Appendix G

Australian Government
taxation and spending

The charts below summarise Australian Government revenues and expenses for 2008‑09 on an accrual basis. Total revenue for 2008‑09 is expected to be $319.5 billion, an increase of 2.8 per cent on estimated revenue since the Pre‑Election Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2007. Total expenses for 2008‑09 are expected to be $292.5 billion, a decrease of 0.6 per cent on estimated expenses since the Pre‑Election Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2007.

Where revenue comes from

Chart: Where revenue comes from


Where taxpayers' money is spent

Chart: Where taxpayers' money is spent