Appendix A

Australian Government budget
aggregates

The table below shows the main cash and accrual budget aggregates for the Australian Government general government sector over the period 2006‑07 to 2011‑12.(a) The underlying cash surplus is estimated to be $21.7 billion in 2008‑09. In accrual terms, a fiscal surplus of $23.1 billion is expected.

Table: Australian Government budget aggregates
  • (a) The 2006‑07 figures have been adjusted to reflect the recognition of GST as an Australian Government tax.
  • (b) Excludes expected Future Fund earnings.