regulation 0.6 0.4 - -
Combating trafficking in persons – extension and expansion 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4
Commonwealth State and Territory Disability Agreement – negotiation of new agreement with the States and Territories 153.7 156.4 159.2 162.1
Cyclones George and Jacob – assistance 0.1 - - -
Disability business services – continuation of case-based funding model - - - -
East Timor 2006 – medical evacuees - - - -
Efficiencies in service delivery agencies -9.5 -9.9 -10.4 -11.0
Financial responsibilities of parenthood – development of an education resource 0.5 - - -
Fraud and compliance        
– Age Pension – additional assessments of the value of real estate assets -7.2 -56.8 -66.8 -
– Age Pension – data exchange with the United Kingdom -5.7 -8.7 -5.4 -
– compliance reviews – continuation of expanded data matching - - - -
– consistent assessment of Family Tax Benefit -36.5 5.0 4.7 -
– identity fraud – continuation of improved and increased investigations - - - -
– preventing carer payment debt -3.6 -12.1 -12.1 -12.4
– residency eligibility validation system for payments and concessions -10.3 -4.9 -10.2 -10.4
– rolling random sample survey programme – continuation and expansion 4.5 4.3 4.3 -
– transfer of death registration information -5.6 -6.6 -6.8 -
– verification of earnings to improve the accuracy of payments .. .. .. -
Funeral bonds means test exemption – increased threshold 1.3 0.7 0.7 0.7
Health Care Card for ex-Carer Allowance (child) students aged 16-25 years 1.5 0.5 0.6 0.5
Helping separated parents and their children 0.5 1.0 0.9 0.7
Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey (HILDA) – extension of data collection 0.3 3.7 7.5 9.3
Humanitarian settlement initiatives – extending the Crisis Payment to newly arrived humanitarian entrants on arrival in Australia 0.8 0.4 0.3 0.3
Influenza pandemic – managing the social and community impacts 4.9 1.3 1.0 0.8
Jobs, Education and Training Child Care Fee Assistance – additional resourcing 16.4 0.2 -1.1 -0.1
Men and Family Relationships Services and Family Relationships Education – continuation of funding - - - -
Migration Programme        
– 4,000 additional family stream places for 2006-07 4.1 4.8 4.9 5.0
– 8,800 place increase for 2007-08 5.7 16.9 28.9 41.4
Multiple Birth Allowance – extension of eligibility 2.1 2.6 2.6 2.7
National Disability Advocacy Programme – enhancements 2.8 3.3 2.9 3.3
Pension Bonus Scheme – enhancements 9.0 11.6 12.1 12.5
Reconnect – continuation of funding - - - -
Respite Support for Carers of Young People with Severe and Profound Disabilities – continuation and expansion of funding 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5
Seniors bonus payment 11.3 - - -
Social Security Agreement between Australia and Germany – supplementary agreement - - - -
Social Security Agreement between Australia and Korea – establishment - - - -
Volunteer Small Equipment Grants – expansion 13.9 13.8 14.0 14.2
Portfolio total 887.9 984.7 1037.7 1186.0
FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION        
Commonwealth Grants Commission        
Commonwealth Grants Commission – re-appointment of Commissioner 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Commonwealth Superannuation Administration        
Australian Government Superannuation – strengthening information technology capacity 0.3 -1.6 2.2 0.4
Civilian and Military Superannuation Schemes – providing more equitable arrangements for certain pensioners and scheme members 0.4 0.1 - -
ComSuper Simplified Superannuation 0.9 - - -
Superannuation – reforming the Public Sector Superannuation Scheme and the Commonwealth Superannuation Scheme 2.1 2.1 - -
Department of Finance and Administration        
Asset sales function – continuation of resourcing 1.3 - - -
Australia-China Free Trade Agreement – continuation of negotiations 0.3 0.3 - -
Australia-Japan Free Trade Agreement – commencement of negotiations 0.2 0.2 - -
Australian Government Online Service Point – establishment 8.0 8.4 4.9 4.8
Australian Government's unfunded liability to universities' superannuation arrangements – scoping study 2.6 - - -
Civilian and Military Superannuation Schemes – providing more equitable arrangements for certain pensioners and scheme members * * * *
Comcover – discontinuation of the reinsurance programme -22.9 -23.1 -23.1 -23.3
Darwin Commonwealth Law Courts building – stage 1 land acquisition and scoping study(c) 1.5 - - -
Fort Scratchley – additional resourcing for restoration 4.0 - - -
Fraud and compliance – a more strategic approach to addressing fraud and non-compliance 0.5 - - -
Members of Parliament staff        
– additional resources 16.4 17.0 17.4 16.7
– enhanced security arrangements 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3
– occupational health and safety and employee assistance services 1.1 1.2 1.6 2.2
Programme reviews – enhanced framework 4.9 4.9 5.0 5.0
Standard Business Reporting - - - -
Superannuation – reforming the Public Sector Superannuation Scheme and the Commonwealth Superannuation Scheme -3.2 -36.8 -76.0 -84.2
Portfolio total 18.7 -26.9 -67.7 -78.1
FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE        
AusAID        
Climate change – Global Initiative on Forests and Climate 27.3 33.2 43.6 42.6
Increasing overseas aid        
– Aid White Paper – continuation of programme development and realignment 5.3 5.8 5.7 5.8
– anti-corruption for development activities 16.7 - - -
– Australia-Indonesia Partnership for Reconstruction and Development – supplementary administration costs 11.0 11.0 10.0 9.0
– Australian emergency and humanitarian response capacity – enhancement 21.3 23.0 24.0 25.0
– Australian response to emerging country and regional priorities – enhancement 100.9 96.2 95.6 90.0
– climate change, global health and multilateral initiatives – building and supporting effective partnerships 86.9 - - -
– delivering better education 43.2 62.6 186.3 248.2
– delivering better health 55.2 78.5 172.0 225.1
Increasing overseas aid        
– emergency and humanitarian relief – contributions - - - -
– governance and leadership programme 16.6 24.4 - -
– infrastructure for growth initiative 85.1 119.0 142.3 159.4
– performance incentives 41.3 74.3 - -
Australian Secret Intelligence Service        
Strategy to prevent people smuggling – enhanced intelligence collection 1.5 2.4 2.4 2.5
Australian Trade Commission        
Global Integration – export facilitators for the United States market – extension - - - -
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade        
Australia on the World Stage – enhancement 2.6 4.0 6.8 6.9
Australia-China Free Trade Agreement – continuation of negotiations 4.1 4.1 - -
Australia-Japan Free Trade Agreement – commencement of negotiations - - - -
Climate change – Global Initiative on Forests and Climate 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.4
Cole Inquiry – implementation of recommendations 1.3 0.9 1.0 1.0
Consular emergency services – reallocation of funding - - - -
International Relations Grants Programme – continuation of funding - - - -
Shanghai World Expo 2010 – planning and design 1.5 - - -
Portfolio total 522.1 539.6 690.0 815.9
HEALTH AND AGEING        
Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency        
Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency – continuation of funding - - - -
Radiation in health care – safer and better use 1.5 1.4 1.6 1.6
Strengthening National Security – enhancing Australia's approach to Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Security 1.1 1.1 1.0 0.9
Cancer Australia        
Gynaecological cancer centre – establishment - - - -
Department of Health and Ageing        
A Better Future for Indigenous Australians        
– building an Indigenous workforce in government service delivery 2.9 2.0 1.8 1.8
– continuing the National Illicit Drug Strategy – Indigenous Communites Initiative 0.7 4.6 4.6 4.7
– establishing quality health standards 5.2 7.5 10.8 13.4
– family centred primary health care 6.3 8.9 11.6 11.4
– Health @ Home Plus 3.9 8.8 11.2 13.4
Aged care        
– demonstration sites for day respite in residential aged care facilities 7.9 11.0 11.0 11.2
– enhancing access to aged care services for culturally and linguistically diverse communities 2.9 3.0 3.0 3.1
– equity of access for nursing home residents - - - -
– improved health services for residents of aged care homes 20.1 21.4 21.9 22.6
– Securing the future of aged care for Australians – additional support for community-based respite care 2.6 5.2 7.9 10.7
– Securing the future of aged care for Australians – additional support for services for people in remote and very remote areas and with special needs 8.6 8.5 9.9 13.3
– Securing the future of aged care for Australians – assistive technology in community care 2.5 6.0 6.6 6.3
– Securing the future of aged care for Australians – better regulating aged care providers 1.5 1.4 1.5 1.5
– Securing the future of aged care for Australians – community care workforce development 7.8 7.9 8.1 8.2
– Securing the future of aged care for Australians – ensuring quality in community care 4.7 4.8 6.1 9.3
– Securing the future of aged care for Australians – increased capital funding for residential care 104.9 98.5 139.8 149.0
– Securing the future of aged care for Australians – increased support for Assistance for Care and Housing for the Aged 0.9 1.6 1.6 1.6
– Securing the future of aged care for Australians – introduction of the Aged Care Funding Instrument 15.8 103.7 114.9 100.1
– Securing the future of aged care for Australians – more community care packages 17.3 53.5 92.2 135.0
– Securing the future of aged care for Australians – paying full subsidy to former State and Territory Government aged care places 4.8 5.0 5.5 6.3
– Securing the future of aged care for Australians – simplified income-tested care fees 8.2 22.3 22.6 22.4
– services in the Indian Ocean Territories 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
Antivenom production in Australia – continued manufacturing 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.5
Australian Primary Care Collaboratives – continue and increase funding 0.2 4.2 4.1 4.2
Breast cancer        
– continuation of funding for National Breast Cancer Centre - - - -
– support for women in rural and remote areas – continuation of funding - - - -
Breast cancer treatment – continuation of funding for the Herceptin® programme - - - -
Breastfeeding – education and support 3.1 3.5 1.0 1.0
Chronic and complex conditions – supporting patient care 43.4 68.3 73.1 78.2
COAG – reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes 1.9 22.4 36.0 42.4
Combating illicit drugs        
– more effective treatment for methamphetamine abuse 11.5 11.4 - -
– strengthening drug prevention education 2.2 - - -
– strengthening the Non-Government Organisation Treatment Grants Programme 13.7 21.6 21.9 22.3
Community Pharmacy Agreement – implementation of programmes 7.5 4.4 4.1 4.8
Continence Aids Assistance Scheme – expansion 5.2 8.5 12.0 15.8
Mosquito control operations in Northern Australia - - - -
Dental school – Charles Sturt University 54.2 2.9 1.3 0.1
Dental training – expanding rural placements 7.3 3.2 1.0 1.1
Dental treatment – enhanced Medicare items for patients with chronic and complex conditions 36.8 93.9 104.1 140.8
Divisions of General Practice – continuation of funding - - - -
Drought assistance        
– Exceptional Circumstances assistance for primary producers 0.7 0.6 - -
– Exceptional Circumstances assistance for small businesses 0.2 0.2 - -
East Timor 2006 – medical evacuees - - - -
Enhanced Divisional Quality Use of Medicines programme – discontinuation -1.6 -2.4 -2.9 -3.5
Fraud and compliance        
– compliance reviews – continuation of expanded data matching - - - -
– identity fraud – continuation of improved and increased investigations - - - -
General practice vocational training – continuation of funding - - - -
Gynaecological cancer centre – establishment - - - -
Health Care Card for ex-Carer Allowance (child) students aged 16-25 years 3.0 4.2 4.4 4.6
Healthy Active Australia        
– funding for a national nutrition and physical activity survey 2.6 2.9 2.8 2.3
– grants for physical activity projects in the community 4.5 3.4 2.3 1.5
– promoting healthy living 0.6 0.4 - -
Hearing Services Programme – improving hearing outcomes 12.9 17.8 19.0 20.9
Hepatitis C Education and Prevention Initiative – continuation of funding - - - -
Humanitarian settlement initiatives – Programme of Assistance for Survivors of Torture and Trauma – additional funding 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.1
Life Saving Drugs Programme – funding for Aldurazyme® (laronidase-rch) 3.0 4.2 4.5 4.8
Magnetic Resonance Imaging – improved access 3.2 4.2 5.4 5.0
Medical research facilities – grants for development and expansion - - - -
Medicare Benefit Schedule – better access to after hours GP services 0.1 16.1 24.9 26.0
Medicare Benefits Schedule – new and revised listings 16.1 19.9 23.8 28.2
Mental Health – increased mental health services for drought-affected communities - - - -
Migration Programme        
– 4,000 additional family stream places for 2006-07 3.4 3.5 3.7 3.8
– 8,800 place increase for 2007-08 6.8 15.2 23.9 33.2
Multidisciplinary case conferencing – continuation of funding - - - -
National Immunisation Programme        
– implementation of the National Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Programme 50.3 18.4 4.2 3.4
– Q fever vaccine 7.5 1.7 4.0 2.8
– rotavirus vaccine 23.3 32.4 32.2 32.3
National Joint Replacement Registry – increased data collection 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme        
– community campaign to promote the benefits of generic medicines 15.2 2.4 2.4 -
– extension to the listings of Ezetrol® (ezetimibe) and Vytorin® (ezetimibe and simvastatin) 11.9 17.7 22.0 26.0
– extension to the listings of Fosamax® Once Weekly, Alendro® Once Weekly and Fosamax® Plus (alendronate) 36.6 45.6 51.3 56.3
– listing of Strattera® (atomoxetine) 17.0 25.6 29.3 29.3
– minor new listings 13.2 17.1 19.5 21.1
– prescribing rights for optometrists 1.2 2.1 3.0 3.7
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme reform – software support 4.9 5.0 4.4 3.6
Private Health Insurance Ombudsman – continuation of funding - - - -
Royal Flying Doctor Service – additional funding 47.2 42.8 37.7 28.9
Rural Clinical Schools Programme – funding for the University of Wollongong 2.9 3.9 4.4 5.1
Rural Retention Programme – continued and increased funding 1.2 1.6 2.1 2.7
Rural Women's GP Service – expand services for women 0.8 1.0 1.2 1.3
Safety and Quality in Health Care – continuation of funding - - - -
Sexually transmitted infections – establishment of National Prevention Programme 2.1 3.5 2.2 2.0
Sharing Health Care Initiative – continuation of funding -1.8 0.6 0.5 -0.6
Skin cancer awareness campaign – continuation of funding 5.7 5.8 - -
Strengthening National Security – enhancing Australia's approach to Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Security 1.5 1.4 1.0 0.9
Visiting Optometrists Scheme – increase funding 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.4
Voluntary annual health assessments for older Australians – continuation of funding - - - -
War Widows Pension – longer backdating period -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1
Food Standards Australia New Zealand        
Food Standards Australia New Zealand – continue and increase funding 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.1
National Health and Medical Research Council        
Health and medical research – streamlining human research ethics reviews 1.3 1.1 0.9 0.8
Professional Services Review        
Professional Services Review – continuation of funding -1.4 -1.9 -1.7 -1.9
Portfolio total 723.7 959.0 1094.9 1212.3
HUMAN SERVICES        
Centrelink        
Centrelink – drought assistance buses 4.5 4.3 - -
Efficiencies in service delivery agencies 1.5 -13.3 -13.5 -13.6
Fraud and compliance – residency eligibility validation system for payments and concessions 20.6 20.6 8.1 5.6
Murray-Darling Basin – additional servicing support for farmers 5.4 4.6 - -
Department of Human Services        
A Better Future for Indigenous Australians – Indigenous employment services 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Efficiencies in service delivery agencies - -0.5 -0.7 -0.7
Fraud and compliance – a more strategic approach to addressing fraud and non-compliance 0.5 - - -
Human Services – additional funding 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0
Job Capacity Assessment – reinforcing the role 0.1 - - -
Murray-Darling Basin – providing drought support information to farmers 1.0 1.0 - -
Medicare Australia        
A Better Future for Indigenous Australians – Health @ Home Plus 0.1 - .. ..
Breast cancer treatment – continuation of funding for the Herceptin® programme - - - -
COAG – reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.3
Community Pharmacy Agreement – implementation of programmes 1.6 0.1 0.1 0.1
Dental treatment – enhanced Medicare items for patients with chronic and complex conditions 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.5
Efficiencies in service delivery agencies - -6.7 -6.8 -6.8
Hearing Services Programme – improving hearing outcomes 0.1 .. .. ..
Magnetic Resonance Imaging – improved access .. .. .. ..
Medicare Benefit Schedule – better access to after hours GP services - 0.1 0.1 0.1
Medicare Benefits Schedule – new and revised listings 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2
Medicare Easyclaim access points – continuation of funding - - - -
Medications management 0.9 0.6 0.7 0.9
Migration Programme        
– 4,000 additional family stream places for 2006-07 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
– 8,800 place increase for 2007-08 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.5
Multidisciplinary case conferencing – continuation of funding - - - -
National Immunisation Programme        
– implementation of the National Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Programme 1.2 0.6 - -
– rotavirus vaccine 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme        
– extension to the listings of Ezetrol® (ezetimibe) and Vytorin® (ezetimibe and simvastatin) 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2
– extension to the listings of Fosamax® Once Weekly, Alendro® Once Weekly and Fosamax® Plus (alendronate) 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.7
– listing of Strattera® (atomoxetine) 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
– minor new listings 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3
– prescribing rights for optometrists 0.6 0.1 0.2 0.2
Rural Retention Programme – continued and increased funding 0.6 0.3 0.3 0.3
Voluntary annual health assessments for older Australians – continuation of funding - - - -
War Widows Pension – longer backdating period .. .. .. ..
Portfolio total 45.1 18.2 -4.6 -6.5
IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP        
Department of Immigration and Citizenship        
457 visas – ongoing management of caseload 22.8 15.0 12.4 12.2
Australia-China Free Trade Agreement – continuation of negotiations 0.1 0.2 - -
Australia-Japan Free Trade Agreement – commencement of negotiations 0.1 0.1 - -
Case management and community care pilot – continuation and extension 5.6 - - -
Citizenship Test 38.8 23.9 20.0 20.2
Combating trafficking in persons – extension and expansion 1.0 0.8 0.8 0.8
Detention health review – increasing health care for people in detention 4.4 3.7 3.7 3.8
Humanitarian settlement initiatives        
– changes to the Special Humanitarian Programme Proposer System 4.5 4.0 4.0 4.1
– complex case support services 2.0 10.9 11.1 11.2
– connecting to Australia 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
– increased in-kind support 2.2 2.1 2.1 2.1
– sustainable regional settlement 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.3
Migration Programme        
– 4,000 additional family stream places for 2006-07 2.9 1.4 - -
– 8,800 place increase for 2007-08 4.5 8.9 11.0 11.2
– enhanced integrity of partner visa processing 1.3 1.1 1.2 1.2
Parliament of the World's Religions 2009 – contribution - - - -
Prospective illegal immigrants – improved arrangements in transit countries 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2
Review of student visa two-stage permission to work – implementation 0.4 -0.9 -0.9 -1.0
Strategy to prevent people smuggling        
– additional airline liaison officers 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.1
– assistance for management and care of irregular immigrants in Indonesia 7.7 - - -
– stabilising displaced populations 2.0 - - -
Unauthorised boat arrivals – continuation of Nauru Offshore Processing Centre - - - -
World Youth Day 2008 – support 2.6 0.5 - -
Portfolio total 107.8 76.5 70.0 70.7
INDUSTRY, TOURISM AND RESOURCES        
Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources        
Australian Tourism Development Programme – extension and enhancement 5.0 13.3 8.3 8.3
Beaconsfield Miners' Support Fund – contribution - - - -
Carbon capture and storage – implementation - - - -
COAG – National trade measurement – establishment 1.1 1.6 2.3 21.4
Global Integration        
– Australian Business Number and business names registration system 1.0 0.6 0.7 0.1
– Australian Industry Productivity Centres 25.8 35.5 35.6 36.1
– Commercial Ready Plus 4.4 8.4 9.6 9.7
– extending the Building Entrepreneurship in Small Business programme 2.6 11.7 - -
– Global Opportunities 15.5 24.8 24.7 25.1
– Intermediary Access programme 1.1 3.6 4.5 5.8
– National Nanotechnology Strategy 3.7 4.8 5.7 5.7
Ministerial Council on Energy policy initiatives – implementation 5.6 3.7 2.4 0.4
Scottsdale Industry and Community Development Fund – establishment 8.1 2.0 - -
Wind turbine industry – assistance - - - -
Geoscience Australia        
Carbon capture and storage – implementation - - - -
IP Australia        
Australia-China Free Trade Agreement – continuation of negotiations 0.3 0.3 - -
Australia-Japan Free Trade Agreement – commencement of negotiations 0.1 0.1 - -
Global Integration – Australian Business Number and business names registration system .. .. 0.1 0.1
Portfolio total 74.4 110.5 94.0 112.6
PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET        
Australian National Audit Office        
Auditing standards – meeting new requirements 2.4 2.4 2.5 2.5
Australian Public Service Commission        
Australian Public Service – Registered Training Organisation accreditation 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.4
Information technology infrastructure and outsourcing capability – investment 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet        
APEC 2007 – additional funding 15.5 - - -
Cole Inquiry – possible criminal offences 0.1 .. - -
Strengthening National Security        
– enhanced research support for counter-terrorism 2.9 5.0 5.1 5.2
– enhancing Australia's approach to Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Security 0.8 0.8 - -
Task Group on Emissions Trading - - - -
Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman        
Migration legislation – two year detention reviews 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.1
Portfolio total 23.3 9.8 9.2 9.3
TRANSPORT AND REGIONAL SERVICES        
Civil Aviation Safety Authority        
Air transport safety risk mitigation – enhance capability 2.1 3.5 3.5 3.6
Aviation industry – drug and alcohol testing 2.0 3.0 3.0 -
Department of Transport and Regional Services        
Airservices Australia – payment scheme for en route charges 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0
Asbestos – accelerated removal from the Indian Ocean Territories nfp nfp - -
AusLink 2        
– Black Spot Programme - 45.0 60.0 60.0
– National Network Programme 100.0 300.0 1498.3 1691.6
– Roads to Recovery Programme – continuation of funding - - 350.0 350.0
– Strategic Regional Programme - - 20.0 25.0
AusLink Strategic Regional programme – supplementary funding 25.0 100.0 125.0 -
Australian Maritime College – transfer to the University of Tasmania 61.4 - - -
Australian Red Cross Bushfire Appeals – donations - - - -
Australian Transport Safety Bureau – rail investigation, marine safety reporting and aviation safety functions – continuation of funding - - - -
Bushfire Mitigation Programme – continuation 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0
Christmas Island precipitator tower – demolition nfp nfp nfp nfp
National aerial firefighting assistance – increase capability 10.0 10.2 10.4 10.6
Regional and remote airstrips improvement 1.5 5.5 7.5 7.5
South Australian local councils – continuation of supplementary funding for roads 13.5 14.0 14.5 15.0
Strengthening National Security        
– accredited air cargo agent scheme 5.6 3.7 3.1 3.4
– checked baggage screening 8.3 5.7 0.3 0.3
– enhanced aviation security audit and compliance 4.3 4.2 4.1 4.2
– international aviation security liaison 0.8 1.3 1.3 1.6
Transport safety assistance to Indonesia 7.7 8.1 8.1 -
Upgrade of the Launceston levee system – contribution 13.0 - - -
Women's representation in decision making 1.0 1.2 1.2 1.1
National Capital Authority        
Griffin Legacy infrastructure(c) 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4
Portfolio total 270.3 519.5 2124.7 2188.5
TREASURY        
Australian Bureau of Statistics        
Standard Business Reporting - - - -
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission        
Australia Post – continuation of funding for competition regulation - - - -
Australian Prudential Regulation Authority        
Australian Prudential Regulation Authority        
– strengthened capabilities and continuation of funding - - - -
– sustaining capabilities in prudential regulation 6.8 6.0 5.7 5.5
Australian Securities and Investments Commission        
Australian Securities and Investments Commission – information technology security and risk mitigation phase 2 and application development 19.6 23.6 15.1 2.2
Cole Inquiry – possible criminal offences 1.0 1.0 - -
Global Integration – Australian Business Number and business names registration system 0.1 0.1 .. ..
Australian Taxation Office        
457 visas – ongoing management of caseload 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.7
Child Care Tax Rebate – conversion to a direct payment 0.6 -1.1 - -
Debt collection enhancement – reducing taxation debt and outstanding superannuation guarantee charge payments 44.5 46.4 46.1 42.8
Energy Grants (Cleaner Fuels) Scheme - - - -
Fraud and compliance – consistent assessment of Family Tax Benefit -2.0 -2.0 -2.0 -
Global Integration – Australian Business Number and business names registration system 4.0 7.2 6.7 6.5
Increasing the GST registration turnover threshold(b) -0.9 -0.9 -0.9 -1.0
New Business Intensive Assistance Programme 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0
Pre-filling of tax returns for individuals with simple affairs 20.0 - - -
Screen media support package 65.0 75.0 90.0 90.0
Simplified Superannuation – additional funding for implementation 40.5 38.0 - -
Standard Business Reporting - - - -
Superannuation        
– additional Government co-contribution - - - -
– taxation of lump sum superannuation death benefit payments to non-dependants of defence personnel and police(b) 0.8 0.3 - -
Department of the Treasury        
Australia-China Free Trade Agreement – continuation of negotiations 0.3 0.3 - -
Australia-Japan Free Trade Agreement – commencement of negotiations 0.2 0.2 - -
Financial Reporting Council – continuation of funding - - - -
Standard Business Reporting - - - -
Suspending GST compensation -18.2 -19.1 -20.1 -21.1
Treasury – additional resourcing 6.6 6.7 6.8 7.0
Understanding Money – building Australia's financial literacy 6.0 - - -
Productivity Commission        
COAG – performance benchmarking for Australian business regulation 2.4 3.1 3.2 3.2
Royal Australian Mint        
Royal Australian Mint – internal security and upgrade of associated systems(c) 1.1 0.3 - -
Portfolio total 209.3 196.1 161.6 145.8
VETERANS' AFFAIRS        
Department of Veterans' Affairs        
Above General Rate component of Disability Pension – increases to the Special and Intermediate Rates 38.7 40.4 41.4 42.2
Aged care        
– equity of access for nursing home residents - - - -
– improved health services for residents of aged care homes 1.4 1.7 1.9 2.0
– Securing the future of aged care for Australians – increased capital funding for residential care 18.6 17.6 25.1 26.7
Aged care        
– Securing the future of aged care for Australians – introduction of the Aged Care Funding Instrument 2.5 18.3 20.4 17.9
– Securing the future of aged care for Australians – paying full subsidy to former State and Territory Government aged care places 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.1
– Securing the future of aged care for Australians – simplified income-tested care fees 1.5 3.9 4.0 3.9
Aircraft maintenance personnel – expansion of Better Health Programme - - - -
Australian Interpretive Centre on the Western Front, France – preliminary design phase 2.4 0.4 - -
Chronic and complex conditions – supporting patient care 4.5 7.8 7.8 8.2
COAG – reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes - .. 0.1 0.1
Commemoration and war graves maintenance – additional funding 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Commemorative activities        
– construction of an ANZAC memorial in New Zealand 1.4 2.4 1.1 ..
– continuation of funding - - - -
– overseas memorials 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3
Community Care Grants Programme – continuation of funding - - - -
Ex-Prisoners of War (Europe) – one-off payment to former Prisoners of War or surviving widows 16.0 - - -
Fraud and compliance        
– Age Pension – data exchange with the United Kingdom -0.6 -1.1 -0.6 -
– enhanced compliance for Special Rate Pension payments -7.3 -6.6 -4.9 -
– expansion of veterans' income support payment reviews -1.4 -3.6 -5.6 -
– transfer of death registration information .. -0.1 -0.1 -
Funeral bonds means test exemption – increased threshold 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Medicare Benefit Schedule – better access to after hours GP services - 1.0 1.7 1.7
Medicare Benefits Schedule – new and revised listings 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Medications management -1.0 -7.4 -9.5 -11.4
Multidisciplinary case conferencing – continuation of funding - - - -
Pension Bonus Scheme – enhancements 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.4
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme        
– extension to the listings of Fosamax® Once Weekly, Alendro® Once Weekly and Fosamax® Plus (alendronate) 6.7 6.6 6.5 6.4
– minor new listings 0.7 0.9 1.0 1.1
– prescribing rights for optometrists -0.2 -0.2 -0.2 -0.3
Respite care for veterans – fee increase for in-home care 2.7 2.5 2.6 2.6
Seniors bonus payment - - - -
Veteran community – supporting carers and volunteers 0.8 1.4 1.4 1.3
Veterans – increase in funeral benefits 10.1 9.9 10.1 9.8
Veterans' care – better hospital discharge planning -3.4 -7.1 -7.2 -7.4
Voluntary annual health assessments for older Australians – continuation of funding - - - -
War Widows Pension – longer backdating period 1.7 1.5 1.5 1.5
Portfolio total 98.5 93.1 101.3 109.5
Decisions taken but not yet announced -19.2 18.9 12.7 10.7
Depreciation expense 29.7 65.6 73.0 76.1
Total impact of expense measures(d) 6374.8 7948.9 10468.4 11190.1

*  The nature of the measure is such that a reliable estimate cannot be provided.

..  Not zero, but rounded to zero.

-  Nil.

nfp  not for publication.

  1. A minus sign before an estimate indicates a reduction in expenses, no sign before an estimate indicates increased expenses.
  2. Details of these measures can be found under Part 1: Revenue measures.
  3. Details of these measures can be found under Part 3: Capital measures.
  4. Measures may not add due to rounding.