BUDGET PAPER NO. 2
THE HONOURABLE WAYNE SWAN MP
DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER AND TREASURER
OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
SENATOR THE HONOURABLE PENNY WONG
MINISTER FOR FINANCE AND DEREGULATION
OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
FOR THE INFORMATION OF HONOURABLE MEMBERS
ON THE OCCASION OF THE BUDGET 2013‑14
14 MAY 2013
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Budget Paper No. 2, Budget Measures 2013‑14 ensures that the Budget Papers provide comprehensive information on all Government decisions that involve changes to its revenue, expense and investing activities since the Mid‑Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2012‑13.
Budget Paper No. 2 comprises three parts:
- Part 1: Revenue Measures
- Part 2: Expense Measures
- Part 3: Capital Measures
Revenue measures are defined as those measures that affect taxation or non‑taxation revenues (on a Government Finance Statistics basis).
Expense measures are defined as those measures that affect expenses (on a Government Finance Statistics basis).
Capital measures are defined as those measures that affect net capital investment, defined as the change in non‑financial assets. Capital measures that fall outside of this definition, such as equity injections or loans used for purposes other than investment in non‑financial assets, are shown as having a zero impact on the fiscal balance.
- The following definitions are used in this Budget Paper:
- 'real' means adjusted for the effect of inflation;
- real growth in expenses is calculated using the Consumer Price Index (CPI) as the deflator;
- the Budget year refers to 2013‑14, while the forward years refer to 2014‑15, 2015‑16 and 2016‑17; and
- one billion is equal to one thousand million.
- estimates under $100,000 are rounded to the nearest thousand;
- estimates $100,000 and over are generally rounded to the nearest tenth of a million; and
- estimates midway between rounding points are rounded up.
- not applicable
- not zero, but rounded to zero
- millions of dollars
- billions of dollars
- not for publication
- Council of Australian Governments
- Australian Eastern Standard Time
- not elsewhere classified
- The nature of this measure is such that a reliable estimate cannot be provided.
- New South Wales
- Western Australia
- South Australia
- Australian Capital Territory
- Northern Territory
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Budget Paper No. 2, Budget Measures 2013‑14 is one of a series of Budget Papers that provides information to supplement the Budget Speech. A full list of the series is printed on the inside cover of this paper.
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