Australian Government, 2007–08 Budget

Net capital investment

Estimated net capital investment in 2007‑08 has increased by $421 million since the 2007‑08 Budget. This partially reflects new policy decisions of $181 million, including:

  • $57 million in 2007‑08 for the Northern Territory Emergency Response for short‑term accommodation, computer and communications infrastructure and other capital investment;
  • $28 million in 2007‑08 ($86 million over four years) for the Standard Business Reporting programme, to cut the red tape confronting business when reporting to government; and
  • $27 million in 2007‑08 to upgrade information technology systems to improve border security arrangements for travellers entering Australia.

Other variations have increased forecast net capital investment by $240 million, primarily due to the implementation of a substantial capital programme by Defence Housing Australia to replace expiring leases ($211 million).

Table 10: Reconciliation of general government sector net capital investment estimates(a)

Table 10: Reconciliation of general government sector net capital investment estimates(a)

  1. Net capital investment is defined as net acquisition of non‑financial assets.
  2. Excludes the public debt net interest effect of policy measures.