Australian Government, 2013-14 Budget
Budget

Appendix A: Policy decisions taken since the 2013‑14 Budget (Continued)

Expense Measures (Continued)

Table 2: Expense measures since the 2013‑14 Budget(a) (continued)
  2012‑13
$m
2013‑14
$m
2014‑15
$m
2015‑16
$m
2016‑17
$m
IMMIGRATION AND BORDER PROTECTION          
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service          
Donation of Bay Class vessels 0.1 0.9 0.2 0.1
Operation Sovereign Borders          
— community engagement and strategic communications campaigns 8.1 8.9 2.5 0.5
— strengthening response capability for illegal maritime arrivals 12.3 57.9 5.5 5.5
Tackling Crime — increased cargo and mail screening at the border 5.2 21.3 24.2 23.6
Department of Immigration and Border Protection          
2013‑14 Humanitarian Programme 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4
Addressing the Backlog and Reintroducing Temporary Protection Visas 202.0 319.8 ‑43.1 ‑7.2
Enhancing Border Controls and Improving Identity Management 18.3 9.4 8.8
Immigration Detention Network — short‑term onshore contingency — reversal ‑55.3 ‑5.1
Mutual Obligations Arrangements — Phase One
Offshore Processing for Illegal Maritime Arrivals 405.9 1,007.0 490.3 ‑236.2
Operation Sovereign Borders — joint agency taskforce 2.1 3.5 3.4
Reform of Australia's Protection Status Determination System — reversal ‑0.5 ‑1.3 ‑5.0 ‑5.6
Reform of the Migration Zone for offshore workers — reversal ‑1.7 ‑0.2 ‑0.2 ‑0.2
Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal          
Reform of Australia's Protection Status Determination System — reversal 0.8 0.8 0.8
Portfolio total 596.9 1,423.3 487.8 ‑218.3
INDUSTRY          
Australian Renewable Energy Agency          
Australian Renewable Energy Agency — redirection of funding ‑40.0
Repeal of the Carbon Tax — abolishing other measures ‑172.3 ‑170.0 ‑92.6
Department of Industry          
2013‑14 Humanitarian Programme ‑12.9 ‑32.8 ‑38.8 ‑39.6
Automotive Transformation Scheme — reduction in funding ‑100.0 ‑175.0 ‑150.0
Buy Australian at Home and Abroad — reduction in funding ‑0.3 ‑0.3
Carbon Capture and Storage Flagships — reduction in funding ‑45.9 ‑24.9 ‑112.4 ‑72.7
Clean Technology programmes — reduction in funding ‑34.0
Connecting Renewables — Connecting to the Grid — suspension ‑25.0 ‑50.0 ‑55.0 ‑55.0
Former Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency — reduction in funding ‑1.0 ‑0.7 ‑0.7 ‑0.7
Industry Innovation Precincts programme — reduction in funding ‑4.9 ‑7.8 ‑8.3 ‑5.0
Latrobe Valley economic diversification — reduction ‑5.0 ‑0.5
Low Carbon Communities — redirection of funding ‑6.7
National CO2 Infrastructure Plan — suspension ‑15.0 ‑5.7
National Workforce Development Fund          
— community services workforce assistance — redirection of funding ‑15.3 ‑15.3
— enhancing high‑technology manufacturing — redirection of funding ‑17.8 ‑17.8
Repeal of the Carbon Tax          
— abolishing business compensation ‑254.8 ‑270.4 ‑207.3
— abolishing other measures ‑23.1 ‑13.3 ‑12.9
Resources, Energy and Tourism Counsellor in New Delhi — cessation ‑0.7 ‑0.7 ‑0.9
Portfolio total ‑223.8 ‑706.8 ‑844.6 ‑636.8
INFRASTRUCTURE AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT          
Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development          
AusLink Programme          
— National Land Transport Projects ‑19.7 458.8 65.0 20.0
— Reinstated National Land Transport Projects
Aviation Safety Regulation Review 1.0
Community Development Grants programme — establishment 22.0 160.0 140.0 20.0
Community Infrastructure Grants — cessation ‑27.9 ‑17.7
Keys2Drive — extension 2.0 4.0 4.0
Latrobe Valley economic diversification — reduction 2.0 3.7 ‑0.2 ‑3.9
Lord Howe Island aerodrome improvement works — reversal ‑1.0 ‑3.0
Payment scheme for Airservices Australia en‑route charges 0.5 1.0 1.0 1.0
Regional and Rural Research and Development Grants — cessation ‑0.2 ‑0.2 ‑0.2 ‑0.2
Regional development projects in Northern Australia — reversal ‑8.5 ‑13.7 ‑9.0 ‑2.0
Repeal of the Minerals Resource Rent Tax — Regional Infrastructure Fund and Regional Development Australia Fund — discontinue ‑143.1 ‑229.2 ‑75.4 ‑32.8
Portfolio total ‑172.8 363.7 125.2 2.0
PARLIAMENT          
Department of Parliamentary Services          
Department of Parliamentary Services — additional operating funding 5.5
Portfolio total 5.5
PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET          
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet          
2013‑14 Humanitarian Programme ‑0.1 ‑0.4 ‑0.7 ‑0.7
Better employment outcomes for Indigenous Australians 20.0 25.0
Community Cabinet — discontinue ‑3.2 ‑3.3 ‑3.3 ‑3.3
Coordinator‑General for Remote Indigenous Services — cessation ‑2.4 ‑2.4 ‑2.4
Economic Competitiveness Fund — discontinue ‑51.6 ‑30.0 ‑30.0 ‑30.0
Empowered Communities — design phase
Establishment and support of the Prime Minister's Indigenous Advisory Council 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
Relocation Assistance to Take up a Job programme — establishment 0.1 0.1 0.1
Remote school attendance strategy
Re‑opening access to the Indigenous Employment Programme in remote areas
Repeal of the Carbon Tax — abolishing other measures ‑14.5 ‑11.9
Portfolio total ‑34.7 ‑25.3 ‑47.9 ‑36.1
SOCIAL SERVICES          
Department of Social Services          
2013‑14 Humanitarian Programme ‑35.6 ‑140.9 ‑231.7 ‑321.0
Addressing the Backlog and Reintroducing Temporary Protection Visas 11.5
Aged Care Service Improvement and Healthy Ageing Grants Flexible Fund — redirection of funding ‑10.0 ‑10.0
Building Better Regional Cities — redirection of funding ‑1.2
Building Multicultural Communities Programme — cessation ‑11.5
Cessation of the trial of mandatory pre‑commitment technology in the Australian Capital Territory ‑21.6 ‑22.0
Community Investment Programme — redirection of funding ‑0.1 ‑5.9 ‑3.2 ‑3.2
Donation to Western Australian Children's Health Telethon
Education grant programmes — reduced funding ‑0.3 ‑0.6 ‑0.8 ‑0.8
Family and Parental Payments — extend period for receiving payments overseas 0.4 0.5 0.5
Financial Management Programme — redirection of funding ‑3.6 ‑1.9 ‑0.7
Green Army — establishment 0.3 ‑6.7 ‑13.8 ‑21.2
Insight Education Centre for the Blind and Vision Impaired — contribution
National Gambling Regulator — cessation * * * * *
Paid Parental Leave — removing the mandatory obligation for employers to administer payments
Relocation Assistance to Take up a Job programme — establishment ‑4.4 ‑13.5 ‑19.0
Repeal of the Carbon Tax — abolishing other measures ‑9.0
Repeal of the Minerals Resource Rent Tax — cessation of certain social security payments ‑1,354.6 ‑1,634.0 ‑1,646.3 ‑1,666.5
Restoring integrity in the Australian tax system(b) 20.9 37.2 51.8
Tasmanian Jobs programme — pilot 0.9 0.2
White Ribbon Campaign — contribution
Portfolio total ‑1,416.7 ‑1,813.4 ‑1,882.2 ‑1,979.4
TREASURY          
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission          
Repeal of the Carbon Tax — abolishing other measures 2.0 6.0 2.0
Australian Securities and Investments Commission          
Repeal of the Carbon Tax — abolishing other measures ‑0.7
Australian Taxation Office          
2013‑14 Humanitarian Programme
Reducing superannuation compliance costs for small business 1.2 6.1 6.2 6.2
Repeal of the Carbon Tax          
— abolishing land initiatives and unnecessary bureaucracies ‑20.0
— abolishing other measures ‑2.3
— forgone revenue from repeal of the Carbon Tax(b) 100.0 250.0 350.0
Repeal of the Minerals Resource Rent Tax          
— abolishing related tax and superannuation measures(b) ‑960.6 ‑937.9 ‑935.5 ‑922.2
— forgone revenue from repeal(b) ‑21.7 ‑19.1 ‑19.8 ‑21.3
Repeal the tax bonus for working Australians
Restoring integrity in the Australian tax system(b) ‑9.1 ‑10.6 ‑16.1 ‑17.1
Simplified indexation of the private health insurance Government contribution 0.9 0.9 0.7 0.5
Superannuation advertising savings ‑1.0 ‑0.5 ‑0.5
Clean Energy Finance Corporation          
Repeal of the Carbon Tax — abolishing other measures ‑177.2 ‑320.5 ‑322.4 ‑323.9
Department of the Treasury          
2013‑14 Humanitarian Programme ‑9.2 ‑28.1 ‑49.7 ‑73.2
Albury‑Wodonga cardiac catheterisation laboratory 5.0
AusLink Programme          
— National Land Transport Projects 1,072.5 1,554.1 1,755.3 ‑110.6
— Reinstated National Land Transport Projects 10.0 144.0 386.8 244.9
Ballina Hospital — upgrades 4.5
Extra assistance to support farmers — water‑related infrastructure 10.1
Financial System Inquiry
Integrated Cancer Care Centre Victoria — Peter's Project 10.0
National Insurance Affordability Initiative — reduction ‑5.8 ‑4.4
Palmerston Hospital 20.0 20.0
Priority consumer focused superannuation activities ‑1.0
Public Hospital System — additional funding 66.3
Repeal of the Carbon Tax          
— abolishing energy market compensation ‑1.5 ‑1.9 ‑1.9
— abolishing land initiatives and unnecessary bureaucracies
— Regional Infrastructure Fund and Regional Development Australia Fund — discontinue ‑183.7 ‑757.7 ‑546.2 ‑713.9
Restoring integrity in the Australian tax system(b) ‑1.8 ‑101.9 ‑171.9 ‑241.9
Review of competition laws and policy 1.0 1.4
Strengthening the Reserve Bank Reserve Fund 8,800.0
Trade Training Centres — cessation ‑22.4 ‑95.5
Water — rephase four years of spending over six years ‑10.0
Productivity Commission          
Repeal of the Carbon Tax — abolishing land initiatives and unnecessary bureaucracies ‑3.6 ‑4.6
Portfolio total 8,597.2 ‑377.7 334.6 ‑1,918.0
VETERANS' AFFAIRS          
Department of Veterans' Affairs          
ANZAC Centenary Local Grants programme — additional funding 3.8
Anzac Centenary Programme 2014‑18 — Anzac Interpretive Centre Albany — additional funding 1.0
Building Excellence in Support and Training — restore funding 1.0 1.0 1.0
Medicare Benefits Schedule — new and amended listings .. 0.1 0.1 0.1
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme          
— new and amended listings 0.3 ‑0.3 ‑0.1 ..
— price amendments .. .. .. ..
Repeal of the Minerals Resource Rent Tax — cessation of certain social security payments ‑0.1 ‑0.2 ‑0.2 ‑0.2
Saluting Their Service programme — additional funding
Training and Information Programme — additional funding
Portfolio total 5.0 0.6 0.8 0.9
Decisions taken but not yet announced 233.4 402.3 181.6 163.3
Depreciation expense 0.2 1.0 2.5 2.5
Total impact of expense measures since the 2013 Pre‑Election Economic and Fiscal Outlook(c) 7,710.2 ‑1,995.7 ‑3,013.5 ‑6,467.4
Total impact of expense measures reported in the 2013 Economic Statement and the 2013 Pre‑Election Economic and Fiscal Outlook(c) 367.7 1,133.9 ‑1,628.0 ‑1,564.6 ‑2,303.4
Total impact of all expense measures since the 2013‑14 Budget(c) 367.7 8,844.1 ‑3,623.7 ‑4,578.1 ‑8,770.8

* 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.

(a) A minus sign before an estimate indicates a reduction in expenses, no sign before an estimate indicates increased expenses.

(b) These measures can also be found in the revenue measures summary table.

(c) Measures may not add due to rounding.

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