Australian Government, 2011‑12 Budget
Budget

Appendix A: Expense Measures (Continued)

Table 2: Expense measures since the 2011‑12 Budget(a)

    2010‑11
$m
2011‑12
$m
2012‑13
$m
2013‑14
$m
2014‑15
$m
HEALTH AND AGEING          
Department of Health and Ageing          
Better Targeting of Immunisation Incentives - 1.4 2.9 6.7 7.2
Clean Energy Future          
— Helping Households — residential aged care - - 0.5 0.4 0.3
— Helping Households — tax cuts and increased payments(b) - 0.2 - - -
Delivery of Human Quarantine Services - -0.6 - - -
Family Tax Benefit — Cease fortnightly payments to families who have zero entitlement for two consecutive years - - -0.3 -1.0 -0.7
Health and Hospitals Fund          
— Northern Territory BreastScreen Australia project - - - - -
— Royal Hobart Hospital — bring forward of funding - - - - -
Herceptin Program — additional vial size - -4.5 -5.1 -5.3 -5.5
Medicare Benefits Schedule — new and revised listings - -0.1 -0.2 -0.4 -0.6
Mersey Community Hospital Tasmania — ongoing commitment - - 2.2 4.5 -
National Carer Strategy - 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
National Health Reform Agreement — revised funding arrangements - - - - -
National Immunisation Program          
— listing of Fluarix - -0.2 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2
— Q fever vaccine — revised arrangements - - -1.4 -1.4 -1.4
Personal income tax          
— 50 per cent tax discount for interest income — deferral(b) - - -0.6 -1.3 -
— standard deduction for work-related expenses and the cost of managing tax affairs — deferral(b) - - -0.5 -1.2 -
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme          
— new and amended listings - 67.4 111.7 127.2 134.6
— price amendments - -17.8 -38.7 -38.8 -41.0
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) services at Westmead Hospital - - - - -
Tasmanian Forest Industry — adjustment package - - 0.5 - -
Therapeutic products — establishment of the Australia New Zealand Therapeutic Products Agency - nfp - - -
National Health and Medical Research Council          
Hendra virus research — support - - - - -
Portfolio total - 46.0 71.0 89.5 92.9
HUMAN SERVICES          
Department of Human Services          
Baby Bonus — reset to $5,000 and pause indexation for three years - 0.4 1.5 .. -
Better Targeting of Immunisation Incentives - 10.9 6.5 2.2 1.1
BlueScope Steel workers — assistance - 0.2 - - -
Building Australia's Future Workforce Measures — consequential amendments - 1.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Clean Energy Future          
— Helping Households — tax cuts and increased payments(b) - 36.9 43.6 30.6 23.6
— implementation - -0.2 -0.1 - -
Drought Assistance — additional funding for Exceptional Circumstances Exit Grants - .. - - -
Early intervention to prevent debts for customers commencing employment - - 15.1 15.3 12.9
Family Tax Benefit — Cease fortnightly payments to families who have zero entitlement for two consecutive years - 5.8 0.5 .. ..
Herceptin Program — additional vial size - 0.6 - - -
Live Animal Exports          
— Assistance to Individuals - 1.2 - - -
— Business Assistance - 2.4 - - -
Medicare Benefits Schedule — new and revised listings - .. .. .. ..
National Carer Strategy - 1.7 0.3 0.2 0.3
Personal income tax          
— 50 per cent tax discount for interest income — deferral(b) - -0.9 -1.7 1.4 -
— standard deduction for work-related expenses and the cost of managing tax affairs — deferral(b) - -0.7 0.1 -0.8 -
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme — new and amended listings - 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.7
Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory          
— expansion of the School Enrolment and Attendance Measure - 4.0 5.5 6.4 6.9
— Tackling Alcohol Abuse - - 1.4 0.2 -
Student Income Support — administrative costs - 7.0 0.4 2.2 2.2
Weekly income support payments to vulnerable Australians — expansion - - - - -
Portfolio total - 70.8 73.7 58.5 47.7
IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP          
Department of Immigration and Citizenship          
Humanitarian Migration Program — decrease of 4,000 places - -30.5 -45.4 -61.5 -79.0
Malaysia transfer agreement — Removal of funding for implementation costs - -23.8 -18.2 -15.6 -13.3
Regional Cooperation Framework — establishment of a regional support office - 0.7 1.5 1.5 1.5
Student Visa Simplification - - - - -
Visa Pricing Transformation(b) - 7.4 23.3 17.6 11.5
Portfolio total - -46.3 -38.9 -58.0 -79.2
INFRASTRUCTURE AND TRANSPORT          
Department of Infrastructure and Transport          
Cloncurry Community Precinct — contribution - 2.4 - - -
Majura Parkway — upgrade - - - - -
Maldon to Dombarton rail link — additional funding - - 20.0 5.5 -
Nation Building — modification - - - - -
Nation Building Programs 1 and 2 — reallocation of funding - - - - -
Portfolio total - 2.4 20.0 5.5 -
INNOVATION, INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND RESEARCH          
Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research          
Clean Energy Future          
— implementation - -0.2 -0.1 - -
— Supporting Jobs — clean technology focus for supply chain programs - 0.9 1.4 1.4 1.4
— Supporting Jobs — Clean Technology Program - 18.7 141.5 244.9 312.3
— Supporting Jobs — Steel Transformation Plan - 164.6 0.5 0.3 23.7
Commercial Ready — redirect funding - -1.1 - - -
Commercialisation Australia — redirect funding - -7.5 -1.4 - -
Enterprise Connect — extension to tourism - 0.6 1.3 2.0 -
Hendra virus research — support - -0.9 -0.1 - -
Illawarra Region Innovation and Investment Fund — establishment - 6.9 12.0 1.1 -
Square Kilometre Array — initial contribution - - - - -
Strengthening Opportunities for Australian Industry Participation - - - - -
Tasmanian Forest Industry — adjustment package -8.0 4.0 3.0 1.0 -
Portfolio total -8.0 186.0 158.0 250.6 337.4
PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET          
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet          
Australian Institute of Family Studies — transfer - - - - -
Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General          
National Police Service Medal and National Emergency Medal - 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.8
Portfolio total - 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.8
REGIONAL AUSTRALIA, REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT          
Department of Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government          
Clean Energy Future — Supporting Jobs — helping communities and regions - - 10.0 50.0 30.0
Natural Disaster Recovery and Rebuilding          
— Queensland Environmental Recovery Projects - - - - -
— Strengthening Grantham Initiative - - - - -
Norfolk Island — emergency assistance and further reform - nfp - - -
Tasmanian Forest Industry — adjustment package - 16.0 4.0 6.0 7.0
Portfolio total - 16.0 14.0 56.0 37.0
RESOURCES, ENERGY AND TOURISM          
Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism          
Alternative fuels — continuing the existing arrangements for ethanol, biodiesel, renewable diesel and methanol(b) - 77.8 170.5 173.6 200.3
Carbon Capture and Storage Flagships — deferral of funding - -38.5 -25.8 -2.8 -11.5
Clean Energy Future          
— closure of emissions-intensive electricity generation capacity - 7.4 - - -
— implementation - -0.2 -0.1 - -
— Improving Energy Efficiency - 0.9 0.7 - -
— Improving Energy Efficiency — Energy Efficiency Opportunities Program - - 1.4 7.9 7.7
— Innovation in Renewable Energy — Australian Renewable Energy Agency - 0.5 1.0 -0.5 -1.0
— Supporting Jobs — coal mining - 222.4 10.5 246.7 257.2
Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting — Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative — domestic pilot - - - - -
TQUAL Grants — redirection of funding - -0.6 -1.3 -2.0 -
Geoscience Australia          
Flood Risk Information — enhancement - - 3.9 4.0 2.7
Portfolio total - 269.7 160.9 426.8 455.3
SUSTAINABILITY, ENVIRONMENT, WATER, POPULATION AND COMMUNITIES          
Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities          
Clean Energy Future          
— Creating Opportunities on the Land — Biodiversity Fund - 36.6 34.6 249.8 250.8
— Creating Opportunities on the Land — extending the benefits of the Carbon Farming Initiative - - 1.4 3.0 2.2
— Creating Opportunities on the Land — natural resource management for climate change - 0.9 6.3 19.6 2.7
— implementation - -0.3 - - -
— Putting a Price on Pollution — synthetic greenhouse gases and ozone depleting substances(b) - 1.0 2.2 25.7 31.1
Extractive Industry Activities — Independent Expert Scientific Committee and National Partnership Agreement - 50.0 25.0 25.0 25.0
Hendra virus research — support - -0.3 -0.3 -0.3 -
Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse Program — reduction in funding - -50.0 - - -
Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory — Jobs Package — expansion of Working on Country Indigenous Ranger program - - 1.3 3.2 4.1
Sustainable Australia — Suburban Jobs — reduction in funding - -2.5 -18.5 -22.5 -11.5
Tasmanian Forest Industry — adjustment package - 2.0 - - -
Portfolio total - 37.4 51.9 303.4 304.3
TREASURY          
Australian Bureau of Statistics          
Clean Energy Future — Improving Energy Efficiency - 2.8 6.3 1.1 -
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission          
Clean Energy Future — Compliance - 2.2 4.4 4.1 2.1
Australian Securities and Investments Commission          
Clean Energy Future — Compliance - 0.4 2.0 1.2 1.1
Australian Taxation Office          
Alternative fuels — continuing the existing arrangements for ethanol, biodiesel, renewable diesel and methanol(b) - -38.5 -35.6 -17.8 2.5
Clean Energy Future          
— Creating Opportunities on the Land — extending the benefits of the Carbon Farming Initiative - - 14.0 14.0 15.0
— Putting a Price on Pollution — fuel tax credit reductions - 2.2 -525.8 -49.0 -459.0
— Putting a Price on Pollution — revenue from sale of carbon units(b) - 1.1 1.6 2.5 2.3
Establishment of a Tax Studies Institute - - -1.0 -1.1 -1.1
Family Tax Benefit — Cease fortnightly payments to families who have zero entitlement for two consecutive years - - - - -
Fringe benefits tax — reform of living-away-from-home allowances and benefits(b) - 0.5 1.9 2.3 2.0
New R&D Tax Incentive — deferral(b) -720.0 - - - -
Personal income tax          
— 50 per cent tax discount for interest income — deferral(b) - -6.4 -6.1 4.0 -
— standard deduction for work-related expenses and the cost of managing tax affairs — deferral(b) - -1.9 -18.0 -16.8 -
Stronger Shipping for a Stronger Economy(b) - - -1.5 15.3 16.2
Superannuation          
— abolishing the maximum superannuation guarantee age limit(b) - - - 6.0 6.0
— low income superannuation contribution — modified eligibility criteria - - -25.6 -26.6 -25.6
Superannuation Co-contribution — better targeting concession for low income earners - - -352.0 -342.0 -329.0
Tax compliance — increased data matching resources(b) - - 17.0 20.4 20.3
Clean Energy Finance Corporation          
Clean Energy Finance Corporation - - 19.6 466.9 543.2
Department of the Treasury          
Australian Financial Centre Taskforce Secretariat - 0.2 - - -
Clean Energy Finance Corporation - 2.7 - - -
Clean Energy Future          
— Putting a Price on Pollution — revenue from sale of carbon units(b) - - - - -
— Supporting Energy Markets — Energy Security Council - - - - -
— Supporting Energy Markets — Energy Security Fund - 1.2 0.8 2.0 2.0
Delivery of Human Quarantine Services - 0.6 - - -
Establishment of a Tax Studies Institute - - 1.0 1.0 1.0
Extractive Industry Activities — Independent Expert Scientific Committee and National Partnership Agreement - 10.0 20.0 20.0 -
Fringe benefits tax          
— reform of living-away-from-home allowances and benefits(b) - - -2.0 -3.0 -3.0
— reform of the car fringe benefits rules — transitional change(b) - - - - -
Grant to Australasian Compliance Institute - .. .. .. -
GST          
— treatment of appropriations(b) - - - - -
— treatment of new residential premises: minor changes(b) * * * * *
GST-free health supplies(b) - - * * *
Health and Hospitals Fund          
— Northern Territory BreastScreen Australia project - -1.2 -0.6 1.2 0.6
— Royal Hobart Hospital — bring forward of funding 170.0 .. -38.6 -50.0 -50.0
Majura Parkway — upgrade - 9.5 - 50.0 64.5
Nation Building — modification - 1,375.9 -1,218.9 -62.0 -50.0
Nation Building Programs 1 and 2 — reallocation of funding - -9.5 - - -114.5
National Health Reform Agreement — revised funding arrangements - - - - 21.0
Natural Disaster Recovery and Rebuilding          
— Adelong Pool - - - - -
— Victorian Interest Rate Subsidy — Assistance to Businesses in Victoria - 4.5 0.8 0.8 0.7
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) services at Westmead Hospital - -1.3 -1.3 -1.3 -1.3
Schools — Reward Payments for School Improvement — revised implementation - - -21.3 -49.9 -27.8
Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory — Tackling Alcohol Abuse - - - - -
Tasmanian Forest Industry — adjustment package - 50.0 7.0 7.0 7.0
Trade Training Centres in Schools Program — rephasing - - - -17.4 -
Productivity Commission          
Clean Energy Future — Governance — Productivity Commission Reviews - 3.9 4.4 5.0 4.8
Portfolio total -550.0 1,408.8 -2,147.6 -12.3 -348.9
VETERANS' AFFAIRS          
Department of Veterans' Affairs          
Centenary of Anzac          
— Anzac Centenary Advisory Board — operational funding - - - - -
— Anzac Interpretive Centre Albany — design and planning - 1.3 - - -
Clean Energy Future          
— Helping Households — Essential Medical Equipment Payment - - 1.8 1.7 1.7
— Helping Households — residential aged care - - 0.1 0.1 0.1
— Helping Households — tax cuts and increased payments(b) - 94.4 35.9 121.7 118.9
Medicare Benefits Schedule — new and revised listings - -0.2 -0.6 -0.7 -0.7
Personal income tax — 50 per cent tax discount for interest income — deferral(b) - - -0.1 -0.1 -
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme          
— new and amended listings - 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.6
— price amendments - -1.8 -3.8 -3.7 -3.8
Student Income Support          
— changes to the rate of Student Start-up Scholarships - -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1
— Relocation Scholarship — increased payments for regional students - 0.6 0.2 0.2 0.2
Portfolio total - 95.0 34.0 119.9 116.8
Decisions taken but not yet announced - 102.1 -32.5 -2.2 64.3
Depreciation expense - - 1.3 1.9 2.1
Total impact of expense measures(d) -518.0 4,804.5 1,166.2 6,269.3 6,468.5

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

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