Australian Government, 2013-14 Budget
Budget

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

Expense Measures

Table 2: Expense measures since the 2013‑14 Budget(a)
  2012‑13
$m
2013‑14
$m
2014‑15
$m
2015‑16
$m
2016‑17
$m
Expense measures since the 2013 Pre‑Election Economic and Fiscal Outlook          
AGRICULTURE          
Department of Agriculture          
Australian Animal Welfare Strategy — reduction of funding ‑0.7 ‑0.4
Carbon Farming Futures — redirection ‑4.7
Carbon Farming Initiative — Landcare Communication campaign — cessation ‑1.0
Extra assistance to support farmers          
— reallocation of concessional loan funding nfp
— water‑related infrastructure ‑5.9
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations — reduced funding ‑0.5
Independent Inspector General of Animal Welfare and Live Animal Exports — cessation ‑1.0 ‑1.0 ‑1.0 ‑1.0
Indonesia‑Australia Red Meat and Cattle Partnership 0.9 2.8 2.8 1.3
Repeal of the Carbon Tax — abolishing land initiatives and unnecessary bureaucracies ‑4.8 ‑6.0 ‑4.7
Repeal of the Minerals Resource Rent Tax — cessation of certain social security payments ‑0.1
Portfolio total ‑12.9 ‑3.4 ‑4.2 ‑4.4
ATTORNEY‑GENERAL'S          
Attorney‑General's Department          
Australian Victims of Terrorism Overseas Payment 21.6 4.2 1.5
Legal Policy Reform and Advocacy Funding — redirection ‑4.6 ‑6.5 ‑16.3 ‑15.7
Restoring Native Title Respondent Funding 0.6 1.1 0.6
Royal Commission into the Home Insulation Programme 12.2
Safer Suburbs Programme — Taxi Security Scheme ‑0.2 ‑0.5
Small business and primary producer emergency assistance — concessional interest rate loans
Australian Crime Commission          
Operation Sovereign Borders — enhancing people smuggling intelligence gathering, disruption and joint policing 0.1 0.3 0.1
Australian Federal Police          
Operation Sovereign Borders — enhancing people smuggling intelligence gathering, disruption and joint policing 10.1 18.0 8.7
Australian Human Rights Commission          
Portrayal of senior Australians in the media — redirection of funding ‑0.6 ‑0.4
Australian Security Intelligence Organisation          
Operation Sovereign Borders — enhancing people smuggling intelligence gathering, disruption and joint policing 0.3 0.7 0.3
Family Court and Federal Circuit Court          
Reform of Australia's Protection Status Determination System — reversal ‑0.8 ‑0.8 ‑0.3
Federal Court of Australia          
Reform of Australia's Protection Status Determination System — reversal ‑0.4 ‑0.4 ‑0.2
Portfolio total 40.2 15.4 ‑6.7 ‑16.2
COMMUNICATIONS          
Department of Communications          
Creative Australia — community based radio services — reduced funding ‑1.3 ‑0.4 ‑0.4 ‑0.4
Digital Business Kits — reduced funding ‑0.1 ‑0.2 ‑0.1 ‑0.1
Digital Productivity — Digital Communities — Digital Hubs, Local Government and Community Engagement — reduced funding ‑0.1
New NBN‑enabled business models and applications — reduced funding ‑0.7 ‑0.6
Portfolio total ‑2.2 ‑1.2 ‑0.5 ‑0.5
DEFENCE          
Department of Defence          
Assistance to the Philippines — Typhoon Haiyan
Free basic health care to all Australian Defence Force family members
Operation Slipper          
— Al Minhad Air Base — extension 66.5
— Heron Remotely Piloted Aircraft — extension 29.5 4.2
Operation Sovereign Borders — Operation Resolute — extension 31.6
Portfolio total 127.5 4.2
EDUCATION          
Australian Research Council          
Australian Research Council — redirection ‑15.8 ‑30.8 ‑28.7 ‑27.7
Australian Research Council Centres of Excellence — reduction in funding ‑3.3 ‑3.3 ‑3.4
Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes — clinical research 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0
Department of Education          
2013‑14 Humanitarian Programme ‑1.3 ‑4.1 ‑6.5 ‑9.1
Australia‑Indonesia Centre — establishment 0.8 2.5 2.5 1.8
Building Stronger Communities Fund — reversal ‑104.5 ‑107.9 ‑132.9 ‑182.9
Department of Education — reduction in funding ‑1.4 ‑0.9
Education grant programmes — reduced funding ‑3.4 ‑7.1 ‑7.9 ‑8.2
Education Investment Fund regional priorities round — cessation ‑15.3 ‑63.7 ‑108.5
Higher Education Reward Funding — reduction in funding ‑2.5
InSITE grants — Initiatives Supporting Innovation in Teacher Education — reversal ‑0.8 ‑1.9 ‑2.8 ‑2.6
Students First          
— A fairer funding agreement for schools — Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory 116.3 218.8 347.9 504.2
— A fairer funding agreement for schools — implementation funding for non‑government representative bodies
— Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority — reduction in funding ‑1.7 ‑6.2 ‑6.7 ‑5.4
— Flexible literacy learning for remote primary schools 4.0 6.0 6.0 6.0
— Independent Public Schools Fund — establishment 10.0 20.0 20.0 20.0
— Agriculture in Education 1.0 1.0
Trade Training Centres — cessation ‑28.0 ‑88.9 ‑78.0
Portfolio total ‑10.9 1.5 ‑2.9 225.1
EMPLOYMENT          
Department of Employment          
2013‑14 Humanitarian Programme ‑4.3 ‑9.1 ‑9.0 ‑9.0
Addressing the Backlog and Reintroducing Temporary Protection Visas 1.7
Experience+ Job Bonus — cessation ‑2.8 ‑2.8 ‑2.8
Green Army — establishment ..
Job Commitment Bonus — establishment 0.1 0.4 29.8 55.2
Mature Age Participation — job seeker assistance — cessation ‑3.0 ‑7.7
Migrant Communities Employment Fund — cessation ‑3.4 ‑3.2
Relocation Assistance to Take up a Job programme — establishment .. 3.7 4.2 3.7
Seniors Employment Incentive Payment — establishment 0.3 18.4 60.1 59.2
Tasmanian forestry workers assistance project — cessation ‑1.2 ‑1.2
Tasmanian Jobs programme — pilot 0.2 4.5 1.0
Office of the Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate          
Australian Building and Construction Commission — re‑establishment 5.0 10.0 10.0 10.0
Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman          
Registered Organisations Commission — establishment
Portfolio total ‑3.4 12.9 92.1 116.5
ENVIRONMENT          
Clean Energy Regulator          
Former Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency — reduction in funding ‑0.4 ‑0.8 ‑0.8 ‑0.8
Repeal of the Carbon Tax          
— abolishing business compensation ‑679.2 ‑1,408.6 ‑2,192.4
— abolishing energy market compensation ‑513.8
Climate Change Authority          
Repeal of the Carbon Tax — abolishing land initiatives and unnecessary bureaucracies ‑2.3 ‑8.7 ‑8.6 ‑8.6
Department of the Environment          
Biodiversity Fund — reduced funding ‑0.2 ‑0.3 ‑0.7 ‑0.3
Caring for our Country — redirection of funding ‑6.7
Former Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency — reduction in funding ‑3.7 ‑6.9 ‑6.9 ‑6.9
Green Army — establishment 1.0 50.7 98.5 147.3
— abolishing land initiatives and unnecessary bureaucracies ‑16.6 ‑24.7 ‑19.9 ‑18.8
— abolishing other measures ‑0.6 ‑6.1 ‑11.1 ‑11.7
Water — rephase four years of spending over six years ‑12.4 ‑18.7 ‑29.9 ‑29.1
Portfolio total ‑41.9 ‑1,208.6 ‑1,388.1 ‑2,121.4
FINANCE          
Department of Finance          
Funding for pre‑existing measures affecting the public sector nfp nfp
Green Army — establishment 0.1
National Commission of Audit 1.0
Payments to Animals Australia Incorporated — discontinue .. .. .. ..
Restoring integrity in the Australian tax system(b) ‑0.5 ‑0.9
Revert to Pre‑2010 Election Non‑Government Personal Staffing Ratios ‑0.8 ‑1.7 ‑1.7 ‑1.7
Royal Commission into the Home Insulation Programme 1.0
Portfolio total 0.7 ‑2.7 ‑1.8 ‑1.8
FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE          
Australian Secret Intelligence Service          
Operation Sovereign Borders — enhancing people smuggling intelligence gathering, disruption and joint policing 6.6 10.6 6.5
Australian Trade Commission          
Australian Manufacturing Export Base — Export Market Development Grants — additional funding 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5
Refocus the Tourism Industry Regional Development Fund
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade          
Assistance to the Philippines — Typhoon Haiyan
Discontinue the establishment of Australia's diplomatic post — Senegal ‑1.4 ‑1.3 ‑3.4 ‑2.9
Former Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency — reduction in funding ‑0.6 ‑1.2 ‑1.2 ‑1.2
Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Indonesia‑Australia Red Meat and Cattle Partnership
The New Colombo Plan 5.8 11.6 19.7 20.1
Portfolio total 22.9 32.3 34.1 28.4
HEALTH          
Department of Health          
2013‑14 Humanitarian Programme ‑9.2 ‑22.8 ‑33.7 ‑45.7
Addressing the Backlog and Reintroducing Temporary Protection Visas 0.7
Albury‑Wodonga cardiac catheterisation laboratory
Ballina Hospital — upgrades
Bear Cottage — children's palliative care 2.0
Cairns Mental Health Carers Support Hub
Chemotherapy services — continuation 28.0 54.2
Commonwealth Medical Internships — additional funding 6.0 11.0 11.0 12.0
Dental Reform — communications ‑1.7
Donation to Western Australian Children's Health Telethon
Healthier Communities — Priority Infrastructure Programme ‑8.0 ‑19.0
Heffron Park upgrade — contribution reversal ‑11.2 ‑4.8
Hummingbird House — support for children's hospice 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8
Integrated Cancer Care Centre Victoria — Peter's Project
Karratha Country Club — Grassing the Greens — contribution reversal ‑0.4 ..
Maintaining the Voluntary Dental Graduate Year Programme ‑12.3 ‑16.0 ‑4.9 ‑7.6
Meakin Park Junior Sporting Association — facilities upgrade reversal ‑0.5 ‑0.1
Medicare Benefits Schedule — new and amended listings 1.7 3.9 4.7 5.2
Palmerston Hospital
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme          
— new and amended listings 28.0 20.2 33.8 40.8
— price amendments 0.8 1.5 1.5 1.6
Priority Health Initiatives ‑23.8 ‑106.8 ‑83.3 ‑51.6
Public Hospital System — additional funding
Sporting Communities Initiative — reversal ‑0.8 ‑16.3
Thebarton Oval Redevelopment Project — contribution reversal ‑4.6 ‑2.0
Uncommitted Health Portfolio Funding — redirection of funding ‑13.2 ‑7.5 ‑6.7 ‑6.9
Youth e‑mental health platform 2.5 1.5 1.0
Portfolio total ‑15.2 ‑102.1 ‑75.9 ‑51.5
HUMAN SERVICES          
Department of Human Services          
2013‑14 Humanitarian Programme ‑3.6 ‑6.9 ‑9.1 ‑12.1
Addressing the Backlog and Reintroducing Temporary Protection Visas 4.1
Australian Victims of Terrorism Overseas Payment 2.8 0.3 0.2 ..
Green Army — establishment 4.4 .. ‑1.0 ‑1.6
Job Commitment Bonus — establishment 1.2 4.0 2.0 2.5
Medicare Benefits Schedule — new and amended listings .. .. .. ..
Paid Parental Leave — removing the mandatory obligation for employers to administer payments ‑1.3 ‑0.2 ‑0.2 ‑0.3
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme — new and amended listings 0.5 0.3 0.5 0.7
Reducing superannuation compliance costs for small business ‑1.2 ‑6.1 ‑6.2 ‑6.2
Relocation Assistance to Take up a Job programme — establishment 0.6 .. .. ..
Repeal of the Minerals Resource Rent Tax — cessation of certain social security payments 7.6 ‑3.0 ‑3.6 ‑5.0
Portfolio total 15.1 ‑11.5 ‑17.5 ‑21.8

* 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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