Australian Government, 2008‑09 Budget
Budget

Part 2: Expense Measures

Table 2: Expense measures since the 2007‑08 MYEFO(a)

  2007‑08
$m
2008‑09
$m
2009‑10
$m
2010‑11
$m
2011‑12
$m
AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND FORESTRY          
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry          
Australian Equestrian Olympic Team — support following equine influenza - - - - -
Caring for our Country - -2.5 -2.5 -0.5 2.0
Drought assistance          
— Exceptional Circumstances assistance for primary producers — additional declarations - - - - -
— Exceptional Circumstances assistance for small business — additional declarations - - - - -
— transitional income support - - - - -
Equine influenza          
— eradication 97.2 - - - -
— extension of assistance 26.1 - - - -
Fisheries Research Program — expansion - 1.9 2.2 0.3 -
International Agriculture Cooperation — Live Animal Trade Program — continuation - - 1.0 1.1 1.1
National Weeds and Productivity Research Program - 3.2 4.2 4.0 4.0
Preparing Australia's Forestry Industry for the Future - 5.9 6.9 7.2 -
Promoting Australian Produce Program - 2.0 2.0 1.0 -
Quarantine Research and Preparedness Plan 0.5 1.8 1.9 1.2 -
Recreational Fishing Industry Development Strategy — development and implementation - 0.5 0.5 1.0 -
Regional Food Producers' Innovation and Productivity Program - 6.0 8.2 8.0 12.8
Responsible Economic Management          
— Advancing Australia — Advancing Agricultural Industries -0.4 -6.4 -8.6 -8.8 -8.8
— Advancing Australia — FarmBis -4.1 -8.0 -7.9 -8.0 -9.0
— Advancing Australia — FarmHelp -22.2 -19.4 -19.5 -17.9 -18.3
— Asia-Pacific forestry skills and capacity building -2.9 -4.3 -4.3 -4.3 -
— Australia-China Free Trade Agreement — departmental funding -0.2 -0.4 - - -
— Defeating the Weed Menace -0.3 - - - -
— Drought Package 2007 — assistance to rural research and development corporations and companies -2.0 -8.0 - - -
— Drought Package 2007 — communications - -5.5 - - -
— Drought Package 2007 — re-establishment assistance -26.0 -72.8 - - -
— Flemington Racecourse — funding for alternative water strategy -5.0 - - - -
— National Food Industry Strategy — Food Innovation Grants -11.6 -12.4 -12.6 -12.9 -13.2
— New Industries Development Program -0.2 -2.4 -2.7 -1.3 -
— Onshore Assistance of Fisheries Adjustment Package -5.5 - - - -
— Pandemic influenza preparedness — rapid deployment teams - -2.8 -2.9 - -
Securing the Future: protecting our industries from biological, chemical and physical risks — continuation - 4.9 - - -
Tackling Climate Change          
— Australia's Farming Future — Climate Change Adaptation Partnerships Program - 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0
— Australia's Farming Future — Climate Change Adjustment Program - 15.0 15.0 15.0 10.0
— Climate Change and Productivity Research Program - 6.0 5.0 4.0 -
— Emissions Trading Scheme — design and implementation 0.8 0.8 - - -
Torres Strait Commercial Line Fishery buyback scheme — establishment - - - - -
Portfolio total 44.1 -82.1 0.8 4.1 -4.4
ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S          
Administrative Appeals Tribunal          
Responsible Economic Management — Access Card(b)(c) - -0.4 -0.5 -1.4 ..
Attorney-General's Department          
Albert Hall, Canberra — restoration assistance grant - - 0.5 - -
Clarke Inquiry into the case of Dr Mohamed Haneef - 2.2 - - -
Closing the Gap          
— Northern Territory — Aboriginal Interpreter Service - 0.8 - - -
— Northern Territory — legal assistance for Indigenous Australians - 2.0 - - -
— Northern Territory — night patrol operational equipment 3.9 - - - -
— Northern Territory — night patrol services - 17.7 - - -
COAG — Inter-jurisdictional exchange of criminal history information on people working with children — scoping study -0.2 - - - -
Equine Influenza Commission of Inquiry — additional funding 2.5 0.1 - - -
Human rights and civil responsibilities — national consultation - - - - -
Legal aid funding for national security trials 9.0 - 2.0 - -
Lismore Flood Management Plan — Infrastructure upgrade - - - - -
Ministerial Residences and Diplomatic Missions — Protective Security(b) 0.1 .. .. .. ..
National Security          
— Attorney-General's Department secure communications(b) - - - - -
— critical infrastructure protection - - - - -
— Critical Infrastructure Protection Modelling and Analysis program - 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3
Natural Disaster Mitigation Program — continuation - 19.2 - - -
Office of National Security — establishment .. -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1
Overseas development assistance — Pacific Police Development Program - 1.0 1.3 1.4 1.4
Queensland Flood Relief Appeal — government assistance 0.5 - - - -
Removal of differential treatment of same‑sex couples and their children — law reform - 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Responsible Economic Management          
— Australia-China Free Trade Agreement — departmental funding -0.1 -0.2 - - -
— Chemical, biological and radiological incident response — provision of deployable mortuaries - -0.8 -0.8 - -
— Family Relationship Centres — advertising -2.2 -6.7 -3.2 -3.2 -3.2
— National Community Crime Prevention Program - -12.4 -12.6 -12.8 -13.0
Safer Suburbs program 1.5 6.0 7.5 - -
Schools Security Program 1.0 5.0 7.0 7.0 5.0
Wallsend Flood Early Warning System 0.1 - - - -
Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity          
Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity — increased operational resourcing - 0.8 2.0 2.0 2.0
Australian Crime Commission          
Closing the Gap — Northern Territory — extension of the National Indigenous Violence and Child Abuse Intelligence Task Force - 4.2 - - -
Responsible Economic Management — Document Verification Service — Lost and Stolen Document Register -0.5 - - - -
Australian Customs Service          
Anti-whaling — Oceanic Viking deployment 1.3 - - - -
Australian Customs Service — replacement of vessels project team - - - - -
Border protection — surveillance in Australia's northern waters - 1.1 - - -
Illegal Foreign Fishing — intelligence support - -0.3 -0.3 -0.3 -0.3
Patrol Vessel in Australian Northern Waters — extension - - - - -
Port security — increased inspection capacity - 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.4
Australian Federal Police          
Australian Federal Police — Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands 5.6 - - - -
Australian Federal Police retention and recruitment program 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0
Cyber-safety Plan - 8.7 12.7 13.2 13.0
National Security          
— Air Security Officer program - - - - -
— counter-terrorism rapid deployment capability - - - - -
Office of National Security — establishment .. -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1
Overseas development assistance          
— assistance to Iraqi Police Service - 5.8 4.0 4.0 -
— Australian Federal Police contribution to Afghanistan - - - - -
— enhanced Australian Federal Police deployment to Afghanistan - 14.4 23.6 - -
— Pacific Police Development Program - 13.3 19.0 21.1 21.5
— Timor-Leste Police Development Program - 16.5 34.6 - -
Responsible Economic Management          
— Australian Federal Police — termination of residential and accommodation leases in Papua New Guinea -0.7 - - - -
— Australian Federal Police airport liaison officer network - -1.5 - - -
— Australian Federal Police surge capacity - -2.5 - - -
— International Deployment Group workforce re-phasing - -10.0 - - -
— National Security — regional rapid deployment teams - -2.2 - - -
— Protecting Australian Families Online - -9.4 -13.6 -13.7 -13.7
Sworn Australian Federal Police officers — increase - 5.3 10.3 16.9 53.4
Australian Institute of Criminology          
Drug Use Monitoring in Australia - - - - -
National plan to reduce violence against women and children 0.5 - - - -
Australian Security Intelligence Organisation          
Office of National Security — establishment .. -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1
Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre          
Overseas development assistance — strengthening regional financial intelligence units - - - -2.7 -2.7
Family Court of Australia          
Federal Magistrates Court of Australia — providing an additional magistrate for increased family law workloads - -0.5 -0.5 -0.5 -0.5
Federal Magistrates Court of Australia          
Federal Magistrates Court of Australia — providing an additional magistrate for increased family law workloads - 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission          
Responsible Economic Management — Work Choices — Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission -0.5 -1.8 -1.8 -1.8 -
National Capital Authority          
Responsible Economic Management          
— Griffin Legacy Infrastructure — redevelopment of Constitution Avenue - -3.0 -3.2 -3.3 -3.3
— National Capital Authority — streamlining responsibilities -1.6 -3.7 -3.5 -3.5 -3.5
Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions          
Cyber-safety Plan - 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.9
Responsible Economic Management — Protecting Australian Families Online - -2.8 -2.8 -2.8 -2.9
Portfolio total 25.0 79.5 95.3 33.3 67.1
BROADBAND, COMMUNICATIONS AND THE DIGITAL ECONOMY          
Australian Broadcasting Corporation          
ABC NewsRadio Rollout - nfp nfp nfp nfp
Digital radio — introduction extended - nfp nfp nfp nfp
Australian Communications and Media Authority          
Cyber-safety Plan - 5.5 3.0 2.8 2.8
Digital Television Switchover — additional funding - 2.2 1.9 1.9 1.5
National Security — critical infrastructure protection - - - - -
Responsible Economic Management          
— Digital Action Plan -1.3 -1.2 -1.3 - -
— Protecting Australian Families Online - -5.1 -3.1 -3.2 -3.2
Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy          
Australian Broadband Guarantee — extension - 89.7 76.0 59.9 44.9
Australian Music Radio Airplay Project - 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6
Clever Networks — additional funding for connecting rural independent Victorian schools 1.7 3.5 - - -
Community Broadcasting National Training Program — continuation - - - - -
Cyber-safety Plan - 7.3 32.5 6.6 4.9
Digital radio — introduction extended - -5.8 4.8 - -
Digital Television Switchover — additional funding - 11.5 6.2 5.8 5.9
National Broadband Network          
— establishment and implementation 2.1 5.2 0.4 0.5 0.5
— roll-out - nfp nfp nfp nfp
National Security — critical infrastructure protection - - - - -
Responsible Economic Management          
— Australia Connected — cancellation of the OPEL contract -99.1 -634.2 -226.0 - -
— Australia-China Free Trade Agreement — departmental funding -0.2 -0.3 - - -
— BroadbandNow -2.4 - - - -
— Digital Action Plan -2.1 -4.6 -4.9 - -
— Protecting Australian Families Online -46.7 -32.7 -6.0 - -
Television Blackspots - 0.9 - - -
Special Broadcasting Service Corporation          
Digital radio — introduction extended - nfp nfp nfp nfp
Portfolio total -147.9 -557.7 -115.9 74.8 57.9
CLIMATE CHANGE          
Department of Climate Change          
Tackling Climate Change          
— Climate change adaptation strategies for the Serpentine Jarrahdale Shire and the City of Mandurah (Peel-Kwinana Growth Corridor), Western Australia — contribution - 0.2 - - -
— Department of Climate Change — establishment - 5.5 5.4 5.4 5.5
— Emissions Trading Scheme — design and implementation 6.3 9.3 9.3 9.3 9.4
— Garnaut Climate Change Review — contribution 1.6 0.7 - - -
Portfolio total 7.9 15.6 14.6 14.8 14.9
CROSS PORTFOLIO          
Various Agencies          
Removal of differential treatment of same‑sex couples and their children — law reform - - -1.0 -1.1 -1.6
Responsible Economic Management          
— Australia-Japan Free Trade Agreement — commencement of negotiations - -1.1 - - -
— Efficiency Dividend -96.1 -411.9 -414.4 -416.4 -420.3
Portfolio total -96.1 -413.0 -415.4 -417.5 -421.9
DEFENCE          
Department of Defence          
Afghanistan — continued funding for Australian Defence Force deployments - - 50.2 2.9 -
Asia-Pacific Centre for Civil-Military Cooperation - - - - -
Australian Defence Force          
— general medical and dental care - - - - -
— improvements to Sea King helicopter safety - - - - -
Australian Military Mobility Centre — contribution - - - - -
Australia-United States Defence Trade Cooperation Treaty — implementation - - - - -
Defence Funding — continuation of three per cent real growth - - - - -
Establishment of 2008‑09 Defence operations reserve to fund overseas operations - -304.6 - - -
HMAS Adelaide — gifting - - - - -
Illegal Foreign Fishing — intelligence support - - - - -
Iraq — continued funding for stabilisation and reconstruction activities - - 23.6 - -
Kings Highway — upgrade - - - - -
Mental Health — support to the Australian Defence Force members and veterans - - - - -
National Security          
— critical infrastructure protection - - - - -
— Critical Infrastructure Protection Modelling and Analysis program - - - - -
— enhanced counter-terrorism support - - - - -
— improved Defence intelligence capability - - - - -
— National Threat Assessment Centre - - - - -
Office of National Security — establishment -0.3 -0.4 -0.6 -0.6 -0.6
Operations CATALYST and SLIPPER — enhanced force protection electronic counter measures - - - - -
Removal of differential treatment of same‑sex couples and their children — law reform - 2.7 2.8 3.0 3.2
Responsible Economic Management          
— Australian Defence Force — fewer non‑operational overseas postings and exchanges - - - - -
— Capability Technology Demonstrator Program - - -4.3 -13.0 -13.0
— Provisioning for future requirements - -191.2 25.0 95.6 95.6
Solomon Islands — continued presence by the Australian Defence Force - - - - -
Special Air Services Resources Trust — contribution 10.0 - - - -
Timor-Leste — continued funding to help restore peace and stability - - 18.7 - -
Widows' Pension — backdating 0.6 - - - -
Portfolio total 10.3 -493.5 115.4 87.8 85.1

*  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. This statement reports all measures since the 2007‑08 MYEFO. All financial impacts are changes since the 2007 Pre-Election Economic and Fiscal Outlook. 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 3: Capital measures.
  3. Details of these measures can be found under Part 1: Revenue measures.
  4. Measures may not add due to rounding.

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