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Budget | 2015-16

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

Part 2: Expense Measures (continued)

Cross Portfolio

Administered Programme Indexation Pause — two year extension

Expense ($m)
2014‑15 2015‑16 2016‑17 2017‑18 2018‑19
Various Agencies ‑8.4 ‑21.9
Various Agencies .. ‑0.1
Various Agencies ‑0.5 ‑1.0

The Government will achieve savings of $36.3 million over three years from 2017‑18 (including $4.7 million in 2019‑20) through pausing for a further two years the indexation of 78 programmes under the Administered Programme Indexation Pause measure announced in the 2014‑15 Budget. For each programme, the extension of the pause to indexation will apply from 1 July 2017 or 1 July 2018 depending on the original start date of the pause.

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

Public Sector Savings — Enterprise Resource Planning Systems

Expense ($m)
2014‑15 2015‑16 2016‑17 2017‑18 2018‑19
Various agencies ‑14.1 ‑17.3

The Government will achieve savings of $31.4 million over two years from 2017‑18 by reforming back‑office information technology systems, including the business applications used to manage and integrate transactional business processes within Australian Government agencies. The number of Enterprise Resource Planning Systems will be consolidated, to reduce the costs from running multiple platforms and to deliver more common business processes. A further $12.9 million over two years in savings from the Department of Defence will be reinvested in Defence capability.

This will contribute to streamlining the public sector and help ensure resources are deployed efficiently.

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