Australian Government, 2012‑13 Budget
Budget

Part 2: Expense Measures (Continued)

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

  2011‑12
$m
2012‑13
$m
2013‑14
$m
2014‑15
$m
2015‑16
$m
HEALTH AND AGEING          
Department of Health and Ageing          
Aged Care — Home and Community Care — transition - - - - -
Antivenom production in Australia — continued manufacturing - 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7
Australia New Zealand Therapeutic Products Agency - nfp - - -
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care — phased expansion -3.4 -2.5 - - -
Australian Nurse Family Partnership Program (Health@Home Plus) — continuation of three current sites - -4.9 -6.2 -6.5 -5.7
Australian Red Cross — additional funding - - - - -
Blood and blood products — appropriate and efficient use - 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.3
Council of Australian Governments Diabetes Grants — rationalisation -12.3 - - - -
Dental health          
— alleviating pressure on public dental waiting lists - 0.8 0.6 0.4 -
— increasing the capacity of the dental workforce - 14.4 51.0 47.3 45.9
— national oral health promotion activities - 0.5 5.0 5.0 -
— reallocation of Commonwealth Dental Health Program funding - - - - -
— supporting the delivery of pro bono dental services - 0.2 0.2 0.2 -
Digital Productivity — Expansion of Telehealth Services through trials - - - - -
Extended Medicare Safety Net — capping benefits including for items with excessive fees - -9.4 -24.9 -29.1 -33.8
Family Tax Benefit Part A — change to age of eligibility - -0.3 -1.3 -1.3 -1.4
Fraud prevention and compliance          
— increased billing assurance for the Medicare Benefits Schedule - -6.1 -11.5 -3.1 -
— matching of Medicare Benefits Schedule and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme data — termination of measure 4.5 6.7 7.8 8.8 9.9
General Practice Rural Incentives Program — additional funding - 18.2 - - -
GP Super Clinics program — streamlining - -2.7 -13.8 -13.8 -13.8
Health and Hospitals Fund — 2011 Regional Priority Round - -33.3 7.2 -11.3 -106.6
Health workforce programs — program improvements - - -16.9 -17.9 -18.1
Hepatitis C Litigation Settlement Scheme — continuation - - - - -
Indigenous health infrastructure — redirection of funding - -18.9 -18.8 -18.4 -19.3
International multilateral agencies — redirection of funding -4.9 - - - -
Latent Tuberculosis Infection Testing — revised purchasing arrangements(c) - -0.2 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2
Living Longer. Living Better          
— addressing workforce pressures - 1.6 98.8 207.1 332.6
— better health care connections - 8.8 17.7 17.3 17.8
— building a system for the future - 24.4 25.3 8.5 8.3
— consumer support and research - 1.1 8.1 10.5 9.4
— improving the Aged Care Funding Instrument - -45.6 -228.5 -309.3 -366.3
— means testing - -8.6 -8.9 -116.4 -211.0
— older Australians from diverse backgrounds - 6.0 14.5 17.0 19.1
— residential care - 20.4 23.7 111.3 148.3
— staying at home - 1.5 25.7 102.0 121.5
— streamlining and expanding support for carers - 7.3 12.2 11.5 11.8
— supporting long stay older patients - - - - -
— tackling dementia - 14.8 30.7 28.6 29.3
Medicare Benefits Schedule          
— new and revised listings 0.5 -4.5 -11.2 -13.2 -15.1
— removal of Outer Metropolitan Specialist Trainees' items - -0.2 -0.2 -0.2 -0.3
Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program — additional funding - 16.5 - - -
Migration Health Requirement — reforms - .. 0.1 0.1 0.1
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program — expansion - 0.4 11.9 12.6 22.1
National e-Health Program — continuation 33.4 58.7 90.3 - -
National Health and Hospitals Network — Aged care — expand access to multi-purpose services — cessation - -0.4 -0.3 - -
National Health Call Centre Network — Queensland and Victoria - -7.7 -7.9 -8.2 -8.6
National Health Information Network — redirection of funding - -18.1 -18.1 -18.3 -19.1
National Health Reform Agreement — establishment of the Administrator and the National Health Funding Body 1.2 5.7 4.4 4.4 4.5
National Immunisation Program — extended listing of Prevenar 13® - - - - -
National Medical Stockpile — replenishment(c) - 1.8 - - -
National Mental Health Reform — Better Access Initiative — continuation -9.3 10.2 -1.0 - -
Papua New Guinea — Staged handover of tuberculosis patients by Queensland Health - - - - -
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme          
— funding for legal action seeking compensation nfp nfp - - -
— new and amended listings -1.4 -9.0 1.3 23.8 49.5
— price changes -3.4 -24.8 -23.3 -24.0 -24.7
Poly Implant Prothèse breast implants — Medicare rebates 2.7 1.0 - - -
Practice Incentives Program (PIP) — more effective targeting - -3.2 -31.0 -26.5 -24.9
Private health insurance — review of rebate for 'natural therapies' - 1.0 nfp nfp nfp
Private Health Insurance Premiums and Competition Unit — establishment - - - - -
Prostheses List — removal of joint replacement prostheses with unacceptably high revision rates - 0.1 -1.7 -1.9 -2.1
Reforming Australia's Biosecurity System — maintaining core biosecurity operations - - - - -
Review of Food Labelling Law and Policy — implementation of recommendations - 2.7 0.9 0.2 ..
Social and Community Services — Queensland pay equity regulation — back pay 2.3 2.3 2.0 - -
Stoma Appliance Scheme — improved program management and access to products - -0.9 -2.5 -4.5 -6.4
Streamlining and Enhancing Lead Clinicians Groups -14.5 -11.6 -11.6 -11.6 -11.6
Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory — Health - 49.4 nfp nfp nfp
Telehealth — redirection of funding - -3.7 -29.5 -74.1 -76.3
Therapeutic goods — strengthening codes of conduct and transparency in industry promotion of therapeutic goods - 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4
Tobacco plain packaging          
— compliance - 3.1 - - -
— litigation nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp
Health Workforce Australia          
General Practice Rural Incentives Program — additional funding - -18.2 - - -
Health workforce programs — program improvements - - -5.0 -5.0 -5.0
National Blood Authority          
Blood and blood products — appropriate and efficient use - 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.3
Private Health Insurance Administration Council          
Private health Insurance Premiums and Competition Unit — establishment - 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6
Private Health Insurance Ombudsman          
Increased funding for the Private Health Insurance Ombudsman - 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.5
Portfolio total -4.5 48.8 -31.1 -94.5 -136.4
HUMAN SERVICES          
Department of Human Services          
Australian Working Life Residency — strengthening requirements - 0.5 2.6 0.6 0.6
Building Australia's Future Workforce — changes to ABSTUDY eligibility 0.6 0.2 - - -
Call Centre Supplementation — continuation - 50.9 51.3 51.7 52.2
Cape York Welfare Reform Trial — extension - 1.2 1.2 - -
Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) program — continuation of grandfathered wage arrangements 0.1 -1.7 -1.5 -1.4 -1.4
Digital Productivity — leveraging the National Broadband Network infrastructure to enhance service delivery through video conferencing - - - - -
Drought Assistance — Transitional Farm Family Payment — extension 0.3 1.5 1.4 - -
Extended Medicare Safety Net — capping benefits including for items with excessive fees .. 0.8 - - -
Family Tax Benefit Part A — change to age of eligibility - 6.3 1.1 1.0 1.1
Fraud prevention and compliance          
— accelerated real estate review cycle - 2.4 3.5 3.6 3.6
— increase in compliance review activity - 16.2 16.3 8.2 -
— increased billing assurance for the Medicare Benefits Schedule - 3.3 3.1 1.2 -
— increased compliance for international risk 0.2 4.3 1.2 1.2 1.3
— increased recovery of high value non-current customer debt - 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5
— matching of Medicare Benefits Schedule and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme data — termination of measure -0.9 -0.9 -0.9 -0.9 -0.9
— new compliance data sources - 1.8 2.3 2.3 2.4
Income Management — extension - 9.9 0.1 3.1 -
Jobs, Education and Training Child Care Fee Assistance Program — introduction of a package of reforms 0.5 5.8 0.6 0.5 0.5
Living Longer. Living Better          
— addressing workforce pressures - 0.2 0.1 .. ..
— improving the Aged Care Funding Instrument 0.3 3.8 0.6 0.6 0.6
— means testing - 20.4 21.7 17.9 17.3
— residential care .. 0.1 1.1 1.5 1.4
— staying at home 0.1 1.0 0.8 1.6 1.7
— tackling dementia - 0.7 - .. -
Medicare Benefits Schedule — new and revised listings .. 0.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.2
Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program — additional funding 0.4 0.6 - - -
National e-Health Program — continuation - 15.2 28.2 - -
National Health Reform Agreement — establishment of the Administrator and the National Health Funding Body 1.9 3.9 3.6 1.9 2.0
National Mental Health Reform — Better Access Initiative — continuation 0.1 0.1 - - -
Parenting Payment — changed eligibility for 1 July 2006 grandfathered recipients .. 32.0 3.1 1.7 2.1
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme — new and amended listings .. .. .. .. ..
Poly Implant Prothèse breast implants — Medicare rebates .. .. - - -
Portability of Australian Government Payments - 3.8 1.4 1.4 1.4
Practice Incentives Program (PIP) — more effective targeting - 2.1 0.1 - -
Remote Jobs and Communities Program — establishment - 3.0 -5.2 -5.5 -5.5
School Enrolment and Attendance in Queensland — continuation - 0.6 0.7 - -
Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory — School Nutrition Program — continuation of funding arrangements - 0.3 nfp nfp nfp
Telehealth — redirection of funding 0.1 0.8 0.3 .. -
Tripling the tax free threshold — Family Tax Benefit and the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card 1.4 5.8 7.3 4.5 3.9
Weekly income support payments to vulnerable Australians — expansion - - - - -
Portfolio total 5.2 198.6 147.8 98.1 85.5
IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP          
Department of Immigration and Citizenship          
Australia's civilian engagement in Afghanistan — an integrated whole-of-government approach — continuation - 3.0 3.1 - -
Border Security — Combating people smuggling — enhanced capacity - 5.0 - - -
Humanitarian Settlement Services — bridging visa stream - -3.6 -2.9 -2.7 -4.0
Migration Health Requirement — reforms - 0.3 0.7 1.0 1.4
Migration Program — allocation of places for 2012‑13 - 5.7 8.7 10.3 11.1
Permanent Employer Sponsored Program — reforms - - - - -
Reintegration assistance program — continuation - 1.7 1.9 2.0 2.2
Seasonal Labour Mobility Program with Pacific Island Countries and East Timor — establishment - 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2
Social and Community Services — Queensland pay equity regulation — back pay 0.1 0.1 0.1 - -
Streamlining protection visa processes - -8.6 - - -
Unaccompanied humanitarian minors — Supervision and welfare - 12.2 8.1 - -
Virtual English Tuition for Migrants - - - - -
Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal          
Streamlining protection visa processes - 5.6 - - -
Portfolio total 0.1 21.5 19.7 10.8 10.9
INDUSTRY, INNOVATION, SCIENCE, RESEARCH AND TERTIARY EDUCATION          
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies          
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies — digitisation of Indigenous cultural resources — continuation - 3.2 3.2 - -
National Collecting Institutions — supplementary funding - 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.5
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation          
Digital Productivity — putting museums online for public access - - - - -
Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education          
Adjustment to the HECS-HELP Benefit for Early Childhood Education Teachers 0.4 0.7 1.1 1.9 3.2
Apprentice to business owner — business skills and mentoring program - 3.0 5.5 5.5 5.5
Australian Apprenticeship Ambassadors - - - - -
Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program          
— better targeting - -59.5 -99.8 -97.8 -96.6
— deferral of the standard employer commencement payment - -12.1 -12.1 -11.8 -11.7
Australian Apprenticeships Information Management System — establishment(c) - 0.2 0.3 - -
Australian Skills Centres of Excellence - 0.1 6.0 6.0 6.0
Australian Small Business Commissioner — establishment - 1.1 2.0 1.8 3.5
Automotive New Markets Initiative - - - - -
Commonwealth Grant Scheme — Enabling Loading — increase - 3.7 10.4 13.5 14.0
Commonwealth Supported Places and Higher Education Loan Program — change in eligibility for Australian citizens not residing in Australia - -1.5 -4.8 -8.6 -13.6
Community-Based Service Development Program — cessation - -3.9 -3.9 -3.9 -3.9
Economic Potential of Senior Australians          
— Investing in Experience — Skills Recognition and Training - - - - -
— Productive Ageing Through Community Education - 1.2 1.1 1.3 1.2
Family Tax Benefit Part A — change to age of eligibility - 3.0 6.0 6.1 6.2
Ford Australia Environmental Innovation Grant - - - - -
Fraud prevention and compliance          
— increase in compliance review activity - -6.6 -6.6 -3.3 -
— increased recovery of high value non-current customer debt - - - - -
General Motors Holden — next generation vehicles — contribution - - - - -
Green Building Fund — redirection - -2.4 - - -
Higher Education — increased student contributions for mathematics, statistics and science units - -81.3 -129.5 -69.2 -20.9
Improving support for disadvantaged students to succeed at university — Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program — reform - -13.4 -7.9 -2.0 5.2
International Education and Training — redirection of funding - -4.0 -2.0 -2.0 -2.0
Manufacturing Technology Innovation Centre — establishment - 3.9 6.5 9.4 10.0
Mathematics and science — increasing participation in schools and universities - 4.1 9.5 11.8 11.7
Ministerial Standing Council on Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment — Secretariat services .. 0.1 .. -0.1 -0.1
Murdoch University Px2 outreach program — expansion 5.0 - - - -
MySkills website — ongoing administration and enhancements - 2.2 2.1 1.6 0.6
National Foundation Skills Outreach and Leadership Project — community education campaign — cessation - -1.4 -1.7 -3.1 -4.4
National Skills Reform — changes to income contingent loans for Vocational Education and Training students - 9.7 30.6 46.1 48.4
National Workforce Development Fund          
— additional support for mature age workers - 5.0 10.0 10.0 10.0
— redirect funding - -6.1 -6.0 -6.0 -
Portability of Australian Government Payments - -0.7 -1.4 -1.4 -1.4
Schools — Teach Next Program Changes .. 0.1 0.1 .. -
Small Business Advisory Services program — continuation - 6.9 6.9 6.9 6.9
Stronger Super — implementation of SuperStream reforms 0.3 1.4 1.9 1.9 2.4
The Prime Minister's Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship — establishment - - - - -
University of Western Sydney — Female Orphan School restoration — contribution 7.0 - - - -
VET FEE-HELP Assistance Scheme — redesign - 0.6 0.4 0.3 0.2
Vocational Education and Training National Support — redirection of funding -3.0 -14.9 -11.1 -4.1 -1.3
Weekly income support payments to vulnerable Australians — expansion - - - - -
Workforce Innovation Program — redirection -1.0 -4.9 -5.0 -6.1 -9.3
Zelman Cowen John Monash Scholarships — establishment 6.0 - - - -
National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Australian Skills Quality Authority)          
Australian Skills Quality Authority (National Vocational Education and Training Regulator) — additional funding - 8.4 11.1 11.2 10.6
Portfolio total 14.7 -154.2 -176.7 -83.9 -19.3
INFRASTRUCTURE AND TRANSPORT          
Australian Maritime Safety Authority          
National Transport Regulatory reforms — implementation assistance - .. 0.2 - -
Department of Infrastructure and Transport          
Building Australia Fund — Torrens and Goodwood Junctions rail project - - - - -
Intermodal Terminal at Moorebank in Western Sydney(c) - 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4
Nation Building          
— additional funding for the Pacific Highway - - - - -
— Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program — continuation - - - - -
Nation Building 2 Program          
— Black Spots program — continuation - - - - -
— Roads to Recovery program — continuation - - - 350.0 350.0
Nation Building Program          
— Northern Territory road projects - - - - -
— redirection - - - -1.0 -1.0
National transport planning and the High Speed Rail Unit — additional funding - 3.0 3.0 7.0 7.0
National Transport Regulatory reforms — implementation assistance -6.6 - - - -
Seatbelts on regional school buses — continuation - 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Securing the Air Cargo Supply Chain — revised implementation -19.6 - - - -
Temporary Assistance to Tasmanian exporters accessing international markets - - - - -
Portfolio total -26.2 4.5 4.6 357.4 357.4

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