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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)

Capital Measures

Table 3: Capital measures since the 2014‑15 Budget(a)
  2013‑14 2014‑15 2015‑16 2016‑17 2017‑18
  $m $m $m $m $m
ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S          
Attorney-General's Department          
National Security          
— additional counter-terrorism funding(b) - 6.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
— enhanced communications capability(b) - 1.4 - - -
— Enhanced Protective Security Arrangements(b) - 0.9 - - -
Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse — offsets(b) - - -2.0 -2.3 -2.3
Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption — extension(b) - 0.6 - - -
Australian Crime Commission          
National Security — additional counter-terrorism funding(b) - 3.4 - - -
Australian Federal Police          
National Security          
— additional counter-terrorism funding(b) - 4.9 0.1 - -
— Australian Parliament House security upgrades - 0.4 0.3 - -
— Enhanced Protective Security Arrangements(b) - 4.1 0.7 - -
Australian Security Intelligence Organisation          
National Security — additional counter-terrorism funding(b) - 15.7 13.8 14.1 13.5
Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre          
National Security — additional counter-terrorism funding(b) - - 3.0 3.6 -
CrimTrac Agency          
CrimTrac — launch, development and establishment of new systems(b) - 1.6 - - -
Portfolio total - 38.9 16.0 15.6 11.4
COMMUNICATIONS          
Australian Broadcasting Corporation          
Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Special Broadcasting Service Corporation — additional efficiency savings(b) - - - -14.0 -
Portfolio total - - - -14.0 -
EDUCATION          
Department of Education          
Introduction of Temporary Protection Visas and Safe Haven Enterprise Visas(b) - - - - -
Portfolio total - - - - -
EMPLOYMENT          
Department of Employment          
Disability Support Pension — revised assessment process(b) - nfp nfp nfp nfp
Employment Services 2015(b) - - - - -
Introduction of Temporary Protection Visas and Safe Haven Enterprise Visas(b) - - - - -
Reform of the Remote Jobs and Communities Programme(b) - 3.0 - - -
Strengthening the Job Seeker Compliance Framework(b) - 0.9 - - -
Portfolio total - 4.0 - - -
FINANCE          
Department of Finance          
National Security — Electorate Offices security upgrades - 0.8 0.2 - -
Portfolio total - 0.8 0.2 - -
FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE          
Australian Secret Intelligence Service          
National Security — additional counter-terrorism funding(b) - 7.0 5.8 3.5 3.1
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade          
Kyiv — interim embassy and Operation Bring Them Home(b) - 2.8 - - -
Portfolio total - 9.8 5.8 3.5 3.1
HEALTH          
Department of Health          
Introduction of Temporary Protection Visas and Safe Haven Enterprise Visas(b) - - - - -
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme — new and amended listings(b) - 0.4 .. - -
Portfolio total - 0.4 .. - -
HUMAN SERVICES          
Department of Human Services          
Disability Support Pension — revised assessment process(b) - nfp nfp nfp nfp
Employment Services 2015(b) - - - - -
Introduction of Temporary Protection Visas and Safe Haven Enterprise Visas(b) - - - - -
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme — new and amended listings(b) - 1.7 1.1 - -
Residential Care — Pre-Entry Leave subsidy — cessation(b) - - - - -
Portfolio total - 1.7 1.1 - -
IMMIGRATION AND BORDER PROTECTION          
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service          
Maintaining the response capability for Illegal Maritime Arrivals(b) - 11.8 - - -
National Security — additional counter-terrorism funding(b) - 16.5 19.8 1.5 ..
Department of Immigration and Border Protection          
Introduction of Temporary Protection Visas and Safe Haven Enterprise Visas(b) - 0.8 2.2 - -
National Security — additional counter-terrorism funding(b) - 7.0 2.6 2.0 1.0
Offshore Processing for Illegal Maritime Arrivals — discontinuation of capital works -16.5 -80.0 - - -
Portfolio total -16.5 -43.9 24.7 3.5 1.0
INDUSTRY          
Department of Industry          
Australian Apprenticeships Management System — information technology(b) - nfp nfp nfp nfp
Industry Skills Fund — Training for Employment Scholarships and Youth Employment Pathways — establishment(b) - 0.3 0.1 .. -
National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Australian Skills Quality Authority)          
Australian Skills Quality Authority — revised regulatory model(b) - 2.4 2.1 0.1 0.5
Portfolio total - 2.7 2.1 0.1 0.5
INFRASTRUCTURE AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT          
National Capital Authority          
Paid parking on national land in the suburbs of Parkes, Barton, Russell and Acton (ACT) — revised implementation arrangements(b) - 0.8 1.0 1.0 1.1
Portfolio total - 0.8 1.0 1.0 1.1
PARLIAMENT          
Department of Parliamentary Services          
National Security — Australian Parliament House security upgrades - 108.2 0.2 - -
Portfolio total - 108.2 0.2 - -
PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET          
Office of National Assessments          
National Security — additional counter-terrorism funding(b) - 0.1 0.1 .. ..
Portfolio total - 0.1 0.1 .. ..
SOCIAL SERVICES          
Department of Social Services          
Employment Services 2015(b) - - - - -
Introduction of Temporary Protection Visas and Safe Haven Enterprise Visas(b) - - - - -
Portfolio total - - - - -
TREASURY          
Australian Securities and Investments Commission          
Enhanced Public Register of Financial Advisers — establishment - 3.4 - - -
Australian Taxation Office          
Higher Education Reforms — amendments(b) - 0.6 - - -
Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda — Employee Share Schemes(c) - - 2.2 - -
New Commonwealth Building in Gosford, New South Wales - - 3.8 8.8 -
Repeal of the Minerals Resource Rent Tax and related measures(c) - - 1.5 - -
Superannuation — Superannuation Guarantee Charge(c) - - 1.1 - -
Department of the Treasury          
Introduction of Temporary Protection Visas and Safe Haven Enterprise Visas(b) - - - - -
Portfolio total - 4.0 8.5 8.8 -
Decisions taken but not yet announced - 7.9 21.6 35.8 8.4
Depreciation expense - - -0.3 -1.1 -1.1
Total capital measures(d) -16.5 135.2 81.0 53.1 24.4

* 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.

Attorney‑General's

National Security — Australian Parliament House security upgrades

Capital ($m)
2013‑14 2014‑15 2015‑16 016‑17 2017‑18
Department of Parliamentary Services 108.2 0.2
Australian Federal Police 0.4 0.3
Total — Capital 108.6 0.5
Related expense ($m)          
Australian Federal Police 18.3 17.5 17.5 17.6
Department of Parliamentary Services 3.9 5.6 5.4 3.8
Total — Expense 22.1 23.1 23.0 21.4

The Government will provide $198.7 million over four years (including $109.1 million in capital funding and $89.6 million in expense funding) for the Department of Parliamentary Services and the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to enhance security of Australian Parliament House.

The enhancements include upgrades of closed circuit television equipment and access systems, additional Parliamentary Protective Service Staff and an increased AFP presence.

These national security measures underline the Government's commitment to a safe and secure Australia.

Finance

National Security — electorate offices security upgrades

Capital ($m)
2013‑14 2014‑15 2015‑16 016‑17 2017‑18
Department of Finance 0.8 0.2

The Government will provide $1.0 million over two years from 2014‑15 to the Department of Finance for capital works to implement security upgrades of electorate offices to comply with the Physical Security Minimum Guidelines for Electorate Offices of Federal Parliamentarians and Offices of Former Prime Ministers.

These national security measures underline the Government's commitment to a safe and secure Australia.

Immigration and Border Protection

Offshore Processing for Illegal Maritime Arrivals — discontinuation of capital works

Capital ($m)
2013‑14 2014‑15 2015‑16 016‑17 2017‑18
Department of Immigration and Border Protection ‑16.5 ‑80.0

The Government will achieve savings of $96.5 million over two years by ceasing funding provided for the construction of a facility in Papua New Guinea to accommodate failed asylum seekers prior to their removal.

Asylum seekers who are found not to be owed protection will be accommodated within the broader offshore processing network until appeals and repatriation processes are finalised.

The savings from this measure will be redirected by the Government to repair the Budget and fund policy priorities.

See also the related expense measure titled Maintaining the response capability for Illegal Maritime Arrivals.

Treasury

Enhanced Public Register of Financial Advisers — establishment

Capital ($m)
2013‑14 2014‑15 2015‑16 016‑17 2017‑18
Australian Securities and Investments Commission 3.4
Related revenue ($m)          
Australian Securities and Investments Commission 2.6 1.2 1.2 1.3
Related expense ($m)          
Australian Securities and Investments Commission 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.4

The Government will provide $5.5 million over four years (including $3.4 million capital in 2014‑15) to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission to establish an enhanced public register of financial advisers. The register will improve transparency and make it easier for consumers to verify the credentials of financial advisers. The cost of establishing the register will be met by increasing the lodgement fees for Australian Financial Services licencees.

Further information can be found in the press release of 24 October 2014 by the Minister for Finance.

New Commonwealth Building in Gosford, New South Wales

Capital ($m)
2013‑14 2014‑15 2015‑16 016‑17 2017‑18
Australian Taxation Office 3.8 8.8
Related expense ($m)          
Australian Taxation Office 1.2 ‑13.7

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will lease and fit out a building on the New South Wales Central Coast (Gosford) to accommodate up to 600 Commonwealth employees.

The cost of this measure will be met from a rationalisation of existing ATO property holdings and efficiencies from information technology procurement.

This measure delivers on the Government's election commitment. Further information can be found in the Coalition's Growth Plan for the Central Coast.