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Budget | 2014-15

Budget 2014-15
Australian Government Coat of Arms, Budget 2014-15

Part 2: Expense Measures (continued)

Table 2: Expense measures since the 2013‑14 MYEFO(a)(continued)
  2013‑14
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2014‑15
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2015‑16
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2016‑17
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2017‑18
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PARLIAMENT          
Department of Parliamentary Services          
Department of Parliamentary Services — additional funding
Parliament House maintenance and asset replacement — assessment and strategic review
Portfolio total
PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET          
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet          
Australia hosting the Group of 20 — reduced funding requirement ‑7.0
Clontarf Foundation Academy — expansion 1.1 2.8 4.7 4.8
Community Engagement Police Officers in the Northern Territory 1.0 0.5 0.5 0.5
Expanding opportunity — Higher Education Indexation — revised arrangements ‑0.2 ‑0.5 ‑0.7
Indigenous Affairs Programmes — rationalisation ‑94.5 ‑98.8 ‑105.5 ‑110.4
Migration Programme — allocation of places for 2014‑15 .. .. .. ..
National Congress of Australia's First Peoples — cessation ‑5.0 ‑5.0 ‑5.0
Outback Power 2.6 2.6 2.7 2.7
Permanent Police Presence in Remote Indigenous Communities 6.9 13.2 13.5 20.5
Remote School Attendance Strategy — extension
Smaller Government          
— Council of Australian Governments Reform Council — cessation ‑4.2 ‑4.8 ‑4.7 ‑4.7
— National Security Legislation Monitor — cessation ‑0.3 ‑0.3 ‑0.3 ‑0.3
Stronger participation incentives for job seekers under 30 6.0 17.2 19.8 19.8
Support for the Northern Territory Child Abuse Taskforce — continuation
Women's Leadership and Development Strategy — savings ‑0.4 ‑0.4 ‑0.4 ‑0.4
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner          
Smaller Government — Privacy and Freedom of Information functions — new arrangements ‑3.3 ‑10.4 ‑10.3 ‑10.4
Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman          
Inspector‑General of Taxation — transfer of tax complaints handling ‑0.6 ‑0.6 ‑0.6 ‑0.6
Smaller Government — Privacy and Freedom of Information functions — new arrangements
Torres Strait Regional Authority          
Indigenous Affairs Programmes — rationalisation ‑1.2 ‑0.9 ‑0.8 ‑0.6
Portfolio total ‑98.9 ‑85.0 ‑87.1 ‑80.0
SOCIAL SERVICES          
Department of Social Services          
A sustainable Higher Education Loan Programme — repayment thresholds and indexation ‑0.2 ‑0.4 ‑0.4 ‑0.4
ACT Accommodation — Department of Social Services 5.1 2.2 1.0
Aged Care — Commonwealth Home Support Programme — reduced rate of real funding growth
Aged Care Payroll Tax Supplement — cessation ‑74.1 ‑155.5 ‑161.3 ‑169.4
Aged care services for the Arabic speaking Muslim community in Western Sydney 0.5 3.5 6.0
Aged care services for the Maronite community of Western Sydney 6.0 4.0
Andrew Fisher Applied Policy Institute for Ageing — redirection ‑1.1 ‑1.2 ‑1.2 ‑1.2 ‑1.2
Apply the One‑Week Ordinary Waiting Period to all Working Age Payments 0.1 ‑46.2 ‑64.8 ‑66.1 ‑64.7
Cease indexation of the Clean Energy Supplement ‑41.3 ‑86.5 ‑140.4 ‑188.6
Certain Concessions for Pensioners and Seniors Card Holders
Commonwealth Seniors Health Card          
— annual indexation of income thresholds 5.3 13.1 21.1 28.4
— include untaxed superannuation income in the eligibility assessment ‑0.3 ‑1.6 ‑3.3 ‑5.1
Cessation of the Seniors Supplement — Commonwealth Seniors Health Card holders .. ‑220.1 ‑235.8 ‑253.2 ‑260.4
Community Business Partnership — re‑establishment 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5
Community Development Financial Institutions Pilot Project — one year extension 1.5
Disability and Carers Industry Advisory Council — establishment 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Disability Employment Services — Disability Management Services — partial tender 7.0 0.1
Disability Support Pension          
— compulsory participation requirements for recipients aged under 35 years 6.5 6.0 1.5 ‑1.0
— reduced portability 0.1 ‑8.6 ‑12.2 ‑12.8
— review recipients aged under 35 years 1.1 2.1 7.0 6.7
Discretionary Grant Programme Reform ‑51.9 ‑57.1 ‑71.0 ‑60.0
Education Entry Payment — cessation ‑9.5 ‑19.2 ‑19.2 ‑19.2
Family Payment Reform          
— better targeting of Family Tax Benefit Part B 0.4 ‑377.4 ‑419.8 ‑427.7
— limit Family Tax Benefit Part B to families with children under six years of age 0.6 ‑87.2 ‑244.8 ‑1,578.8
— limit the Large Family Supplement to families with four or more children 0.4 ‑124.7 ‑125.1 ‑128.2
— maintain Family Tax Benefit payment rates for two years ‑398.8 ‑718.5 ‑730.4 ‑740.6
— new Family Tax Benefit allowance 0.5 8.1 29.6 90.1
— remove the Family Tax Benefit Part A per child add‑on 0.4 ‑76.7 ‑69.3 ‑62.2
— revise Family Tax Benefit end‑of‑year supplements .. ‑410.0 ‑399.0 ‑424.5
Grants Management Platform Business Case 2.1
Housing Help for Seniors — pilot — reversal ‑9.3 ‑28.9 ‑50.9 ‑63.2
Improving the allocation of home care places 36.3 116.2 ‑3.0 ‑149.5
Income Management — one year extension and expansion to Ceduna, South Australia 24.8
Increase the Age Pension qualifying age to 70 years
Increasing the age of eligibility for Newstart Allowance and Sickness Allowance ‑26.1 ‑183.2 ‑232.2 ‑218.1
Index Pension and Pension Equivalent Payments by the Consumer Price Index ‑1.1 ‑16.4 ‑43.9 ‑331.3
Limit the Six‑Week Portability Period for Student Payments 0.1 ‑29.4 ‑41.0 ‑42.8 ‑44.4
Maintain eligibility thresholds for Australian Government payments for three years ‑132.4 ‑245.9 ‑374.6 ‑500.7
Migration Programme — allocation of places for 2014‑15 ‑2.4 ‑10.7 ‑19.7 ‑34.6 ‑54.7
Move 2 Work — cessation ‑0.1
National Homelessness Research Strategy — reduced funding ‑3.1
National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness — extension
National Rental Affordability Scheme — discontinue incentive allocations ‑7.2 ‑19.6 ‑20.2
National Respite for Carers Programme — redirection ‑7.7
Pensioner Education Supplement — cessation ‑41.1 ‑79.8 ‑77.7 ‑74.0
Remove Grandfathering of Student Start‑Up Scholarship Recipients ‑218.4 ‑202.0 ‑55.9 ‑16.6
Remove Relocation Scholarship Assistance for Students Relocating Within and Between Major Cities ‑55.5 ‑77.0 ‑81.0 ‑84.9
Reprioritising the Aged Care Workforce Supplement ‑77.4 104.8 21.5 ‑43.2 ‑59.6
Reset the Assets Test Deeming Rate Thresholds 0.1 ‑45.6
Social Security Agreement with India 0.2 0.6 0.6 0.7
Stronger compliance arrangements for job seekers who refuse or persistently fail to meet requirements ‑7.3 ‑8.1 ‑8.3 ‑8.2
Stronger participation incentives for job seekers under 30 ‑293.0 ‑582.2 ‑622.5 ‑626.6
Stronger Relationships Trial 19.9 0.1
Support Services and Mutual Obligations Arrangements for Illegal Maritime Arrivals 54.6 88.9 125.8 165.7
Support to Drought Affected Farmers 0.1 6.6
Veterans' Disability Pensions — commencement of payments from date of claim 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.4
Young Carer Bursary Programme 0.5 1.0 1.0 0.5
Portfolio total ‑91.4 ‑1,386.8 ‑3,645.2 ‑4,207.1 ‑6,148.1
TREASURY          
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission          
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission — additional funding 17.7
Extension of Unfair Contract Provisions to Small Businesses 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.4
Australian Securities and Investments Commission          
Australian Securities and Investments Commission — savings 3.0 ‑26.0 ‑32.5 ‑32.1 ‑32.4
Farm Management Deposits — exempting deposits from the unclaimed moneys scheme(b) * * *
Australian Taxation Office          
Abolish the Seafarer Tax Offset ‑4.0 ‑4.0 ‑4.0
Australian Taxation Office — savings ‑16.8 ‑42.0 ‑84.0
Exploration Development Incentive — Introduction 25.0 35.0 40.0
First Home Saver Accounts scheme — cessation ‑1.0 ‑18.0 ‑36.1 ‑37.1 ‑38.1
Higher Education Superannuation Programme — resumption of payments to universities in NSW
Korea‑Australia Free Trade Agreement(b) 0.3 0.3 0.3
Migration Programme — allocation of places for 2014‑15
National Rental Affordability Scheme — discontinue incentive allocations ‑28.8 ‑78.5 ‑80.9
Product Stewardship for Oil Scheme — modification to the levy(b) 2.0 2.0 2.0 3.0
Reintroduction of fuel excise indexation(b) 100.7 350.0 550.0 800.0
Remove Grandfathering of Student Start‑Up Scholarship Recipients 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2
Research and Development Tax Incentive — reducing the rates of the refundable and non‑refundable tax offsets(b) ‑70.0 ‑70.0 ‑70.0 ‑70.0
Restoring integrity in the Australian tax system — further decisions(b) ‑1.3 ‑7.9 ‑10.9 ‑5.2 10.4
Social Security Agreement with India
Taxation treatment of biodiesel — modification ‑52.0 ‑53.0 ‑51.0
Trade Support Loans — establishment 1.2 2.2 0.7 0.6 0.5
Department of the Treasury          
Addressing insurance costs in North Queensland ‑37.2 ‑32.4 6.3 3.1
Addressing insurance costs in North Queensland — establishment of an insurance comparison website nfp nfp nfp nfp
Adelaide Festival Centre — support for Asian cultural activities — cessation ‑0.5 ‑0.5 ‑0.5 ‑0.5
Australian Government Commonwealth Games Funding Commitment 156.0
Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation — assess future options(b) 1.2
Brisbane Cross River Rail and Melbourne Metro Projects Advisory Board — cessation ‑1.6
Certain Concessions for Pensioners and Seniors Card Holders ‑303.6 ‑314.4 ‑326.6 ‑337.6
Child Care: Neighbourhood Model Occasional Care — reinstatement 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.2
Commonwealth Public Hospitals — change to funding arrangements ‑217.3 ‑260.5 ‑133.4 ‑1,162.8
Disaster Relief — New South Wales and Victorian fires 1.0
Exotic Disease Preparedness Programme — cessation ‑0.4 ‑0.4 ‑0.4 ‑0.4
Full implementation of National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme 0.2 4.7 6.4
Improving local access to health care on Phillip Island 2.5
Indigenous teenage sexual and reproductive health and young parent support — continuation 25.5
Industry Skills Fund — establishment 7.9 ‑26.7
Infrastructure Growth Package          
— addition to the Infrastructure Investment Programme for new investments 1,000.0 201.7 660.3 969.2 519.3
— Asset Recycling Initiative — establishment 335.0 1,278.0 1,285.0 1,007.0
— Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan — Road Funding 103.0 210.2 351.6 530.9
International Tourism — Demand Driver Infrastructure 11.0 10.7 10.7 10.7
Migration Programme — allocation of places for 2014‑15 ‑1.8 ‑6.0 ‑11.3 ‑17.0 ‑22.8
National Bushfire Mitigation Programme 5.0 5.0 5.0
National Partnership Agreement for adult public dental services — deferral ‑200.0 ‑95.0 ‑95.0
National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness — extension 115.0
National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services — cessation ‑99.5 ‑99.5 ‑2.0
National Partnership Agreement on Preventive Health — cessation ‑53.5 ‑53.5 ‑130.4 ‑130.5
National Rental Affordability Scheme — discontinue incentive allocations
Northern Territory Medical Programme — consolidation ‑2.3 ‑2.3 ‑2.4 ‑2.4
Official Development Assistance — reprioritised funding ‑0.2 ‑0.2 ‑0.3 ‑0.3 ‑0.3
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme — price amendments 0.1 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6
Port Arthur Penitentiary restoration — contribution 1.5
Reintroduction of fuel excise indexation(b) 10.0 20.0 40.0 60.0
Schools Security Programme
Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0
Smaller Government — Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development — savings ‑61.6 ‑24.5 ‑51.9 ‑2.5
Support to Drought Affected Farmers 5.0 17.0
Whale and Dolphin Protection Plan — establishment 0.3 0.1 0.2
Inspector General of Taxation          
Inspector‑General of Taxation — transfer of tax complaints handling 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.7
National Competition Council          
Smaller Government — National Competition Council Secretariat — transfer ‑0.8 ‑0.9 ‑0.9 ‑1.0
Portfolio total 1,070.8 ‑26.3 1,444.1 2,138.8 953.1
VETERANS' AFFAIRS          
Department of Veterans' Affairs          
Aged Care Payroll Tax Supplement — cessation ‑12.2 ‑25.7 ‑26.9 ‑28.5
Building Excellence in Support and Training — additional funding 1.0
Cease indexation of the Clean Energy Supplement ‑2.8 ‑5.2 ‑7.3 ‑9.2
Commonwealth Seniors Health Card          
— annual indexation of income thresholds 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.7
— include untaxed superannuation income in the eligibility assessment 0.1 ‑0.1 ‑0.1 ‑0.1
Cessation of the Seniors Supplement — Commonwealth Seniors Health Card holders ‑24.9 ‑23.9 ‑22.9 ‑21.8
Dental and Allied Health Provider Fees — defer and align indexation ‑4.4 ‑9.4 ‑9.0 ‑12.8
Department of Veterans' Affairs Enhanced Compliance Programme — additional reviews ‑4.1 ‑10.4 ‑13.6 ‑14.0
Full implementation of National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme .. 0.2 0.3
Housing Help for Seniors — pilot — reversal ‑0.7 ‑1.5 ‑2.6 ‑3.6 ‑3.1
Index Pension and Pension Equivalent Payments by the Consumer Price Index ‑65.1
Maintain eligibility thresholds for Australian Government payments for three years ‑4.7
Medicare Benefits Schedule          
— comprehensive eye examinations 0.5 1.3 0.9 0.7
— new and amended listings 0.8 1.5 1.7 2.2
— Revised Capital Sensitivity Provisions for Diagnostic Imaging Equipment .. .. .. ..
Pausing indexation of some Medicare Benefits Schedule fees and the Medicare Levy Surcharge and Private Health Insurance Rebate thresholds ‑10.2 ‑16.0 ‑16.8 ‑23.5
Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record System — continuation 0.1
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme          
— increase in co‑payments and safety net thresholds ‑1.9 ‑4.4 ‑4.2 ‑4.2
— new and amended listings 0.1 2.2 2.4 2.7 3.0
— price amendments .. 0.1 .. .. ..
Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme — new listings and price amendments .. .. ‑0.1 ‑0.3 ‑0.4
Reprioritising the Aged Care Workforce Supplement ‑10.8 14.2 ‑0.3 ‑10.5 ‑12.0
Reset the Assets Test Deeming Rate Thresholds ‑4.6
Smaller Government — Defence Service Homes Insurance Scheme — independent scoping study 0.2
Veterans' Disability Pensions — commencement of payments from date of claim ‑5.8 ‑11.5 ‑11.4 ‑11.2
Veterans' Incapacity Payments — review by medical specialist after 12 months ‑0.1 ‑2.3 ‑4.5 ‑5.8
Western Front Interpretive Centre — Villers‑Bretonneux, France — initial funding 0.8
Portfolio total ‑11.3 ‑48.8 ‑106.4 ‑125.0 ‑213.1
Decisions taken but not yet announced ‑8.9 410.2 ‑414.0 ‑766.2 ‑1,091.0
Depreciation expense ‑0.6 1.9 3.1 2.5
Total impact of expense measures(d) 50.9 ‑1,939.4 ‑5,498.1 ‑7,688.0 ‑14,238.3

*  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) These measures can also be found in the capital measures summary table.

(d) Measures may not add due to rounding.