Australian Government, 2008‑09 Budget
Budget

Part 2: Expense Measures (continued)

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
HUMAN SERVICES          
Centrelink          
Centrelink — consolidating technology capability - 13.3 - - -
Closing the Gap — Northern Territory — Centrelink's role - 4.2 - - -
Responsible Economic Management          
— Access Card -50.0 -77.9 -64.2 -113.0 -77.1
— Parliamentary Local Liaison Officers -0.2 -0.4 -0.4 -0.4 -0.4
Department of Human Services          
Closing the Gap          
— Northern Territory — further welfare and employment reform -1.9 - - - -
— Northern Territory — income management 2.8 3.6 - - -
Responsible Economic Management          
— Access Card -80.9 -171.9 -119.0 -50.3 -47.4
— Child Support Reforms — revised advertising campaign -4.9 - - - -
— Drought Package 2006 — revised communications campaign -0.9 - - - -
— Employment Services for 2009‑10 to 2011‑12 - 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3
— Human Services — departmental funding -1.5 -3.0 -3.0 -3.0 -3.0
— Parliamentary Local Liaison Officers .. .. .. .. ..
Service Delivery Reform - 10.0 - - -
Welfare Payments Reform — child protection pilot and school attendance and enrolment pilot - 0.7 - - -
Medicare Australia          
Health and Hospitals Reform          
— Dental Health — Teen Dental Plan 4.0 8.1 6.5 6.4 6.5
— National Cancer Plan — National Bowel Cancer Screening Program - .. .. .. -
Humanitarian migration program          
— additional 500 places for Iraqis in 2008‑09 - .. .. .. ..
— additional 750 Special Humanitarian Program places from 2009‑10 - - .. .. 0.1
Maternity Immunisation Allowance — eligibility change - 0.1 0.1 0.1 ..
Medicare Benefits Schedule — knee and brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging services - - - - -
Medicare EasyClaim — increasing take-up - 7.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Medicare Office — Emerald - 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4
Migration Program          
— 37,500 place increase for 2008‑09 - 0.3 0.9 1.5 2.1
— additional 6,000 skill stream places for 2007‑08 - 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme          
— extension to the listing of Remicade (infliximab) - - - - -
— extension to the listing of Topamax (topiramate) - - - - -
— listing of Champix (varenicline) 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
— listing of Renagel (sevelamer) - - - - -
— listing of Sensipar (cinacalcet) - .. .. .. ..
— minor new listings 0.1 0.8 0.8 1.0 0.8
Removal of differential treatment of same‑sex couples and their children — law reform - 0.2 - - -
Responsible Economic Management          
— Access Card -4.5 -54.0 -57.9 -90.1 -56.3
— Adjusting the funding for specific health programs - 0.7 0.3 0.3 0.3
— After-hours medical services — streamlining grants funding - .. .. .. ..
— Chemotherapy Drugs — more efficient arrangements - 0.6 0.1 .. ..
— Dental treatment — enhanced Medicare items for patients with chronic conditions and complex conditions -2.1 -3.0 -2.7 -2.7 -2.6
— ECLIPSE System — discontinue development - -2.9 -5.7 -5.8 -5.8
— Magnetic Resonance Imaging — improved access .. .. .. .. ..
— Medicare Benefits Schedule — funding for reversing elective sterilisation - .. .. .. ..
— Medicare Benefits Schedule — increase compliance audits - 14.2 18.7 18.8 19.0
— Medicare Benefits Schedule — reduction of repeat prescription requirements for patients with chronic conditions - 0.1 .. .. ..
— Parliamentary Local Liaison Officers .. .. .. .. ..
— Pathology Services — reduced collection fees - .. - - -
— Practice Incentives Program — new e‑Health incentive payment for General Practitioners - 0.3 0.7 .. ..
— Practice Incentives Program — removal of the General Practice Immunisation Service Incentive Payment - .. -0.2 -0.2 -0.2
Visa places for Iraqi locally engaged employees - .. .. .. ..
Portfolio total -139.6 -246.6 -222.7 -235.2 -161.8
IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP          
Department of Immigration and Citizenship          
Adult Migrant English Program — extension and enhancement - 5.2 13.3 14.8 15.9
Case management and community care pilot — continuation - 5.6 - - -
Department of Immigration and Citizenship          
— enhancements to liaison and operational capability in the Middle East - - - - -
— financial management improvements, training and review costs 1.5 1.9 1.4 1.4 -
Humanitarian migration program          
— additional 500 places for Iraqis in 2008‑09 - 3.8 2.8 0.6 0.1
— additional 750 Special Humanitarian Program places from 2009‑10 - - 4.0 7.6 8.6
Immigration health screening process — strengthening - - - - -
Indonesian movement alert list system — continuation of funding - 0.9 0.8 0.8 -
Medical examinations of visa applicants — increased scrutiny of overseas providers - 2.7 2.7 2.8 2.9
Migration Program          
— 37,500 place increase for 2008‑09(c) - 25.8 42.1 48.9 52.2
— additional 6,000 skill stream places for 2007‑08 - 1.9 1.5 0.6 0.2
Mirrabooka Multicultural Centre — contribution - - 1.0 - -
National Action Plan for social cohesion, harmony and security — continuation - - - - -
Overseas development assistance — assistance for displaced Iraqis in the Middle East - 10.0 - - -
Palmer and Comrie response — completing departmental reforms - 20.0 15.0 10.0 5.0
Removal of differential treatment of same‑sex couples and their children — law reform - 0.4 .. .. ..
Responsible Economic Management          
— Australia-China Free Trade Agreement — departmental funding -0.1 -0.2 - - -
— Citizenship Test — advertising -10.0 -5.6 -2.1 -2.1 -
— Citizenship Test — values statement component -1.8 -4.1 - - -
— Department of Immigration and
Citizenship — efficiency improvements
- -8.0 -9.9 -12.1 -13.5
— Department of Immigration and Citizenship's overseas posts — reduced Australia-based staffing - -5.9 -5.9 -6.0 -6.0
— Migration and Humanitarian Programs — integration criterion -1.6 -1.4 -1.1 -1.2 -1.2
— Offshore processing centres in Nauru and Manus Province — closure -2.3 -16.1 -16.4 -16.7 -17.2
Support for existing information technology systems 10.4 16.8 16.1 3.9 -
Systems for People — additional funding(b) 0.8 12.3 - - -
Temporary Protection visa — abolition - 0.5 0.2 0.3 0.3
Temporary working visas — enhanced arrangements - 5.1 5.0 4.9 4.3
United States of America — Australia Work and Holiday visas — expanded eligibility - .. 0.1 0.2 0.2
Villawood Immigration Detention Centre — redevelopment — scoping and design - - - - -
Visa arrangements for international touring productions — ensuring opportunities for Australian musicians and technicians - - - - -
Visa options for Superyachts crew - - - - -
Visa places for Iraqi locally engaged employees - 3.7 3.3 0.7 0.1
Portfolio total -3.0 75.5 73.9 59.4 52.1
INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT, REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT          
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government          
Bass Strait Passenger Vehicle Equalisation Scheme — increase in the passenger vehicle rebate to $180 each-way -0.5 2.9 3.0 3.1 3.2
Better Regions 4.2 34.5 45.8 91.5 -
Fort Street High School — noise insulation - - 4.0 6.0 4.5
Heavy vehicle safety and productivity program - 10.0 20.0 20.0 20.0
Infrastructure Australia — establishment 0.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 -
keys2drive 1.5 1.5 4.0 5.0 5.0
National Security — critical infrastructure protection - - - - -
Office of Northern Australia — establishment - 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0
Remote Air Services Subsidy — continuation - 7.2 5.9 5.8 5.7
Responsible Economic Management          
— AusLink — inland rail — revision of measure -10.8 -54.2 65.0 - -
— Growing Regions Programme -2.5 -30.0 -40.0 -75.0 -52.5
— Local Government Amalgamation — plebiscites in the Northern Territory - - - - -
— Office of Transport Security — reduction in overseas representation - -1.6 -1.7 -1.9 -1.9
— Regional maritime security capacity‑building -0.9 -2.4 -2.4 -2.1 -1.5
— Regional Partnerships -10.9 -22.9 -69.1 -66.1 -67.2
— Sustainable Regions -10.4 -12.9 - - -
— Women's representation in decision making - -1.2 -1.2 -1.1 -
Tackling urban congestion and planning 75.0 - - - -
Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme — extension to King Island and Flinders Island - 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7
Portfolio total 45.3 -59.7 42.5 -5.7 -82.1
INNOVATION, INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND RESEARCH          
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation          
Responsible Economic Management          
— Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation - -2.1 -1.7 -1.7 -1.7
— Nuclear Collaborative Research Program -1.4 -1.6 -1.8 -1.5 -
Australian Research Council          
Future Fellowships — establishment - 10.7 69.4 101.5 144.6
Responsible Economic Management — Research Quality Framework - -3.4 -3.7 -4.3 -5.4
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation          
Responsible Economic Management          
— Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation dividend - -9.5 -9.8 -10.2 -10.3
— Healthy Active Australia — promoting healthy living -0.4 -1.2 - - -
— Research Vessel — Southern Surveyor - -3.0 - - -
Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research          
Australian Made Campaign — additional funding - - - - -
Automotive review 0.7 0.4 - - -
Beaconsfield Community Fund — additional funding for Grubb Shaft Gold and Heritage Museum - - - - -
Business Enterprise Centres - 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5
Enterprise Connect Innovation Centres — establishment 18.5 65.9 59.0 50.8 50.8
Excellence in Research for Australia 7.8 16.5 10.1 2.4 1.0
Liquified Petroleum Gas Vehicle Scheme 19.1 - - - -
Responsible Economic Management          
— Australian Industry Productivity Centres -12.9 -35.5 -35.6 -36.1 -35.9
— Building Entrepreneurship in Small Business Program - -10.3 -0.3 - -
— Commercial Ready - -70.0 -200.2 -213.8 -223.2
— Electronic Authentication and Verification -6.0 -8.4 - - -
— Global Opportunities Program - -14.4 -14.2 -14.6 -15.0
— Innovation Ambassador Program - -1.4 -1.9 -1.7 -
— Intermediary Access Program -0.5 -3.6 -4.5 -5.7 -5.0
— Invest Australia functions — merge into Austrade -12.3 -23.8 -24.2 -24.2 -
— National Nanotechnology Strategy - - -5.6 -5.6 -
— Pharmaceuticals Partnership Program -2.7 -0.5 - - -
— Research Quality Framework -7.8 -25.9 -9.7 -1.4 -
Scholarships for a Competitive Future — postgraduate scholarships increase - 2.3 43.7 66.3 96.7
Small Business Advisory Committee — establishment - - - - -
South Australian Innovation and Investment Fund and Labour Assistance Package — supplementary funding to Mitsubishi Employees -35.0 5.0 11.4 11.1 -
Tackling Climate Change          
— Clean Business Australia — Climate Ready Program - 13.1 22.6 23.8 15.5
— Clean Business Australia — Green Building Fund - 22.5 37.5 15.0 15.0
— Clean Business Australia — Retooling for Climate Change - 10.9 21.8 24.5 17.8
— Green Car Innovation Fund - - - - 100.0
Textile, clothing and footwear industry review 0.5 0.4 - - -
IP Australia          
Responsible Economic Management — Australia-China Free Trade Agreement — departmental funding -0.2 -0.3 - - -
Portfolio total -32.5 -56.5 -27.4 -15.0 155.3
PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET          
Australian National Audit Office          
Australian National Audit Office — defence equipment projects - 0.8 1.5 1.5 1.5
Australian Public Service Commission          
Career Transition and Support Centre 0.4 1.4 0.6 - -
Closing the Gap — Australian Public Service Indigenous Employment Strategy — continuation - 2.6 - - -
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet          
Accommodation costs — former Governors‑General .. 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3
Australia 2020 Summit 2.6 - - - -
Bravery medals from the Battle of Long Tan - - - - -
Cabinet Committee Secretariat Support — additional funding - 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8
COAG          
— Human Influenza Pandemic Prevention and Preparedness 2.0 2.7 - - -
— Inter-jurisdictional exchange of criminal history information on people working with children — scoping study 0.2 - - - -
— National Health Security Legislation 0.9 - - - -
COAG Reform Council 0.9 1.2 1.2 0.4 -
Community Cabinets 1.2 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.5
Council of Australian Governments — additional resources to support the COAG reform agenda 0.3 3.1 3.1 1.6 1.6
Department of the Prime Minister and
Cabinet — enhanced strategic capacity
- 8.6 9.4 9.5 9.5
Homeland and Border Security — review 0.1 - - - -
Lobbyists Register — establishment 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3
Office of National Security — establishment 0.6 0.8 1.2 1.3 1.3
Office of Work and Family — establishment 1.3 2.1 1.5 1.5 1.5
One National Circuit — adjustment for leasing expenses 1.2 1.0 0.9 0.7 0.5
Responsible Economic Management — Government Communication Unit — abolition -1.0 -2.1 -2.1 -2.1 -2.1
Social inclusion agenda 1.0 3.5 3.2 3.6 3.3
Tackling Climate Change — Emissions Trading Scheme — design and implementation 1.0 - - - -
Office of National Assessments          
Illegal Foreign Fishing — intelligence support - -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1
Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman          
Closing the Gap — Northern Territory — Commonwealth Ombudsman support - 0.2 - - -
Responsible Economic Management — Access Card -0.5 -0.6 -0.7 -1.8 -1.8
Office of the Renewable Energy Regulator          
Responsible Economic Management — Clean Energy Target -0.5 -1.3 -1.7 -2.2 -2.2
Tackling Climate Change — Renewable Energy Target — expansion 0.3 2.2 4.1 5.3 6.1
Portfolio total 12.2 30.0 25.9 23.0 23.0
RESOURCES, ENERGY AND TOURISM          
Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism          
Australian Energy Market Operator — establishment - 6.6 - - -
Closing the Gap — extension of the Business Ready Program for Indigenous Tourism - 1.8 - - -
Commonwealth Radioactive Waste Management Facility — environmental impact assessment - 1.4 2.4 - -
Crude oil excise — condensate(c) -8.9 -72.8 -85.1 -85.1 -85.1
Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism — supplementary funding for establishment and management 1.4 2.8 2.9 2.9 2.9
Management of Australia's uranium resources - 1.5 2.1 3.0 4.0
National Security — critical infrastructure protection - - - - -
Responsible Economic Management          
— Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate -2.5 -16.9 -22.9 -7.3 -
— Australian Tourism Development Program - -6.9 -4.3 -4.3 -
— Climate Change — Asia-Pacific Network for Energy Technology -1.9 -3.1 - - -
— Ethanol Distribution Program -5.0 - - - -
— Ethanol Production Grants -10.8 - - - -
— Fishing Hall of Fame — abolition -3.0 - - - -
Supporting Regional Tourism — project funding - - - - -
Tackling Climate Change          
— Energy Innovation Fund - 40.9 51.2 36.3 21.7
— National Clean Coal Fund 15.0 34.8 108.6 124.5 97.8
— Renewable Energy Fund - - 55.5 71.0 101.0
United Nations World Tourism Organisation — continuation of membership - - - - -
World Youth Day 2008 — additional funding 20.0 - - - -
Geoscience Australia          
National Security — Critical Infrastructure Protection Modelling and Analysis program - - - - -
Tourism Australia          
Responsible Economic Management — Tourism Australia - -1.0 -1.0 -1.0 -1.0
Portfolio total 4.4 -10.9 109.3 139.9 141.3
TREASURY          
Australian Bureau of Statistics          
Tackling Climate Change — Emissions Trading Scheme — design and implementation 0.7 2.2 2.7 2.8 -
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission          
Monitoring of grocery prices 1.6 4.0 4.1 3.1 -
Petrol price monitoring          
— appointment of a permanent Petrol Commissioner 1.3 4.3 3.6 2.1 -
— FuelWatch - 5.8 4.5 4.5 4.5
Australian Securities and Investments Commission          
Responsible Economic Management          
— Choice of Superannuation Fund - - -1.1 -2.3 -2.3
— Financial Literacy Foundation — transfer - - - - -
Australian Taxation Office          
Education Revolution — Improving our
schools — Education Tax Refund — refundable tax offset
- 1,015.0 1,095.0 1,135.0 1,165.0
First Home Saver Accounts 2.4 130.2 226.2 301.4 372.5
Increased funding for the Australian Taxation Office compliance dividend(c) - 39.0 63.6 76.7 77.6
Means-testing of government support          
— expanded definitions of income to include certain 'salary sacrificed' contributions to superannuation(c) - 3.2 -31.7 -26.8 -38.2
— expanded definitions of income to include net losses from investments(c) - 1.1 .. -1.5 -2.6
— expanded definitions of income to include reportable fringe benefits(c) - 0.1 0.8 0.1 0.1
National Rental Affordability Scheme - 10.5 47.0 134.5 301.7
Personal income tax — tightening eligibility for the dependency tax offsets(c) - 0.4 0.1 .. ..
Removal of differential treatment of same‑sex couples and their children — law reform - - 0.9 0.6 0.4
Responsible Economic Management          
— Better targeting and delivery of Family Tax Benefit — streamlining administration - -2,159.3 -2,196.4 -2,238.7 -2,278.7
— Choice of Superannuation Fund - -6.6 -13.8 -13.8 -13.8
— Heavy vehicle road user charging - -40.0 -110.0 -150.0 -190.0
— New Business Intensive Assistance Program - -10.0 -10.0 -10.0 -10.0
— regulations for private rulings requiring valuations -4.1 -13.3 -6.5 -6.3 -6.4
— Simplified Superannuation — advertising campaign -14.4 - - - -
Superannuation Clearing House Facility - - 4.0 6.0 6.1
Water for the Future — National Urban Water and Desalination Plan - - 29.0 49.0 77.0
Department of the Treasury          
Albatrosses and Petrels Conservation Secretariat — tax relief(c) - .. .. .. ..
Australia's Future Tax System - 5.0 5.0 - -
Council of Australian Governments — additional resources to support the COAG reform agenda - 3.1 3.1 1.6 1.6
Crude oil excise — condensate(c) 80.0 72.3 84.1 85.1 85.1
Excise and customs duty — increased rates on 'other excisable beverages'(c) 8.7 57.1 64.0 71.6 80.1
Financial Product Disclosure Simplification 1.0 2.0 - - -
Fringe benefits tax          
— exemption for eligible work-related
items(c)
- 5.0 20.0 45.0 50.0
— meal cards(c) - 15.0 30.0 35.0 40.0
GST — relief for charities(c) * * * * *
GST and international telecommunications — mobile telephone global roaming(c) - - - - -
GST and the sale of real property          
— integrity measure(c) - 90.0 150.0 175.0 205.0
— not to proceed with previously announced deferred integrity measure(c) * * * * *
Humanitarian migration program          
— additional 500 places for Iraqis in 2008‑09 - 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.9
— additional 750 Special Humanitarian Program places from 2009‑10(c) - - 1.3 2.5 3.9
Indirect tax — refund restrictions and four year amendment period(c) - * * * *
Migration Program          
— 37,500 place increase for 2008‑09 - 94.6 195.3 303.6 419.7
— additional 6,000 skill stream places for 2007‑08 - 17.6 18.1 18.8 19.5
PAYG annual instalments — deferring the 2007‑08 Budget measure(c) - 35.0 -30.0 - -
Political donations — removing tax deductibility(c) - - - - -
Responsible Economic Management          
— Australia-China Free Trade Agreement — departmental funding -0.1 -0.3 - - -
— Corporations Payments to the States — termination - -179.8 -184.3 -188.9 -193.6
— Financial Literacy Foundation — transfer -2.7 -5.4 -5.4 - -
— Goods and services tax compensation to the States for small business concession — recovery of overpayments - -286.0 10.0 10.0 10.0
Tackling Climate Change — Emissions Trading Scheme — design and implementation 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.2 -
Tourist refund scheme — not to proceed with private provider proposal(c) 61.0 55.0 57.0 60.0 62.0
Visa places for Iraqi locally engaged employees - 0.9 1.0 1.0 1.1
National Competition Council          
Responsible Economic Management — National Competition Council - -1.2 -1.2 -1.2 -1.2
Portfolio total 138.5 -1,029.3 -465.9 -110.4 247.1
VETERANS' AFFAIRS          
Department of Veterans' Affairs          
Aged Care — Conditional Adjustment
Payment — increase
- 14.6 15.4 16.2 16.7
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training — extension of program - 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
Australian Defence Force — recognition of the service of the Australian Training Support Team in the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor - - - - -
Ballarat Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial .. .. .. .. -
Bereavement payment for single veterans - 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Graythwaite Estate — securing the future of the Estate 0.1 5.1 5.0 10.0 -
Health and Hospitals Reform — GP Super Clinics - 0.8 2.2 2.9 3.4
Helping Seniors Make Ends Meet          
— Seniors Bonus 168.9 - - - -
— Telephone Allowance — assistance with home internet connections 0.6 2.6 2.8 3.1 3.1
— Utilities Allowance — increase and extend eligibility - - - - -
Income Support Supplement — extend eligibility 0.4 5.3 4.9 5.1 4.7
Means-testing of government support — expanded definitions of income to include net losses from investments(c) - 0.2 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1
Medicare Benefits Schedule — knee and brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging services - - - - -
Mental Health — support to the Australian Defence Force members and veterans 0.4 0.7 0.7 0.4 -
Mental Health Workers — increased training 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.2 -
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme          
— extension to the listing of Remicade (infliximab) - - - - -
— extension to the listing of Topamax (topiramate) - - - - -
— listing of Champix (varenicline) 0.2 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.3
— listing of Renagel (sevelamer) - - - - -
— listing of Sensipar (cinacalcet) - 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.9
— listing of Tysabri (natalizumab) - 3.8 5.5 6.7 7.6
— minor new listings 1.0 4.0 4.2 4.3 4.5
Removal of differential treatment of same-sex couples and their children — law reform - 1.2 3.7 3.4 3.7
Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme — minor new listings 0.5 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.6
Responsible Economic Management          
— Access Card -0.8 -2.4 -1.4 -1.4 -1.4
— Chemotherapy Drugs — more efficient arrangements - - -3.3 -3.2 -3.4
— Commonwealth Seniors Health Card — adjusted taxable income test - 0.6 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1
— Concession Cards — retention while overseas - 0.2 .. .. -
— Fraud and Compliance — Commonwealth Seniors Health Card compliance reviews .. 0.4 -0.7 -0.9 -1.1
— Medicare Benefits Schedule — rationalise funding provided for multiple pathology tests performed on a single sample - -1.9 -1.8 -1.8 -1.9
— Medicare Benefits Schedule — reduction of repeat prescription requirements for patients with chronic conditions - -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1
— Partner Service Pension — align partner and veteran age eligibility 0.3 -4.3 -7.7 -10.4 -12.6
— Partner Service Pension — cease payment to married partners who are separated but not divorced - -8.6 -20.4 -23.0 -25.9
— Pathology Services — reduced collection fees - -0.6 - - -
— residential aged care funding claims — audits - -1.6 -1.6 - -
Support Development of 'Operation Life' - 1.0 1.0 1.0 -
Veterans' ex-service organisations          
— expansion of financial assistance 5.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
— support for officials - 0.2 - - -
Veterans' health services — improved administration - - - - -
Veterans' Special Claims Unit 0.1 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.2
War Widows' Pension — automatic granting to widow(er)s of Temporarily Totally Incapacitated Special Rate and Intermediate Rate Disability Pensioners - 0.7 1.5 2.3 3.2
Welfare Payments Reform — child protection pilot and school attendance and enrolment pilot - - - - -
Portfolio total 177.0 28.4 15.7 20.1 5.6
Decisions taken but not yet announced - 5.0 - - -
Depreciation expense 9.1 -16.3 -10.5 -7.4 -7.1
Total impact of expense measures(d) 3119.5 1324.2 4204.4 4532.9 4843.3

*  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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