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BUDGET 2010 - 2011: Budget Paper No. 2: Budget Measures



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BUDGET MEASURES BUDGET PAPER NO. 2 2010-11

CIRCULATED BY

THE HONOURABLE WAYNE SWAN MP TREASURER OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

AND

THE HONOURABLE LINDSAY TANNER MP MINISTER FOR FINANCE AND DEREGULATION OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

FOR THE INFORMATION OF HONOURABLE MEMBERS ON THE OCCASION OF THE BUDGET 2010-11

11 MAY 2010

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FOREWORD

Budget Paper No. 2, Budget Measures 2009-10 ensures that the Budget Papers provide comprehensive information on all Government decisions that involve changes to its revenue, expense and investing activities since the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2009-10.

Budget Paper No. 2 comprises three parts:

• Part 1: Revenue Measures

• Part 2: Expense Measures

• Part 3: Capital Measures

Revenue measures are defined as those measures that affect taxation or non-taxation revenues (on a Government Finance Statistics basis).

Expense measures are defined as those measures that affect expenses (on a Government Finance Statistics basis).

Capital measures are defined as those measures that affect net capital investment, defined as the change in non-financial assets. Capital measures that fall outside of this definition, such as equity injections or loans used for purposes other than investment in non-financial assets, are shown as having a zero impact on the fiscal balance.

Notes

(a) The following definitions are used in this Budget Paper:

- ‘real’ means adjusted for the effect of inflation;

- real growth in expenses is measured by the Consumer Price Index;

- the Budget year refers to 2010-11, while the forward years refer to 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14; and

- one billion is equal to one thousand million.

(b) Figures in tables and generally in the text have been rounded. Discrepancies in tables between totals and sums of components are due to rounding.

(c) For the budget balance, a negative sign indicates a deficit while no sign indicates a surplus.

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(d) The following notations are used:

* The nature of this measure is such that a reliable estimate

cannot be provided.

COAG Council of Australian Governments

NEC/nec not elsewhere classified

AEST Australian Eastern Standard Time

- nil

.. not zero, but rounded to zero

na not available

nfp not for publication

$m $ million

(e) The Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory are referred to as ‘the Territories’. References to the ‘States’ or ‘each State’ include the Territories. The following abbreviations are used for the names of the States, where appropriate:

NSW New South Wales

VIC Victoria

QLD Queensland

WA Western Australia

SA South Australia

TAS Tasmania

ACT Australian Capital Territory

NT Northern Territory

(f) In this paper the term Commonwealth refers to the Commonwealth of Australia. The term is used when referring to the legal entity of the Commonwealth of Australia.

The term Australian Government is used when referring to the Government and the decisions and activities made by the Government on behalf of the Commonwealth of Australia.

Budget Paper No. 2, Budget Measures 2010-11 is one of a series of Budget Papers that provides information to supplement the Budget Speech. A full list of the series is printed on the inside cover of this paper.

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CONTENTS

Part 1: Revenue Measures ........................................................................................... 1

Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy.................................................. 8

Cross Portfolio................................................................................................................ . 9

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations ....................................................... 10

Immigration and Citizenship.......................................................................................... 11

Treasury ....................................................................................................................... . 13

Part 2: Expense Measures.......................................................................................... 53

Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry ............................................................................... 85

Attorney-General’s ........................................................................................................ 93

Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy..............................................114

Climate Change and Energy Efficiency ...................................................................... 119

Cross Portfolio............................................................................................................. 124

Defence ....................................................................................................................... 125

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations .....................................................129

Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts ................................................................162

Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs ...............................170 Finance and Deregulation ........................................................................................... 190

Foreign Affairs and Trade ........................................................................................... 194

Health and Ageing....................................................................................................... 205

Human Services .......................................................................................................... 256

Immigration and Citizenship........................................................................................ 263

Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government ................. 269 Innovation, Industry, Science and Research ..............................................................276

Parliamentary Departments ........................................................................................ 282

Prime Minister and Cabinet......................................................................................... 283

Resources, Energy and Tourism................................................................................. 289

Treasury ...................................................................................................................... 292

Veterans’ Affairs.......................................................................................................... 300

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Part 3: Capital Measures .......................................................................................... 307

Attorney-General’s ...................................................................................................... 315

Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy..............................................316

Defence ....................................................................................................................... 317

Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts ................................................................318

Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs ...............................320 Finance and Deregulation ........................................................................................... 321

Health and Ageing....................................................................................................... 323

Immigration and Citizenship........................................................................................ 326

Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government ................. 327 Innovation, Industry, Science and Research ..............................................................329

Parliamentary Departments ........................................................................................ 330

Treasury ...................................................................................................................... 331

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Table of measures by portfolio

Part 1: Revenue Measures ........................................................................................... 1

Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy........................................... 8

Rebate for broadcasting licence fees.............................................................................. 8

Cross Portfolio .............................................................................................................. 9

Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme — deferral ............................................................ 9

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations ................................................. 10

Education Services for Overseas Students Assurance Fund — loan........................... 10

Immigration and Citizenship ...................................................................................... 11

Migration program — General Skilled Migration eligibility changes — visa revenue .................................................................................................................... 11

Work and Holiday visa (Subclass 462) — addition of new participant countries.......... 11

Treasury .......................................................................................................................13

Amendment to the senior Australians tax offset regulations......................................... 13

ATO compliance program — dealing with the cash economy ...................................... 13

Capital gains tax — limited roll-over for fixed trusts — improving integrity................... 14 Capital gains tax — aligning scrip for scrip roll-over requirements with the Corporations Act 2001 ............................................................................................. 14

Capital gains tax — demerger relief for certain demerger groups ................................ 15 Capital gains tax — extension of roll-over for changes to water entitlements .............. 15 Capital gains tax — extension of the roll-over for conversion of a body to an incorporated company.............................................................................................. 16

Capital gains tax — look-through treatment for earnout arrangements........................ 16 Capital gains tax — roll-over for transfer by the Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation to the ARIA investment trust of certain assets ..................................... 17

Capital gains tax — share sale facility interactions with CGT roll-overs....................... 17 Capital protected borrowings — change to benchmark interest rate............................ 18 Consolidation — calculation and collection of income tax liabilities ............................. 19 Consolidation — changes to the application dates of previously announced

measures ................................................................................................................. 20

Consolidation — non-membership equity interests ...................................................... 20

Consolidation — refinements to improve the operation of the consolidation regime ...................................................................................................................... 21

Debt/equity tax rules — facilitating debt tax treatment of certain term subordinated notes................................................................................................... 22

Debt/equity tax rules — further extending the debt/equity transitional period for Upper Tier 2 capital instruments .............................................................................. 22

Fuel tax — amending the arrangements for fuel ethanol.............................................. 23

GST — Government response to Board of Taxation report: GST cross-border transactions.............................................................................................................. 23

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GST — Government response to Board of Taxation report: minor changes................ 24 GST — Reform to the arrangement for exempting taxes, fees and charges from the GST.................................................................................................................... 25

GST — Reforms to the GST financial supply provisions .............................................. 25

GST — Reforms to the GST margin scheme ............................................................... 26

GST — Sale of boats for export within 12 months of delivery ...................................... 26

GST and cross-border transport supplies ..................................................................... 27

GST compliance program — working together to improve voluntary compliance........ 27 Improvements to the Tax Running Balance Account Provisions .................................. 28 Income tax treatment of instalment warrants ................................................................ 28

International tax — additional benefits agreements between Australia and Aruba and Australia and Samoa......................................................................................... 29

International tax — Australia-Chile tax treaty................................................................ 29

International tax — Australia-Malaysia tax protocol...................................................... 30

International tax — Australia-Turkey tax treaty............................................................. 30

International tax — changing the definition of a managed investment trust for withholding tax purposes ......................................................................................... 31

International tax — fifteen tax information exchange agreements................................ 31 International tax — update to the list of countries that have effective exchange of information arrangements with Australia.................................................................. 32

Managed investment trusts — clarifying the capital account treatment announced in the 2009-10 Budget...........................................................................33

Managed investment trusts — Government response to the Board of Taxation’s Review ..................................................................................................................... 34

Non-commercial loan rules — clarification of the 2009-10 Budget measure................ 35 Personal income tax — increase in the net medical expenses tax offset claim threshold .................................................................................................................. 35

Personal income tax — increasing the Medicare levy low-income thresholds ............. 36 Philanthropy — extending deductible gift recipient status to all volunteer fire brigades and other emergency service entities ....................................................... 36

Philanthropy — improving the regulatory framework for public ancillary funds ............ 37 Philanthropy — updating the list of specifically listed deductible gift recipients ........... 37 Stronger, fairer, simpler tax reform — 50 per cent discount for interest income .......... 38 Stronger, fairer, simpler tax reform — early start to the company tax rate cut for

small business companies ....................................................................................... 39

Stronger, fairer, simpler tax reform — Government superannuation contributions tax rebate for low income earners............................................................................ 40

Stronger, fairer, simpler tax reform — increasing concessional contribution caps for individuals over 50 with low superannuation balances....................................... 41

Stronger, fairer, simpler tax reform — increasing the superannuation guarantee rate to 12 per cent .................................................................................................... 42

Stronger, fairer, simpler tax reform — lowering the company tax rate ......................... 43 Stronger, fairer, simpler tax reform — phasing down interest withholding tax on financial institutions .................................................................................................. 43

Stronger, fairer, simpler tax reform — raising the superannuation guarantee age limit from 70 to 75..................................................................................................... 44

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Stronger, fairer, simpler tax reform — resource super profits tax................................. 45

Stronger, fairer, simpler tax reform — small business instant asset write-off and simplified pooling...................................................................................................... 46

Stronger, fairer, simpler tax reform — standard deduction for work-related expenses and the cost of managing tax affairs ....................................................... 47

Stronger, fairer, simpler tax reform — growth dividend ................................................ 48

Superannuation — deductibility to funds of cost of providing terminal medical condition benefits ..................................................................................................... 48

Superannuation — extension of loss relief for merging superannuation funds involving a new complying superannuation entity.................................................... 49

Superannuation — minor amendments ........................................................................ 49

Superannuation — social security agreement with Austria........................................... 50

Superannuation — transfer of state and territory unclaimed superannuation to the Commonwealth .................................................................................................. 50

TFN withholding for closely held trusts — clarification of the 2009-10 Budget measure ................................................................................................................... 51

National Health and Hospitals Network — Prevention — increasing the excise and excise-equivalent customs duty on tobacco products ...................................... 51

Part 2: Expense Measures.......................................................................................... 53

Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry .......................................................................... 85

Drought assistance — Exceptional Circumstances assistance for primary producers ................................................................................................................. 85

Drought assistance — Exceptional Circumstances assistance for small business ...... 86 Drought assistance — professional advice and planning — extension ........................ 86 Drought assistance — re-establishment assistance — extension................................ 87 Drought assistance — transitional income support — extension ................................. 87 Drought policy reform — pilot of new measures in Western Australia.......................... 88 Fisheries Research program — reduction in funding.................................................... 89

Maintain funding for Quarantine Border Security.......................................................... 89

Pacific Island Forum Leaders’ Fisheries initiative — establishment ............................. 90 Promoting Australian Produce (Major Events) — extension......................................... 90

Reform of Australia’s biosecurity system — foundation elements of biosecurity reform....................................................................................................................... 90

Reform of Australia’s biosecurity system — moving core business towards reform....................................................................................................................... 91

Reform of Australia’s export certification services — additional funding ...................... 91 Regional Food Producers’ Innovation and Productivity program — reduction in funding ..................................................................................................................... 92

Southern Ocean Maritime Patrol and Response program — continuation of funding for the Australian Fisheries Management Authority.................................... 92

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Attorney-General’s...................................................................................................... 93

Anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing reforms — continuation......... 93 Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity — resource transfer ................ 93 Australian Customs and Border Protection Service — efficiencies .............................. 94 Australian Human Rights Framework ........................................................................... 94

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation — increased efficiencies ....................... 95 Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre — regulatory activities cost recovery ................................................................................................................... 95

Automated border processing between Australia and New Zealand — feasibility study......................................................................................................................... 96

Border Security — sea passenger risk assessment — feasibility study ....................... 96 Border Security — Australian Customs and Border Protection Service — Bay Class replacement ................................................................................................... 97

Border Security — continuation of Ashmore Guardian lease ....................................... 97

Border Security — Illegal foreign fishing — securing Australia’s northern waters — continuation.............................................................................................. 98

Border Security — strengthening passenger and air cargo security ............................ 99 Border Security — Unified Policing Model — continuation.........................................100

Christmas Island Strategy — essential infrastructure and services............................101 Christmas Island Strategy — projects to support increased population ..................... 101 Easing debt pressures on those in financial stress..................................................... 102

Family Court of Australia — increased efficiencies..................................................... 102

Family Relationship Services program — increased efficiencies ............................... 102 Illegal foreign fishing — preventative action at source................................................103

Improving Access to Justice........................................................................................ 103

Law and Justice Advocacy Development program — redirect funds to establish the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples................................................104

National Action Plan on Social Cohesion, Harmony and Security — continuation..... 104 National Chemical, Biological and Radiological Capability Improvement program — discontinuation .................................................................................... 105

National Indigenous Violence and Child Abuse Intelligence Task Force — continuation............................................................................................................ 105

National leadership and coordination for intercountry adoption in Australia — continuation............................................................................................................ 105

National Native Title Tribunal — increased efficiencies..............................................106

National Security — Australian Federal Police — efficiencies to fund key law enforcement initiatives ........................................................................................... 106

National Security — countering violent extremism ..................................................... 106

National Security — Counter-Terrorism Control Centre — establishment ................. 107 National Security — Fraudulent Travel Document Detection System — continuation............................................................................................................ 107

National Security — National Emergency Call Centre Connectivity — continuation............................................................................................................ 108

National Security — National leadership of identity security policy — continuation............................................................................................................ 108

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National Security — Organised crime — establishment of a Criminal Intelligence Fusion Capability.................................................................................................... 108

National Security — Pacific Police Development program — inclusion of Tonga and Vanuatu........................................................................................................... 109

National Security — Regional law enforcement counter-terrorism liaison and capacity building — continuation ........................................................................... 109

National Security — telecommunications interception capability — continuation ......110 National Security — Timor-Leste Police Development program — continuation ....... 110 National Security — United Nations Mission in Timor-Leste — continued contribution............................................................................................................. 111

Northern Territory policing presence — staged transition ..........................................112

Personal Property Securities Register — additional resourcing .................................112 Reducing the impact and incidence of missing persons cases — continuation ......... 113

Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy.......................................114

Australian Broadband Guarantee — refocusing ......................................................... 114

Community broadcasters’ transition to digital television ............................................. 114

Cyber-safety enhancement ......................................................................................... 115

Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy — program efficiencies............................................................................................... 116

Digital Television Switchover — Regional Blackspot Solution....................................116

National Broadband Network — implementation ........................................................117

NBN Co Limited — regulatory framework................................................................... 118

Climate Change and Energy Efficiency ..................................................................119

Climate change — Foundation Campaign ..................................................................119

Energy Efficient Homes program — modifications ..................................................... 119

Green Loans program — redesign.............................................................................. 120

Overseas development assistance — climate change — International Climate Change Adaptation Initiative .................................................................................. 121

Overseas development assistance — climate change — International Forest Carbon Initiative ..................................................................................................... 121

Overseas development assistance — climate change — multilateral climate change financing .................................................................................................... 122

Renewable Energy Target — enhancement............................................................... 123

Cross Portfolio .......................................................................................................... 124

Renewable Energy Future Fund ................................................................................. 124

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Defence ...................................................................................................................... 125

Afghanistan — enhancement of force protection measures for Australian troops ..... 125 Australian Government personnel security vetting — centralisation ..........................126 Middle East Area of Operations — continuation and enhancement of Australia’s military contribution ................................................................................................ 126

Middle East Area of Operations — infrastructure development..................................127 Solomon Islands — continued Australian Defence Force assistance to the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI)...................................127

Timor Leste — reduction in the number of Australian Defence Force personnel deployed................................................................................................................. 127

Timor-Leste — continuation of Australia’s commitment to helping to maintain security and stability............................................................................................... 128

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations ...............................................129

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Action Plan ......................................129

Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority programs — consolidation .......................................................................................................... 129

Australian Learning and Teaching Council — reduction in funding ............................ 130 Boys Education National Initiative — abolition............................................................ 130

Budget Base Funded Child Care Services — improved standards ............................131 Building the Education Revolution — Implementation Taskforce ...............................131 Centre for International Finance and Regulation — establishment ............................ 132 Child Care Rebate — return the annual cap of $7,500 and pause indexation ...........132 Child Care Services Support program — streamlining administration........................133 Clean Sustainable Skills package — Green Skills Agreement — implementation..... 133 Disability Employment Services — assistance to job seekers with an intellectual

disability ................................................................................................................. 134

Disability Employment Services — information technology........................................134

Disability Employment Services — streamlined access to employment assistance .............................................................................................................. 135

Drought assistance — Assistance for Isolated Children Scheme — extension ......... 135 Enhanced scrutiny of the financial viability of the largest long day care providers — new framework .................................................................................................. 136

Fair Work system — trade union education foundation grant.....................................136

Family Day Care Start Up Payment — cessation .......................................................137

Graduate Skills Assessment — cessation of funding .................................................137

Indigenous public sector employment strategy for non-Australian Public Service agencies................................................................................................................. 137

Insulation workers adjustment package...................................................................... 138

Job Capacity Account — one-off reduction.................................................................138

Job Capacity Assessment — more efficient and accurate assessments for Disability Support Pension and employment services ...........................................139

Job Ready program — onshore international graduates in trade occupations — new skills assessment............................................................................................ 140

Jobs and Training Compact — savings from Jobs Fund ............................................141

Loan to GoodStart for purchase of ABC Learning Centres ........................................141

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National Quality Agenda for Early Childhood Education and Care — Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority — establishment....................... 142 National Quality Agenda for Early Childhood Education and Care — National Childcare Accreditation Council and Accreditation Decision Review

Committee — cessation......................................................................................... 143

National Quality Agenda for Early Childhood Education and Care — National Partnership implementation ................................................................................... 143

National Quality Agenda for Early Childhood Education and Care — National Partnership transition support ................................................................................ 144

National School Chaplaincy program — extension.....................................................145

National workplace relations system for the private sector — implementation ..........146 Neighbourhood Model Occasional Care — cease funding assistance provided to State and Territory Governments........................................................................... 147

Occupational Health and Safety Regulation — additional funding .............................147 Productive Ageing Package ........................................................................................ 148

School Enrolment and Attendance Trial — continuation ............................................148

Skills for Sustainable Growth — A Training System for the Future — A National Entitlement to a Quality Training Place.................................................................. 149

Skills for Sustainable Growth — A Training System for the Future — MySkills website ................................................................................................................... 150

Skills for Sustainable Growth — A Training System for the Future — National Vocational Education and Training Regulator — establishment ...........................151 Skills for Sustainable Growth — A Training System for the Future — Quality Skills Incentive ....................................................................................................... 152

Skills for Sustainable Growth — Fast-Track Apprenticeships — redirection of funding ................................................................................................................... 152

Skills for Sustainable Growth — Foundation Skills Package — language, literacy and numeracy for job seekers — expansion ......................................................... 153

Skills for Sustainable Growth — Foundation Skills Package — National Core Skills and Outreach Project.................................................................................... 153

Skills for Sustainable Growth — Foundation Skills package — workplace and community language, literacy and numeracy — expansion ..................................154

Skills for Sustainable Growth — Innovation Employer Incentive for Australian Apprentices — redirection of funding..................................................................... 155

Skills for Sustainable Growth — National Audit and Registration Agency and National Quality Council — redirection of funding .................................................155

Skills for Sustainable Growth — Productivity Places Program National Partnership — redirection of funding ..................................................................... 156

Skills for Sustainable Growth — Productivity Places Programs — redirection...........156 Skills for Sustainable Growth — Securing Australian Apprenticeships through Registered Training Organisations — redirection of funding.................................157 Skills for Sustainable Growth — Skills for Recovery — Apprenticeship Kickstart

Bonus II .................................................................................................................. 157

Skills for Sustainable Growth — Skills for Recovery — Critical Skills Investment Fund ....................................................................................................................... 158

Skills for Sustainable Growth — Skills for Recovery — smarter apprenticeships ......158

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Skills for the Carbon Challenge — Skills for Sustainability Incentive Pilot — discontinuation ....................................................................................................... 159

Student income support — establishment of a Rural Tertiary Hardship Fund ........... 160 Student income support — extending eligibility ..........................................................160

Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts............................................................162

Australia Business Arts Foundation — continuation ...................................................162

Australia Council — continuation of base funding ......................................................162

Australia-Antarctica Airlink — continuation .................................................................162

Business Skills for Visual Artists (Cultural Development Program element) — termination ............................................................................................................. 163

Business Skills for Visual Artists (National Arts and Crafts Industry Support element) — continuation ........................................................................................ 163

Caring for our Country — reducing duplication...........................................................163

Commonwealth Environment Research Facilities Program — reduction in funding ................................................................................................................... 164

Contemporary Music Touring program — continuation ..............................................164

CONTROL: The Business of Music Management — establishment ..........................164 Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts — further efficiencies ............................................................................................................. 165

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority — ensuring the resilience of the reef........ 165 National Indigenous Television — continuation ..........................................................166

National Plan for Environmental Information — establishment .................................. 166 National Waste Policy — implementation ................................................................... 167

Point Nepean — University of Melbourne rental guarantee — termination................ 167 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards — expansion .......................................................... 168

Regional Marine Planning — continuation.................................................................. 168

Water for the Future — National Rainwater and Greywater initiative — reduced funding ................................................................................................................... 169

Water for the Future — National Urban Water and Desalination Plan — reduced funding ................................................................................................................... 169

Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs .......................170 A new scheme of income management in the Northern Territory ..............................170 Act of Grace Payments — ongoing arrangements .....................................................171

Adventure playgrounds ............................................................................................... 172

Bulk Verification of Community Housing Rent ............................................................172

Community Development Employment Projects — indexation reform ....................... 173 Community Development Employment Projects — redirection ..................................173 Community engagement strategy for people with disability........................................173

Drought assistance — Family Support Drought Response Teams program — extension................................................................................................................ 174

Family Relationship Services for Carers — continuation............................................174

Family Tax Benefit Non-lodger Fortnightly Payment Prohibition — more flexible arrangements ......................................................................................................... 175

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Family Tax Benefit Part A — improved participation requirements for 16 to 20 year olds................................................................................................................. 176

Home Ownership Program — transfer of funding from the Home Ownership on Indigenous Land Program...................................................................................... 176

Income management in cases of child neglect and by voluntary choice — continuation of trial ................................................................................................. 177

Indigenous Communities Strategic Investment program — reduction........................ 178 Indigenous Land Corporation — new funding arrangements .....................................178

National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples — establishment...............................179 National Disability Strategy — coordination................................................................179

National Find and Connect Service for the Forgotten Australians and former child migrants ......................................................................................................... 180

NSW Mid-North Coast floods — assistance for March 2009 event ............................181 NSW Mid-North Coast floods — assistance for November 2009 event ..................... 181 Paid Parental Leave — implementation...................................................................... 182

Reform of Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) program in the Torres Strait ..................................................................................................... 183

Remote Service Delivery National Partnership Flexible Funding Pool — establishment ......................................................................................................... 184

Samoan tsunami and Sumatran earthquakes — assistance...................................... 184

Social Security Appeals Tribunal — training...............................................................185

South West Queensland floods — assistance............................................................ 185

Special Disability Trusts — greater accessibility......................................................... 186

Streamlining notification processes for compensation recipients ...............................187 Victorian storms — assistance.................................................................................... 187

Weekly income support payments to vulnerable Australians .....................................188

Western Australian bushfires — assistance ............................................................... 188

Finance and Deregulation ........................................................................................ 190

Australian Electoral Commission — funding for the forthcoming federal election ...... 190 Central Budget Management System — comprehensive redevelopment .................. 190 Data centre strategy — whole-of-government procurement arrangements................ 191 Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters — implementation of

recommendations................................................................................................... 191

Major office machines — whole-of-government procurement arrangements.............192 Superannuation governance and administration reform............................................. 192

Sydney Airports Corporation Limited (SACL) stamp duty litigation — additional funding for trial and judgement review ................................................................... 193

Travel services — additional savings from whole-of-government procurement ......... 193

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Foreign Affairs and Trade ........................................................................................ 194

Australia’s civilian engagement in Afghanistan — an integrated whole-of-government approach ............................................................................. 194

Australian Trade Commission — extension of TradeStart..........................................195

Australia’s Contribution to the Antarctic Treaty Secretariat ........................................195

Baghdad Embassy — transition towards civilian security arrangements ................... 196 Enhancing Australia’s engagement with India ............................................................197

National Security — enhanced intelligence capability ................................................198

National Security — Improved Passport Integrity and Strengthened Issuance Systems ................................................................................................................. 198

Overseas development assistance — climate change — bilateral partnerships........199 Overseas development assistance — contribution to stabilisation in northern Sri Lanka ..................................................................................................................... 199

Overseas development assistance — development accessible to all ........................ 200 Overseas development assistance — development partnership with Indonesia .......201 Overseas development assistance — enhancing education ......................................202

Overseas development assistance — GNI methodology change ..............................202 Overseas development assistance — increased assistance to Africa ....................... 203 Overseas development assistance — investing in health ..........................................203

Smartraveller information campaign — continuation ..................................................204

Health and Ageing..................................................................................................... 205

Addressing domestic violence — continuing training for health workers in regional and rural areas ......................................................................................... 205

Aged care — meeting demand for high-level aged care ............................................ 205

Aged care assessment teams — continuation of funding...........................................206

Aged care assessments — improving access and entry — continuation of funding ................................................................................................................... 207

Australian Sports Commission — investing in Australia’s sporting success............... 208 Bernie Banton Foundation — donation....................................................................... 209

Better access to radiation oncology services — further efficiency..............................209 Blood products — assessing new listings................................................................... 209

COAG Health Services — aligning services in rural and remote areas — more efficient arrangements............................................................................................ 210

Combating illicit drug use — continuation of media campaign funding ...................... 210 Combating petrol sniffing — expanding the supply and uptake of Opal fuel .............. 211 Community Care Grants and Flexible Care Grants — further efficiency .................... 211 Department of Health and Ageing grant programs — reprioritisation......................... 212 Drought assistance — Mental Health Support for Drought-Affected Communities

program — extension............................................................................................. 212

Fifth Community Pharmacy Agreement ...................................................................... 212

Health Workforce — supporting nurses back into the workforce — redirection of funding ................................................................................................................... 214

Jigsaw Foundation — support for craniofacial surgery............................................... 215

Medicare Benefits Schedule — restructure of items to provide better primary care services .......................................................................................................... 215

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Medicare Benefits Schedule — new and revised listings ...........................................216

Medicare Benefits Schedule — rebates for cataract-related items — revision .......... 217 Medicare Benefits Schedule — removal of practice accreditation requirements for General Practice Focussed Psychological Strategies services........................ 217 Medicare Benefits Schedule — revision of access for specialist consultation

items....................................................................................................................... 218

National Binge Drinking Strategy — expansion .......................................................... 218

National Cord Blood Collection Network — continuation and increased funding .......219 National Health and Hospitals Network — Aged care — expand access to multi-purpose services ........................................................................................... 219

National Health and Hospitals Network — Aged care — expansion of zero real interest loans.......................................................................................................... 220

National Health and Hospitals Network — Aged care — improving access to General Practice and primary health care ............................................................. 221

National Health and Hospitals Network — Aged care — improving the viability of community care providers...................................................................................... 221

National Health and Hospitals Network — Aged care — increasing business efficiency ................................................................................................................ 222

National Health and Hospitals Network — Aged care — protecting savings ............. 222 National Health and Hospitals Network — Aged care — strengthening arrangements for complaints ................................................................................. 223

National Health and Hospitals Network — Aged care — supporting long stay older patients.......................................................................................................... 223

National Health and Hospitals Network — Building the foundations for reform — information and awareness.................................................................................... 224

National Health and Hospitals Network — eHealth — personally controlled electronic health records........................................................................................ 225

National Health and Hospitals Network — expansion of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care................................................226

National Health and Hospitals Network — General practice and primary care — coordinated diabetes care...................................................................................... 226

National Health and Hospitals Network — General practice and primary care — establishing Medicare Locals and improving access to after hours primary care ........................................................................................................................ 227

National Health and Hospitals Network — General practice and primary care — improved primary care infrastructure ..................................................................... 228

National Health and Hospitals Network — General practice and primary care — improving access to primary care .......................................................................... 229

National Health and Hospitals Network — Hospitals — activity based funding ......... 229 National Health and Hospitals Network — Hospitals — flexible funding for emergency departments, elective surgery and sub-acute care.............................230 National Health and Hospitals Network — Hospitals — four hour national access

target for emergency departments — facilitation and reward funding ................... 230 National Health and Hospitals Network — Hospitals — four hour national access targets for emergency departments — capital funding ..........................................231

National Health and Hospitals Network — Hospitals — improving access to elective surgery — capital funding ......................................................................... 231

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National Health and Hospitals Network — Hospitals — improving access to elective surgery — facilitation and reward funding ................................................232

National Health and Hospitals Network — Hospitals — new sub-acute hospital beds........................................................................................................................ 233

National Health and Hospitals Network — Independent Hospital Pricing Authority ...233 National Health and Hospitals Network — Mental health — additional mental health nurses.......................................................................................................... 234

National Health and Hospitals Network — Mental health — expanding the Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre model ...........................................234

National Health and Hospitals Network — Mental health — flexible care packages for patients with severe mental illnesses...............................................235

National Health and Hospitals Network — Mental health — more youth friendly services .................................................................................................................. 235

National Health and Hospitals Network — National Performance Authority .............. 236 National Health and Hospitals Network — Prevention — national tobacco campaign — more targeted approach ................................................................... 237

National Health and Hospitals Network — Prevention — plain packaging of tobacco products.................................................................................................... 237

National Health and Hospitals Network — rebalancing financial responsibility in the federation ......................................................................................................... 238

National Health and Hospitals Network — Workforce — building nursing careers .... 239 National Health and Hospitals Network — Workforce — expanding clinical placement scholarships for allied health students .................................................240

National Health and Hospitals Network — Workforce — exploring regulation of the personal care workforce................................................................................... 240

National Health and Hospitals Network — Workforce — more general practice training rotations for junior doctors......................................................................... 241

National Health and Hospitals Network — Workforce — more places on the General Practice Training Program ....................................................................... 241

National Health and Hospitals Network — Workforce — nurse practitioners.............242 National Health and Hospitals Network — Workforce — research into aged care staffing levels ......................................................................................................... 242

National Health and Hospitals Network — Workforce — rural locum scheme for allied health professionals...................................................................................... 243

National Health and Hospitals Network — Workforce — rural locum scheme for nurses .................................................................................................................... 243

National Health and Hospitals Network — Workforce — support for practice nurses .................................................................................................................... 244

National Health and Hospitals Network — Workforce — supporting a professional aged care workforce .......................................................................... 244

National Health and Hospitals Network — Workforce — training and education incentive payments ................................................................................................ 245

National Health and Hospitals Network — Workforce — training specialist doctors ................................................................................................................... 246

National Male Health Policy — Building on the strengths of Australian males........... 246 Penrith Valley Sports Hub — contribution................................................................... 247

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Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme — biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs — more cost-effective arrangements........................................................... 247

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme — community information on generic medicines ............................................................................................................... 248

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme — further pricing reform........................................248

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme — minor new listings............................................. 250

Port Augusta magnetic resonance imaging unit — discontinuation............................ 251 Practice Incentives Program — changes to incentive payments for cervical cancer screening.................................................................................................... 251

Private health insurance — supporting lifetime health cover......................................252

Professional Services Review — supporting more investigations of inappropriate practice................................................................................................................... 252

Revised arrangements for efficient funding of chemotherapy drugs .......................... 253 Rural Health — additional funding for cataract surgery ..............................................253

Type 1 Diabetes Insulin Pump program — increased subsidies ................................254 Western Australia’s Children’s Health Telethon — donation ......................................255

Human Services ........................................................................................................ 256

An Innovation and Higher Education System for the 21st Century — Student income support — additional funding for service delivery .....................................256

Child Support Income Estimates — transitional arrangements and long-term solution................................................................................................................... 257

Drought assistance — mobile service and rural servicing support — extension........ 257 Fraud prevention and compliance — Centrelink debts — improvements to the tax garnishee process............................................................................................ 258

Fraud prevention and compliance — Centrelink debts — review of non-standard debt repayment rates ............................................................................................. 259

Fraud prevention and compliance — enhanced capability for Centrelink to detect and respond to emerging fraud risks ..................................................................... 259

Fraud prevention and compliance — improving compliance with child support obligations .............................................................................................................. 260

Fraud prevention and compliance — new approaches to reduce fraud and support compliance ................................................................................................ 260

Jobs and Training Compact — improved participation requirements for 15-20 year olds — additional funding for service delivery ............................................... 261

Jobs and Training Compact — Youth Attainment and Transitions National Partnership — additional funding........................................................................... 261

Medicare Australia — continuation of funding for Medicare Australia Access Points ..................................................................................................................... 262

Secure and sustainable pension reform — additional funding for service delivery .... 262

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Immigration and Citizenship .................................................................................... 263

Border Security — biometrics for border and visa processing....................................263

Border Security — engagement with Indonesia..........................................................263

Border Security — Regional Movement Alert System — continuation ....................... 264 Department of Immigration and Citizenship — efficiency improvements ................... 264 Grant to the Refugee Council of Australia .................................................................. 265

Indexation reform — settlement services for migrants and refugees .........................265 Migration Program — allocation of places for 2010-11...............................................266

Migration program — General Skilled Migration eligibility changes............................266 Mirrabooka Multicultural Centre .................................................................................. 267

Offshore Asylum Seeker Management — officer deployment to Afghanistan............267 Systems for People — ongoing maintenance funding ................................................268

Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government.........269 Additional aviation capacity for the Sydney region — development of an Aviation Strategic Plan......................................................................................................... 269

Aviation Safety — Civil Aviation Safety Authority funding strategy.............................269 Civil Aviation Safety Authority — strengthened capability .......................................... 270

Local government payments — accelerating payments ............................................. 270

Moorebank Intermodal Terminal — implementation strategy .....................................271

Nation Building Program — road infrastructure — Anthony’s Cutting and Western Ring Road................................................................................................ 271

Nation Building Program — road infrastructure — Douglas Arterial Road ................. 272 Nation Building Program — road infrastructure — Holbrook Bypass ......................... 272 Nation Building Program — road infrastructure — Ipswich Motorway........................272 Nation Building Program — road infrastructure — Superway and Northern

Expressway............................................................................................................ 273

Nation Building Program — road infrastructure — Tiger Brennan Drive .................... 273 National Transport Regulators — establishment ........................................................274

Regional and Local Community Infrastructure program and Local Government Reform Fund — administration .............................................................................. 275

Remote Aviation Infrastructure Fund — priority airstrips upgrades ............................275

Innovation, Industry, Science and Research .........................................................276

Australian Business Number and Business Names Registration System — expansion............................................................................................................... 276

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation — additional funding for decommissioning costs..................................................................................... 277

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation — efficiency dividend .....277 Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation — repatriation of waste...................................................................................................................... 278

Cairns Institute Tropical Innovation Hub — contribution............................................. 278

Commonwealth Australian National University Strategic Relationship.......................279 Enhanced and amalgamated mediation services for the Franchising Code of Conduct, the Horticulture Code of Conduct, the Oilcode, and the Produce and Grocery Industry Code of Conduct ........................................................................ 280

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Green Car Innovation Fund — reduction in funding ...................................................281

Textile, Clothing and Footwear Strategic Capability program — additional funding ................................................................................................................... 281

Parliamentary Departments ..................................................................................... 282

Joint Select Committee on Cyber-Safety .................................................................... 282

Operation Sunlight — development of policies by non-Government parties ..............282

Prime Minister and Cabinet...................................................................................... 283

Australian Public Service Reform................................................................................ 283

COAG Reform Council — review of capital city strategic planning systems .............. 283 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2011................................................284

Commonwealth Ombudsman — Christmas Island processing oversight — continuation............................................................................................................ 284

Commonwealth Ombudsman — enhanced role for international students ................ 285 Council of Australian Governments reform agenda — additional funding.................. 285 Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet — additional funding......................... 286 Independent review of the Intelligence Community .................................................... 286

National Archives of Australia — continued presence in states and territories .......... 287 NBN Co Limited — financial statements audit ............................................................ 287

Office of the Coordinator-General — continued operations........................................288

Resources, Energy and Tourism............................................................................. 289

China Approved Destination Status scheme — continuation .....................................289

FutureGen Alliance — not proceed with membership ................................................289

Geoscience Australia — additional resourcing ........................................................... 290

Montara — Commission of Inquiry.............................................................................. 290

National Tourism Accreditation Framework — establishment ....................................291

Treasury ..................................................................................................................... 292

Film tax offsets — change in eligibility ........................................................................ 292

Implementation of Unfair Contract Terms Provisions of the Australian Consumer Law......................................................................................................................... 292

Petrol Commissioner and formal monitoring of petrol prices — continuation.............293 Population Strategy..................................................................................................... 293

Queensland Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal — Commonwealth contribution ......... 294 Renewable Energy Target — industry reviews...........................................................294

St James Ethics Centre — additional funding............................................................. 295

Standard Business Reporting — ongoing funding ...................................................... 296

Stronger, fairer, simpler tax reform — development and implementation ..................297 Stronger, Fairer, Simpler tax reform — Infrastructure Fund .......................................297

Stronger, fairer, simpler tax reform — resource exploration refundable tax offset .....297 Superannuation — permanent reduction to the superannuation co-contribution matching rate and maximum payable .................................................................... 298

Superannuation co-contribution — enhancing administration ....................................298

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Superannuation co-contribution — pause to the indexation of the income threshold for two years........................................................................................... 299

Sustaining the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal’s capabilities ............................ 299

Veterans’ Affairs........................................................................................................ 300

Centenary of ANZAC — seed funding ........................................................................ 300

Clarke Review — lower the age to establish domicile to under 21 years for British Commonwealth and Allied veterans ...........................................................300

Clarke Review — provide Australian Defence Force British nuclear test participants with compensation equivalent to non-warlike or hazardous service.................................................................................................................... 301

Clarke Review — reclassify submarine special operations that were conducted in the period 1978 to 1992 as warlike service........................................................301

Extend qualifying service to service in Ubon for the period 31 May 1962 to 27 July 1962........................................................................................................... 302

F-111 Deseal/Reseal maintenance workers — further support..................................303 Preventable Admissions and Improved Community Care program............................ 304 Veterans’ Ambulance Travel Funding — changed fee arrangements ........................305 War Widow/er pension — removal of entitlement for new claimants who enter a

de facto relationship............................................................................................... 305

Part 3: Capital Measures .......................................................................................... 307

Attorney-General’s.................................................................................................... 315

High Court of Australia — addressing occupational health and safety and structural issues ..................................................................................................... 315

National Security — Combating organised crime — enhanced analytical capability ................................................................................................................ 315

Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy.......................................316

Australian Broadcasting Corporation — additional capital funding.............................316

Defence ...................................................................................................................... 317

Reprogramming of funding to better align with Defence’s requirements .................... 317

Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts............................................................318

Australian National Maritime Museum — multi-purpose education and public programs facility ..................................................................................................... 318

National Museum of Australia — extension of administration building ....................... 318 Water for the Future — accelerated water buy-backs for the Murray-Darling Basin ...................................................................................................................... 319

Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs .......................320 Aboriginal Hostels Limited — upgrades and repairs...................................................320

Finance and Deregulation ........................................................................................ 321

Cocos (Keeling) Islands runway — refurbishment......................................................321

Information and Communication Technology Business-as-Usual Reinvestment Fund ....................................................................................................................... 321

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Health and Ageing..................................................................................................... 323

National Health and Hospitals Network — Aged care — one-stop shops.................. 323 National Health and Hospitals Network — Aged care — reform of roles and responsibilities — Home and Community Care and related programs.................. 324 National Medical Stockpile — replenishment..............................................................325

Immigration and Citizenship .................................................................................... 326

Immigration detention facilities — expanded accommodation....................................326

Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government.........327 Australian Rail Track Corporation — investment ........................................................327

Australian Rail Track Corporation — new projects to improve productivity................ 328

Innovation, Industry, Science and Research .........................................................329

National Measurement Institute — maintenance of Pymble facility............................ 329

Parliamentary Departments ..................................................................................... 330

Parliament House security — upgrade ....................................................................... 330

Treasury ..................................................................................................................... 331

James Hardie Asbestos Compensation Fund.............................................................331

Overseas development assistance — World Bank — increased capital for the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) .......................... 332

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