Australian Government, 2010‑11 Budget
Budget

Part 2: Expense Measures (Continued)

Attorney‑General's

Anti‑money laundering and counter‑terrorism financing reforms — continuation

Expense ($m)
2009‑10 2010‑11 2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14
Attorney-General's Department - - - - -

The Government will provide $1.8 million over four years to continue the anti‑money laundering and counter‑terrorism financing program. This measure will continue the program on an ongoing basis and expand its scope to regulate additional industries in order to enhance Australia's ability to detect and deter money laundering and terrorism financing.

Provision for this funding has already been included in the forward estimates.

Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity — resource transfer

Expense ($m)
2009‑10 2010‑11 2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14
Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity - 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4
Australian Federal Police - -0.4 -0.4 -0.4 -0.4
Total - - - - -

The Government will transfer $1.6 million over four years from the Australian Federal Police to the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity (ACLEI). This transfer will provide additional resources to help address an increasing number of issues being referred to ACLEI.

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service — efficiencies

Expense ($m)
2009‑10 2010‑11 2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service - -32.9 -33.0 -33.2 -33.3
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service - -2.0 -3.8 -4.0 -4.0

The Government has identified savings of $146.3 million over four years (including $13.8 million in capital funding) through a number of efficiencies within the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service. These efficiencies will be achieved through more efficient processing of apprehended illegal foreign fishers and their vessels; an improved risk‑based approach to compliance assurance and revenue risk; modified aircraft search processes; a reduction in the number of patrol days undertaken in the Southern Ocean based on a revised assessment of the risks in this region; a targeted reduction to internally funded capital investments; and a reallocation of aerial surveillance resources.

These efficiencies result from the improved allocation of resources underpinned by risk‑based approaches to identified border threats and can be delivered without a material impact on border management effectiveness.

These savings have been redirected to fund national security priorities.

Australian Human Rights Framework

Expense ($m)
2009‑10 2010‑11 2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14
Attorney-General's Department - 3.0 2.9 2.6 3.3
Australian Human Rights Commission - 1.0 1.4 2.1 2.1
Total - 4.0 4.3 4.6 5.4

The Government will provide $18.3 million over four years to implement a new framework for the protection and promotion of human rights in Australia. The framework will raise human rights awareness in the community and the public sector through targeted education initiatives, increased parliamentary scrutiny, consolidated anti‑discrimination laws and a National Action Plan on Human Rights.

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation — increased efficiencies

Expense ($m)
2009‑10 2010‑11 2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14
Australian Security Intelligence Organisation - -3.7 -3.7 -3.8 -3.8

The Government has identified savings of $15.1 million over four years through the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) adopting strategic work practices that will ensure that it operates more effectively and efficiently.

This will not impact on ASIO's operational activities, nor affect service delivery to operational areas.

Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre — regulatory activities cost recovery

Expense ($m)
2009‑10 2010‑11 2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14
Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre - 2.2 3.7 3.6 3.6
Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre - - 29.6 29.4 30.0
Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre - 4.6 - - -

The Government will provide funding of $17.6 million over four years (including capital funding of $4.6 million) to establish and administer fees on banks and other financial institutions to recover the costs of the legislated regulatory activities of the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC).

The fees will be imposed from 1 July 2011, and will recover AUSTRAC's costs associated with business‑as‑usual regulatory activities, including activities to ensure compliance with the Anti‑Money Laundering and Counter‑Terrorism Financing Act 2006.

This measure will increase revenue by $89.0 million over three years from 2011‑12 which will be used to offset AUSTRAC'S Combating Organised Crime — Enhancing Analytical Capability.

Automated border processing between Australia and New Zealand — feasibility study

Expense ($m)
2009‑10 2010‑11 2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service - - - - -

The Government will provide $1.4 million in 2010‑11 to allow the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (Customs) to study the feasibility of using the Australian and New Zealand Governments' investment in the SmartGate automated border processing capability to streamline travel between Australia and New Zealand. This study supports work under the Australian and New Zealand Government Single Economic Market program to facilitate the trans‑Tasman flow of people and goods.

The cost of this measure will be met from within the existing resourcing of Customs.

Border Security — sea passenger risk assessment — feasibility study

Expense ($m)
2009‑10 2010‑11 2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service - - - - -

The Government will provide $0.5 million in 2010‑11 to study the feasibility of enhancing the risk assessment process for sea passengers seeking to enter Australia. The study, to be managed by the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (Customs), will consider the strategic and technical merit of collecting, analysing and sharing additional information to allow more efficient identification of high‑risk individuals seeking to enter Australia by sea.

The cost of this measure will be met from within existing resourcing of Customs.

Border Security — Australian Customs and Border Protection Service — Bay Class replacement

Expense ($m)
2009‑10 2010‑11 2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service - 2.5 6.1 12.0 22.0
Department of Finance and Deregulation - 0.1 - 0.1 -
Total - 2.6 6.1 12.0 22.0
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service - nfp nfp nfp nfp

The Government will provide funding to commence replacement of the Bay Class patrol vessels used by the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service to patrol against, and respond to, civilian threats to Australia's maritime domain. The replacement vessels will provide an enhanced capability that reduces operational risk and provides flexibility to respond to an evolving maritime security environment.

The current Bay Class patrol vessels are reaching the end of their operational life. It is anticipated that the first replacement vessel will become available during 2012‑13 and that the full complement of eight replacement vessels will be operational by 2015‑16.

The Government will provide $42.6 million over four years to support: the procurement, construction and commissioning process, crew training and anticipated additional crew, and vessel running costs.

Capital costs are subject to commercial negotiation.

As part of this measure, the Department of Finance and Deregulation will receive $0.1 million in 2010‑11 and $0.1 million in 2012‑13 to fund a Gateway Review of the project. The Government's Gateway Review process provides quality assurance so that the intended outcomes of major government projects are achieved.

Border Security — continuation of Ashmore Guardian lease

Expense ($m)
2009‑10 2010‑11 2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service - - 7.9 7.8 -

The Government will provide $15.7 million over two years to extend the lease of the Ashmore Guardian vessel from 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2013. The Ashmore Guardian will provide the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service with a specialist vessel suitable for patrolling against threats to Ashmore Reef. It will be primarily used for apprehension of illegal foreign fishers; monitoring environmental compliance; and countering people smuggling operations.

Border Security — Illegal foreign fishing — securing Australia's northern waters — continuation

Expense ($m)
2009‑10 2010‑11 2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service - - - - -
Attorney-General's Department - - - - -
Australian Federal Police - - - - -
Australian Fisheries Management Authority - - - - -
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry - - - - -
Department of Immigration and Citizenship - - - - -
Australian Secret Intelligence Service - - - - -
Total - - - - -

The Government will provide $163.2 million over four years to continue efforts to secure Australia's northern waters against illegal foreign fishing. This includes funding for activities aimed at: preventing illegal foreign fishing at source countries; maintaining a cross‑agency coordination and planning capability; engaging Indigenous communities to support coastal surveillance; responding to quarantine and security issues associated with illegal landings; and maintaining on‑land capability in support of on‑water surveillance.

The funding provided will enable continuation of the apprehension, transfer, processing, detention, investigation and prosecution of illegal foreign fishers.

Provision for this funding has already been included in the forward estimates.

Border Security — strengthening passenger and air cargo security

Expense ($m)
2009‑10 2010‑11 2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government - 38.3 46.1 20.6 23.8
Australian Federal Police - 17.3 3.9 4.0 4.0
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service - 5.1 4.7 0.4 0.4
Department of Immigration and Citizenship - 2.1 1.5 1.3 1.2
Australian Security Intelligence Organisation - 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8
Total - 63.5 56.9 27.0 30.2
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service - 8.4 4.9 - -
Department of Immigration and Citizenship - 3.3 - - -
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government - 3.2 - - -
Australian Federal Police - 0.9 - - -
Australian Security Intelligence Organisation - - - - -
Total - 15.8 4.9 - -

The Government will provide $199.2 million over five years (including $0.9 million in 2014‑15 and capital funding of $15.8 million in 2010‑11 and $4.9 million in 2011‑12) to enhance and strengthen the aviation security regime in Australia, in response to current threat assessments and the recommendations of the review of Australia's aviation security conducted by the National Security Adviser following the attempted terrorist attack in the United States on 25 December 2009. The following enhancements will be implemented to improve the safety and security of the travelling public:

  • Screening at International Gateway Airports — funding of $82.6 million over five years (including $0.9 million in 2014‑15 and capital funding of $1.4 million in 2010‑11) for the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government (DITRDLG) to facilitate the introduction of a new range of technologies at passenger and cargo screening points.
  • Regional and Domestic Aviation Security — funding of $32.1 million over four years (including $1.6 million in capital funding) administered by DITRDLG to enable the early introduction of passenger and checked baggage screening at a number of additional regional airports that are currently served by large passenger turboprop aircraft.
  • Firearms and Explosives Detector Dog (FEDD) Capability — funding of $17.8 million over four years (including $0.9 million in capital funding) for the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to increase FEDD capability at major international airports by 50 per cent.
  • AFP Presence at Airports — funding of $12.3 million in 2010‑11 for the AFP to maintain its community policing presence at the major airports.
  • International and Regional Engagement on Aviation Security — funding of $18.3 million over four years for DITRDLG to improve security around incoming international flights by strengthening bilateral and multilateral engagement and cooperation in the Asia Pacific region on aviation security. The posting of Office of Transport Security officers at the last ports of call to Australia will also be enhanced.
  • Enhanced Passenger Assessment and Clearance and Next Generation Border Security — funding of $36.3 million over four years (including $3.3 million in capital funding) for the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship and the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation to improve early detection of high‑risk individuals seeking to travel to Australia.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 9 February 2010 issued by the Prime Minister, the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, and the Minister for Home Affairs.

Border Security — Unified Policing Model — continuation

Expense ($m)
2009‑10 2010‑11 2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14
Australian Federal Police - - - - -

The Government will provide $759.4 million over four years to maintain Australian Federal Police aviation security commitments under the Unified Policing Model at the 11 major Australian airports (Adelaide, Alice Springs, Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra, Darwin, Gold Coast, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney). This measure will consolidate funding for these commitments into one ongoing funding stream to provide the AFP with greater resourcing flexibility to respond to changing threats in the aviation security environment.

Provision for this funding has already been included in the forward estimates.

Christmas Island Strategy — essential infrastructure and services

Expense ($m)
2009‑10 2010‑11 2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14
Attorney-General's Department 4.6 - - - -
Attorney-General's Department 23.4 14.0 8.0 - -

The Government will provide $50.0 million over three years (including capital of $45.4 million) to upgrade essential services on Christmas Island. The funding will enable the delivery of additional infrastructure for water management and power generation, and increased education and health services to the Christmas Island community. The funding also supports an examination of the need for additional infrastructure upgrades on the island.

Further information can be found in the press release of 15 December 2009 by the Minister for Home Affairs.

Christmas Island Strategy — projects to support increased population

Expense ($m)
2009‑10 2010‑11 2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14
Attorney-General's Department - 7.4 6.2 6.4 2.2
Attorney-General's Department - 7.1 8.0 10.0 -

The Government will provide $47.3 million over four years (including capital funding of $25.1 million) to maintain essential services and expand infrastructure on Christmas Island. The funding will enable ongoing maintenance of infrastructure facilities, provide additional housing and support the continuation of health and education services to the Christmas Island community.

See also the related measure, Christmas Island Strategy — essential infrastructure and services.

Easing debt pressures on those in financial stress

Expense ($m)
2009‑10 2010‑11 2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14
Insolvency and Trustee Service Australia - 2.7 1.6 1.7 1.8
Insolvency and Trustee Service Australia - 3.0 3.2 3.2 3.2
Insolvency and Trustee Service Australia - 4.8 - - -

The Government will provide funding of $12.6 million over four years (including capital of $4.8 million in 2010‑11), to improve services and accessibility to assist people facing insolvency. This measure will assist those considering bankruptcy to investigate their options, and where possible, reorganise their affairs to avoid bankruptcy.

To offset the cost of this proposal, the Insolvency and Trustee Service Australia will pursue cost recovery arrangements from 2010‑11 with the introduction of an up‑front fee (for those with capacity to pay).

Family Court of Australia — increased efficiencies

Expense ($m)
2009‑10 2010‑11 2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14
Family Court of Australia - -2.5 -2.6 -2.7 -2.7

The Government will not proceed with filling four vacancies for judicial officers within the Family Court and the Federal Magistrates Court. This reflects an expected reduction in the workload and improved administrative systems. This will deliver savings of $10.5 million over four years.

Family Relationship Services program — increased efficiencies

Expense ($m)
2009‑10 2010‑11 2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14
Attorney-General's Department - - -1.5 -1.5 -1.5

The Government will improve the efficiency of the delivery of counselling services provided under the Family Relationship Services program, as part of arrangements to streamline Family Support programs. The program will combine the delivery of counselling services with other types of post‑separation services, realising administrative efficiencies and improving service delivery. This will provide savings of $4.5 million over three years from 2011‑12.

Illegal foreign fishing — preventative action at source

Expense ($m)
2009‑10 2010‑11 2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14
Australian Federal Police - -0.4 -0.4 -0.4 -0.4

The Government will achieve savings of $1.5 million over four years through the Australian Federal Police (AFP) absorbing the cost of the liaison officer function that it has in Jakarta. The function assists countries in deterring illegal foreign fishing and this savings measure will not affect that capability.

Funding of $1.5 million over four years, which had previously been provided to the AFP for this purpose and included in the forward estimates, will be returned to the Budget.

Improving Access to Justice

Expense ($m)
2009‑10 2010‑11 2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14
Department of the Treasury - 22.0 23.1 23.3 23.4
Family Court of Australia - -0.1 -1.2 -1.3 -1.3
Federal Court of Australia - -0.6 -0.7 -0.7 -0.7
Attorney-General's Department - -1.9 -1.5 -1.2 -1.2
National Native Title Tribunal - -2.1 -2.4 -2.6 -2.3
Total - 17.3 17.3 17.5 17.8
Federal Magistrates Court of Australia - 9.2 - - -
Federal Court of Australia - 3.3 5.3 5.3 5.3
Family Court of Australia - 2.6 9.9 9.9 10.0
Administrative Appeals Tribunal - 0.9 1.0 1.0 1.0
High Court of Australia - 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.5
Total - 16.4 16.5 16.6 16.7

The Government will provide $154.0 million over four years to increase the resources available to legal assistance service providers. The funding will help implement the Government's Strategic Framework for Access to Justice through increasing resourcing for legal aid commissions, community legal centres and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services.

The funds will be provided under a National Partnership Agreement with the States and Territories on legal assistance services. The agreement will facilitate reform in the legal assistance sector and improve access to justice for disadvantaged Australians.

The additional funding for legal assistance providers will be offset by reductions in funding of $84.0 million over four years in programs administered by the Attorney‑General's Department, and by increasing efficiency in the Family Court of Australia, Federal Court of Australia and the National Native Title Tribunal.

In addition, revenue of $66.2 million over four years will be raised by increasing hearing and filing fees for Commonwealth courts and tribunals and changing fee waivers and exemptions.

This measure will make more strategic use of the resources that are available across the sector as a whole and encourage early resolution of disputes without resort to the courts.

Law and Justice Advocacy Development program — redirect funds to establish the National Congress of Australia's First Peoples

Expense ($m)
2009‑10 2010‑11 2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14
Attorney-General's Department -0.1 -0.2 -0.3 -0.3 -0.4

The Government will redirect funding from the Law and Justice Advocacy Development (LJAD) program. This measure will provide savings of $1.2 million over five years to help offset the cost of establishing the National Congress of Australia's First Peoples (the new national Indigenous representative body was announced on 22 November 2009).

Funding of $12.2 million over five years from 2009‑10 will remain available under the LJAD program to support Indigenous organisations to undertake advocacy, research and community‑level education in relation to law and justice issues.

National Action Plan on Social Cohesion, Harmony and Security — continuation

Expense ($m)
2009‑10 2010‑11 2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14
Australian Human Rights Commission - - - - -

The Government will provide $4.3 million over four years to continue the Community Partnerships for Human Rights program, which is one component of the National Action Plan to Build on Social Cohesion, Harmony and Security. The funding will continue to support efforts to address isolation, discrimination and marginalisation among ethnic and minority groups. The program will also support communities with significant international student populations.

Provision for this funding has already been included in the forward estimates.

National Chemical, Biological and Radiological Capability Improvement program — discontinuation

Expense ($m)
2009‑10 2010‑11 2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14
Attorney-General's Department - -2.4 -2.4 -2.4 -2.5

The Government will discontinue the National Chemical, Biological and Radiological Capability Improvement program as the objectives of the program have been met. The program was established to initiate research to support emergency services personnel and establish partnerships with other research organisations. Ongoing research for national security will be coordinated through the National Security Science and Technology Branch of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

This measure will provide savings of $9.7 million over four years.

National Indigenous Violence and Child Abuse Intelligence Task Force — continuation

Expense ($m)
2009‑10 2010‑11 2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14
Australian Crime Commission - 3.3 3.4 - -

The Government will provide $6.6 million over two years to the Australian Crime Commission for continuation of the National Indigenous Violence and Child Abuse Intelligence Task Force. Focus will be placed upon those Indigenous communities at high risk of exposure to organised crime, family violence and abuse.

National leadership and coordination for intercountry adoption in Australia — continuation

Expense ($m)
2009‑10 2010‑11 2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14
Attorney-General's Department - - - - -

The Government will provide $11.1 million over four years to continue its role providing national leadership and coordination for intercountry adoption in Australia. The funding will assist in the harmonisation of state and territory laws and the provision of safeguards and monitoring to ensure intercountry adoption arrangements comply with standards in The Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co‑operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption.

Provision for this funding has already been included in the forward estimates.

National Native Title Tribunal — increased efficiencies

Expense ($m)
2009‑10 2010‑11 2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14
National Native Title Tribunal - -1.5 -1.7 -2.0 -2.7

The Government has identified savings of $7.8 million over four years by rationalising the number of registries for the National Native Title Tribunal. Registry operations in the Northern Territory and Victoria will be amalgamated with those in South Australia and New South Wales respectively, allowing the National Native Title Tribunal to realise efficiencies whilst meeting its statutory functions.

National Security — Australian Federal Police — efficiencies to fund key law enforcement initiatives

Expense ($m)
2009‑10 2010‑11 2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14
Australian Federal Police - - - - -

The Government has identified savings of $23.5 million over four years from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) through efficiencies from implementing the recommendations of the Federal Audit of Police Capabilities.

Savings will be realised through the implementation of a new model for delivering a police presence at airports; rationalisation of drug investigation processes at airports; and improvements to the AFP's corporate service delivery.

The savings will be retained by the AFP to enable work on high‑impact criminal investigations relating to transnational and domestic crime, counter‑terrorism, high‑tech crime, fraud, money laundering, people smuggling, drug trafficking, and child sex exploitation.

National Security — countering violent extremism

Expense ($m)
2009‑10 2010‑11 2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14
Attorney-General's Department - 1.3 1.9 1.8 1.8

The Government will provide $9.7 million over four years for targeted programs to reduce violent extremism in Australia. The programs will focus on high‑risk hotspot areas and will assist frontline workers and communities to identify and address violent extremist influences.

The funding for this measure includes $2.9 million over four years which will be reallocated from the National Action Plan to Build on Social Cohesion, Harmony and Security program (for which funding is already included in the forward estimates).

National Security — Counter‑Terrorism Control Centre — establishment

Expense ($m)
2009‑10 2010‑11 2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14
Australian Security Intelligence Organisation - - - - -

The Government will provide $9.1 million over four years to establish a multi‑agency Counter‑Terrorism Control Centre in the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), consistent with the announcement in the 2010 Counter‑Terrorism White Paper. The Centre will strengthen the integration of counter‑terrorism capabilities by setting and managing counter‑terrorism priorities, identifying intelligence requirements, and ensuring that the collection and distribution of counter‑terrorism information is harmonised and effective across the spectrum of Australia's counter‑terrorism activity.

The cost of this measure will be met from within ASIO's existing resources.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 23 February 2010 issued by the Prime Minister, the Attorney‑General and the Minister for Foreign Affairs.

National Security — Fraudulent Travel Document Detection System — continuation

Expense ($m)
2009‑10 2010‑11 2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service - - - - -

The Government will provide funding of $5.9 million over four years to maintain the Fraudulent Travel Document Detection System (FTDDS). The FTDDS is used by Australian Customs and Border Protection officers to verify travel documents presented by international travellers entering and leaving Australia via international airports.

Provision for this funding has already been included in the forward estimates.

National Security — National Emergency Call Centre Connectivity — continuation

Expense ($m)
2009‑10 2010‑11 2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14
Attorney-General's Department - - - - -

The Government will provide $1.7 million in 2010‑11 to enable the National Security Hotline database and telephony facilities to interface with surge facilities in other Australian Government call centres.

Provision for this funding has already been included in the forward estimates.

National Security — National leadership of identity security policy — continuation

Expense ($m)
2009‑10 2010‑11 2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14
Attorney-General's Department - - - - -

The Government will provide $23.6 million over four years to continue to provide national leadership on identity security policy. This will maintain and further develop a comprehensive identity security policy covering digital identity, cyber security, online service delivery and document verification.

Provision for this funding has already been included in the forward estimates.

National Security — Organised crime — establishment of a Criminal Intelligence Fusion Capability

Expense ($m)
2009‑10 2010‑11 2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14
Australian Crime Commission - 3.3 3.6 3.4 3.5
Australian Crime Commission - 0.2 0.3 0.2 -

The Government will provide $14.5 million over four years (including capital funding of $0.6 million) to establish a Criminal Intelligence Fusion Capability within the Australian Crime Commission (ACC). Key law enforcement staff from across the Commonwealth with access to law enforcement databases will be co‑located within the ACC to improve sharing of intelligence between partner agencies in relation to serious and organised crime.

This measure will support the Government's framework for a more integrated and collaborative response to combat organised crime.

National Security — Pacific Police Development program — inclusion of Tonga and Vanuatu

Expense ($m)
2009‑10 2010‑11 2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14
Australian Federal Police - 2.7 2.4 - -
Australian Taxation Office - -0.2 -0.4 .. -
Australian Federal Police - .. .. - -

The Government will provide $5.8 million over two years (including capital funding of $28,000) for initiatives to increase police capacity in Tonga and Vanuatu, as part of the Pacific Police Development program. This cost will be offset from the provision for expanded aid funding held in the Contingency Reserve.

Australian Federal Police (AFP) officers will be deployed to Tonga and Vanuatu to accelerate police development and strengthen public confidence in the capacity of police to maintain the rule of law and public order.

This measure is expected to lead to a reduction in revenue of $0.7 million over three years as AFP officers are taxed concessionally on their base pay and allowances while on deployment. This reduction in revenue will be offset by a corresponding reduction in funding for the AFP.

This measure is part of the Government's commitment to increase Australia's overseas development assistance over the long term.

National Security — Regional law enforcement counter‑terrorism liaison and capacity building — continuation

Expense ($m)
2009‑10 2010‑11 2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14
Australian Federal Police - - - - -
Australian Taxation Office - -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1

The Government will provide funding of $21.2 million over four years to enable the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to continue and expand the capacity and skills of law enforcement officers in regional countries to counter and investigate terrorism. The measure will also enhance law enforcement cooperation in the region and support the AFP's capacity to respond to terrorist incidents offshore that affect Australia's interests.

Provision for this funding has already been included in the forward estimates.

The measure is expected to lead to a reduction in revenue of $0.3 million over four years as AFP officers are taxed concessionally on their base pay and allowances while on deployment.

National Security — telecommunications interception capability — continuation

Expense ($m)
2009‑10 2010‑11 2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14
Australian Security Intelligence Organisation - - - - -
Attorney-General's Department - - - - -
Australian Crime Commission - - - - -
Australian Federal Police - - - - -
Total - - - - -
Australian Security Intelligence Organisation - - - - -

The Government will provide $101.6 million over four years (including capital funding of $9.5 million) to key Commonwealth security and law enforcement agencies to maintain and develop telecommunication interception capabilities and associated delivery systems.

Provision for this funding has already been included in the forward estimates.

National Security — Timor‑Leste Police Development program — continuation

Expense ($m)
2009‑10 2010‑11 2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14
Australian Federal Police - 15.3 13.8 19.0 17.5
Australian Taxation Office - -1.8 -1.7 -2.2 -2.3
Australian Federal Police - 0.2 0.1 0.7 ..

The Government will provide $74.7 million over four years (including capital funding of $1.0 million) to continue the Timor‑Leste Police Development program. This cost will be offset from the provision for expanded aid funding held in the Contingency Reserve.

This measure will deploy Australian Federal Police (AFP) officers to support the local police force through targeted police and leadership development. This support will contribute to internal security and public order.

This measure is expected to lead to a reduction in revenue of $8.0 million over the forward estimates period as AFP officers are taxed concessionally on their base pay and allowances while on deployment. This reduction in revenue will be offset by a corresponding reduction in funding for the AFP.

This measure is part of the Government's commitment to increase Australia's overseas development assistance over the long term.

National Security — United Nations Mission in Timor‑Leste — continued contribution

Expense ($m)
2009‑10 2010‑11 2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14
Australian Federal Police - 6.2 7.3 -0.1 -
Australian Taxation Office - -1.6 -1.6 -0.1 -
Australian Federal Police - 0.1 .. - -

The Government will provide $16.8 million over two years (including capital funding of $0.1 million) to maintain the contribution of Australian Federal Police (AFP) officers to the United Nations Mission in Timor‑Leste. This cost will be offset from the provision for expanded aid funding held in the Contingency Reserve.

The deployed AFP officers will provide strategic support to the Government of Timor‑Leste and the United Nations to maintain public order.

This measure is expected to lead to a reduction in revenue of $3.2 million over three years as AFP officers are taxed concessionally on their base pay and allowances while on deployment. This reduction in revenue will be offset by a corresponding reduction in funding for the AFP.

This measure is part of the Government's commitment to increase Australia's overseas development assistance over the long term.

Northern Territory policing presence — staged transition

Expense ($m)
2009‑10 2010‑11 2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14
Australian Federal Police - 7.8 1.4 - -
Australian Federal Police - .. - - -

The Government will provide $9.2 million over two years (including capital funding of $6,000 in 2010‑11) to the Australian Federal Police to extend the deployment of officers to the Northern Territory as part of the Northern Territory Emergency Response. Deployed officers will provide community policing and support the Northern Territory Police to address child abuse and community safety in Indigenous communities. This deployment is an interim arrangement while Northern Territory Police officers are recruited and trained to assume the role.

Personal Property Securities Register — additional resourcing

Expense ($m)
2009‑10 2010‑11 2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14
Attorney-General's Department - 12.6 - - -
Attorney-General's Department - - 6.0 6.0 6.0
Attorney-General's Department - 5.3 - - -

The Government will provide $17.9 million in 2010‑11 (including $5.3 million of capital) to complete the establishment of the Personal Property Securities Register agreed by the Council of Australian Governments in April 2007. A national register will be established which will replace individual state and territory registers and will provide a national service for business and individuals to search for and register personal property security interests. The register will be computer‑based and publicly accessible.

This measure provides funding in addition to that provided for the Personal Property Securities Register in the 2007‑08 and 2009‑10 Budgets. The cost recovery operations announced in the 2007‑08 Budget will be increased by $6.0 million per year over three years from 2011‑12 to offset the funding provided in this measure.

Reducing the impact and incidence of missing persons cases — continuation

Expense ($m)
2009‑10 2010‑11 2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14
Australian Federal Police - - - - -

The Government will provide $3.1 million over four years for the Australian Federal Police to continue to support the National Missing Persons Coordination Centre.

The Coordination Centre provides a coordinated national response to the complex and diverse needs of missing persons and their families.

Provision for this funding has already been included in the forward estimates.

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