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Budget | 2015-16

Budget 2015-16
Australian Government Coat of Arms, Budget 2015-16

Part 2: Expense Measures (continued)

Table 2: Expense measures since the 2014‑15 MYEFO(a)
  2014‑15
$m
2015‑16
$m
2016‑17
$m
2017‑18
$m
2018‑19
$m
HEALTH          
Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority          
Accelerating Growth in Organ and Tissue Donation for Transplantation 5.9 2.2
Department of Health          
Accelerating growth in organ and tissue donation for transplantation 0.6 0.7
Better Targeted Rural Financial Incentives for Doctors ‑0.6 ‑2.6 .. 0.1 0.1
Bone Marrow Transplant and International Searches Programmes — consolidation
Ceasing the Alternative Arrangement Transfer to Pharmaceutical Benefits Programme — removal of anomaly .. .. .. ..
Cessation of the Large Family Supplement of Family Tax Benefit Part A .. ‑0.1 ‑0.1
Child Dental Benefits Schedule — consistent indexation ‑14.9 ‑25.3 ‑37.6 ‑47.7
Improving Immunisation Coverage Rates 8.4 4.6 4.1 3.7
Junior Medical Officer Programme — interagency transfer from the Department of Veterans' Affairs 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0
Medicare Benefits Schedule          
— changes to GP rebates — reversal 182.7 657.8 699.0 726.5 762.8
— health assessment items — modification ‑20.0 ‑36.2 ‑41.3 ‑46.7
— new and amended listings 8.4 11.3 9.9 8.4
— review and reform 17.0 17.3
My Health Record — a new direction for electronic health records in Australia ‑39.6 ‑82.2 ‑41.0 5.1
National Cervical Screening Programme — reform 2.2 2.0 ‑0.1 ‑0.6
National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre — continuation
National Drugs Campaign — renewal 10.0 10.0
National Immunisation Programme — new and amended listings 0.1 6.2 42.8 43.8 37.9
National Joint Replacement Levy — amendments 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2
National Partnership Agreement on Adult Public Dental Services — one year funding
Norfolk Island Reform 3.0 3.2 3.3
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme          
— increase in the safety net thresholds on 1 January 2019 ‑5.0
— new and amended listings 5.9 375.4 381.6 391.2 377.7
— price changes ‑13.3 ‑53.9 ‑54.4 ‑59.6 ‑65.5
Practice Incentives Programme After Hours Payment ‑1.8 ‑0.2 ‑0.3 ‑0.3
Rationalising and streamlining Health programmes ‑12.0 ‑121.5 ‑215.7 ‑276.3 ‑337.2
Reducing the Burden of the Industrial Chemicals Regulatory Framework to Industry 2.5 2.5 0.4
Smaller Government — Health Portfolio ‑3.2 ‑14.8 ‑29.3 ‑32.8 ‑33.0
Social Security Assets Test — rebalance asset test thresholds and taper rate ..
Stoma Appliance Scheme — new and amended listings ‑1.6 ‑1.8 ‑2.0 ‑2.2
Streamlining Health Workforce Scholarships ‑14.2 ‑17.6 ‑19.0 ‑21.7
Strengthening the Integrity of Welfare Payments ‑0.1 ‑0.3
Supply and Replenishment of the National Medical Stockpile(c) 1.1 0.7
Supporting the Royal Flying Doctor Service 9.9 10.1
Tobacco Plain Packaging Litigation nfp nfp nfp nfp
Wimmera Health Care Group — Oncology, Dialysis and Community Palliative Care Centre 1.0
National Health and Medical Research Council          
Developing Northern Australia — positioning the north as a leader in tropical health 0.9 2.2 2.2 1.5
Portfolio total 160.5 831.6 737.3 681.2 650.9
HUMAN SERVICES          
Department of Human Services          
ABSTUDY Under‑16 Boarding Supplement — Extend to Hostels .. 0.4
Accelerating growth in organ and tissue donation for transplantation 1.3 ‑0.4
Aged Care          
— Alignment of Aged Care Means Testing Arrangements 0.1 0.9 0.1 0.1 0.1
— Home Care Programme — increasing consumer choice 0.9 1.3 1.0 0.2
— Increasing short term Restorative Care Places 1.7 0.4 0.2 0.2
Australian Working Life Residence — tightening proportionality requirements
Better Targeted Rural Financial Incentives for Doctors 0.6 2.6 .. ‑0.1 ‑0.1
Ceasing the Alternative Arrangement Transfer to Pharmaceutical Benefits Programme — removal of anomaly .. .. .. ..
Cessation of the Large Family Supplement of Family Tax Benefit Part A 1.3 1.5 0.1 ..
Department of Human Services Efficiencies ‑6.9 ‑13.8 ‑17.1 ‑17.4
Digital Transformation Agenda — Stage One and establishment of the Digital Transformation Office 10.7 2.3 0.4
Employment Services Changes to Service Fees and Cessation of Personal Contact Interviews 2.0 ‑9.0 ‑10.9 ‑11.2 ‑11.2
Exclude Widow Allowance from the One‑Week Ordinary Waiting Period for all Working Age Payments 0.1 .. .. ..
Families Package          
— Child Care — Workforce Participation Stream 0.8 7.0 36.0 48.1 50.3
— more generous means testing arrangements for youth payments 0.1 9.7 7.2 5.4 5.5
Family Tax Benefit Part A — reduced portability
Government Remote Servicing — continuation 23.9 23.1 23.3 23.5
Green Army — efficiencies 0.3
Growing Jobs and Small Business          
— Engaging Early School Leavers 1.0 1.0 0.9 0.9
— Further Strengthening the Job Seeker Compliance Arrangements 5.0 9.9 8.3 7.8
— increasing the age of eligibility for Newstart Allowance and Sickness Allowance — delay ‑1.1 ‑29.7 ‑12.3 ‑1.0 ‑0.5
— Youth Employment Strategy — Intensive Support — Transition to Work 2.8 0.6 0.6 0.6
— Youth Employment Strategy — intensive support for vulnerable job seekers 3.2 ‑5.6 ‑5.7 ‑6.0
— Youth Employment Strategy — revised waiting period for youth income support ‑4.0 ‑60.2 ‑61.0 ‑58.1 ‑58.8
Growing Jobs and Small Business Package — National Work Experience Programme 0.2 2.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Income Management — two year extension 0.9 57.0 76.3
Low Income Supplement — cessation
Management of the Immigration Detention Network 0.5 1.3 1.0 0.7 0.5
Medicare Benefits Schedule          
— changes to GP rebates — reversal ‑4.7 ‑18.3 ‑13.4 ‑13.9 ‑14.2
— health assessment items — modification 0.1 ‑0.2 ‑0.2 ‑0.2
— new and amended listings .. 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1
My Health Record — a new direction for electronic health records in Australia ‑12.5 ‑15.9 ‑8.6 0.2
National Cervical Screening Programme — reform ‑0.3 ‑1.6 ‑1.6
National Disability Insurance Agency Full Scheme ICT 28.2 9.9 1.9
National Disability Insurance Scheme — Sector Development Fund transfer 0.6 0.7
National Immunisation Programme — new and amended listings 2.3 8.2 5.9 5.4
No Jab No Pay 0.3 18.7 7.8 3.0 2.9
Norfolk Island Reform 4.2 1.2 0.4 0.4
Not proceeding with elements of the measure to maintain eligibility thresholds for Australian Government payments for three years ‑0.3 ‑4.0 ‑0.1
Not proceeding with the measure to Reset the Income Test Deeming Rate Thresholds ‑1.6 ‑13.7 ‑3.9
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme — new and amended listings 0.7 5.3 1.7 1.8 1.9
Practice Incentives Programme After Hours Payment 1.5 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3
Rationalising and streamlining Health programmes ..
Reforms to the Human Trafficking visa framework 2.2 .. .. ..
Removing Double‑Dipping from Parental Leave Pay 8.9 5.4 2.5 2.4
Smaller Government — Immigration and Border Protection efficiencies 1.2 ..
Social Security Agreement with Estonia 1.9 1.4 0.4 0.4
Social Security Assets Test — rebalance asset test thresholds and taper rate 0.3 0.1 10.8 ‑2.1 ‑2.1
Social Security Income Test — improve integrity of social security income test arrangements 0.1 3.1 0.6 0.2 0.1
Strengthening the Integrity of Welfare Payments 0.6 71.8 46.3 54.5 31.6
Supporting Drought Affected Communities — Immediate Assistance 2.1
Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme — extension to include exports and faster payments 2.4 0.6 0.3
Welfare Payment Infrastructure Transformation — Tranche One 93.3 29.4 ‑44.7 ‑64.2
Portfolio total ‑0.6 243.0 148.6 ‑21.3 ‑45.5
IMMIGRATION AND BORDER PROTECTION          
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service          
National Security — Australian Customs Vessel Ocean Shield — surge and continuation 2.5
Norfolk Island Reform 0.1
Department of Immigration and Border Protection          
Asylum Seeker Support — additional funding ‑0.1 20.8 ‑0.1 ‑0.1 ‑0.1
Emerging International Airports 4.1 4.5 4.5 4.1
Higher Education Loan Programme — recovery of repayments from overseas debtors(b) 0.1 .. .. ..
Intercountry Adoption — national support service 0.2 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7
International Organization for Migration — reduction ‑13.6 ‑15.1
Maintain funding for Quarantine Border Security — ongoing extension
Management of the Immigration Detention Network ‑21.8 ‑101.4 ‑142.8 ‑137.3 ‑136.3
Migration Agents Registration Authority — deregulation ‑0.4 ‑0.4 ‑0.4 ‑0.5
National Security          
— anti‑people smuggling strategic communications campaigns 11.5 11.5 8.4 8.5
— Australian Customs Vessel Ocean Shield — surge and continuation 16.4 19.1 16.5 19.8
— combating people smuggling — international engagement 4.7
— Regional Support Office — additional funding 1.3
— strengthen and enhance Australia's border protection services — further measures 15.5 17.0 19.9 11.3
Norfolk Island Reform 1.4 1.6 1.7 1.7
Reforms to the Human Trafficking visa framework
Refugee resettlement arrangements for Illegal Maritime Arrivals in offshore processing centres 137.4 110.2
Response to the Integrity Review of the 457 Programme 0.7 1.0 1.0 1.0
Smaller Government          
— consolidation of Australia's border protection services
— Immigration and Border Protection efficiencies ‑13.6 ‑41.0 ‑42.1 ‑42.4
— Immigration and Border Protection Portfolio ‑0.3 ‑0.3 ‑0.3 ‑0.3
Portfolio total 104.6 56.5 ‑129.4 ‑127.5 ‑132.4
INDUSTRY AND SCIENCE          
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation          
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation — repatriation of intermediate level radioactive waste(c) 0.2 1.5 4.0 1.1
Australian Synchrotron — contribution to operational funding — extension 13.0
Department of Industry and Science          
Automotive Transformation Scheme — revised implementation 100.0 175.0 150.0 183.4 175.0
Cooperative Research Centres — reduced funding ‑1.6 ‑5.7 ‑7.0 ‑12.5
Digital Transformation Agenda — Stage One and establishment of the Digital Transformation Office 0.4
Entrepreneurs' Infrastructure Programme — savings ‑23.0 ‑1.3 ‑1.0 ‑1.0 ‑1.0
Growing Jobs and Small Business — streamlining business registration 0.7 1.4 0.9 0.9
Home Insulation Program Industry Payment Scheme — establishment nfp nfp
Industry grant programmes — reduced funding ‑17.6 ‑12.1 ‑2.0
National Disability Insurance Agency Full Scheme ICT 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
National Low Emissions Coal Initiative — funding adjustment ‑3.4
Smaller Government — Industry and Science Portfolio
Portfolio total 56.0 161.7 157.5 180.6 163.8
INFRASTRUCTURE AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT          
Australian Transport Safety Bureau          
Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 — international contribution 43.9 50.0
Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development          
Bathurst 200 Commemorative Flagstaff Project — contribution 0.3
Coastal shipping reform
Commonwealth contribution to the East West Link project
Community Development Grants programme — extension 10.0 30.0 10.0
Developing Northern Australia          
— improving northern cattle supply chains 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3
— northern Australia infrastructure projects pipeline 1.0 1.0 0.9 0.9
Infrastructure Investment Programme          
— savings
— Victoria — reallocation
Norfolk Island and the Indian Ocean Territories — essential air services nfp nfp nfp
Norfolk Island Reform 4.9 4.8 21.7 23.5
Regional Aviation Access Programme          
— Remote Air Services Subsidy Scheme — additional funding 1.8 2.0 2.1
— Remote Airstrip Upgrade Programme — extension 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.4
Regional Development Australia Committees — reduced support ‑0.9 ‑0.9 ‑0.9 ‑0.9
Seatbelts on Regional School Buses programme — early termination ‑1.0
Stronger Communities 22.5 22.5
Supporting Drought Affected Communities — local infrastructure and management of pest impact 20.0 5.0 5.0 5.0
Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme — extension to include exports and faster payments 27.7 56.3 57.3 58.3
Western Australia Infrastructure Projects
Wimmera Health Care Group — Oncology, Dialysis and Community Palliative Care Centre
Portfolio total 44.2 144.8 129.4 104.8 95.6

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

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

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

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

(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.