Appendix A

Australian Government budget aggregates


The table below shows the main cash and accrual budget aggregates for the Australian Government general government sector over the period 2009‑10 to 2014‑15. The underlying cash deficit is estimated to be $22.6 billion in 2011‑12. In accrual terms, a fiscal deficit of $20.3 billion is expected.

Table: Main cash and accrual budget aggregates 2009‑2010
  • (a) Includes expected Future Fund earnings.
  • (b) Equivalent to cash payments for operating activities, purchases of non‑financial assets and net acquisition of assets under finance leases.
  • (c) Excludes expected Future Fund earnings.