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Budget | 2014-15

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

Appendix A: Policy decisions taken since the 2014‑15 Budget(continued)

Expense Measures

Table 2: Expense measures since the 2014‑15 Budget(a)
  2013‑14 2014‑15 2015‑16 2016‑17 2017‑18
  $m $m $m $m $m
AGRICULTURE          
Australian Fisheries Management Authority          
More Competitive and Sustainable Fisheries — continuation of the Southern Ocean fisheries compliance programme - - - - -
Department of Agriculture          
Changes to agricultural production levies(b) - 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Drought Recovery Concessional Loans Scheme — establishment - 9.6 0.3 - -
Smaller Government — Agriculture Portfolio - .. - - -
Portfolio total - 9.7 0.4 0.1 0.1
ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S          
Administrative Appeals Tribunal          
Disability Support Pension — revised assessment process - nfp nfp nfp nfp
Attorney-General's Department          
CrimTrac — launch, development and establishment of new systems - 1.4 - - -
Establishment of the Book Council of Australia - - 2.0 2.0 2.0
National Security          
— additional counter-terrorism funding - 11.6 7.1 6.4 6.4
— enhanced communications capability - 0.7 1.7 1.7 1.8
— Enhanced Protective Security Arrangements - .. 0.1 0.1 0.1
Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse          
— extension - -11.9 -7.5 90.7 29.0
— offsets - -3.2 -0.5 -0.5 -9.5
Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption — extension -2.9 3.2 3.1 - -
Smaller Government — Australian Government Solicitor - - - - -
Australia Council          
Establishment of the Book Council of Australia - - -2.0 -2.0 -2.0
Australian Crime Commission          
CrimTrac — launch, development and establishment of new systems - 0.2 - - -
National Security — additional counter-terrorism funding - 5.3 5.2 5.2 5.3
Australian Federal Police          
National Security          
— additional counter-terrorism funding - 17.0 18.3 18.4 18.6
— Australian Parliament House security upgrades(c) - 18.3 17.5 17.5 17.6
— Enhanced Protective Security Arrangements - 15.7 22.2 23.8 20.6
Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption — extension - -3.1 - - -
Australian Government Solicitor          
Smaller Government — Australian Government Solicitor - - - - -
Australian Human Rights Commission          
Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse — offsets - - -1.6 -1.7 -1.7
Australian Security Intelligence Organisation          
National Security — additional counter-terrorism funding - 11.2 31.1 45.0 51.7
Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre          
National Security — additional counter-terrorism funding - 1.0 2.6 3.3 6.5
CrimTrac Agency          
CrimTrac — launch, development and establishment of new systems - 3.7 - - -
Office of Parliamentary Counsel          
National Security — additional counter-terrorism funding - 0.6 - - -
Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions          
National Security — additional counter-terrorism funding - - 0.9 1.2 1.1
Portfolio total -2.9 71.6 100.1 211.2 147.3
COMMUNICATIONS          
Australian Broadcasting Corporation          
Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Special Broadcasting Service Corporation — additional efficiency savings - - -20.4 -47.7 -55.8
Australian Communications and Media Authority          
Enhancing Online Safety for Children — support - 1.6 2.2 2.2 2.2
Smaller Government — Communications Portfolio - - - - -
Department of Communications          
Enhancing Online Safety for Children — support - -1.6 -2.2 -2.2 -2.2
Smaller Government — Communications Portfolio - - - - -
Special Broadcasting Service Corporation          
Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Special Broadcasting Service Corporation — additional efficiency savings - - -4.2 -10.3 -13.7
Portfolio total - - -24.6 -58.0 -69.5
CROSS PORTFOLIO          
Various Agencies          
Drought Recovery Concessional Loans Scheme — establishment - - - - -
Humanitarian Programme — additional places from 2017‑18 - - - - 46.0
Indigenous public sector procurement and employment - - - - -
Public Sector Superannuation Accumulation Plan Administration Fees - - - - -
Smaller Government          
— Attorney-General's Portfolio - - - - -
— Treasury Portfolio - - - - -
Strengthening the Constitutional Basis for Commonwealth Spending - -7.3 -7.6 -2.0 -2.0
Portfolio total - -7.3 -7.6 -2.0 44.0
DEFENCE          
Department of Defence          
Operation Accordion — extension - 63.2 - - -
Operation Okra - 260.8 30.9 5.8 -
Operation Slipper — Heron Remotely Piloted Aircraft — further extension - 26.7 - - -
Smaller Government — Defence Portfolio - - - - -
Portfolio total - 350.7 30.9 5.8 -
EDUCATION          
Department of Education          
Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority — reduced funding - - - - -0.4
Australian Youth Forum — cessation - -1.0 -1.4 -1.4 -1.4
Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards — contribution - - - - -
Duke of Edinburgh's International Award — contribution - 1.4 - - -
Higher Education — Structural Adjustment Fund — establishment - - 26.8 42.3 31.0
Higher Education Reforms — amendments - 425.8 591.0 754.5 913.8
Introduction of Temporary Protection Visas and Safe Haven Enterprise Visas - - 1.1 2.8 5.0
NAPLAN Online — establishment - -0.9 -2.0 2.9 -
National Partnership Agreement on Universal Access to Early Childhood Education — extension - - 1.5 - -
National School Chaplaincy Programme — National Partnership Agreement - -59.1 -61.2 -61.1 -61.0
National Trade Cadetships — reduced funding - -7.5 -11.7 -12.2 -12.2
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics — restoring the focus in schools - 1.0 3.9 4.0 3.2
Smaller Government — Education Portfolio - - - - -
Students First — Special Assistance Schools — additional funding - 1.2 2.4 2.3 2.3
Travelling Show Children — contribution for schooling - 0.1 0.1 - -
Portfolio total - 361.0 550.5 733.9 880.3
EMPLOYMENT          
Comcare          
Smaller Government — Employment Portfolio - - .. .. ..
Department of Employment          
Disability Support Pension — revised assessment process - nfp nfp nfp nfp
Employment Services 2015 - - - - -
Industry grants to peak bodies — cessation - -0.9 -0.4 - -
Introduction of Temporary Protection Visas and Safe Haven Enterprise Visas - - 0.2 .. -0.6
New Enterprise Incentive Scheme Allowance — duration of maximum payment period — reduction - - - - -
Reform of the Remote Jobs and Communities Programme - 0.2 - - -
Smaller Government — Employment Portfolio - - .. .. ..
Strengthening the Job Seeker Compliance Framework - 3.9 0.3 - -
Portfolio total - 3.1 .. .. -0.7
ENVIRONMENT          
Department of the Environment          
Great Artesian Basin Sustainability Initiative — extension - 0.1 0.5 0.3 -
Murray-Darling Basin Joint Programme — reduced contribution - -9.8 - - -
Smaller Government — Environment Portfolio - .. .. .. ..
Portfolio total - -9.7 0.5 0.3 ..
FINANCE          
Department of Finance          
Global Infrastructure Hub - - -18.7 - -
Kenbi Land Claim Remediation (Cox Peninsula) - 31.5 - - -
Smaller Government          
— Finance Portfolio - - - - -
— Intra Government Communications Network (ICON) — scoping study - - - - -
Portfolio total - 31.5 -18.7 - -
FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE          
Australian Secret Intelligence Service          
National Security — additional counter-terrorism funding - 14.4 30.1 30.6 31.8
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade          
Australia-India Strategic Research Fund — continuation - - - - -
Delay to co-locating diplomatic presence in Baghdad with the UK - 12.9 - - -
Kyiv — interim embassy and Operation Bring Them Home - 8.0 1.7 - -
Official Development Assistance — reprioritised funding - - -1,000.0 -1,350.0 -1,377.0
Smaller Government — Australia International Cultural Council — abolition - - - - -
Portfolio total - 35.3 -968.3 -1,319.4 -1,345.2
HEALTH          
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority          
Smaller Government — Health Portfolio - - 0.1 -0.7 -0.7
Cancer Australia          
Smaller Government — Health Portfolio - - 0.1 -0.4 -0.4
Department of Health          
A strong and sustainable Medicare - -183.1 375.9 50.9 -248.7
Australian National Advisory Council on Alcohol and Drugs — establishment - - - - -
Duke of Edinburgh's International Award — contribution - -0.4 - - -
Family Payment Reform — maintain Family Tax Benefit payment rates — one year extension - - - -0.2 -2.1
Gene Technology Act — amendments - - - .. ..
Gold Coast Suns AFL Club — upgrade of Metricon Stadium facilities - 7.5 7.5 - -
Introduction of Temporary Protection Visas and Safe Haven Enterprise Visas - -1.7 -2.4 -4.9 -8.8
Medicare Benefits Schedule — new and amended listings - -48.5 -73.3 -80.0 -86.1
National Immunisation Programme — listing of Trivalent Influenza Vaccine - 1.4 0.8 0.8 0.8
National Partnership Agreement on Improving Health Services in Tasmania — additional elective surgery procedures -6.6 -12.2 -4.7 - -
National Security — additional counter-terrorism funding - 0.2 - - -
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme          
— new and amended listings - 73.9 84.5 73.5 67.5
— price amendments - -8.9 -25.4 -33.4 -37.4
Smaller Government — Health Portfolio - .. 1.9 -0.1 -0.1
South Sydney Rabbitohs Community and High Performance Centre of Excellence — contribution - 5.0 5.0 - -
Streamlining of Medical Device Certification - - - - -
National Health and Medical Research Council          
Smaller Government — Health Portfolio - - 0.4 -1.7 -1.7
Professional Services Review          
Smaller Government — Health Portfolio - - .. -0.3 -0.3
Portfolio total -6.6 -166.9 370.6 3.5 -318.1
HUMAN SERVICES          
Department of Human Services          
A strong and sustainable Medicare - 2.1 -12.9 -12.7 -11.5
Cessation of social security benefits for certain people confined in a psychiatric institution - 0.5 0.1 0.1 ..
Disability Support Pension          
— revised assessment process - nfp nfp nfp nfp
— revised portability arrangements - -1.4 -2.2 -1.9 -2.4
Employment Services 2015 - - - - -
Family Payment Reform — maintain Family Tax Benefit payment rates — one year extension - - - 1.2 0.4
Introduction of Temporary Protection Visas and Safe Haven Enterprise Visas - -4.5 -4.1 -3.5 -2.4
Maintain eligibility thresholds for Australian Government payments — one year extension - - - 0.1 0.8
Medicare Benefits Schedule — new and amended listings - 0.2 -0.2 -0.3 -0.4
National Security — New Counter-Terrorism Measures for a Safer Australia — cancelling welfare payments to extremists - - - - -
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme — new and amended listings - 7.7 0.5 -3.1 -3.8
Reform of the Remote Jobs and Communities Programme - 1.0 0.7 -1.0 -2.5
Repeal of the Minerals Resource Rent Tax and related measures(b) - 6.8 3.5 3.2 1.4
Residential Care — Pre-Entry Leave subsidy — cessation - - - - -
Smaller Government — Human Services Portfolio - - - - -
Strengthening the Job Seeker Compliance Framework - 2.2 29.2 27.1 25.9
Superannuation — Small Business Superannuation Clearing House - -0.9 -0.5 -0.6 -0.6
Portfolio total - 13.6 14.2 8.6 5.0

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

(e) Measures may not add due to rounding.