Australian Government, 2008‑09 Budget
Budget

Appendix A: Policy decisions taken since the 2008-09 MYEFO

Revenue Measures

Table 1: Revenue measures since the 2008-09 MYEFO(a)

  2008‑09
$m
2009‑10
$m
2010‑11
$m
2011‑12
$m
Climate Change        
Department of Climate Change        
Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme – revenue from the sale of permits - - 11,500.0 12,000.0
Portfolio total - - 11,500.0 12,000.0
Defence        
Department of Defence        
Australian Defence Force – general medical and dental care(b) - - - -
Portfolio total - - - -
Human Services        
Department of Human Services        
Transfer of the Commonwealth's shares in Health Services Australia to Medibank Private Limited(c) - 18.0 -11.7 -11.7
Portfolio total - 18.0 -11.7 -11.7
Treasury        
Australian Taxation Office        
10% temporary investment allowance - -600.0 -450.0 -
Capital gains tax        
– exemption for tax offset or similar tax benefit - - - -
– optional roll-over of capital losses for complying superannuation funds * * * *
– relief for compulsory acquisitions of part of a main residence * * * *
– roll-over for transformation arrangements and provision for termination fees * * * *
Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme        
– assistance for low and middle income households(b) - - -1,200.0 -3,000.0
– fuel tax adjustments and fuel tax credits(d) - - -2,850.0 -3,000.0
– GST treatment of permits - - - -
– income tax treatment of permits - - - -
Duty-free importation of certain prototype vehicles - - - -
Extending capital allowance roll-over relief for depreciating assets to where a fixed trust is converted to a company * * * *
GST        
– ensuring consistent treatment of ATM fees -2.0 -7.0 -7.0 -7.0
– hospital treatment - - - -
International tax – Australia – British Virgin Islands taxation agreement - - .. ..
Nation Building and Jobs Plan – Small Business and General Business Tax Break - -840.0 -1,350.0 -515.0
Permitting an administrative penalty to apply to the late lodgment of annual investment income reports - .. .. ..
Philanthropy        
– additional prescribed private funds - -17.2 -1.1 -1.1
– protect charitable status of participants in National Rental Affordability Scheme -7.0 -40.0 -53.0 -20.0
– updating the list of deductible gift recipients (DGRs) - -3.4 -3.8 -1.6
Reduction of the quarterly PAYG instalment for the December 2008 quarter for small business -440.0 395.0 45.0 -
Resale royalty for visual artists – streamline income tax treatment - * * *
Portfolio total -449.0 -1,112.6 -5,869.9 -6,544.7
Decisions taken but not yet announced - -7.0 -7.0 -7.0
Total impact of revenue measures(e) -449.0 -1,101.6 5,611.4 5,436.6

*  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. A minus sign before an estimate indicates a reduction in revenue, no sign before an estimate indicates a gain in revenue.
  2. These measures can also be found in the expense measures summary table.
  3. In transferring to Medibank Private Limited, Health Services Australia will provide $27.0 million from retained earnings in 2009-10 but will cease to pay the Government dividends from 2009-10.
  4. Final costs will be published in the 2009-10 Budget.
  5. Measures may not add due to rounding.

Expense Measures

Table 2: Expense measures since the 2008-09 MYEFO(a)

  2008‑09
$m
2009‑10
$m
2010‑11
$m
2011‑12
$m
Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry        
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry        
Drought assistance        
– Exceptional Circumstances assistance for primary producers 11.0 - - -
– Exceptional Circumstances assistance for small businesses 1.0 - - -
Implementation of Operation Sunlight 0.3 - - -
Nation Building and Jobs Plan – Farmer's Hardship Bonus 20.4 - - -
Portfolio total 32.7 - - -
Attorney-General's        
Attorney-General's Department        
Implementation of Operation Sunlight 0.4 - - -
Australian Customs Service        
Combating People Smuggling- enhancing cooperation with BAKORKAMLA in Indonesia - 0.3 0.2 0.2
Combating People Smuggling- enhancing maritime cooperation with Indonesia - 0.3 0.1 0.1
Australian Federal Police        
Combating People Smuggling        
– developing regional law enforcement capacity - 1.3 1.0 0.9
– enhancing Australia's approach to people smuggling - 0.7 0.6 0.7
Surge Capacity Phase 1 – reprioritisation of funding - -2.6 -2.6 -2.6
Portfolio total 0.4 .. -0.6 -0.7
Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy        
Australian Communications and Media Authority        
Digital Dividend – consultation and preliminary technical planning 1.4 - - -
Digital Television Switchover – Mildura/Sunraysia pilot 0.9 1.0 - -
Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy        
Digital Dividend – consultation and preliminary technical planning 0.6 - - -
Digital Television Switchover – Mildura/Sunraysia pilot 1.9 7.8 1.5 -
Implementation of Operation Sunlight 0.2 - - -
National Broadband Network – establishment and implementation – additional funding(d) - - - -
Portfolio total 5.0 8.8 1.5 -
Climate Change        
Department of Climate Change        
Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme        
– assistance to emissions intensive trade exposed industries(b) - - 2,900.0 3,100.0
– assistance to strongly affected industries(b) - - 700.0 700.0
– Climate Change Action Fund(b) - 300.0 700.0 700.0
– detailed design and implementation(b) * * * *
– establishing the regulatory environment(b) * * * *
– transitional assistance to firms participating in the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Scheme(b) * * * *
Implementation of Operation Sunlight 0.1 - - -
Portfolio total 0.1 300.0 4,300.0 4,500.0
Cross Portfolio        
Various Agencies        
Community Development Employment Projects Program (CDEP) and the Indigenous Employment Program (IEP) Reform(c) .. -2.9 68.9 73.8
Council Of Australian Governments – additional funding 3,501.3 1,775.9 2,227.9 3,572.9
Information and communication technology        
– Gershon Review – implementation 14.5 8.5 3.2 2.4
– Gershon Review – reinvesting 50% of review savings - 63.9 193.6 195.7
– Gershon Review – savings - -127.9 -387.2 -391.4
Portfolio total 3,515.9 1,717.5 2,106.4 3,453.4
Defence        
Defence Housing Australia        
Nation Building and Jobs Plan – Defence Housing – funding for additional dwellings - 201.5 50.1 -
Department of Defence        
Australian Defence Force – general medical and dental care(d) - - - -
Implementation of Operation Sunlight 0.2 - - -
Search for the Centaur - - - -
Portfolio total 0.2 201.5 50.1 -
Education, Employment and Workplace Relations        
Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations        
ABC Learning        
– Additional financial assistance to support the operation of 241 childcare centres 34.0 - - -
– Initial financial assistance to support the operation of up to 1040 childcare centres 24.0 - - -
Australian Broadcasting Corporation staff who developed breast cancer while working at Toowong Queensland – ex gratia payment * * * *
Drought assistance        
– Exceptional Circumstances assistance for primary producers 0.2 - - -
– Exceptional Circumstances assistance for small businesses .. - - -
Higher Education Loan Program – services and amenities(d) - - - -
Implementation of Operation Sunlight 0.2 - - -
Learning and Teaching Performance Fund – offset -1.3 - - -
Nation Building        
– Teaching and Learning Capital Fund – Vocational Education and Training - 500.0 - -
– Education Investment Fund – Offsets -38.4 -688.1 -185.7 -144.2
– Higher Education projects 39.4 188.1 185.7 144.2
– Teaching and Learning Capital Fund – Higher Education - 500.0 - -
Nation Building and Jobs Plan        
– Building the Education Revolution 987.2 8,513.6 5,219.0 -
– Trade Training Centres in Schools – accelerated activity - 110.0 -110.0 -
– Training and Learning Bonus and Education Entry Payment Supplement 353.8 98.3 - -
Partner Service Pension – further arrangements for married partners of veterans who are separated but not divorced -0.6 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2
Portfolio total 1,398.6 9,221.8 5,108.9 -0.2
Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts        
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts        
Implementation of Operation Sunlight 0.4 - - -
International whaling – conservation and diplomacy initiatives 5.2 3.6 3.6 4.9
Nation Building and Jobs Plan – Energy Efficient Homes 39.0 1,539.5 1,544.0 736.0
Portfolio total 44.6 1,543.1 1,547.6 740.9
Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs        
Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs        
Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme – assistance for low and middle income households(b) - - 2,700.0 3,000.0
Closing the Gap        
– Northern Territory – income management 34.6 - - -
– Northern Territory – Remote Policing 4.0 - - -
– Northern Territory – removal of asbestos containing material in Indigenous communities 1.3 15.7 - -
Economic Security Strategy – public information campaign 11.6 - - -
Emergency Relief Program – additional funding 10.9 34.4 35.3 -
Implementation of Operation Sunlight 0.3 - - -
Mumbai Attacks – assistance for victims 0.1 - - -
Nation Building and Jobs Plan        
– Back to School Bonus – One-off Lump Sum Payment of $950 per FTB-A Eligible Child 2,618.5 - - -
– Single Income Family Bonus – One-off Lump Sum Payment of $950 per FTB-B Family 1,420.0 97.0 - -
– Training and Learning Bonus and Education Entry Payment Supplement 56.9 - - -
Partner Service Pension – further arrangements for married partners of veterans who are separated but not divorced -0.9 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2
Portfolio total 4,157.2 146.9 2,735.1 2,999.8
Finance and Deregulation        
Department of Finance and Deregulation        
Implementation of Operation Sunlight 1.1 3.2 2.9 2.3
Strengthening capacity of Central Agencies to support the Government's Strategic Policy Agenda - 6.8 6.8 6.9
Portfolio total 1.1 10.0 9.7 9.2
Foreign Affairs and Trade        
AusAID        
Australia-Indonesia Facility for Disaster Reduction(d) - - - -
Australian Secret Intelligence Service        
Combating People Smuggling – enhanced intelligence capability(e) 0.1 5.6 5.1 5.1
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade        
Implementation of Operation Sunlight 0.2 - - -
International whaling – conservation and diplomacy initiatives 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3
Pakistan        
– upgrade of security at the Australian High Commission(d) - - - -
– upgrade of security at the Australian High Commission – Phase II(e) 1.2 2.4 2.4 2.4
Portfolio total 1.8 8.3 7.8 7.8
Health and Ageing        
Australian Sports Commission        
Elite Sport – additional funding extension(d) - - - -
Department of Health and Ageing        
Australian Red Cross Society – additional funding - - - -
Australia's Bid for the 2018 FIFA World Cup – Government support 7.9 17.7 20.0 -
Bernie Banton Centre - - - -
Drought assistance        
– Exceptional Circumstances assistance for primary producers .. - - -
– Exceptional Circumstances assistance for small businesses .. - - -
Health Workforce – additional general practice training places - - - -
Implementation of Operation Sunlight 0.3 - - -
Medicare Benefits Schedule – new and revised listings -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme – listing of NoxafilŽ (posaconazole) 4.9 10.2 10.8 11.3
Radiology Services – enhancing quality 11.4 10.0 - -
Teen Dental Plan – extension 1.3 1.5 1.8 1.9
Portfolio total 25.8 39.3 32.5 13.1
Human Services        
Centrelink        
Child Support – amendment of the Family Law Act 1975 1.1 0.3 0.2 0.2
Digital Television Switchover – Mildura/Sunraysia pilot 0.1 0.5 - -
Drought assistance        
– Exceptional Circumstances assistance for primary producers 0.1 - - -
– Exceptional Circumstances assistance for small businesses .. - - -
Teen Dental Plan – extension 0.6 .. .. ..
Department of Human Services        
Child Support – amendment of the Family Law Act 1975 1.1 0.3 - -
Closing the Gap – Northern Territory – income management 0.3 - - -
Commonwealth Spatial Data Integration 0.7 1.5 - -
Implementation of Operation Sunlight 0.2 - - -
Job Capacity Assessments        
– additional funding 39.0 - - -
– increased fees - 2.9 2.9 2.8
Payment Delivery – enhanced arrangements 7.0 0.8 - -
Medicare Australia        
Additional 2008-09 Funding for the LPG Vehicle Scheme 1.1 - - -
Health Workforce – additional general practice training places - - - -
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme – listing of NoxafilŽ (posaconazole) .. .. .. ..
Teen Dental Plan – extension 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.1
Portfolio total 51.5 6.4 3.2 3.2
Immigration and Citizenship        
Department of Immigration and Citizenship        
Combating People Smuggling        
– border intelligence capacity and management 1.0 1.6 1.6 1.6
– immigration and border agency training - 0.9 0.9 0.8
– Indonesian border management capacity building partnership - 4.0 3.5 -
– protection management - 1.6 1.7 1.7
– regional capacity building assistance through a reinvigorated Bali Process - 0.7 0.7 0.7
– regional mechanisms to counter people smuggling 1.9 5.9 0.1 5.0
Implementation of Operation Sunlight 0.2 - - -
Portfolio total 3.1 14.7 8.5 9.8
Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government        
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government        
Establishment of a local government centre of excellence 8.2 - - -
Implementation of Operation Sunlight 0.2 - - -
Nation Building and Jobs Plan        
– boom gates for rail crossings 50.0 100.0 - -
– Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program – Strategic Projects – additional funding 250.0 250.0 - -
– Repairing regional links on the national highway network 150.0 - - -
– Road safety – Black Spot Program – additional funding 30.0 60.0 - -
Nation building package        
– bring forward of investment to build better roads 328.4 382.1 -203.7 -329.5
– East Kimberley development package 16.4 178.8 - -
– road safety black spot program 60.0 - - -
Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program 250.9 0.4 - -
Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program – strategic projects 52.2 1.1 - -
Portfolio total 1,196.3 972.5 -203.7 -329.5
Innovation, Industry, Science and Research        
Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research        
A New Car Plan for a Greener Future – Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Vehicle Scheme – enhancement(d) - - - -
Additional 2008-09 Funding for the LPG Vehicle Scheme 95.9 - - -
Implementation of Operation Sunlight 0.2 - - -
Portfolio total 96.1 - - -
Parliamentary Departments        
Department of Parliamentary Services        
Implementation of Operation Sunlight 0.1 - - -
Department of the House of Representatives        
Implementation of Operation Sunlight .. - - -
Department of the Senate        
Implementation of Operation Sunlight .. - - -
Portfolio total 0.1 - - -
Prime Minister and Cabinet        
Australian National Audit Office        
Implementation of Operation Sunlight - 0.7 0.7 0.8
Australian Public Service Commission        
Ethics Advisory Service 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.3
Recruitment advertising policy and website 0.1 0.4 0.3 -
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet        
Implementation of Operation Sunlight 0.2 - - -
Pacific Islands Forum 3.4 2.6 - -
Strengthening capacity of Central Agencies to support the Government's Strategic Policy Agenda 3.4 6.4 6.5 6.5
Portfolio total 7.6 10.4 7.8 7.5
Resources, Energy and Tourism        
Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism        
Ethanol Production Grants – additional funding 37.0 86.1 109.4 -
Implementation of Operation Sunlight 0.2 - - -
Geoscience Australia        
Commonwealth Spatial Data Integration 0.4 0.8 - -
Portfolio total 37.6 86.9 109.4 -
Treasury        
Australian Bureau of Statistics        
Commonwealth Spatial Data Integration 0.1 0.3 - -
Australian Taxation Office        
Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme – fuel tax adjustments and fuel tax credits(b)(f) - - -500.0 -1,000.0
Higher Education Loan Program – services and amenities 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.4
Nation Building and Jobs Plan – Tax Bonus for working Australians 8,150.0 1.0 - -
Department of the Treasury        
GST – ensuring consistent treatment of ATM fees(f) -2.0 -7.0 -7.0 -7.0
Implementation of Operation Sunlight 0.3 - - -
Nation Building and Jobs Plan – Investment in Social Housing – reducing homelessness and meeting priority needs 260.0 4,072.0 1,744.0 312.0
Philanthropy – protect charitable status of participants in National Rental Affordability Scheme(f) -2.0 -10.0 -13.0 -5.0
Strengthening capacity of Central Agencies to support the Government's Strategic Policy Agenda 1.8 8.2 8.3 8.3
Portfolio total 8,408.4 4,064.8 1,232.6 -691.3
Veterans' Affairs        
Department of Veterans' Affairs        
Commemorations        
– annual Anzac Day dawn service – Villers-Bretonneux 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.9
– Western Front Interpretive Trail – preliminary design work - - - -
Implementation of Operation Sunlight 0.2 - - -
Nation Building and Jobs Plan – Training and Learning Bonus and Education Entry Payment Supplement 2.2 - - -
Partner Service Pension – further arrangements for married partners of veterans who are separated but not divorced 4.6 1.1 1.3 1.5
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme – listing of NoxafilŽ (posaconazole) 0.4 0.7 0.7 0.7
Portfolio total 8.3 2.7 2.9 3.1
Decisions taken but not yet announced 164.6 263.0 10.8 48.2
Total impact of expense measures(g) 19,157.0 18,618.5 17,070.5 10,774.3

*  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. A minus sign before an estimate indicates a reduction in expenses, no sign before an estimate indicates increased expenses.
  2. Final costs will be published in the 2009-10 Budget.
  3. The total cost of the package is $153.5 million over five years from 2008-09. The measure above shows a cost of $221.8 million over four years. A saving of $68.3 million over five years from 2008-09 was included in the contingency reserve in the MYEFO statement.
  4. Provision for this funding has already been included in the forward estimates.
  5. These measures can also be found in the capital measures summary table.
  6. These measures can also be found in the revenue measures summary table.
  7. Measures may not add due to rounding.

Capital Measures

Table 3: Capital measures since the 2008-09 MYEFO(a)

  2008‑09
$m
2009‑10
$m
2010‑11
$m
2011‑12
$m
Attorney-General's        
Australian Federal Police        
Combating People Smuggling        
– developing regional law enforcement capacity(b) - .. - -
– enhancing Australia's approach to people smuggling(b) - .. - -
Portfolio total - .. - -
Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy        
Australian Communications and Media Authority        
Digital Dividend – consultation and preliminary technical planning(b) 0.6 - - -
Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy        
Special Broadcasting Service Corporation – loan for broadcasting rights and infrastructure works - * * *
Portfolio total 0.6 - - -
Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts        
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts        
International whaling – conservation and diplomacy initiatives(b) 0.5 - - -
Portfolio total 0.5 - - -
Finance and Deregulation        
Department of Finance and Deregulation        
Implementation of Operation Sunlight(b) - 0.3 - -
Portfolio total - 0.3 - -
Foreign Affairs and Trade        
AusAID        
Australia-Indonesia Facility for Disaster Reduction(b) - - - -
Australian Secret Intelligence Service        
Combating People Smuggling – enhanced intelligence capability 4.2 0.5 - -
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade        
Afghanistan – purchase of land for new chancery in Kabul 19.4 - - -
Pakistan        
– upgrade of security at the Australian High Commission(b) - - - -
– upgrade of security at the Australian High Commission – Phase II 7.8 10.1 - -
Portfolio total 31.5 10.6 - -
Human Services        
Medicare Australia        
Teen Dental Plan – extension(b) 0.1 - - -
Portfolio total 0.1 - - -
Prime Minister and Cabinet        
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet        
Australian Business Investment Partnership - - - -
Portfolio total - - - -
Resources, Energy and Tourism        
Geoscience Australia        
Commonwealth Spatial Data Integration(b) 1.5 - - -
Portfolio total 1.5 - - -
Treasury        
Department of the Treasury        
Car dealer financing: establishment of a special purpose vehicle - - - -
Portfolio total - - - -
Decisions taken but not yet announced 3.0 15.1 - -
Total capital measures(c) 37.1 26.1 - -

*  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. A minus sign before an estimate indicates a reduction in capital, no sign before an estimate indicates increased capital.
  2. These measures can also be found in the expense measures summary table.
  3. Measures may not add due to rounding.

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