Australian Government, 2013-14 Budget
Budget

Statement 6: Expenses and Net Capital Investment (Continued)

Appendix A: Expense by function and sub‑function

Table A1: Estimates of expenses by function and sub‑function
  Actuals   Estimates   Projections
  2011‑12
$m
  2012‑13
$m
2013‑14
$m
2014‑15
$m
  2015‑16
$m
2016‑17
$m
General public services                
Legislative and executive affairs 1,003   1,021 1,335 1,222   1,033 1,264
Financial and fiscal affairs 7,982   7,749 8,112 8,194   8,335 8,741
Foreign affairs and economic aid 5,878   5,896 6,752 7,010   7,650 8,860
General research 2,764   2,639 2,663 2,648   2,511 2,414
General services 1,432   683 695 704   728 748
Government superannuation benefits 4,094   7,567 3,466 3,460   3,499 3,510
Total general public services 23,153   25,555 23,023 23,237   23,756 25,537
Defence 21,692   21,122 22,045 23,345   25,094 25,834
Public order and safety                
Courts and legal services 829   899 1,007 981   980 896
Other public order and safety 3,170   3,129 3,264 3,151   3,108 3,152
Total public order and safety 3,999   4,028 4,272 4,132   4,087 4,048
Education                
Higher education 8,533   8,724 8,997 9,321   9,829 10,073
Vocational and other education 1,998   1,904 1,954 2,128   2,124 2,305
Schools 12,243   12,419 13,778 14,441   15,748 17,231
Non-government schools 7,737   8,094 8,916 9,277   9,970 10,718
Government schools 4,505   4,326 4,861 5,164   5,778 6,513
Student assistance 4,110   3,532 3,599 3,498   3,458 3,573
General administration 263   268 268 257   250 266
School education - specific funding 1,903   1,563 1,147 740   381 560
Total education 29,050   28,411 29,742 30,386   31,790 34,007
Health                
Medical services and benefits 25,081   25,307 25,552 27,430   28,918 30,548
Hospital services(a) 2,944   2,694 2,762 2,038   1,900 1,905
National Health Reform Payment 12,544   13,252 13,941 15,432   17,060 18,849
Pharmaceutical benefits and services 10,188   10,689 11,139 11,664   12,087 12,562
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health 736   752 851 826   854 890
Health services 7,359   6,362 7,053 7,418   7,481 7,413
General administration 3,159   3,192 3,337 3,273   3,296 3,327
Total health 62,012   62,249 64,636 68,081   71,597 75,493
Social security and welfare                
Assistance to the aged 48,231   50,984 54,754 57,620   61,648 66,251
Assistance to veterans and dependants 7,090   7,046 7,006 6,880   6,795 6,635
Assistance to people with disabilities 23,016   23,873 25,479 27,208   29,156 32,396
Assistance to families with children 34,919   35,256 34,945 35,534   36,353 37,158
Assistance to the unemployed and
the sick
7,448   8,559 9,550 10,559   9,830 9,859
Other welfare programs 992   1,663 1,637 1,649   1,687 1,763
Assistance for Indigenous Australians nec 1,162   1,145 1,043 939   928 1,053
General administration 3,889   3,861 3,731 3,631   3,513 3,365
Total social security and welfare 126,747   132,388 138,145 144,021   149,911 158,479
Housing and community amenities                
Housing 3,387   2,877 3,361 3,183   3,146 3,377
Urban and regional development 595   560 660 782   596 442
Environment protection 2,197   3,460 4,754 4,965   2,766 3,775
Total housing and community
amenities
6,180   6,898 8,775 8,930   6,508 7,594
Recreation and culture                
Broadcasting 1,608   1,748 1,761 1,682   1,680 1,656
Arts and cultural heritage 1,221   1,118 1,179 1,164   1,095 1,154
Sport and recreation 523   375 388 363   317 322
National estate and parks 457   400 368 342   341 336
Total recreation and culture 3,809   3,641 3,696 3,551   3,433 3,468
Fuel and energy 6,464   6,168 7,586 7,557   7,701 7,574
Agriculture, forestry and fishing                
Wool industry 62   54 58 55   57 57
Grains industry 169   173 182 189   193 176
Dairy industry 51   53 54 54   56 57
Cattle, sheep and pig industry 170   173 180 182   182 184
Fishing, horticulture and other agriculture 228   242 252 250   248 244
General assistance not allocated to
specific industries
24   28 30 29   29 34
Rural assistance 256   139 194 179   143 142
Natural resources development 1,327   1,052 998 1,083   1,420 1,093
General administration 667   690 708 688   720 716
Total agriculture, forestry and fishing 2,953   2,605 2,654 2,709   3,047 2,702
Mining, manufacturing
and construction
2,245   2,267 2,431 2,734   2,592 2,328
Transport and communication                
Communication 861   589 582 561   500 500
Rail transport 1,045   1,032 1,425 1,406   1,396 457
Air transport 228   208 210 209   204 208
Road transport 6,341   2,529 3,501 3,190   2,660 2,863
Sea transport 290   319 342 353   366 381
Other transport and communication 364   326 393 836   880 992
Total transport and communication 9,129   5,002 6,453 6,555   6,005 5,401
Other economic affairs                
Tourism and area promotion 177   181 189 187   169 174
Total labour and employment affairs 4,783   4,271 4,358 4,319   4,381 4,327
Vocational and industry training 1,977   1,658 1,590 1,581   1,545 1,541
Labour market assistance to job seekers and industry 2,109   1,803 2,059 2,025   2,120 2,069
Industrial relations 698   809 708 712   716 717
Immigration 2,740   3,575 4,376 3,617   3,461 3,065
Other economic affairs nec 2,354   2,337 2,359 2,362   2,342 2,333
Total other economic affairs 10,054   10,365 11,283 10,485   10,354 9,899
Other purposes                
Public debt interest 11,421   12,209 12,456 12,733   12,902 12,891
Interest on Commonwealth
Government's behalf
11,421   12,209 12,456 12,733   12,902 12,891
Nominal superannuation interest 7,376   6,778 8,462 8,773   9,093 9,423
General purpose inter-government
transactions
49,940   51,160 52,397 56,171   59,248 62,222
General revenue assistance - States and Territories 47,149   48,935 51,234 53,804   56,778 59,647
Local government assistance 2,791   2,225 1,164 2,367   2,470 2,575
Natural disaster relief(b) 1,516   1,894 147 97   22 0
Contingency reserve 0   -1,301 98 2,166   3,873 7,850
Total other purposes 70,253   70,741 73,560 79,940   85,139 92,385
Total expenses 377,739   381,439 398,301 415,663   431,015 454,747

(a) The hospital services sub‑function includes payments from the Commonwealth to the States and Territories for specific hospital improvement initiatives and is in addition to hospital funding provided under the National Health Reform payment sub‑function.

(b) Amounts for the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) reflect expenses being recorded in the year in which the disaster occurs rather than when payments are made to State or Territory Governments in relation to Commonwealth financial obligations under the NDRRA.

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