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2018‑19

Australian Government Coat of Arms, Budget 2018-19

Budget 2018‑19

Historical Budget documents are available for reference purposes. Please note that due to the age of these documents they may not meet current web publishing requirements and may not be compatible with some software.

Budget documents
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Budget Speech 124KB
Budget Paper 1: Budget Strategy and Outlook 2.25MB
Budget Paper No. 1 Chart data 523KB XLSX
Budget Paper 2: Budget Measures 2.25MB
Budget Paper 3: Australia's Federal Relations 727KB
Budget Paper No. 3 Tables 852KB ZIP
Budget Paper 4: Agency Resourcing 2.21MB
Additional Budget documents
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Budget overview 2.34MB
Stronger growth 2.80MB
Guaranteeing the essentials 1.92MB
Living within our means 1.57MB
Appropriation Bills
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Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2018‑2019  
Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2018‑2019  
Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2018‑2019  
Appropriation Bill (No. 5) 2017‑2018  
Appropriation Bill (No. 6) 2017-2018  
Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2018-2019  
Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2018-2019  
Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 2) 2018-2019  
Ministerial Statements
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Regional Australia – A Stronger Economy Delivering Stronger Regions
Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
1.93MB
Fact sheets
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1: More Choices for a Longer Life Package overview 116KB
2: Jobs and Skills 194KB
3: Preparing financially for a longer and more secure life 382KB
4: Supporting Choice and a Healthy Long Life 116KB
5: Safeguarding Quality and Rights 117KB
Reforming the R&D Tax Incentive (Tax Integrity) 144KB
Lower, Simpler, Fairer taxes (Personal Income Tax Plan) 720KB

Portfolio Budget Statements

The purpose of the Portfolio Budget Statements (PBS) is to inform Senators and Members of Parliament of the proposed allocation of resources to government outcomes by agencies within the relevant portfolio. Agencies receive resources from the annual appropriations acts, special appropriations (including standing appropriations and special accounts), and revenue from other sources.

A key role of the PBS is to facilitate the understanding of proposed annual appropriations in Appropriation Bills No. 1 and No. 2. In this sense the PBS are Budget related papers and are declared by the Appropriation Bills to be 'relevant documents' to the interpretation of the Acts according to section 15AB of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

The PBS provides information, explanation and justification to enable Parliament to understand the purpose of each outcome proposed in the Bills.

As required under section 12 of the Charter of Budget Honesty Act 1998, non-general government sector entities are not consolidated into the Commonwealth general government sector fiscal estimates and accordingly, these entities are not reported in the PBS.

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Treasury Portfolio Budget Statements 2MB

The following Australian Government Agencies' held their Portfolio Budget Statements on their websites at the time of release.

1.1 Agriculture and Water Resources Portfolio

1.2 Attorney-General's Portfolio

1.3 Communications and the Arts Portfolio

1.4 Defence Portfolio

1.4A Defence

1.4B Department of Veterans' Affairs

1.5 Department of Education and Training

1.6 Employment Portfolio

1.7 Environment and Energy Portfolio

1.8 Finance Portfolio

1.9 Foreign Affairs and Trade Portfolio

1.10 Health Portfolio

1.11 Home Affairs

1.12 Infrastructure and Regional Development Portfolio

1.13 Jobs and Innovation Portfolio

1.13A Department of Jobs and Small Business

1.13B Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

1.14 Prime Minister and Cabinet Portfolio

1.15 Social Services Portfolio

1.16 Department of Human Services

1.17 Treasury Portfolio

1.18 Parliamentary Departments

1.18A Department of the House of Representatives

1.18B Department of the Senate

1.18C Department of Parliamentary Services

1.18D Parliamentary Budget Office

Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements

The purpose of the Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements (PAES) is to inform Senators and Members of Parliament and the public of the proposed allocation of resources to government outcomes by agencies within the relevant portfolio.

While the PAES include an Agency Resource Statement to inform Parliament of the revised estimate of the total resources available to an agency, the focus of the PAES is on explaining the changes in resourcing since the Budget. As such, the PAES provides information on new measures and their impact on the financial and non-financial planned performance of agencies.

The PAES facilitate understanding of the proposed appropriations in Appropriation Bills (No. 3 and No. 4). In this sense the PAES are declared by the Additional Estimates Appropriation Bills to be a 'relevant document' to the interpretation of the Bills according to section 15AB of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

Whereas the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook is a mid-year budget report which provides updated information to allow the assessment of the Government's fiscal performance against its fiscal strategy, the PAES update the most recent budget appropriations for agencies within the relevant portfolio.

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Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements 2018‑19: Treasury Portfolio 300KB

The following Australian Government Agencies' held their Portfolio Aditional Estimate Statements on their websites at the time of release.

  • Agriculture & Water Resources Portfolio
  • Attorney-General’s Portfolio
  • Communications and the Arts Portfolio
  • Defence Portfolio
  • Education and Training Portfolio
  • Environment and Energy Portfolio
  • Finance Portfolio
  • Foreign Affairs and Trade Portfolio
  • Health Portfolio
  • Home Affairs Portfolio
  • Human Services Portfolio
  • Industry, Innovation and Science Portfolio
  • Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities Portfolio
  • Jobs and Small Business Portfolio
  • Prime Minister and Cabinet Portfolio
  • Social Services Portfolio
  • Treasury Portfolio

Portfolio Supplementary Estimates Statements

The purpose of the Portfolio Supplementary Estimates Statements (PSES) is to inform senators and members of parliament and the public of the proposed allocation of supplementary appropriations to Government outcomes by agencies within the relevant portfolio.

The PSES are declared by the relevant supplementary Appropriations Bills to be a ‘relevant document’ to the interpretation of the Bill according to section 15AB of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

The PSES are focused on explaining the supplementary estimates appropriations.

Timing: If applicable, after Budget and prior to the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook.

The following Australian Government Agency held their Portfolio Supplementary Estimates Statements on their website at the time of release.

  • Agriculture and Water Resources Portfolio
  • Attorney-General's Portfolio
  • Defence Portfolio
  • Department of Education and Training
  • Environment and Energy Portfolio
  • Health Portfolio
  • Home Affairs Portfolio
  • Jobs and Innovation Portfolio
    • Department of Jobs and Small Business
    • Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
  • Prime Minister and Cabinet Portfolio
  • Social Services Portfolio

Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook

The Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) updates the economic and fiscal outlook from the previous budget. Clause 14 of the Charter of Budget Honesty requires the release of a MYEFO each year by the end of January, or six months after the last budget, whichever is later.

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Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2018‑19 2.24MB
Chart Data 5.5MB (Zipped XLSX)
Annex A: Payments to the States (online only) 262KB

Final Budget Outcome

The Final Budget Outcome (FBO) encompasses Australian Government general government sector fiscal outcomes for the financial year and is based on external reporting standards. The Charter of Budget Honesty Act 1998 requires that a Final Budget Outcome be released no later than three months after the end of the relevant financial year.