Australian Government, 2009‑10 Budget
Budget

Expense Measures

Table A2: Expense measures since the 2009‑10 Budget(a)

  2008‑09
$m
2009‑10
$m
2010‑11
$m
2011‑12
$m
2012‑13
$m
AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND FORESTRY          
Australian Fisheries Management Authority          
Whole-of-government departmental efficiencies - -0.7 -1.4 -1.4 -1.4
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry          
Drought assistance          
— Exceptional Circumstances assistance for primary producers - 11.8 1.2 - -
— Exceptional Circumstances assistance for small businesses - 0.6 0.1 - -
Protection against bovine spongiform encephalopathy - - - - -
Reform of Australia's biosecurity system — scoping - - - - -
Reform of Australia's Export Certification Services - 39.4 - - -
Swine flu (H1N1 influenza virus) pandemic response - - - - -
Whole-of-government departmental efficiencies - -1.4 -2.5 -2.5 -2.6
Portfolio total - 49.6 -2.6 -3.9 -4.0
ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S          
Administrative Appeals Tribunal          
Norfolk Island governance reform - 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Attorney-General's Department          
Enhanced crisis coordination facilities — stage two - -0.5 -1.2 -1.2 -0.8
Norfolk Island governance reform - -0.4 -0.4 -0.3 -0.3
Whole-of-government departmental efficiencies - -0.9 -1.5 -1.4 -1.3
Australian Federal Police          
Australian Federal Police — funding for the Timor-Leste Emergency Response - - - - -
Australian Institute of Criminology          
Whole-of-government departmental efficiencies - - -0.5 -1.5 -1.5
Australian Law Reform Commission          
Whole-of-government departmental efficiencies - - -0.2 -0.5 -0.5
Criminology Research Council          
Whole-of-government departmental efficiencies - - -0.1 -0.1 -0.1
Federal Court of Australia          
Federal Court of Australia — reduction in the number of judicial officers - - -1.0 -1.5 -1.5
Norfolk Island governance reform - .. .. .. ..
Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions          
Whole-of-government departmental efficiencies - -1.5 -2.8 -2.6 -2.6
Portfolio total - -3.2 -7.7 -9.0 -8.5
BROADBAND, COMMUNICATIONS AND THE DIGITAL ECONOMY          
Australian Communications and Media Authority          
Telecommunications regulatory reform — competition and consumer safeguards - - 1.2 1.2 1.2
Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy          
Whole-of-government departmental efficiencies - -1.3 -2.0 -2.0 -1.8
Portfolio total - -1.3 -0.9 -0.7 -0.6
CROSS PORTFOLIO          
Various Agencies          
Commonwealth Property Management Framework — identification of savings - - -3.3 -16.6 -27.7
Desktop computing equipment —
whole-of-government coordinated procurement
- - -1.7 -1.7 -1.7
Telecommunications services —
whole-of-government coordinated procurement
- - -8.8 -20.1 -18.5
Travel services —
whole-of-government procurement
- nfp nfp nfp nfp
Portfolio total - - -13.8 -38.4 -47.9
DEFENCE          
Department of Defence          
Australian Strategic Policy Institute — continuation of funding - - - - -
Portfolio total - - - - -
EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND WORKPLACE RELATIONS          
Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations          
Boys Education National Initiative — reduced funding - - -3.1 -3.0 -2.7
Drought assistance          
— Exceptional Circumstances assistance for primary producers - 0.8 0.1 - -
— Exceptional Circumstances assistance for small businesses - .. .. - -
Economic Stimulus Plan Recalibration          
— Building the Education Revolution — Primary Schools for the 21st Century (P21) - 8.3 6.9 - -
— Building the Education Revolution — rephasing - - -500.0 500.0 -
— Education Investment Fund — Future Rounds — Reduction - - -175.0 -25.0 -
— Keep Australia Working — Apprentice Kickstart Bonus and Increased
Pre-Apprenticeship Training Places
- - - - -
— Keep Australia Working — Job Expos for Priority Regions - -4.1 - - -
Fraud and compliance — increased compliance activity - -0.8 -18.2 -30.3 -31.4
Higher Education — contribution to Australian Education International investment — transfer of promotion functions - -1.3 -11.1 -11.1 -11.1
Higher Education Loans Program for
fee-paying undergraduate students — increased administration fee
- - -9.0 -8.4 -7.9
Jobs and Skills for a Low Pollution Future          
— insulation-related training and ongoing pathways - - - - -
— National Green Jobs Corps - 20.7 39.3 19.6 -
Safe Work Australia — establishment - -12.8 -13.2 -13.5 -13.7
Student Amenities Higher Education Loans Program — deferral - -28.3 - - -
Student income support          
— delay increase in personal income test threshold - - -55.5 -114.6 -
— various refinements - -0.8 -1.7 -1.7 -1.7
Support for veterans — recognition of service of personnel on HMAS Canberra during Operation DAMASK VI - -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1
Temporary Business (Long Stay) Visa (Subclass 457) reform — implementation of streamlined arrangements - - - - -
Victorian bushfire reconstruction and recovery - -10.0 -5.4 - -
Whole-of-government departmental efficiencies - -0.3 -10.4 -19.9 -19.9
Youth Allowance — transitional arrangements for claiming independence - 7.6 47.3 47.4 47.6
Safe Work Australia          
Safe Work Australia — establishment - 8.8 9.0 9.2 9.3
Portfolio total - -12.1 -700.1 348.7 -31.6
ENVIRONMENT, WATER, HERITAGE AND THE ARTS          
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts          
Culture and Recreation Portal — closure - - -0.3 -0.3 -0.3
Economic Stimulus Plan Recalibration          
— Energy Efficient Homes package — modification - -310.0 -300.0 -250.0 -
— Solar Hot Water Rebate — modification - - - - -
Graves and memorials of eminent Australians — conservation - - - - -
Kokoda Track — safety upgrade - - - - -
National Solar Schools Program — reduced funding - - -7.9 -8.1 -
Solar Homes and Communities Plan — additional funding - 510.8 23.2 - -
Water for the Future          
— National Rainwater and Greywater Initiative — reduced funding - -13.0 -31.4 - -
— Water Smart Australia — reduced funding - -10.0 -10.0 - -
Whole-of-government departmental efficiencies - - -5.0 -5.0 -5.0
Zelman Cowen Gallery of Australian Jewish History — contribution - - - - -
Portfolio total - 177.8 -331.4 -263.3 -5.2
FAMILIES, HOUSING, COMMUNITY SERVICES AND INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS          
Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs          
Alice Springs Transformation Plan 25.0 - - - -
Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment — Queensland and
New South Wales floods May 2009
8.0 6.1 - - -
Community Investment Program — reduction - -2.8 - - -
Fraud and compliance — increased compliance activity - .. -3.7 -6.5 -4.0
Office for Remote Indigenous Housing — establishment - - - - -
Secure and Sustainable Pensions — public information campaign - 2.8 - - -
Social Security Agreement — Australia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia - - 0.3 0.7 0.7
Support for veterans — recognition of service of personnel on HMAS Canberra during Operation DAMASK VI - -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1
Victorian bushfire reconstruction and recovery - -0.1 - - -
Victorian Fires Income Recovery Subsidy — extension - 2.0 - - -
Portfolio total 33.0 8.0 -3.4 -6.0 -3.4
FINANCE AND DEREGULATION          
Australian Electoral Commission          
Whole-of-government departmental efficiencies - -0.3 -1.1 -0.8 -0.8
Comsuper          
Whole-of-government departmental efficiencies - 0.1 -1.5 -1.6 -1.6
Department of Finance and Deregulation          
Desktop computing equipment —
whole-of-government coordinated procurement
- 2.3 0.9 1.0 1.0
E-Health — development of a business case for individual electronic health records - 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1
Enhanced crisis coordination facilities — stage two - 0.3 0.1 - -
National Archives Preservation Facility — Gateway review funding - 0.1 - - -
Office of Evaluation and Audit — Indigenous Programs transfer to the Australian National Audit Office - -2.7 -5.3 -5.4 -5.4
Parliamentary entitlements — reform - -0.2 -1.5 -1.3 -1.2
Procurement strategy — strengthening the Australian Industry Participation National Framework and streamlining AusTender - - - - -
Superannuation pension overpayments — reduction - -0.1 -0.2 -0.3 -0.4
Telecommunications services —
whole-of-government coordinated procurement
- 3.9 - - -
Travel services — whole-of-government procurement - nfp nfp nfp nfp
Whole-of-government departmental efficiencies - -1.4 -2.7 -2.7 -2.8
Portfolio total - 2.2 -11.1 -11.1 -11.2
FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE          
AusAID          
Overseas development assistance          
— International Finance Facility for Immunisation — contribution - - 3.0 5.0 5.0
— Office of Deployable Civilian Capability - 7.8 10.1 10.8 11.0
Australian Trade Commission          
Brand Australia - 4.5 5.4 5.0 5.0
Foreign Affairs and Trade portfolio — efficiencies - -1.9 -5.0 -5.0 -5.1
Higher Education — contribution to Australian Education International investment — transfer of promotion functions - - 8.6 8.6 8.7
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade          
Foreign Affairs and Trade portfolio — efficiencies - -7.0 -21.9 -33.0 -25.3
Italian earthquake recovery effort — Australian Government's contribution - - - - -
Portfolio total - 3.5 0.3 -8.5 -0.7

* 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. These measures can also be found in the expense measures summary table.
  3. Measures may not add due to rounding.

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