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Budget 2012 - 2013: Budget Paper No. 2: Part 2: Expense Measures



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Part 2: Expense Measures

Table 2: Expense measures since the 2011-12 MYEFO(a) Page 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

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AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND FORESTRY

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

77 Australian wine industry - support - 1.4 1.1 - -

77 Australian Year of the Farmer - contribution - - - - -

267 Caring for our Country - continuation -0.3 -2.5 - - -

9 Changes to agricultural production levies(b) -0.1 1.0 1.6 3.1 3.2

77 Climate Change Adjustment Program (Transitional Income Support) - redirection - - - - -

Drought Assistance

78 - additional funding for Exceptional Circumstances Exit Grants - - - - -

78 - Transitional Farm Family Payment - extension - 12.0 7.7 - -

79 Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations - reduced funding -2.9 - - - -

Reforming Australia’s Biosecurity System

79 - maintaining core biosecurity operations - 38.2 38.6 32.6 31.0

295 - new Post-Entry Quarantine facility(c) - 5.6 6.0 9.4 9.5

80 Western Australia Drought Pilot - additional funding for Farm Family Support 1.7 - - - -

Portfolio total -1.6 55.7 54.9 45.0 43.7

ATTORNEY-GENERAL’S

Attorney-General’s Department

282 Anzac Centenary Program 2014-18 - 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3

10 Court fee increases(b) - - - - -

84 Document Verification Service - extension to the private sector - - 1.7 2.1 2.3

85 Indigenous Law and Justice Programs - redirection of funding - -6.5 -5.7 -5.8 -5.9

254 National Disaster Recovery Taskforce - extension - - 1.0 - -

Natural Disaster Recovery and Rebuilding

88 - assistance to Toowoomba City Council - - - - -

88 - donation to Queensland flood appeal - - - - -

88 - New Zealand Special Category Visa Holders Ex-Gratia Payments - - - - -

90 Official development assistance - Pacific Police Development Program - continuation - 1.7 1.7 2.2 2.3

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ATTORNEY-GENERAL’S (continued)

127 Social and Community Services - Queensland pay equity regulation - back pay 1.1 1.1 0.9 - -

149 Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory - community safety and justice - 30.0 nfp nfp nfp

43 Tax compliance - maintaining the cross agency approach to preventing abuse of secrecy jurisdictions (Project Wickenby)(b) - 0.1 0.5 0.5 -

Various Agencies

10 Court fee increases(b) - 1.7 0.9 0.9 0.9

Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity

81 Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity - resource transfer - 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8

Australian Crime Commission

149 Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory - community safety and justice - 2.6 nfp nfp nfp

43 Tax compliance - maintaining the cross agency approach to preventing abuse of secrecy jurisdictions (Project Wickenby)(b) - 1.6 2.1 1.9 -

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

81 Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity - resource transfer - -0.8 -0.8 -0.8 -0.8

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

81 - Increased use of SmartGate capability - -3.3 -5.2 -5.4 -5.9

81 - Long Term Ashmore Reef Capability - 0.5 4.2 7.6 7.5

85 Illegal Foreign Fishing in Northern Waters - efficiencies - -1.5 -1.5 -1.5 -1.5

86 Maritime Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Capability - share arrangement for Southern Ocean surveillance - - - 6.4 6.5

Australian Federal Police

Australian Federal Police

82 - International Deployment Group - efficiencies - -2.1 -2.1 -2.1 -2.1

82 - slowing recruitment of additional sworn officers - -12.5 -5.7 -7.8 -

82 - continued deployment to the United Nations Mission in Cyprus - 0.9 - - -

83 - forensic facility - -0.1 -0.1 .. -

160 Australia’s civilian engagement in Afghanistan - an integrated whole-of-government approach - continuation - 25.2 25.7 - -

Official development assistance

89 - extension of AFP commitment to the UN Mission in Timor-Leste - 3.4 - - -

90 - Pacific Police Development Program - continuation - 21.4 21.5 22.3 23.2

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ATTORNEY-GENERAL’S (continued)

149 Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory - community safety and justice - 0.7 nfp nfp nfp

43 Tax compliance - maintaining the cross agency approach to preventing abuse of secrecy jurisdictions (Project Wickenby)(b) - - 5.2 5.1 -

Australian Human Rights Commission

85 Economic Potential of Senior Australians - countering negative stereotypes and promoting positive media portrayal of older Australians - 0.5 0.7 0.6 0.4

86 National Children’s Commissioner - establishment - 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9

Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre

43 Tax compliance - maintaining the cross agency approach to preventing abuse of secrecy jurisdictions (Project Wickenby)(b) - 0.5 1.0 1.0 -

Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions

43 Tax compliance - maintaining the cross agency approach to preventing abuse of secrecy jurisdictions (Project Wickenby)(b) - 0.6 3.7 3.7 -

83 Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions - additional funding - 8.8 - - -

CrimTrac Agency

84 CrimTrac - Ceasing Interest Equivalency Payments - -4.6 -4.6 -4.6 -4.6

Federal Court of Australia

87 National Native Title Tribunal reform - increased efficiencies - 19.7 19.4 19.5 19.7

Insolvency and Trustee Service Australia

83 Confiscated Assets Account - deferral of expenditure - -13.5 -13.5 -13.5 -17.8

National Native Title Tribunal

87 National Native Title Tribunal reform - increased efficiencies - -24.4 -24.1 -24.2 -24.4

Portfolio total 1.1 53.5 28.6 9.8 1.7

BROADBAND, COMMUNICATIONS AND THE DIGITAL ECONOMY

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

91 Audio description services - trial 1.5 - - - -

91 Australian Broadcasting Corporation - regional radio services - 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7

92 Digital Productivity - Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Digital Classroom - National Online Education Portal - - - - -

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BROADBAND, COMMUNICATIONS AND THE DIGITAL ECONOMY (continued)

94 Digital Television Switchover - spectrum restacking - nfp nfp nfp nfp

97 Spectrum - support for clearance of the 2.5 GHz band - 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4

Australian Communications and Media Authority

94 Digital Television Switchover - spectrum restacking - - 2.1 1.1 -

Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

93 Digital Productivity - putting museums online for public access - - - - -

94 Digital Television Switchover - spectrum restacking 16.5 39.7 43.9 10.7 -

National Broadband Network

95 - regional and remote information 20.0 - - - -

95 - support for NBN Co-Telstra Definitive Agreements - - - - -

97 Spectrum - support for clearance of the 2.5 GHz band - 15.2 23.2 1.5 -

97 Terrestrial Equalisation: Additional Services Assistance Plan - rationalisation -2.1 - - - -

Special Broadcasting Service Corporation

94 Digital Television Switchover - spectrum restacking - nfp nfp nfp nfp

Special Broadcasting Service Corporation

96 - additional funding - 13.4 21.2 26.3 26.2

96 - free-to-air Indigenous television service - 12.3 15.6 15.9 16.3

Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency

98 Untimed Local Calls in the Extended Zones - continuation - 1.5 - - -

Portfolio total 36.0 83.2 106.9 56.6 43.6

CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency

99 Building energy efficiency - additional funding - 0.6 0.8 0.8 0.6

99 Climate Change Adaptation Program - extension - 3.0 - - -

100 National Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Program - establishment - 4.1 16.0 17.3 17.6

42 Tax Breaks for Green Buildings - closure(b) -0.8 -4.2 -4.2 -4.0 -2.0

Portfolio total -0.8 3.5 12.6 14.1 16.2

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CROSS PORTFOLIO

Various Agencies

101 Australian Intelligence Community - reprioritisation - -20.4 -20.4 -20.4 -20.4

114 Liquid assets waiting period - amendment - 1.2 1.1 1.0 1.0

Personal income tax

35 - do not proceed with 50 per cent tax discount for interest income(b) - -7.3 -32.9 -43.2 -40.8

36 - do not proceed with standard deduction(b) - -2.5 -80.8 -197.4 -190.3

146 Replacing the Education Tax Refund with a Schoolkids Bonus 3.8 10.7 9.8 9.7 10.1

128 Spreading the Benefits of the Boom - new income support supplement - 39.3 67.7 68.8 70.4

302 Whole-of-Government Parliamentary Workflow Solution(c) - - - - -10.3

Portfolio total 3.8 22.8 -54.6 -180.7 -179.4

DEFENCE

Department of Defence

102 Afghanistan - enhanced detainee management framework - - - - -

102 Coastal Surveillance - continuation of Operation Resolute - - - - -

298 Defence - efficiencies and reprogramming(c) - -96.6 -162.6 -113.7 -170.4

103 Middle East Area of Operations - continuation of Australia’s military contribution - 911.5 212.3 131.5 50.0

284 Review of Military Compensation Arrangements - Government response - - 1.2 1.2 1.2

104 Solomon Islands - continued Australian Defence Force assistance to the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands - 43.1 1.4 1.1 -

104 Timor-Leste - continuation of Australia’s commitment to helping to maintain security and stability - 78.4 -0.1 0.6 -

Portfolio total - 936.4 52.1 20.6 -119.2

EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND WORKPLACE RELATIONS

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

106 Adjustment to the HECS-HELP Benefit for Early Childhood Education Teachers - - - - -

107 Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority - additional funding - 6.2 5.1 3.0 2.7

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EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND WORKPLACE RELATIONS (continued)

107 Automotive Industry Structural Adjustment Package - Labour Market Element - continuation - - - - -

108 BackTrack - contribution 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 -

108 Bribie Island Youth Camp Facilities - one-off grant 1.9 - - - -

109 Building Australia’s Future Workforce - changes to ABSTUDY eligibility - -0.7 -1.3 -1.4 -1.4

135 Cape York Welfare Reform Trial - extension - 1.0 1.0 - -

109 Clontarf Foundation and Engagement Strategies for Indigenous students - 1.9 2.0 0.9 -

135 Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) program - continuation of grandfathered wage arrangements -1.4 -38.8 -36.3 -35.3 -35.3

92 Digital Productivity - Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Digital Classroom - National Online Education Portal - - - - -

Economic Potential of Senior Australians

110 - employment assistance - 5.3 6.6 9.0 8.5

111 - ‘Experience+ Training’, ‘On-the-Job Support’ and ‘Job Transition Support’ programs - cessation - -8.5 -7.9 - -

111 Employment Services Arrangements - Job Placement Fee - changes to activity requirements and arrangements - -40.8 -42.3 -40.6 -38.8

139 Family Tax Benefit Part A - change to age of eligibility - 1.2 2.7 2.5 2.6

Fraud prevention and compliance

209 - increase in compliance review activity - -26.0 -26.1 -13.1 -

211 - increased recovery of high value non-current customer debt - - - - -

212 - new compliance data sources - -6.9 -13.8 -13.9 -14.0

112 Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters - 10.0 13.6 16.3 15.8

113 Job Services Australia Outcome Payments - simplification - -7.3 -12.0 -12.6 -12.4

113 Jobs, Education and Training Child Care Fee Assistance Program - introduction of a package of reforms - 33.6 37.1 61.7 85.2

114 Liquid assets waiting period - amendment - - 12.0 12.0 12.0

230 Mathematics and science - increasing participation in schools and universities -2.0 0.6 4.7 4.7 4.5

115 Mature Age Participation - job seeker assistance - 1.9 5.4 7.7 10.7

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EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND WORKPLACE RELATIONS (continued)

141 Means test exemptions for the Western Australian Country Fuel Card and the Cost of Living Rebate Scheme - extension - 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

115 National Career Development Strategy under the National Partnership Agreement on Youth Attainment and Transitions - cessation -5.8 -7.6 -3.7 - -

116 Parenting Payment - changed eligibility for 1 July 2006 grandfathered recipients - -128.9 -207.8 -161.0 -227.0

144 Portability of Australian Government Payments - -0.9 -1.9 -2.0 -2.0

117 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Essay Competition - establishment - - - - -

118 Remote Jobs and Communities Program - establishment - 6.3 116.2 108.2 162.7

119 Review of Funding for Schooling - additional work - 5.1 0.7 - -

147 School Enrolment and Attendance in Queensland - continuation - 0.3 0.8 - -

Schools

120 - Australian Baccalaureate - postpone development - - -2.2 -4.5 -1.9

120 - Digital Education Revolution - project pool - redirection -24.4 - - - -

121 - National Rewards for Great Teachers - amendment - - - - -

121 - National Trade Cadetships - postponement -3.1 -9.4 - - -

122 - One Laptop per Child Australia 11.7 - - - -

122 - Reward Payments for School Improvement - reduction - - - -4.4 -8.9

123 - Student Resilience and Wellbeing Program - establishment -1.3 -2.1 -2.4 -4.4 -

123 - Supporting implementation of the More Support for Students with Disabilities Initiative -0.5 -0.3 .. - -

124 - Teach Next Program changes -2.1 .. .. - -

125 - Teach Remote - Stage Two - 3.3 5.7 5.3 -

126 Seasonal Labour Mobility Program with Pacific Island Countries and East Timor - establishment - 1.5 1.1 1.6 1.8

127 Social and Community Services - Queensland pay equity regulation - back pay 0.6 0.6 0.5 - -

128 Spreading the Benefits of the Boom - new income support supplement - 113.2 230.8 236.4 242.1

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EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND WORKPLACE RELATIONS (continued)

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory

128 - Reducing Substance Abuse Program - redirection - -0.5 -0.9 -0.9 -1.0

129 - Building a Quality School Workforce - 17.6 nfp nfp nfp

130 - Closing the Gap - Intensive Literacy and Numeracy Programs for Underachieving Indigenous Students Initiative - re-direction of funding - -8.0 -16.1 -16.1 -16.1

130 - Community Festivals for Education Engagement - redirection - -1.5 -3.1 -3.1 -3.1

131 - Continued support for Creches established under the Northern Territory Emergency Response - 2.7 nfp nfp nfp

131 - Indigenous Youth Leadership Program - suspension - -0.9 -3.0 -7.2 -11.6

132 - Indigenous Youth Mobility Program - redirection - -6.0 -7.1 -7.2 -7.4

132 - School Nutrition Program - continuation of funding arrangements - 9.2 nfp nfp nfp

156 Weekly income support payments to vulnerable Australians - expansion - - - - -

302 Whole-of-Government Parliamentary Workflow Solution(c) 0.2 1.2 1.0 0.4 -

Office of the Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate

116 Office of the Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate - operational efficiencies - -3.0 -3.0 -3.0 -3.0

Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman

110 Community-based employment advice services - continued funding - - - - -

126 Seasonal Labour Mobility Program with Pacific Island Countries and East Timor - establishment - 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Portfolio total -26.0 -75.1 56.5 139.8 165.4

FAMILIES, HOUSING, COMMUNITY SERVICES AND INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

134 Australian Disability Enterprises Sector - additional funding - 10.3 13.3 16.6 19.4

134 Australian Working Life Residency - strengthening requirements - 0.6 -3.6 -19.5 -32.6

135 Cape York Welfare Reform Trial - extension - 3.7 3.7 - -

135 Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) program - continuation of grandfathered wage arrangements .. 9.6 40.4 38.9 38.7

136 Community Investment Program - reduction - -2.0 - - -

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FAMILIES, HOUSING, COMMUNITY SERVICES AND INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS (continued)

137 Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians - community support - - - - -

138 Cultural Horsemanship Program for Indigenous Youth - - - - -

138 Digital Productivity - remote hearing and vision services for children - additional funding - - - - -

139 Family Tax Benefit Part A - change to age of eligibility - -56.8 -112.1 -112.9 -114.9

Fraud prevention and compliance

209 - accelerated real estate review cycle - -2.3 -17.5 -20.5 -21.3

209 - increase in compliance review activity - -25.9 -30.5 -19.0 -3.7

210 - increased compliance for international risk - -26.1 -29.9 -25.3 -19.1

211 - increased recovery of high value non-current customer debt - - - - -

212 - new compliance data sources - -1.8 -4.5 -5.5 -5.5

139 Glen Innes Open Door Youth Centre - contribution 0.1 - - - -

140 Household Assistance Package - information 14.0 22.1 - - -

140 Income Management - extension - 6.0 - - -

141 Julia Creek, Queensland - seniors housing and community services 4.7 - - - -

187 Living Longer. Living Better - residential care - - - 9.2 25.6

141 Means test exemptions for the Western Australian Country Fuel Card and the Cost of Living Rebate Scheme - extension - 5.6 5.7 5.9 6.1

214 Migration Health Requirement - reforms - 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.4

141 Municipal and Essential Services - extension - 43.4 - - -

86 National Children’s Commissioner - establishment - -0.5 -0.5 -0.5 -0.5

142 National Disability Insurance Scheme - First Stage - 58.5 139.2 281.3 331.0

144 Portability of Australian Government Payments - -15.7 -34.0 -35.9 -37.7

Remote Jobs and Communities Program

118 - establishment - - -190.8 -194.9 -198.6

145 - establishment of the Community Development Fund - - 38.7 48.8 50.0

146 Replacing the Education Tax Refund with a Schoolkids Bonus 1,324.1 1,264.0 1,218.0 1,249.5 1,284.3

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FAMILIES, HOUSING, COMMUNITY SERVICES AND INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS (continued)

147 School Enrolment and Attendance in Queensland - continuation - 0.2 0.2 - -

147 Services and Support for People with Disability program - Job Capacity Assessment efficiencies - -5.0 - - -

127 Social and Community Services - Queensland pay equity regulation - back pay 3.5 3.5 3.0 - -

Spreading the Benefits of the Boom

148 - increasing the rate of Family Tax Benefit Part A - 0.3 602.9 615.4 625.8

128 - new income support supplement - 0.2 0.5 0.5 0.5

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory

148 - child, youth, family and community wellbeing - 15.5 nfp nfp nfp

149 - community safety and justice - 0.8 nfp nfp nfp

150 - healthy homes - 1.5 nfp nfp nfp

150 - improving Indigenous housing in the Northern Territory - -22.4 nfp nfp nfp

151 - municipal and essential services in the Northern Territory - extension - -20.0 nfp nfp nfp

152 - remote engagement and coordination - 26.7 nfp nfp nfp

152 - tackling alcohol abuse - nfp nfp nfp nfp

Tackling Problem Gambling

153 - extra support for problem gamblers and their families - 4.8 6.9 7.0 7.2

154 - trial of mandatory pre-commitment technology in the Australian Capital Territory nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp

155 Tripling the tax free threshold - Family Tax Benefit and the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card - 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.1

156 Weekly income support payments to vulnerable Australians - expansion - - - - -

Indigenous Business Australia

137 Consolidation of the Indigenous Home Ownership Programs - 31.7 6.7 6.5 6.9

Torres Strait Regional Authority

135 Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) program - continuation of grandfathered wage arrangements - 5.4 4.9 4.8 4.7

154 Torres Strait Major Infrastructure Program Stage 5 - 2.8 7.6 7.4 3.4

Portfolio total 1,346.4 1,339.0 1,668.6 1,858.1 1,970.2

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FINANCE AND DEREGULATION

Australian Electoral Commission

157 Australian Electoral Commission - additional funding - 10.0 16.0 16.0 16.0

Department of Finance and Deregulation

83 Australian Federal Police - forensic facility - 0.1 0.1 .. -

157 Cox Peninsula remediation work - second pass business case - 2.0 2.0 - -

157 Deregulation agenda - additional funding - 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.8

158 Fire Service Levy - reduction - nfp nfp nfp nfp

301 Intermodal Terminal at Moorebank in Western Sydney(c) - 15.3 10.2 0.3 0.3

158 Malabar Headland - remediation work - 2.0 6.0 - -

241 Nation Building Program - Northern Territory road projects - - - - -

Reforming Australia’s Biosecurity System

79 - maintaining core biosecurity operations - 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

295 - new Post-Entry Quarantine facility(c) - - - - 5.8

272 Regional Marine Planning Program - continuation - 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

118 Remote Jobs and Communities Program - establishment - 0.1 - - -

158 Sydney Airport Corporation Limited stamp duty litigation - additional funding 7.4 - - - -

302 Whole-of-Government Parliamentary Workflow Solution(c) - 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.1

Portfolio total 7.4 31.6 36.5 18.5 24.2

FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE

AusAID

160 Australia’s civilian engagement in Afghanistan - an integrated whole-of-government approach - continuation - -30.7 -28.7 - -

Official development assistance

162 - African Development Bank Group membership - - - - -

163 - Asian Development Fund replenishment - 46.9 1.5 1.5 1.5

163 - An effective aid program for Australia - - - - -

164 - Australia’s development partnerships with the United Nations - - - - 102.3

164 - closing development gaps in East Asia - - - - 108.9

165 - deferring Australia’s growth target - -447.2 -782.6 -823.6 -866.7

89 - extension of AFP commitment to the UN Mission in Timor-Leste - -3.5 - - -

165 - Fiji increased assistance - - - - -

166 - Government Partnerships for Development - - 0.7 20.7 20.7

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FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE (continued)

Official development assistance

166 - overcoming poverty and building stability in the Pacific - - - 98.3 243.3

90 - Pacific Police Development Program - continuation - -13.5 -7.3 - -

167 - Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust - - - - -

167 - rejoining the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development - 0.9 121.6 1.4 1.4

168 - strengthening preparedness and response to humanitarian crises - - - 114.6 270.0

126 Seasonal Labour Mobility Program with Pacific Island Countries and East Timor - establishment - - - - -

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

282 Anzac Centenary Program 2014-18 - - - 0.6 0.3

160 Australia and New Zealand School of Government - China Advanced Leadership Program 3.0 - - - -

160 Australia’s civilian engagement in Afghanistan - an integrated whole-of-government approach - continuation - 45.9 46.5 - -

161 Enhancing Australian Diplomacy 0.3 1.9 9.0 8.8 8.5

162 National Security - Baghdad Embassy civilian security arrangements - 33.1 33.9 - -

126 Seasonal Labour Mobility Program with Pacific Island Countries and East Timor - establishment - - - - -

Portfolio total 3.3 -366.1 -605.5 -577.5 -109.9

HEALTH AND AGEING

Department of Health and Ageing

169 Aged Care - Home and Community Care - transition - - - - -

169 Antivenom production in Australia - continued manufacturing - 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7

170 Australia New Zealand Therapeutic Products Agency - nfp - - -

170 Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care - phased expansion -3.4 -2.5 - - -

171 Australian Nurse Family Partnership Program (Health@Home Plus) - continuation of three current sites - -4.9 -6.2 -6.5 -5.7

171 Australian Red Cross - additional funding - - - - -

171 Blood and blood products - appropriate and efficient use - 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.3

172 Council of Australian Governments Diabetes Grants - rationalisation -12.3 - - - -

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HEALTH AND AGEING (continued)

Dental health

172 - alleviating pressure on public dental waiting lists - 0.8 0.6 0.4 -

173 - increasing the capacity of the dental workforce - 14.4 51.0 47.3 45.9

174 - national oral health promotion activities - 0.5 5.0 5.0 -

174 - reallocation of Commonwealth Dental Health Program funding - - - - -

175 - supporting the delivery of pro bono dental services - 0.2 0.2 0.2 -

175 Digital Productivity - Expansion of Telehealth Services through trials - - - - -

176 Extended Medicare Safety Net - capping benefits including for items with excessive fees - -9.4 -24.9 -29.1 -33.8

139 Family Tax Benefit Part A - change to age of eligibility - -0.3 -1.3 -1.3 -1.4

Fraud prevention and compliance

210 - increased billing assurance for the Medicare Benefits Schedule - -6.1 -11.5 -3.1 -

212 - matching of Medicare Benefits Schedule and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme data - termination of measure 4.5 6.7 7.8 8.8 9.9

176 General Practice Rural Incentives Program - additional funding - 18.2 - - -

177 GP Super Clinics program - streamlining - -2.7 -13.8 -13.8 -13.8

177 Health and Hospitals Fund - 2011 Regional Priority Round - -33.3 7.2 -11.3 -106.6

178 Health workforce programs - program improvements - - -16.9 -17.9 -18.1

178 Hepatitis C Litigation Settlement Scheme - continuation - - - - -

179 Indigenous health infrastructure - redirection of funding - -18.9 -18.8 -18.4 -19.3

180 International multilateral agencies - redirection of funding -4.9 - - - -

304 Latent Tuberculosis Infection Testing - revised purchasing arrangements(c) - -0.2 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2

Living Longer. Living Better

180 - addressing workforce pressures - 1.6 98.8 207.1 332.6

181 - better health care connections - 8.8 17.7 17.3 17.8

182 - building a system for the future - 24.4 25.3 8.5 8.3

183 - consumer support and research - 1.1 8.1 10.5 9.4

184 - improving the Aged Care Funding Instrument - -45.6 -228.5 -309.3 -366.3

184 - means testing - -8.6 -8.9 -116.4 -211.0

185 - older Australians from diverse backgrounds - 6.0 14.5 17.0 19.1

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HEALTH AND AGEING (continued)

Living Longer. Living Better

187 - residential care - 20.4 23.7 111.3 148.3

188 - staying at home - 1.5 25.7 102.0 121.5

189 - streamlining and expanding support for carers - 7.3 12.2 11.5 11.8

190 - supporting long stay older patients - - - - -

190 - tackling dementia - 14.8 30.7 28.6 29.3

Medicare Benefits Schedule

191 - new and revised listings 0.5 -4.5 -11.2 -13.2 -15.1

192 - removal of Outer Metropolitan Specialist Trainees’ items - -0.2 -0.2 -0.2 -0.3

193 Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program - additional funding - 16.5 - - -

214 Migration Health Requirement - reforms - .. 0.1 0.1 0.1

193 National Bowel Cancer Screening Program - expansion - 0.4 11.9 12.6 22.1

194 National e-Health Program - continuation 33.4 58.7 90.3 - -

195 National Health and Hospitals Network - Aged care - expand access to multi-purpose services - cessation - -0.4 -0.3 - -

195 National Health Call Centre Network - Queensland and Victoria - -7.7 -7.9 -8.2 -8.6

195 National Health Information Network - redirection of funding - -18.1 -18.1 -18.3 -19.1

196 National Health Reform Agreement - establishment of the Administrator and the National Health Funding Body 1.2 5.7 4.4 4.4 4.5

197 National Immunisation Program - extended listing of Prevenar 13® - - - - -

304 National Medical Stockpile - replenishment(c) - 1.8 - - -

197 National Mental Health Reform - Better Access Initiative - continuation -9.3 10.2 -1.0 - -

198 Papua New Guinea - Staged handover of tuberculosis patients by Queensland Health - - - - -

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

199 - funding for legal action seeking compensation nfp nfp - - -

199 - new and amended listings -1.4 -9.0 1.3 23.8 49.5

200 - price changes -3.4 -24.8 -23.3 -24.0 -24.7

201 Poly Implant Prothèse breast implants - Medicare rebates 2.7 1.0 - - -

201 Practice Incentives Program (PIP) - more effective targeting - -3.2 -31.0 -26.5 -24.9

202 Private health insurance - review of rebate for ‘natural therapies’ - 1.0 nfp nfp nfp

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202 Private Health Insurance Premiums and Competition Unit - establishment - - - - -

203 Prostheses List - removal of joint replacement prostheses with unacceptably high revision rates - 0.1 -1.7 -1.9 -2.1

79 Reforming Australia’s Biosecurity System - maintaining core biosecurity operations - - - - -

203 Review of Food Labelling Law and Policy - implementation of recommendations - 2.7 0.9 0.2 ..

127 Social and Community Services - Queensland pay equity regulation - back pay 2.3 2.3 2.0 - -

204 Stoma Appliance Scheme - improved program management and access to products - -0.9 -2.5 -4.5 -6.4

205 Streamlining and Enhancing Lead Clinicians Groups -14.5 -11.6 -11.6 -11.6 -11.6

205 Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory - Health - 49.4 nfp nfp nfp

206 Telehealth - redirection of funding - -3.7 -29.5 -74.1 -76.3

207 Therapeutic goods - strengthening codes of conduct and transparency in industry promotion of therapeutic goods - 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4

Tobacco plain packaging

207 - compliance - 3.1 - - -

207 - litigation nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp

Health Workforce Australia

176 General Practice Rural Incentives Program - additional funding - -18.2 - - -

178 Health workforce programs - program improvements - - -5.0 -5.0 -5.0

National Blood Authority

171 Blood and blood products - appropriate and efficient use - 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.3

Private Health Insurance Administration Council

202 Private health Insurance Premiums and Competition Unit - establishment - 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6

Private Health Insurance Ombudsman

179 Increased funding for the Private Health Insurance Ombudsman - 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.5

Portfolio total -4.5 48.8 -31.1 -94.5 -136.4

HUMAN SERVICES

Department of Human Services

134 Australian Working Life Residency - strengthening requirements - 0.5 2.6 0.6 0.6

109 Building Australia’s Future Workforce - changes to ABSTUDY eligibility 0.6 0.2 - - -

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208 Call Centre Supplementation - continuation - 50.9 51.3 51.7 52.2

135 Cape York Welfare Reform Trial - extension - 1.2 1.2 - -

135 Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) program - continuation of grandfathered wage arrangements 0.1 -1.7 -1.5 -1.4 -1.4

208 Digital Productivity - leveraging the National Broadband Network infrastructure to enhance service delivery through video conferencing - - - - -

78 Drought Assistance - Transitional Farm Family Payment - extension 0.3 1.5 1.4 - -

176 Extended Medicare Safety Net - capping benefits including for items with excessive fees .. 0.8 - - -

139 Family Tax Benefit Part A - change to age of eligibility - 6.3 1.1 1.0 1.1

Fraud prevention and compliance

209 - accelerated real estate review cycle - 2.4 3.5 3.6 3.6

209 - increase in compliance review activity - 16.2 16.3 8.2 -

210 - increased billing assurance for the Medicare Benefits Schedule - 3.3 3.1 1.2 -

210 - increased compliance for international risk 0.2 4.3 1.2 1.2 1.3

211 - increased recovery of high value non-current customer debt - 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5

212 - matching of Medicare Benefits Schedule and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme data - termination of measure -0.9 -0.9 -0.9 -0.9 -0.9

212 - new compliance data sources - 1.8 2.3 2.3 2.4

140 Income Management - extension - 9.9 0.1 3.1 -

113

Jobs, Education and Training Child Care Fee Assistance Program - introduction of a package of reforms 0.5 5.8 0.6 0.5 0.5

Living Longer. Living Better

180 - addressing workforce pressures - 0.2 0.1 .. ..

184 - improving the Aged Care Funding Instrument 0.3 3.8 0.6 0.6 0.6

184 - means testing - 20.4 21.7 17.9 17.3

187 - residential care .. 0.1 1.1 1.5 1.4

188 - staying at home 0.1 1.0 0.8 1.6 1.7

190 - tackling dementia - 0.7 - .. -

191 Medicare Benefits Schedule - new and revised listings .. 0.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.2

193 Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program - additional funding 0.4 0.6 - - -

194 National e-Health Program - continuation - 15.2 28.2 - -

196 National Health Reform Agreement - establishment of the Administrator and the National Health Funding Body 1.9 3.9 3.6 1.9 2.0

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HUMAN SERVICES (continued)

197 National Mental Health Reform - Better Access Initiative - continuation 0.1 0.1 - - -

116 Parenting Payment - changed eligibility for 1 July 2006 grandfathered recipients .. 32.0 3.1 1.7 2.1

199 Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - new and amended listings .. .. .. .. ..

201 Poly Implant Prothèse breast implants - Medicare rebates .. .. - - -

144 Portability of Australian Government Payments - 3.8 1.4 1.4 1.4

201 Practice Incentives Program (PIP) - more effective targeting - 2.1 0.1 - -

118 Remote Jobs and Communities Program - establishment - 3.0 -5.2 -5.5 -5.5

147 School Enrolment and Attendance in Queensland - continuation - 0.6 0.7 - -

132 Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory - School Nutrition Program - continuation of funding arrangements - 0.3 nfp nfp nfp

206 Telehealth - redirection of funding 0.1 0.8 0.3 .. -

155 Tripling the tax free threshold - Family Tax Benefit and the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card 1.4 5.8 7.3 4.5 3.9

156 Weekly income support payments to vulnerable Australians - expansion - - - - -

Portfolio total 5.2 198.6 147.8 98.1 85.5

IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP

Department of Immigration and Citizenship

160 Australia’s civilian engagement in Afghanistan - an integrated whole-of-government approach - continuation - 3.0 3.1 - -

213 Border Security - Combating people smuggling - enhanced capacity - 5.0 - - -

213 Humanitarian Settlement Services - bridging visa stream - -3.6 -2.9 -2.7 -4.0

214 Migration Health Requirement - reforms - 0.3 0.7 1.0 1.4

214 Migration Program - allocation of places for 2012-13 - 5.7 8.7 10.3 11.1

215 Permanent Employer Sponsored Program - reforms - - - - -

215 Reintegration assistance program - continuation - 1.7 1.9 2.0 2.2

126 Seasonal Labour Mobility Program with Pacific Island Countries and East Timor - establishment - 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2

127 Social and Community Services - Queensland pay equity regulation - back pay 0.1 0.1 0.1 - -

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216 Streamlining protection visa processes - -8.6 - - -

216 Unaccompanied humanitarian minors - Supervision and welfare - 12.2 8.1 - -

217 Virtual English Tuition for Migrants - - - - -

Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal

216 Streamlining protection visa processes - 5.6 - - -

Portfolio total 0.1 21.5 19.7 10.8 10.9

INDUSTRY, INNOVATION, SCIENCE, RESEARCH AND TERTIARY EDUCATION

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

220 Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies - digitisation of Indigenous cultural resources - continuation - 3.2 3.2 - -

254 National Collecting Institutions - supplementary funding - 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.5

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

93 Digital Productivity - putting museums online for public access - - - - -

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education

106 Adjustment to the HECS-HELP Benefit for Early Childhood Education Teachers 0.4 0.7 1.1 1.9 3.2

218 Apprentice to business owner - business skills and mentoring program - 3.0 5.5 5.5 5.5

218 Australian Apprenticeship Ambassadors - - - - -

Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program

219 - better targeting - -59.5 -99.8 -97.8 -96.6

219 - deferral of the standard employer commencement payment - -12.1 -12.1 -11.8 -11.7

305 Australian Apprenticeships Information Management System - establishment(c) - 0.2 0.3 - -

220 Australian Skills Centres of Excellence - 0.1 6.0 6.0 6.0

222 Australian Small Business Commissioner - establishment - 1.1 2.0 1.8 3.5

222 Automotive New Markets Initiative - - - - -

223 Commonwealth Grant Scheme - Enabling Loading - increase - 3.7 10.4 13.5 14.0

224 Commonwealth Supported Places and Higher Education Loan Program - change in eligibility for Australian citizens not residing in Australia - -1.5 -4.8 -8.6 -13.6

224 Community-Based Service Development Program - cessation - -3.9 -3.9 -3.9 -3.9

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Economic Potential of Senior Australians

225 - Investing in Experience - Skills Recognition and Training - - - - -

225 - Productive Ageing Through Community Education - 1.2 1.1 1.3 1.2

139 Family Tax Benefit Part A - change to age of eligibility - 3.0 6.0 6.1 6.2

226 Ford Australia Environmental Innovation Grant - - - - -

Fraud prevention and compliance

209 - increase in compliance review activity - -6.6 -6.6 -3.3 -

211 - increased recovery of high value non-current customer debt - - - - -

226 General Motors Holden - next generation vehicles - contribution - - - - -

227 Green Building Fund - redirection - -2.4 - - -

227 Higher Education - increased student contributions for mathematics, statistics and science units - -81.3 -129.5 -69.2 -20.9

228 Improving support for disadvantaged students to succeed at university - Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program - reform - -13.4 -7.9 -2.0 5.2

229 International Education and Training - redirection of funding - -4.0 -2.0 -2.0 -2.0

229 Manufacturing Technology Innovation Centre - establishment - 3.9 6.5 9.4 10.0

230 Mathematics and science - increasing participation in schools and universities - 4.1 9.5 11.8 11.7

231 Ministerial Standing Council on Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment - Secretariat services .. 0.1 .. -0.1 -0.1

232 Murdoch University Px2 outreach program - expansion 5.0 - - - -

232 MySkills website - ongoing administration and enhancements - 2.2 2.1 1.6 0.6

233 National Foundation Skills Outreach and Leadership Project - community education campaign - cessation - -1.4 -1.7 -3.1 -4.4

233 National Skills Reform - changes to income contingent loans for Vocational Education and Training students - 9.7 30.6 46.1 48.4

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National Workforce Development Fund

234 - additional support for mature age workers - 5.0 10.0 10.0 10.0

234 - redirect funding - -6.1 -6.0 -6.0 -

144 Portability of Australian Government Payments - -0.7 -1.4 -1.4 -1.4

124 Schools - Teach Next Program Changes .. 0.1 0.1 .. -

235 Small Business Advisory Services program - continuation - 6.9 6.9 6.9 6.9

280 Stronger Super - implementation of SuperStream reforms 0.3 1.4 1.9 1.9 2.4

235 The Prime Minister’s Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship - establishment - - - - -

236 University of Western Sydney - Female Orphan School restoration - contribution 7.0 - - - -

236 VET FEE-HELP Assistance Scheme - redesign - 0.6 0.4 0.3 0.2

237 Vocational Education and Training National Support - redirection of funding -3.0 -14.9 -11.1 -4.1 -1.3

156 Weekly income support payments to vulnerable Australians - expansion - - - - -

237 Workforce Innovation Program - redirection -1.0 -4.9 -5.0 -6.1 -9.3

238 Zelman Cowen John Monash Scholarships - establishment 6.0 - - - -

National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Australian Skills Quality Authority)

221 Australian Skills Quality Authority (National Vocational Education and Training Regulator) - additional funding - 8.4 11.1 11.2 10.6

Portfolio total 14.7 -154.2 -176.7 -83.9 -19.3

INFRASTRUCTURE AND TRANSPORT

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

242 National Transport Regulatory reforms - implementation assistance - .. 0.2 - -

Department of Infrastructure and Transport

239 Building Australia Fund - Torrens and Goodwood Junctions rail project - - - - -

301 Intermodal Terminal at Moorebank in Western Sydney(c) - 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4

Nation Building

239 - additional funding for the Pacific Highway - - - - -

240 - Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program - continuation - - - - -

Nation Building 2 Program

240 - Black Spots program - continuation - - - - -

240 - Roads to Recovery program - continuation - - - 350.0 350.0

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INFRASTRUCTURE AND TRANSPORT (continued)

Nation Building Program

241 - Northern Territory road projects - - - - -

241 - redirection - - - -1.0 -1.0

242 National transport planning and the High Speed Rail Unit - additional funding - 3.0 3.0 7.0 7.0

242 National Transport Regulatory reforms - implementation assistance -6.6 - - - -

243 Seatbelts on regional school buses - continuation - 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0

243 Securing the Air Cargo Supply Chain - revised implementation -19.6 - - - -

244 Temporary Assistance to Tasmanian exporters accessing international markets - - - - -

Portfolio total -26.2 4.5 4.6 357.4 357.4

PARLIAMENT

Department of the House of Representatives

245 Support for the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit - Parliamentary Budget Office - 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Department of the Senate

245 Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights - 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4

Portfolio total - 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6

PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET

Australian Public Service Commission

246 Australian Public Service Employment and Capability Strategy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employees - continuation - 0.6 0.6 0.6 -

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

246 Australia to host the Group of 20 in 2014 - 24.1 78.1 212.7 1.4

Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman

196 National Health Reform Agreement - establishment of the Administrator and the National Health Funding Body - 0.1 - - -

Portfolio total - 24.8 78.7 213.3 1.4

REGIONAL AUSTRALIA, LOCAL GOVERNMENT, ARTS AND SPORT

Australian National Maritime Museum

154 National Collecting Institutions - supplementary funding - 0.3 0.6 0.9 1.1

Australian Sports Commission

247 Active After-School Communities program - extension - 19.6 19.6 - -

Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport

247 Adelaide Oval Redevelopment - contribution - - - - -

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247 Antipodes Centre for Greek Culture - contribution 2.0 - - - -

248 Australian National Academy of Music - increased funding - 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4

248 Bellerive Oval - contribution 15.0 - - - -

248 Boosting Music Industry Innovation and Exports - 0.4 0.8 0.8 1.0

249 Community Street Soccer and Reclink - 1.0 1.6 - -

249 Cove Enterprise Hub - contribution 3.4 - - - -

250 Filming of The Wolverine - contribution 12.8 - - - -

250 Football in Western Sydney - contribution 8.0 - - - -

251 Gunnedah Rural Museum - contribution 0.2 - - - -

251 Illicit Drugs in Sport - savings - -1.4 -1.5 -1.3 -1.6

251 Islamic Museum of Australia - contribution 1.5 - - - -

252 Jim Stynes Achievement Scholarships for Young Australians 3.0 - - - -

252 King George V Sports and Community Precinct - contribution 8.7 - - - -

252 Local Government Financial Assistance Grants - accelerating payments 1,117.8 -1,117.8 - - -

253 Manuka Oval lighting upgrade - contribution - - - - -

254 National Collecting Institutions - supplementary funding - - .. .. ..

254 National Disaster Recovery Taskforce - extension - 1.6 - - -

255 National Portrait Gallery - establishment as a statutory authority - - - - -

255 Netball Australia - contribution - - - - -

255 Norfolk Island - further reforms - - - - -

256 North Queensland Irrigated Agriculture Strategy 2.4 3.1 0.6 - -

257 Olympic Park Precinct Community Sports Centre - contribution 10.0 - - - -

257 Parliament House Walk - feasibility study - 0.1 - - -

257 Port Macquarie foreshore works - contribution 1.0 - - - -

258 Private Sector Support for the Arts - amalgamation of Australian Business Arts Foundation with Artsupport - 1.6 1.6 - -

258 Resale Royalty Scheme for Visual Artists - continuation - 0.4 0.3 - -

259 Riverstone Football and Sporting Precinct Community Infrastucture Initiative - redirection - -5.0 -3.0 - -

259 Saving Lives in the Water - Under Fives - continuation - - - - -

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259 Statue of Slim Dusty and Joy McKean - contribution .. - - - -

260 Supporting Football in the lead up to the 2015 Asian Cup - - - - -

260 Sustainable Australia - promotion of regional living - redirection -2.1 -4.3 -4.4 -0.1 -

261 Sydney Cricket Ground upgrade - contribution - - - - -

261 Tamworth community facilities for children - contribution 0.1 - - - -

261 Taree foreshore development - contribution 1.2 - - - -

262 Wayne Richards Park - contribution 1.8 - - - -

National Archives of Australia

254 National Collecting Institutions - supplementary funding - 0.8 1.6 2.3 3.0

National Capital Authority

253 National Capital Authority - additional funding - 2.4 2.9 3.3 3.3

National Film and Sound Archive

254 National Collecting Institutions - supplementary funding - 0.4 0.7 1.0 1.3

National Gallery of Australia

254 National Collecting Institutions - supplementary funding - 0.4 0.9 1.3 1.7

National Library of Australia

254 National Collecting Institutions - supplementary funding - 0.7 1.4 2.0 2.6

National Museum of Australia

254 National Collecting Institutions - supplementary funding - 0.6 1.1 1.7 2.1

Old Parliament House

254 National Collecting Institutions - supplementary funding - 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.7

Portfolio total 1,186.7 -1,094.6 25.7 13.0 15.7

RESOURCES, ENERGY AND TOURISM

Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism

263 Asia Marketing Fund - establishment - 8.5 14.0 17.5 21.0

263 Clean Energy Future - Energy Market Reform 0.9 1.6 1.2 1.2 -

Portfolio total 0.9 10.1 15.2 18.7 21.0

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SUSTAINABILITY, ENVIRONMENT, WATER, POPULATION AND COMMUNITIES

Bureau of Meteorology

Bureau of Meteorology

266 - increased frontline capabilities - 4.2 - - -

266 - website advertising - one-year trial - 0.3 - - -

Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

Antarctica

265 - continuation of shipping support - - - - -

265 - maintaining Australia’s presence - 11.2 - - -

265 Australia-Antarctica Airlink - continuation - - - - -

267 Caring for our Country - continuation -10.6 -20.7 -15.0 -15.0 -15.0

268 Commonwealth Environmental Water Office - reduced funding - -1.8 -2.7 -2.7 -2.3

268 Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act - implementation of reforms - 5.4 5.0 8.1 8.9

269 Great Barrier Reef Foundation - contribution - - 3.1 3.1 3.1

270 Kokoda Track and region - continuation - - - - -

270 Melbourne Royal Exhibition Building - protection and promotion - contribution - - - - -

272 Regional Marine Planning Program - continuation - -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1

272 Remediation of land affected by the Tiwi Islands Plantation project - contribution - 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2

Water for the Future

273 - Driving Reform in the Murray-Darling Basin - reduced funding - - - - -22.2

273 - National Urban Water and Desalination Plan - reduced funding -25.7 - - - -

274 - National Water Security Plan for Cities and Towns - reduction in funding -6.5 - - - -

274 - On-Farm Irrigation Efficiency - expansion - - - - -

275 - Strategic Sub-System Reconfiguration - pilot program - - - - -

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

269 Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority - Ensuring the Resilience of the Reef - continuation - - - - -

National Water Commission

271 National Water Commission - continuation - -2.3 -1.3 -1.2 -1.2

271 Raising National Water Standards Program and the Australian Water Fund - termination -20.9 - - - -

Portfolio total -63.6 -3.5 -10.7 -7.6 -28.5

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TREASURY

Australian Bureau of Statistics

77 Australian wine industry - support - 0.2 0.2 - -

279 Statistics on foreign ownership in the agricultural sector - 0.8 0.5 0.1 0.4

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

276 Australian Competition and Consumer Commission - additional legal expense funding - 4.3 - - -

279 Petrol Commissioner and formal monitoring of petrol prices - continuation - 0.9 0.9 - -

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority

276 Australian Prudential Regulation Authority - sustaining capacity - 15.7 16.2 19.7 23.8

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

277 - enhanced market supervision - 12.3 5.5 4.6 5.0

277 - operational funding - 15.5 28.8 28.8 28.8

278 Future of Financial Advice Reform - 3.1 7.7 6.7 5.4

309 Insolvency Practitioners - Modernisation and Harmonisation of the Regulatory Framework(c) - 1.1 1.5 1.2 1.2

281 Stronger Super - self managed superannuation funds auditor registration - 2.1 1.3 1.2 1.2

43 Tax compliance - maintaining the cross agency approach to preventing abuse of secrecy jurisdictions (Project Wickenby)(b) - - 0.7 0.6 -

Australian Taxation Office

17 Australian Business Register - towards a better business future(b) - 23.3 13.8 13.3 12.9

276 Australian Screen Production Incentive - Producer Offset - defining a documentary - - - - -

160 Australia’s civilian engagement in Afghanistan - an integrated whole-of-government approach - continuation - - - - -

22 Company tax cut - do not proceed(b) - -0.6 -1.2 - -

24 Fringe benefits tax - further reform of living-away-from-home allowances and benefits(b) - 2.9 2.8 2.4 0.6

26 GST - compliance program - two year extension(b) - - - 97.2 98.1

279 Heavy Vehicle Road User Charging - -166.0 -172.0 -177.0 -183.0

90 Official development assistance - Pacific Police Development Program - continuation - - - - -

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TREASURY (continued)

Personal income tax

33 - better targeting of the employment termination payment tax offset(b) 2.9 5.3 0.3 0.1 -

35 - consolidate the dependency offsets into one(b) - 2.4 0.1 0.1 -

146 Replacing the Education Tax Refund with a Schoolkids Bonus -812.0 -852.0 -857.0 -884.0 -901.0

39 Spreading the Benefits of the Boom - company loss carry back(b) - 4.0 3.3 1.2 0.7

40 Stronger Shipping for a Stronger Economy - minor amendments(b) - 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0

Stronger Super

280 - implementation of SuperStream reforms 18.3 62.7 93.3 71.8 58.7

281 - self managed superannuation funds auditor registration 4.5 1.4 1.2 1.0 1.0

Superannuation

40 - deferral of higher concessional contributions cap(b) - -22.7 -15.0 0.5 7.7

41 - reduction of higher tax concession for contributions of very high income earners(b) - 13.9 23.9 23.0 19.1

Tax compliance

43 - maintaining the cross agency approach to preventing abuse of secrecy jurisdictions (Project Wickenby)(b) - - 29.7 18.3 -

44 - managing tax debt in challenging times: a balanced and differentiated approach(b) - 37.6 30.3 27.1 11.0

Department of the Treasury

247 Adelaide Oval Redevelopment - contribution 30.0 - - - -

246 Australia to host the Group of 20 in 2014 - 3.4 35.1 4.6 0.8

239 Building Australia Fund - Torrens and Goodwood Junctions rail project - - - - 232.1

267 Caring for our Country - continuation 10.9 10.0 15.0 15.0 15.0

22 Company tax cut - do not proceed(b) - -16.0 -31.0 -46.0 -61.0

Dental health

172 - alleviating pressure on public dental waiting lists - 69.2 155.2 119.6 -

174 - reallocation of Commonwealth Dental Health Program funding - -94.3 -96.7 -99.0 -

23 Duty free allowances - cigarettes and tobacco(b) - 12.0 15.0 16.0 17.0

178 Economic Potential of Senior Australians - Advisory Panel on Positive Ageing - 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2

158 Fire Service Levy - reduction - nfp nfp nfp nfp

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Fringe benefits tax

24 - further reform of living-away-from-home allowances and benefits(b) - - 2.0 3.0 4.0

25 - reform of airline transport fringe benefits(b) .. 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0

GST

26 - compliance program - two year extension(b) - - - 235.7 318.4

26 - Government response to Board of Taxation report: GST cross-border transactions: minor changes(b) - * - - -

27 - GST-free health supplies - minor changes(b) - - - - -

27 - GST-free nicotine replacement therapy(b) - - - - -

28 - limiting the Commissioner of Taxation’s ability to backdate GST registrations(b) - * * * *

28 - reduced input tax credits for credit unions(b) .. .. .. .. ..

29 - sale of a corporation’s property by a mortgagee or chargee(b) - - - - -

29 - treatment of appropriations - minor change(b) - - - - -

177 Health and Hospitals Fund - 2011 Regional Priority Round - 10.0 43.5 82.8 63.4

178 Hepatitis C Litigation Settlement Scheme - continuation - 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7

302 Intermodal Terminal at Moorebank In Western Sydney - Defence relocation(c) - -118.3 -269.1 158.1 -

190 Living Longer. Living Better - supporting long stay older patients - -37.5 -37.5 -37.5 -37.5

253 Manuka Oval lighting upgrade - contribution 2.5 - - - -

270 Melbourne Royal Exhibition Building - protection and promotion - contribution 20.0 - - - -

232 Murdoch University Px2 outreach program - expansion -5.0 - - - -

Nation Building

239 - additional funding for the Pacific Highway - - 231.0 1,025.0 1,400.0

240 - Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program - continuation - 10.0 30.0 20.0 20.0

240 Nation Building 2 Program - Black Spots program - continuation - - - 60.0 60.0

Nation Building Program

241 - Northern Territory road projects 50.0 - - - -

241 - redirection - -24.7 -8.7 - -

193 National Bowel Cancer Screening Program - expansion - - 0.6 0.6 1.1

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195 National Health and Hospitals Network - Aged care - expand access to multi-purpose services - cessation -50.0 -35.0 -35.0 - -

197 National Immunisation Program - extended listing of Prevenar 13® - 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3

242 National Transport Regulatory reforms - implementation assistance 6.6 21.3 - - -

88 Natural Disaster Recovery and Rebuilding - donation to Queensland flood appeal 2.0 - - - -

162 Official development assistance - African Development Bank Group membership - 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.3

198 Papua New Guinea - Staged handover of tuberculosis patients by Queensland Health - 0.9 .. - -

79 Reforming Australia’s Biosecurity System - maintaining core biosecurity operations - 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4

Schools

122 - Reward Payments for School Improvement - reduction - - - -8.1 -16.2

123 - Supporting implementation of the More Support for Students with Disabilities Initiative 0.5 0.3 .. - -

127 Social and Community Services - Queensland pay equity regulation - back pay 7.7 - - - -

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory

148 - child, youth, family and community wellbeing - 13.4 nfp nfp nfp

149 - community safety and justice - 21.3 nfp nfp nfp

205 - Health - 9.1 nfp nfp nfp

150 - healthy homes - 4.9 nfp nfp nfp

150 - improving Indigenous housing in the Northern Territory - 22.4 nfp nfp nfp

151 - municipal and essential services in the Northern Territory - extension - 5.0 nfp nfp nfp

152 - remote engagement and coordination - 4.4 nfp nfp nfp

152 - tackling alcohol abuse - nfp nfp nfp nfp

280 Stronger Super - implementation of SuperStream reforms 0.3 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.2

261 Sydney Cricket Ground upgrade - contribution 50.0 - - - -

42 Tax administration - restore Commissioner’s ability to delay paying a refund(b) - - - - -

43 Tax compliance - managing tax debt in challenging times: a balanced and differentiated approach(b) - 104.5 135.6 99.8 51.5

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244 Temporary Assistance to Tasmanian exporters accessing international markets 20.0 - - - -

274 Water for the Future - National Water Security Plan for Cities and Towns - reduction in funding -10.0 - - - -

Portfolio total -650.8 -829.4 -592.2 913.4 1,266.3

VETERANS’ AFFAIRS

Australian War Memorial

254 National Collecting Institutions - supplementary funding - 0.6 1.1 1.6 2.0

Department of Veterans’ Affairs

282 Anzac Centenary Program 2014-18 - 12.0 15.1 16.0 6.9

283 Digital Productivity - Trial of In-Home Telehealth for Veterans - - - - -

Living Longer. Living Better

180 - addressing workforce pressures - - 11.7 24.9 40.1

184 - improving the Aged Care Funding Instrument - -8.3 -41.7 -56.6 -66.7

184 - means testing - 0.2 0.8 -8.9 -19.0

185 - older Australians from diverse backgrounds - -0.3 12.9 13.4 14.0

187 - residential care - 2.1 2.2 20.1 29.9

188 - staying at home - - - -5.0 -18.5

141 Means test exemptions for the Western Australian Country Fuel Card and the Cost of Living Rebate Scheme - extension - 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4

Medicare Benefits Schedule

191 - new and revised listings .. .. -0.1 -0.1 -0.1

192 - removal of Outer Metropolitan Specialist Trainees’ items - .. .. .. ..

193 National Bowel Cancer Screening Program - expansion - - 0.1 0.1 0.2

194 National e-Health Program - continuation - 1.5 1.1 - -

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

199 - new and amended listings .. 0.2 0.9 2.6 4.3

200 - price changes -0.2 -1.2 -1.0 -1.0 -1.0

144 Portability of Australian Government Payments - 0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1

283 Reclassification of Australian Defence Force service - Operation Quickstep (Tonga) - .. .. 0.1 0.1

284 Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - New listings and price increases .. .. .. .. ..

284 Review of Military Compensation Arrangements - Government response - 2.1 4.5 3.2 2.4

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127 Social and Community Services - Queensland pay equity regulation - back pay 0.2 0.2 0.2 - -

285 Suicide awareness and prevention - continuation of Operation Life - - 0.1 0.1 0.1

206 Telehealth - redirection of funding - -0.1 -0.3 -0.5 -0.6

Portfolio total .. 9.4 7.7 10.2 -5.7

Decisions taken but not yet announced 119.4 -130.3 -126.1 163.9 -274.7

Depreciation expense - 12.2 54.2 77.9 81.1

Total impact of expense measures(d) 1,951.4 201.2 773.2 3,094.6 3,230.7

* The nature of the measure is such that a reliable estimate cannot be provided. .. Not zero, but rounded to zero. - Nil.

nfp not for publication. (a) A minus sign before an estimate indicates a reduction in expenses, no sign before an estimate indicates increased expenses. (b) These measures can also be found in the revenue measures summary table. (c) These measures can also be found in the capital measures summary table. (d) Measures may not add due to rounding.

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Australian wine industry — support

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry - 1.4 1.1 - -

Australian Bureau of Statistics - 0.2 0.2 - -

Total - Expense - 1.6 1.3 - -

The Government will provide $2.9 million over two years to improve support for the Australian wine industry. Funding of $2.1 million over two years will enable the Wine Australia Corporation to undertake new marketing activities to assist in improving the sales and profitability of the industry. In addition, the Australian Bureau of Statistics will receive $0.4 million over two years to continue the wine statistics survey for two years while the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences will receive $0.4 million in 2012-13 to undertake a benchmark analysis of production and financial performance of the wine grape growing industry.

See also the related revenue measure titled Wine equalisation tax — protecting the integrity of the wine producer rebate.

Australian Year of the Farmer — contribution

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry - - - - -

The Government will provide $1.3 million in 2011-12 for projects that recognise and promote the significant role played by agricultural groups to mark the Australian Year of the Farmer in 2012.

The cost of this measure will be met from within the existing resourcing of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

Climate Change Adjustment Program (Transitional Income Support) — redirection

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry - - - - -

The Government redirected $1.3 million in 2011-12 from Australia’s Farming Future — Climate Change Adjustment Program (Transitional Income Support). The reduction of $1.3 million reflects lower than anticipated demand in the program.

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Savings from this measure were redirected to support other government priorities.

Funding for this measure was included as a ‘decision taken but not yet announced’ in the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2011-12.

Drought Assistance — additional funding for Exceptional Circumstances Exit Grants

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry - - - - -

The Government will provide additional funding of $0.9 million in 2011-12 for the Exceptional Circumstances Exit Grant program.

The additional funding is required to meet higher than expected demand following the announced closure of the program to new applicants on 10 August 2011.

The cost of this measure will be met from within existing resourcing of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

Further information can be found in the press release of 10 August 2011 issued by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

Drought Assistance — Transitional Farm Family Payment — extension

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry - 12.0 7.7 - -

Department of Human Services 0.3 1.5 1.4 - -

Total - Expense 0.3 13.5 9.0 - -

The Government will provide $22.8 million over three years to extend the Transitional Farm Family Payment program, previously known as the Transitional Income Support program, for two years until 30 June 2014.

The program provides eligible farm families experiencing hardship with up to 12 months of income support payments equivalent to the Newstart Allowance. Eligibility criteria for assistance includes a similar income test to the Newstart Allowance and a limit on the net value of assets of $1.5 million.

The funding includes $3.1 million over three years for the Department of Human Services to deliver the program.

Further information can be found in the press release of 27 April 2012 issued by the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

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Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations — reduced funding

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry -2.9 - - - -

The Government reduced funding for the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (UNFAO) program in 2011-12 by $2.9 million.

Australia’s UNFAO membership is not affected by this measure.

Savings from this measure were redirected to support other Government priorities.

Reforming Australia’s Biosecurity System — maintaining core biosecurity operations

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry - 38.2 38.6 32.6 31.0

Department of the Treasury - 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4

Department of Finance and Deregulation - 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Department of Health and Ageing - - - - -

Total - Expense - 38.6 39.0 33.0 31.5

Related capital ($m)

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry - 1.0 1.0 - -

Department of the Treasury - - - - -

Department of Finance and Deregulation - - - - -

Total - Capital - 1.0 1.0 - -

The Government will provide $144.3 million over four years to maintain funding for core biosecurity operations and to continue progress on reforming Australia’s biosecurity system.

This measure includes funding to maintain the current level of quarantine border protection activities; commence urgent infrastructure work on information and communications technology to support current biosecurity operations; and implement the new biosecurity legislation.

See also the related capital measure titled Reforming Australia’s Biosecurity System — new Post-Entry Quarantine facility in the Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry portfolio.

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Western Australia Drought Pilot — additional funding for Farm Family Support

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 1.7 - - - -

The Government provided an additional $1.7 million in 2011-12 for the Farm Family Support program, which is a component of the 2011-12 Budget measure titled Drought policy reform — pilot of new measures in Western Australia — extension and expansion.

The Farm Family Support program assists farmers and their families facing temporary financial hardship to meet basic household expenses.

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Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity — resource transfer

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity - 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service - -0.8 -0.8 -0.8 -0.8

Total - Expense - - - - -

The Government will transfer $3.0 million over four years from the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (Customs) to the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity (ACLEI). The transfer will provide ongoing funding for ACLEI to investigate allegations of corruption relating to the law enforcement functions of Customs.

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service — Increased use of SmartGate capability

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service - -3.3 -5.2 -5.4 -5.9

Related capital ($m)

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service - 5.2 2.7 - -

The Government will provide capital funding of $7.9 million over two years to purchase additional passport control self-processing kiosks (SmartGates) for use at Australia’s major international airports. The Government will achieve net savings of $11.9 million over four years from the increased use of the SmartGate capability and by streamlining security arrangements at Sydney Airport.

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service — Long Term Ashmore Reef Capability

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service - 0.5 4.2 7.6 7.5

Related capital ($m)

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp

The Government will provide funding to acquire a surveillance and enforcement vessel for use in the vicinity of Ashmore Reef. The vessel will provide a long-term capability and replace the Ashmore Guardian when the current lease expires on 30 June 2013. This funding will also provide for the operating costs of the new vessel.

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The acquisition of a vessel continues the Government’s commitment to manage suspected irregular entry vessels, protect fragile fisheries and respond to safety at sea and pollution incidents around Ashmore Reef.

The capital costs for this measure have not been published because they are subject to commercial negotiation.

Australian Federal Police — International Deployment Group — efficiencies

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Australian Federal Police - -2.1 -2.1 -2.1 -2.1

The Government has identified savings of $8.6 million over four years by reducing funding provided to the Australian Federal Police (AFP) International Deployment Group, which is responsible for the overseas deployment of AFP officers.

This measure does not affect the AFP’s ability to deliver its current overseas deployments and will have a minimal impact on operations.

Australian Federal Police — slowing recruitment of additional sworn officers

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Australian Federal Police - -12.5 -5.7 -7.8 -

The Government will achieve savings of $25.9 million over three years by deferring the recruitment target for additional sworn Australian Federal Police (AFP) officers by one year.

This measure will still result in the recruitment of 500 additional sworn officers by 2015-16, which is one year later than the previous recruitment schedule.

Australian Federal Police — continued deployment to the United Nations Mission in Cyprus

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Australian Federal Police - 0.9 - - -

Related revenue ($m)

Australian Taxation Office - -0.1 - - -

The Government will provide $0.9 million in 2012-13 to continue the Australian Federal Police (AFP) deployment to the United Nations Mission in Cyprus.

This measure will allow the AFP to maintain a presence of 15 officers in Cyprus. The officers will assist the UN peacekeeping force operating in the buffer zone separating Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities.

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This measure is expected to lead to a reduction in revenue of $0.1 million in 2012-13 as AFP officers are taxed concessionally on their base pay and allowances while on deployment.

Australian Federal Police — forensic facility

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Finance and Deregulation - 0.1 0.1 .. -

Australian Federal Police - -0.1 -0.1 .. -

Total - Expense - - - - -

Related capital ($m)

Australian Federal Police - - - - -

The Government will provide funding to construct and fit-out a forensic science and technical intelligence facility for the Australian Federal Police (AFP) in the Australian Capital Territory. The new facility will replace the existing Forensic and Data Centre and provide AFP specialist forensic capacity to meet future needs.

Funding for the facility will be sourced from the AFP’s existing Departmental Capital Budget and therefore has no net impact on the Budget. Funding of $0.2 million will be transferred from the AFP to the Department of Finance and Deregulation for the Gateway review process. This process provides quality assurance of major capital projects.

Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions — additional funding

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions - 8.8 - - -

The Government will provide $8.8 million in 2012-13 to the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) to prosecute crew and organisers of people smuggling ventures. This measure will fund the CDPP for the workload resulting from existing and anticipated cases.

Confiscated Assets Account — deferral of expenditure

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Insolvency and Trustee Service Australia - -13.5 -13.5 -13.5 -17.8

The Government will defer payments from the Confiscated Assets Account made under section 298 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

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The Attorney-General’s Department manages programs of expenditure under section 298 of the Act relating to crime prevention activities and provides advice to the Minister for Home Affairs on expenditure from the Account.

This measure will achieve savings of $58.3 million over four years.

Savings from this measure will be redirected to support other Government priorities.

CrimTrac — Ceasing Interest Equivalency Payments

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

CrimTrac Agency - -4.6 -4.6 -4.6 -4.6

As part of revised funding arrangements for CrimTrac, the Government will achieve savings of $18.6 million over four years by ceasing to provide an Interest Equivalency Payment (IEP). CrimTrac will raise sufficient revenue from criminal history checks to fund its operating requirements and capital expenses. As a consequence CrimTrac will not need an IEP to help fund its activities.

Document Verification Service — extension to the private sector

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Attorney-General’s Department - - 1.7 2.1 2.3

Related revenue ($m)

Attorney-General’s Department - - 1.0 2.3 3.5

Related capital ($m)

Attorney-General’s Department - - 1.5 - -

The Government will provide $7.5 million over three years from 2013-14 to extend the Document Verification Service (DVS) to the private sector. The DVS will provide a tool to help reduce the incidence of identity fraud and improve the integrity of consumer identification used by the banking and finance, telecommunications, aviation and maritime security industries.

This measure includes the introduction of a transaction fee which will recover the costs of the program with revenue estimated at $6.9 million over three years from 2013-14.

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Economic Potential of Senior Australians — countering negative stereotypes and promoting positive media portrayal of older Australians

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Australian Human Rights Commission - 0.5 0.7 0.6 0.4

Related revenue ($m)

Australian Human Rights Commission - - .. .. -

The Government will provide $2.1 million over four years to the Australian Human Rights Commission to enable the Age Discrimination Commissioner to undertake a project to address the stereotyping of older Australians through the media and among the broader Australian community. The project will include research into the media portrayal and identification of community attitudes towards older people, media roundtables to address the key barriers identified to the positive portrayal of older people by the media, and community education and awareness activities to promote positive portrayal of older people.

Revenue of $20,000 per annum will be recovered in 2013-14 and 2014-15 in relation to the provision of media industry training.

Illegal Foreign Fishing in Northern Waters — efficiencies

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service - -1.5 -1.5 -1.5 -1.5

The Government will achieve savings of $6.0 million over four years from the management of illegal foreign fishing vessels including from funding for aircraft charter, caretaking and the destruction of unseaworthy vessels. This measure reflects a lower than expected number of illegal foreign fishers in Australian northern waters.

Savings from this measure will be redirected to support other Government priorities.

Indigenous Law and Justice Programs — redirection of funding

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Attorney-General’s Department - -6.5 -5.7 -5.8 -5.9

The Government will redirect $23.9 million over four years from Indigenous law and justice programs to support Indigenous community safety initiatives in the Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory package comprising:

• $4.1 million from the expensive cases component within the Indigenous Legal Aid and Policy Reform Program;

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• $4.5 million from the early intervention grant component within the Family Violence Prevention Legal Services Program; and

• $15.3 million from Closing the Gap in the Northern Territory law and order measures.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 28 March 2012 issued by the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, the Attorney-General, the Minister for Indigenous Health and the Senator for the Northern Territory, Senator Trish Crossin.

Maritime Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Capability — share arrangement for Southern Ocean surveillance

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service - - - 6.4 6.5

Related capital ($m)

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service - - - 0.5 -

The Government will provide the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service with $13.5 million to fund the operational costs of the shared use of the Department of Defence Offshore Support Vessel from 2014-15 to 2015-16. This measure will maintain a Southern Ocean patrol and law enforcement capability, including satellite surveillance, protecting against illegal fishing and fulfilling Australia’s obligations under international agreements.

See also the related expense measure titled Maritime Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Capability — acquisition of an Offshore Support Vessel in the Defence portfolio.

National Children’s Commissioner — establishment

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Australian Human Rights Commission - 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs - -0.5 -0.5 -0.5 -0.5

Total - Expense - 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4

The Government will provide $3.5 million over four years to establish a National Children’s Commissioner within the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC).

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This measure will assist the AHRC in its role in protecting and promoting human rights in Australia. The Children’s Commissioner will promote public awareness of issues affecting children, conduct research and education programs, consult children, and monitor Commonwealth legislation, policies and programs.

The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs will contribute $0.5 million per year by redirecting funding from within the Family Support Program.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 29 April 2012 issued by the Attorney-General, the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, and the Minister for Community Services.

National Native Title Tribunal reform — increased efficiencies

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Federal Court of Australia - 19.7 19.4 19.5 19.7

National Native Title Tribunal - -24.4 -24.1 -24.2 -24.4

Total - Expense - -4.8 -4.8 -4.8 -4.8

Related revenue ($m)

Federal Court of Australia - 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

National Native Title Tribunal - -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1

Total - Revenue - - - - -

The Government will achieve savings of $19.0 million over four years through efficiencies in the operation of the native title system.

This measure primarily involves the transfer of the National Native Title Tribunal functions of native title claims mediations to the Federal Court of Australia. The reform involves consolidating the corporate services areas of the two agencies,

drawing on the Federal Court’s case management processes and expertise. The reform will contribute to a more efficient and effective native title system. The National Native Title Tribunal will operate as an independent statutory authority but will no longer be a separate agency under the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997. The National Native Title Tribunal will continue to play a central role in the effective functioning of the native title system.

Savings from this measure will be redirected to support Government initiatives in the Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory package.

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Natural Disaster Recovery and Rebuilding — assistance to Toowoomba City Council

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Attorney-General’s Department - - - - -

The Government will provide up to $10 million in 2011-12, as part of its response to the natural disasters in Queensland, to support the early completion of flood mitigation works in the Gowrie Creek Catchment, Toowoomba.

The cost of this measure will be met from within existing resources by the reallocation of up to $10 million in 2011-12 from the Natural Disasters Queensland Local Governments Package funded under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements. The project will be jointly funded by the Commonwealth, Queensland State Government and the Toowoomba City Council in the ratio 40:40:20 respectively.

Natural Disaster Recovery and Rebuilding — donation to Queensland flood appeal

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Attorney-General’s Department - - - - -

Department of the Treasury 2.0 - - - -

Total - Expense 2.0 - - - -

The Government has provided $2.0 million in 2011-12 to the Queensland Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal for assistance to people adversely affected by flooding events in Queensland in 2012. The Australian Red Cross is assisting the Queensland

Government in distributing assistance from the appeal fund.

Natural Disaster Recovery and Rebuilding — New Zealand Special Category Visa Holders Ex-Gratia Payments

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Attorney-General’s Department - - - - -

The Government will provide $0.2 million in 2011-12 to assist New Zealand Special Category Visa holders adversely affected by flooding in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria in 2011-12. Ex-gratia payments equivalent to the Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) are being made available to those who otherwise meet the eligibility requirements of the AGDRP and who are prevented from applying for the AGDRP due to their residency status.

The cost of this measure will be met from within the existing resourcing of the Attorney-General’s Department.

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Further information can be found in the joint press release of 22 March 2012, 23 March 2012, 12 April 2012 and 27 April 2012 issued by the Attorney-General and Minister for Emergency Management and the Minister for Human Services; and the press release of 16 March 2012 issued by the Attorney-General and Minister for Emergency Management.

Official development assistance — extension of AFP commitment to the UN Mission in Timor-Leste

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Australian Federal Police - 3.4 - - -

AusAID - -3.5 - - -

Total - Expense - -0.1 - - -

Related revenue ($m)

Australian Taxation Office - -0.8 - - -

Related capital ($m)

Australian Federal Police - 0.1 - - -

Australian Taxation Office - - - - -

Total - Capital - 0.1 - - -

The Government will provide $3.5 million in 2012-13 (including capital funding of $0.1 million) to maintain the contribution of Australian Federal Police (AFP) officers to the United Nations Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT).

This measure will allow the AFP to maintain its existing deployment of 50 officers to UNMIT until the UN commences its withdrawal of the Mission in December 2012. The deployed officers will continue to provide strategic support to the Government of Timor-Leste and the UN to maintain public order.

Funding for this measure will be offset from within existing resources of AusAID and therefore has no net impact on the budget position. This measure is also expected to lead to a reduction in revenue of $0.8 million in 2012-13 as a result of the tax treatment of the income and benefits received by deployed officers overseas.

This measure forms part of the Government’s commitment to increase Australia’s official development assistance over the long term.

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Official development assistance — Pacific Police Development Program — continuation

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Australian Federal Police - 21.4 21.5 22.3 23.2

Attorney-General’s Department - 1.7 1.7 2.2 2.3

AusAID - -13.5 -7.3 - -

Total - Expense - 9.5 15.9 24.5 25.5

Related revenue ($m)

Australian Taxation Office - -0.4 -0.6 -0.6 -0.6

Total - Revenue - -0.4 -0.6 -0.6 -0.6

Related capital ($m)

Australian Federal Police - 0.7 0.1 - -

Total - Capital - 0.7 0.1 - -

The Government will provide $97.1 million over four years (including capital funding of $0.8 million) for the continuation of the Pacific Police Development Program, including a presence in Papua New Guinea.

The Australian Federal Police and the Attorney-General’s Department (AGD) will continue deployments to a number of Pacific countries to enhance the operational community policing capabilities of Pacific police organisations and strengthen public confidence in the capacity of police to maintain the rule of law and public order.

Funding for this measure includes $76.2 million to be offset from the provision for expanded aid funding held in the Contingency Reserve, $20.8 million from within existing resources of AusAID and $0.2 million from within the existing resources of AGD.

This measure is expected to lead to a reduction in revenue of $2.2 million over four years as a result of the tax treatment of the income and benefits received by deployed offices posted overseas.

This measure forms part of the Government’s commitment to increase Australia’s official development assistance over the long term.

Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

91

BROADBAND, COMMUNICATIONS AND THE DIGITAL ECONOMY

Audio description services — trial

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Australian Broadcasting Corporation 1.5 - - - -

The Government will provide $1.5 million in 2011-12 for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation to conduct a trial of audio description technology services, which provide additional verbal commentary to improve access to electronic media for people with a visual impairment.

The trial will aim to identify and solve technical issues regarding the broadcast of audio description in Australia, raise awareness of audio description within the industry and amongst other key stakeholders and obtain information on user requirements.

Further information can be found in the press release of 22 February 2012 issued by the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation — regional radio services

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Australian Broadcasting Corporation - 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7

Related capital ($m)

Australian Broadcasting Corporation 5.0 - - - -

The Government will provide $7.6 million (including $5.0 million in capital funding in 2011-12) over five years from 2011-12 to allow the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) to upgrade its radio transmission sites and studios to become compatible with the new Viewer Access Satellite Television (VAST) signal by 1 January 2014. This upgrade is required to allow the continued transmission of ABC radio services in non-metropolitan areas following the cessation of the Aurora satellite signal from 31 December 2013.

The ABC will convert a total of 652 radio services located at 367 transmission sites to accept the VAST signal, and upgrade 60 studio sites to both upload and download radio content via VAST.

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Digital Productivity — Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Digital Classroom — National Online Education Portal

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Australian Broadcasting Corporation - - - - -

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations - - - - -

Total - Expense - - - - -

Related capital ($m)

Australian Broadcasting Corporation - - - - -

The Government will provide $19.9 million over three years from 2011-12 (including $6.0 million in capital funding in 2011-12) to help students, families and teachers take advantage of the National Broadband Network.

The funding will be used to develop an education portal on the ABC website that will make digital education resources available to students both in and out of the classroom. The portal will also provide access to the ABC’s database of contemporary content. The ABC will work with Education Services Australia and the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority to ensure that the content is aligned with the Australian Curriculum.

Funding for this measure was included as a ‘decision taken but not yet announced’ in the 2011-12 Budget.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 15 December 2011 issued by the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy and the Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth.

This measure is part of the Government’s broader digital economy strategy.

Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

93

Digital Productivity — putting museums online for public access

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy - - - - -

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation - - - - -

Total - Expense - - - - -

Related capital ($m)

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation - - - - -

The Government will provide $2.4 million over two years from 2011-12 (including $0.4 million in capital funding in 2011-12 and $0.02 million in 2012-13) to provide online remote access to national cultural institutions to help demonstrate the opportunities offered by the National Broadband Network (NBN).

Using the high bandwidth capability of the NBN, visitors will be able to undertake virtual tours of these institutions via mobile robots. Users will be able to engage and interact with local visitors and tour guides and will be provided with a range of additional on-screen information to enhance their experience.

Funding for this measure was included as a ‘decision taken but not yet announced’ in the 2011-12 Budget.

This measure is part of the Government’s broader digital economy strategy.

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Digital Television Switchover — spectrum restacking

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy 16.5 39.7 43.9 10.7 -

Australian Communications and Media Authority - - 2.1 1.1 -

Special Broadcasting Service Corporation - nfp nfp nfp nfp

Australian Broadcasting Corporation - nfp nfp nfp nfp

Total - Expense 16.5 39.7 46.0 11.8 -

Related capital ($m)

Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy - - 0.2 0.2 -

Australian Communications and Media Authority - - 0.1 0.1 -

Total - Capital - - 0.4 0.3 -

The Government will provide $143.2 million over five years (including capital funding of $0.4 million in 2013-14 and $0.3 million in 2014-15) to ensure free-to-air commercial and national broadcasters vacate the digital dividend spectrum in a timely fashion. This funding will assist broadcasters to replace and retune existing transmission equipment and allow the digital dividend spectrum to be cleared as soon as possible after the switch-off of analog television services on 31 December 2013.

This measure includes $26.1 million to research, develop, and conduct a communications campaign for the purpose of informing communities about the process. The measure also includes $9.7 million to be provided to the Australian Communication and Media Authority and the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy to conduct research and an evaluation of the process, respond to inquiries about the digital switchover, and maintain the mySwitch website to provide information about reception questions.

Funding from this measure for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and the Special Broadcasting Service is not for publication to protect the national broadcasters’ position in any future negotiations with service providers.

The cost of this measure will be partially offset by a provision of $53.0 million previously included in the Contingency Reserve for assistance to broadcasters for spectrum restacking.

Further information on the digital dividend can be found in the press release of 24 June 2010 issued by the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy.

Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

95

National Broadband Network — regional and remote information

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy 20.0 - - - -

The Government has provided $20.0 million in 2011-12 to improve public understanding, address misconceptions and provide updated information about the National Broadband Network (NBN).

These activities will be focused on regional and remote areas where access to the NBN will be provided through fixed wireless and satellite services.

National Broadband Network — support for NBN Co-Telstra Definitive Agreements

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy - - - - -

The Government provided $321.6 million on 30 March 2012 to Telstra to support the Definitive Agreements between NBN Co and Telstra, as agreed in June 2010.

In June 2010, NBN Co and Telstra entered into a series of agreements regarding the use of Telstra’s infrastructure and the progressive migration of Telstra’s customers to the National Broadband Network. In support of the agreements, the Government committed to provide approximately $2 billion of value through a series of public policy reforms and a payment to Telstra, the value of which equated to $190.0 million post-tax in net present value terms.

Provision for this funding was included in the Contingency Reserve in the 2011-12 Budget.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 7 March 2012 issued by the Minister for Finance and Deregulation and the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy.

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Special Broadcasting Service Corporation — additional funding

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Special Broadcasting Service Corporation - 13.4 21.2 26.3 26.2

Related capital ($m)

Special Broadcasting Service Corporation 5.0 3.0 - - -

The Government will provide an additional $95.2 million over five years (including capital funding of $5.0 million in 2011-12 and $3.0 million in 2012-13) to the Special Broadcasting Service Corporation (SBS). This additional funding will allow the SBS to maintain the quality and delivery of existing services and upgrade distribution and storage technology. The funding also allows the SBS to increase expenditure on commissioned and acquired content.

Special Broadcasting Service Corporation — free-to-air Indigenous television service

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Special Broadcasting Service Corporation - 12.3 15.6 15.9 16.3

Related capital ($m)

Special Broadcasting Service Corporation - 2.9 - - -

The Government will provide $63.0 million over four years (including $2.9 million in capital funding in 2012-13) to the Special Broadcasting Service Corporation to establish a free-to-air Indigenous television service to provide a similar service to the current

National Indigenous Television service but with national coverage. The funding also provides for an increase in the number of hours of first-run Indigenous content from 2013-14.

Further information can be found in the press release of 1 September 2011 issued by the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy.

Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

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Spectrum — support for clearance of the 2.5 GHz band

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy - 15.2 23.2 1.5 -

Australian Broadcasting Corporation - 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4

Total - Expense - 15.6 23.6 1.9 0.4

Related capital ($m)

Australian Broadcasting Corporation - 12.1 - - -

The Government will provide $53.5 million over four years (including capital funding of $12.1 million in 2012-13) to free-to-air commercial television broadcasters and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation to facilitate their clearance of the 2.5 gigahertz spectrum band.

The broadcasters are required to vacate part of the 2.5 gigahertz band currently used to cover some sporting, entertainment, cultural and news events. The funding will be used to assist broadcasters to purchase new electronic news gathering equipment capable of operating in alternative spectrum bands.

Partially clearing this spectrum band will allow the Government to proceed with auctioning the rights to use portions of the 2.5 gigahertz spectrum for other services such as mobile broadband.

Terrestrial Equalisation: Additional Services Assistance Plan — rationalisation

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy -2.1 - - - -

The Government will achieve savings of $2.1 million in 2011-12 from rationalising two existing government initiatives for television transmission delivery services. The two services are the Viewer Access Satellite Television (VAST) and the Terrestrial Equalisation: Additional Services Assistance Plan.

This rationalisation will allow the Government to reduce funding for the Additional Services Assistance Plan while maintaining the equivalent level of services to regional and remote areas of Australia through increased utilisation of the VAST service at no extra cost.

Savings from this measure will be redirected to support other Government priorities.

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Untimed Local Calls in the Extended Zones — continuation

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency - 1.5 - - -

The Government will provide $1.5 million in 2012-13 to give customers in the extended zones access to untimed local calls. Section 107 of the Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Services Standards) Act 1999 requires regulations or other arrangements to be in place to provide customers in the extended zones with access to untimed local calls.

Longer term arrangements for the provision of this service will be determined following consideration of the findings of the Review of Retail Price Controls undertaken by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy.

Climate Change and Energy Efficiency

99

CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Building energy efficiency — additional funding

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency - 0.6 0.8 0.8 0.6

The Government will provide $2.8 million over four years for the Commonwealth’s contribution to COAG’s building energy efficiency activities. The funding includes $0.8 million for the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning High Efficiency Systems Strategy (HVAC HESS) and $1.6 million for the National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS).

HVAC HESS is aimed at achieving long-term improvements in the energy efficiency of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems in non-residential buildings. NABERS is a performance-based rating system that rates existing commercial offices, hotels and residential buildings based on their operational impacts on the environment.

Climate Change Adaptation Program — extension

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency - 3.0 - - -

The Government will provide $3.0 million in 2012-13 to continue a range of climate change adaptation activities, including to help plan and respond to climate change risks, particularly in areas recognised as national priorities.

The Productivity Commission is scheduled to provide a final report to the Government on its Barriers to Effective Climate Change Adaptation inquiry in September 2012. The inquiry will assist the Government in identifying changes in regulation and policy settings that may be necessary to help manage the impacts of climate change at the lowest possible cost, while taking advantage of opportunities that a changing climate may bring.

Further information relating to the inquiry can be found in the joint press release of 20 September 2011 issued by the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency and the Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation.

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National Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Program — establishment

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency - 4.1 16.0 17.3 17.6

Related revenue ($m)

Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency - 5.0 5.3 5.8 6.7

The Government will provide $37.1 million over four years to assist in establishing a nationally consistent legislative framework for Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards to replace the existing patchwork of inconsistent laws. The total cost of establishing the framework is expected to be $59.8 million over four years, with the additional costs being met through cost recovery for product registration and compliance monitoring and contributions from other jurisdictions, which are being sought as part of negotiations on a new intergovernmental agreement.

The costs of product registration will be fully recovered, while recovery of the costs of compliance monitoring will be phased in from 2012-13, in accordance with the Australian Government Cost Recovery Guidelines. The fees will be reviewed every three years.

The cost of this measure will be partially met from within the existing resourcing of the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency.

Cross Portfolio

101

CROSS PORTFOLIO

Australian Intelligence Community — reprioritisation

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Various Agencies - -20.4 -20.4 -20.4 -20.4

The Government will redirect funding of $81.6 million over four years from across the Australian Intelligence Community (AIC), including the deferral of planned growth in staffing for the Australian Secret Intelligence Organisation.

The funding from this measure will be redirected to support other national intelligence priorities within the AIC.

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DEFENCE

Afghanistan — enhanced detainee management framework

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Defence - - - - -

The Government provided $2.2 million in 2011-12 to enhance detainee management in Afghanistan.

The measure funded the upgrading of the Initial Screening Area and the deployment of an interrogation capability to the Multi-National Base at Tarin Kot, Uruzgan. This increased the capacity of the Australian Defence Force to detain and screen suspected insurgents until their release or transfer to Afghan or United States authorities.

Funding for this measure was included as a ‘decision taken but not yet announced’ in the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2011-12.

Further information can be found in the press release of 1 February 2012 issued by the Minister for Defence.

Coastal Surveillance — continuation of Operation Resolute

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Defence - - - - -

The Government will provide $9.5 million in 2012-13 for the net additional cost of continuing Operation Resolute, the military contribution to Border Protection Command-led surveillance activities to protect Australia’s offshore resources and deter people smuggling.

The cost of this measure will be met from within the existing resourcing of the Department of Defence.

Defence

103

Middle East Area of Operations — continuation of Australia’s military contribution

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Defence - 911.5 212.3 131.5 50.0

Related revenue ($m)

Department of Defence - 21.3 - - -

Australian Taxation Office - -72.2 -1.6 - -

Total - Revenue - -50.9 -1.6 - -

The Government will provide $1.3 billion over four years for the net additional cost of continuing Operation Slipper, Australia’s military contribution to international stabilisation and counter-terrorism efforts in Afghanistan and the wider Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO). This cost will be reduced by the recovery of $21.3 million from other Coalition Forces for logistic support provided by the Australian Defence Force (ADF), primarily at the Multi-National Base at Tarin Kot, Uruzgan. This funding covers the extension of Australia’s operations to June 2013 based on the continued deployment to Afghanistan and the MEAO of an average of 2380 ADF personnel.

This measure includes an indicative cost of $374.9 million over four years for the deployment of a Force Transition Team (FTT) comprising up to approximately 250 ADF personnel. The FTT will be responsible for planning and co-ordinating Australia’s transition from a provincial focus based in Uruzgan to a nationally-focused mission based in Kabul.

For 2012-13, the total net additional cost of Operation Slipper is $1.2 billion, comprising this measure and previously approved funding of $299.6 million.

This measure is also expected to lead to a reduction in revenue of $73.8 million over two years as ADF personnel are taxed concessionally on their base pay and allowances while on deployment.

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Solomon Islands — continued Australian Defence Force assistance to the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Defence - 43.1 1.4 1.1 -

Related revenue ($m)

Department of Defence - 1.6 - - -

Australian Taxation Office - -2.6 -0.1 - -

Total - Revenue - -1.0 -0.1 - -

The Government will provide $45.6 million over three years for the net additional cost of extending Operation Anode, Australia’s military contribution to the Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands, until June 2013. This cost will be reduced by the recovery of $1.6 million from the New Zealand Defence Force for logistics support provided by the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

For 2012-13, the total net additional cost of Operation Anode is $42.9 million, comprising this measure and previously approved funding of $1.4 million.

This measure is also expected to lead to a reduction in revenue of $2.7 million over two years as ADF personnel are taxed concessionally on their base pay and allowances while on deployment.

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

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Defence - 78.4 -0.1 0.6 -

Related revenue ($m)

Department of Defence - 1.5 - - -

Australian Taxation Office - -3.7 -0.1 - -

Total - Revenue - -2.2 -0.1 - -

The Government will provide $78.8 million over three years for the net additional cost of extending Operation Astute, Australia’s military contribution to maintaining stability in Timor-Leste (East Timor), until December 2012. The cost will be reduced by the recovery of $1.5 million from the New Zealand Defence Force for contracted logistics support provided by the Australian Defence Force (ADF). The Government will further consider Australia’s military contribution following the East Timorese parliamentary elections to be held in mid-2012.

For 2012-13, the total net additional cost of Operation Astute is $87.6 million, comprising this measure and previously approved funding of $10.7 million.

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This measure is also expected to lead to a reduction in revenue of $3.7 million over two years as ADF personnel are taxed concessionally on their base pay and allowances while on deployment.

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EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND WORKPLACE RELATIONS

Adjustment to the HECS-HELP Benefit for Early Childhood Education Teachers

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education 0.4 0.7 1.1 1.9 3.2

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations - - - - -

Total - Expense 0.4 0.7 1.1 1.9 3.2

Related revenue ($m)

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education - .. .. -0.1 -0.2

The Government will expand the HECS-HELP Benefit for early childhood education teachers by broadening the eligibility criteria at a cost of $7.6 million over four years. This will involve:

• doubling the number of eligible postcode areas by including inner regional cities; and

• removing the current requirement for teachers to spend 50 per cent of their working week teaching. Qualified early childhood education teachers providing pedagogical support to other staff, but carrying a teaching load of less than 50 per cent will now be able to obtain the HECS-HELP Benefit.

The HECS-HELP Benefit for early childhood education teachers reduces the HECS-HELP debt of early childhood education teachers working in regional, remote or high disadvantage areas through an annual remission of up to $1,745 (in the 2011-12 financial year), indexed annually for a maximum of five equivalent full-time years (or 260 working weeks).

Further information can be found in the press release of 1 December 2011 issued by the Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth.

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

107

Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority — additional funding

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations - 6.2 5.1 3.0 2.7

The Government will provide $17 million over four years from 2012-13 to the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) to enable it to deliver the national education reform priorities set by the Standing Council on School Education and Early Childhood.

An increased budget for the period 2012-13 to 2015-16 will allow ACARA to continue work against its three key deliverables: the Australian Curriculum; the National Assessment Program for Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) which measures students’ progress; and the MySchool website which provides national data collection and reporting of school resourcing and outcomes.

Automotive Industry Structural Adjustment Package — Labour Market Element — continuation

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations - - - - -

The Government will provide $15.6 million over five years (including $5.0 million in 2016-17) to continue the Labour Market Element of the Automotive Industry Structural Adjustment Package until 30 June 2017.

This measure will continue to provide assistance to workers made redundant from eligible manufacturing firms in the automotive industry, enabling these workers to access intensive employment assistance such as job search, career advice and training tailored to local labour market conditions.

This measure has the capacity to assist approximately 3,000 workers.

The cost of this measure will be met from within existing resourcing of the New Car Plan for a Greener Future package.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 22 March 2012 issued by the Minister for Industry and Innovation and the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations.

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BackTrack — contribution

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 -

The Government will provide $0.8 million over four years (including $0.2 million in 2011-12) to support BackTrack, a not-for-profit initiative that helps prevent disadvantaged and at risk youth in the Armidale region from entering the juvenile justice system.

BackTrack runs a number of programs to engage young people who may be at risk of becoming disengaged or are having a difficult time due to, for example, homelessness or substance abuse. The programs are intended to help them become skilled and confident workers in areas such as trades and agriculture.

The funding will be used to help run the Iron Man Welders Shed — a fully operational welding workshop; the Paws Up program which helps teach self discipline through boys training working dogs; and AgLads, which offers boys formal as well as on-the-job training on local farms.

Bribie Island Youth Camp Facilities — one-off grant

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 1.9 - - - -

The Government will provide a one-off grant of $1.9 million in 2011-12 to St Andrews Greek Orthodox Theological College to help complete the final phase of the Bribie Island Youth Camp facilities. The grant will support the completion of a multi-purpose youth and community retreat and education centre, including 20 camp sites, further amenities, a self-contained accommodation unit and a caretaker’s residence. The Camp facilities will be used as a retreat for young members of the Orthodox Church and will be available for use by the wider community.

Further information can be found in the press release of 25 March 2012 issued by the Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth.

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

109

Building Australia’s Future Workforce — changes to ABSTUDY eligibility

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Human Services 0.6 0.2 - - -

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations - -0.7 -1.3 -1.4 -1.4

Total - Expense 0.6 -0.6 -1.3 -1.4 -1.4

The Government will change the eligibility age for ABSTUDY payment rates to align with the revised eligibility ages for Youth Allowance and Newstart Allowance, introduced as part of the Building Australia’s Future Workforce package in the 2011-12 Budget. This measure will result in savings of $4.1 million over five years.

The maximum age of eligibility for the basic rate of ABSTUDY will be increased from 20 to 21 years and the minimum age of qualification for the maximum rate of ABSTUDY will be increased from 21 to 22 years. Eligibility for the Youth Disability Supplement to ABSTUDY will also extend from 21 to 22 years. Existing recipients, who are 21 years of age as at 1 July 2012 will continue to receive the maximum ABSTUDY rate.

Savings from this measure will be redirected to support other Government priorities.

Clontarf Foundation and Engagement Strategies for Indigenous students

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations - 1.9 2.0 0.9 -

The Government will provide $4.8 million over three years to support additional school-based sport academies operated by the Clontarf Foundation in New South Wales. This funding will also support new programs to engage Indigenous girls.

Both elements of this measure seek to improve the health, education, training and employment outcomes of Indigenous students. The measure builds on the existing Sporting Chance Program that currently supports around 5,000 Indigenous students in Western Australia, Northern Territory, Victoria and Queensland.

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Community-based employment advice services — continued funding

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman - - - - -

The Government will provide $7.1 million over four years to continue its support for the not-for-profit community-based employment advice services. This funding will support Working Women’s Centres in South Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory, the Employment Law Centre of Western Australia and JobWatch in Victoria.

The funding will assist these organisations to continue and expand their workplace relations education services to disadvantaged and vulnerable Australians who experience difficulties in asserting and exercising their workplace rights.

The cost of this measure will be met from within the existing resources of the Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman.

Economic Potential of Senior Australians — employment assistance

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations - 5.3 6.6 9.0 8.5

Related capital ($m)

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations - 0.2 - - -

The Government will provide $29.6 million over four years to build workplaces that value the experience of older Australians and increase the recruitment and retention of mature age job seekers in the Australian workforce.

This measure includes funding for:

• up to 10,000 jobs bonuses of $1,000 each to employers who employ an eligible mature age job seeker, payable when the employee achieves a 13 week employment outcome;

• expanding the ‘Corporate Champions’ initiative to create an additional 250 projects which will include employers receiving a package of tailored assistance to help with recruitment and retention of mature age staff;

• a centralised process for employers to learn from each other’s experience through ‘Corporate Champions’, to be promoted to other employers through a series of national seminars; and

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• continuation of the telephone based career advisory services up to 30 June 2016. This service offers career planning and resume appraisal designed to help mature age people explore new career pathways, find employment and plan their transition to retirement. The service also assists mature age workers with access to employment services and training opportunities.

Further information can be found in the press release of 18 April 2012 issued by the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing and Social Inclusion.

Economic Potential of Senior Australians — ‘Experience+ Training’, ‘On-the-Job Support’ and ‘Job Transition Support’ programs — cessation

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations - -8.5 -7.9 - -

The Government will not proceed with the ‘Experience+ Training’, ‘On-the-Job Support’ and ‘Job Transition Support’ programs as the training and support currently delivered by these programs will now be supported by the Investing in Experience — skills recognition and training program. This measure will provide savings of $16.4 million over two years.

Mature age workers who are currently receiving assistance from ‘On-the-Job Support’ and ‘Job Transition Support’ programs will continue to receive such assistance until they find a job or exit from the program. Employers approved for grants under the ‘Experience+ Training’ program would also have their grants processed under the original terms of their application.

See also the related expense measure titled Economic Potential of Senior Australians — Investing in Experience — skills recognition and training.

Savings from this measure will be redirected to support the expansion of the Corporate Champions program and the introduction of the Government’s new $1000 jobs bonus for employers who recruit and retain a worker 50 years or over for more than 3 months.

Employment Services Arrangements — Job Placement Fee — changes to activity requirements and arrangements

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations - -40.8 -42.3 -40.6 -38.8

The Government has identified efficiencies in employment service arrangements that are estimated to deliver savings of $162.6 million over four years.

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From 1 July 2012 basic servicing arrangements provided to job seekers in Stream 1 employment services will be reduced. After 26 weeks registration with Job Services Australia (JSA), a minimum of 25 hours of additional support will be delivered over a one week period. Under these new arrangements provider service fees will be adjusted to recognise that the services and support provided to Stream 1 job seekers are less intensive than current arrangements.

Stream 1 job seekers have a low level of disadvantage, the greatest level of job readiness and are more likely to find a job on their own.

To encourage JSA providers to work with job ready job seekers from the beginning of their period of unemployment more intensiv ely than they have done so in the past, from 1 September 2012, JSA providers will be immediately eligible to receive a Job Placement Fee when a Stream 1 job seeker registers with them and the provider has sourced the position from an employer and places them into that position (previously only available after three months of servicing).

Job seeker participation requirements and compliance arrangements will not change. Job seekers in receipt of Income Support Payments will be required to actively look for work and undertake activities to become job ready in order to continue to receive

payments.

Job seeker support services provided through JSA are commensurate with their relative job readiness.

Savings from this measure will be redirected to support other Government priorities.

Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations - 10.0 13.6 16.3 15.8

The Government will provide $55.7 million over four years to continue and expand the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY).

An amount of $13.8 million will be provided over three years to continue HIPPY in the existing 50 locations for one additional cohort of children, commencing in the 2013 calendar year and ending in 2014. This funding is expected to provide support to around 1,750 children.

The Government will also provide $41.9 million over four years to extend HIPPY to an additional 50 sites with a focus on Indigenous remote sites. Support will be provided for around 2,250 additional children.

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HIPPY is a two-year home-based parenting and early childhood enrichment program that focuses on empowering parents and carers to be their child’s first teacher. The program aims to build the confidence and skills of parents and carers to create a positive learning environment in preparing their child for school. The program can also offer parents and carers a supported pathway to employment and local community leadership. Parents and their children enrol in the program in the year before the child commences formal school and participate in the program for two years.

Job Services Australia Outcome Payments — simplification

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations - -7.3 -12.0 -12.6 -12.4

The Government will simplify Job Services Australia (JSA) outcome payments by introducing a single outcome payment for placing a job seeker in employment for 13 and 26 weeks. The current Provider Brokered Outcome and Provider Assisted Outcome payments will be discontinued from 1 July 2012 and replaced with a new single Job Service Outcome (JSO) payment. The JSO payment rate will range from $572 to $2,673 and will reduce the potential for employment providers to make incorrect payment claims.

JSA outcome payments encourage providers to establish relationships and partnerships with employers in order to secure work for job seekers.

This measure will provide savings of $44.3 million over four years. Savings from this measure will be redirected to support other Government priorities.

Jobs, Education and Training Child Care Fee Assistance Program — introduction of a package of reforms

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations - 33.6 37.1 61.7 85.2

Department of Human Services 0.5 5.8 0.6 0.5 0.5

Total - Expense 0.5 39.5 37.7 62.2 85.8

The Government will provide an additional $225.6 million over five years to support increased demand for JETCCFA and better target assistance. From 2016-17 onwards, an additional $65.9 million per annum will be provided for JETCCFA, with approximately $19.3 million per annum for associated Child Care Rebate expenses.

Three key reforms will be introduced:

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• JETCCFA will now be available for study at the accredited Certificate II or higher level (not above Graduate Diploma level), but not for repeat studies at the same qualification level except where further study addresses an identified skills shortage occupation on the Skills Shortage List — Australia, Masters or Doctoral degrees;

• Access to up to 50 hours per week of child care will be permitted where a parent undertakes at least 15 hours of work, study or training, or a maximum of 24 hours of child care for activities involving less than 15 hours per week; and

• The parental co-contribution to child care costs will be increased to $1.00 per hour per child, 50 per cent of which can be recovered through the Child Care Rebate.

JETCCFA supports the Australian Government’s workforce participation and productivity agenda by assisting parents on eligible income support payments, predominantly sole parents, to enhance their skills by undertaking work, study or job search activities to enable them to enter or re-enter the workforce, without the cost of child care being a barrier.

Liquid assets waiting period — amendment

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Various Agencies - 1.2 1.1 1.0 1.0

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations - - 12.0 12.0 12.0

Total - Expense - 1.2 13.1 13.0 13.0

The Government will increase the maximum reserve amount used in calculating the liquid assets waiting period to enable people who have become unemployed to access income support more quickly and retain more of their savings. This is estimated to cost $40.4 million over four years.

From 1 July 2013, the Government will increase the maximum reserve amount for the liquid assets waiting period for recipients of particular income support payments. Liquid assets are assets in the form of cash or those which can be easily converted into cash, including shares and term deposits. A single person without dependents will now have an increased maximum reserve amount of $5,000, while a person who is a member of a couple and/or has a dependent child will now have an increased maximum reserve amount of $10,000. The change will affect applicants for Newstart Allowance, Youth Allowance, Sickness Allowance and Austudy payments.

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Mature Age Participation — job seeker assistance

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations - 1.9 5.4 7.7 10.7

The Government will provide $25.7 million over four years to assist mature age job seekers aged 55 years and over who are unemployed and would like help to re-enter the workforce. Under this measure, approximately 6,700 mature age job seekers on Stream 1, Stream 1 (limited), Stream 2 and Stream 3 of the Job Services Australia program in particular regions or industries, as prioritised by the Government, will receive a ‘silver service’ for intensive job preparations. This service includes a review of the person’s skills and training needs, undertaking IT training including use of social media to support job search, career counselling, financial planning support, and support for resume preparation, interview skills and job search techniques.

This measure also includes incentives of up to $500 per job seeker for items associated with job preparation, for example internet connection or other IT-related hardware.

National Career Development Strategy under the National Partnership Agreement on Youth Attainment and Transitions — cessation

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations -5.8 -7.6 -3.7 - -

The Government will achieve savings of $17.0 million over three years by ceasing funding for the National Career Development Strategy from 30 June 2012.

The National Career Development Strategy was introduced as part of the National Career Development program to assist young people aged 15-24 to transition from schooling into further education, training or employment.

The Government will continue to fund existing National Career Development initiatives under the National Partnership Agreement on Youth Attainment and Transitions which terminates on 31 December 2013.

Savings from this measure will be redirected to support other Government priorities.

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Office of the Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate — operational efficiencies

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Office of the Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate - -3.0 -3.0 -3.0 -3.0

The Government will establish the Office of the Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate to replace the current Office of the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner. The new agency will receive a funding allocation of $124.8 million over five years from 2011-12.

Savings of $12.0 million over four years will be achieved from improved operational efficiencies.

Savings from this measure will be redirected to support other Government priorities.

Parenting Payment — changed eligibility for 1 July 2006 grandfathered recipients

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Human Services .. 32.0 3.1 1.7 2.1

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations - -128.9 -207.8 -161.0 -227.0

Total - Expense .. -96.9 -204.7 -159.3 -224.9

The Government will align Parenting Payment (PP) eligibility for all recipients. PP for existing recipients covered by grandfathering arrangements will be brought into alignment with all other PP recipients.

From 1 January 2013, all PP recipients who were on payment prior to 1 July 2006 will be assessed under the same eligibility requirements as new PP recipients. Under this measure grandfathered recipients with their youngest child aged six years or over (for

partnered recipients) or eight years or over (for single recipients) will cease to be eligible for PP and will transition onto Newstart Allowance (NSA) unless they move into employment.

This measure extends the 2011-12 Budget measure Building Australia’s Future Workforce — incentives for single parents and Parenting Payment reforms to the remaining cohort of grandfathered recipients. It will align PP eligibility for all parents, encourage re-entry into the workforce, and make the system fairer through reduced financial disincentives to engage in paid work.

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Parents who transition onto NSA will be eligible for the more generous income test taper that will take effect from 1 January 2013. The new more generous income test reduces NSA payments by 40 cents (rather than the previous 50 cents) for every dollar of income earned above the income-free area (currently $62 per fortnight).

The Government is providing $3.2 million for professional career advisory services for single parents through employment service providers. This will assist single parents to improve their skills and also plan effectively for a transition into the workforce when they move off PP.

This measure is estimated to provide savings of $685.8 million over four years to be redirected to support other Government priorities.

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Essay Competition — establishment

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations - - - - -

The Government will provide $25,000 in 2012-13 to establish the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Essay Competition as an additional special category in the 2012 National History Challenge.

The essay competition is part of a package of measures to mark the 60th anniversary of the accession to the throne of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The competition will be open to primary and secondary school students with a primary and secondary winner in each state and territory.

The cost of this measure will be met from within the existing resourcing of the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

Further information can be found in the press release of 7 February 2012 issued by the Prime Minister.

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Remote Jobs and Communities Program — establishment

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations - 6.3 116.2 108.2 162.7

Department of Human Services - 3.0 -5.2 -5.5 -5.5

Department of Finance and Deregulation - 0.1 - - -

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs - - -190.8 -194.9 -198.6

Total - Expense - 9.3 -79.8 -92.1 -41.5

Related capital ($m)

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations - 4.6 - - -

The Government will provide $745.6 million over four years to establish the new Remote Jobs and Communities Program (RJCP). The RJCP will commence on 1 July 2013 and replace existing remote employment services, delivered by multiple providers under a range of programs, including Job Services Australia (JSA), Disability Employment Services (DES) and the Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP). The RJCP will provide a more integrated and streamlined service intended to promote greater workforce participation, community engagement and development in remote Australia.

Under these new arrangements, regionally embedded service providers will work with job seekers in each remote region to deliver individually case-managed assistance and support. A Participation Account will be established to provide a flexible source of funding for providers to draw upon to help job seekers overcome vocational and non-vocational barriers. Job seekers will be engaged in meaningful activities in line with their participation requirements and to the level of their capacity. People who fail to participate will have their payments suspended.

Funding of $44.4 million will also be provided over three years through the RJCP to establish the Remote Youth Leadership and Development Corps, which will provide young people under 25 years of age in remote communities with assistance to successfully transition from school to employment. Up to 1,000 places will be available under the program in 2013-14 and this will increase yearly by 1,000 places to a maximum of 3,000 places by 2015-16.

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This measure also includes $2.5 million in 2012-13 for an Expression of Interest process to select suitable RJCP service providers. A further $54.8 million over four years from 1 July 2012 will be provided to: transition existing job seekers to the new RJCP; deliver training to service providers to improve the operation of the compliance framework in remote areas; upgrade IT systems to underpin the delivery of employment services; support remote service providers; and evaluate the RJCP.

The establishment of the RJCP will be funded by rolling in JSA, DES, the Indigenous Employment Program in remote Australia and the CDEP. This will provide overall savings of $62.0 million over four years.

This measure will also provide $2.5 million over two years from 1 July 2013 to transition existing CDEP participants in non-remote locations by ensuring that they continue to have the option to engage in CDEP-type activities delivered through JSA until 30 June 2015, after which these arrangements will be reviewed.

Under this measure $0.1 million in 2012-13 will be provided to the Department of Finance and Deregulation for an Implementation Readiness Assessment that will be undertaken to advise on implementation risks.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 26 April 2012 issued by the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations and the Minister for Indigenous Employment and Economic Development.

See also the related expense measures titled Remote Jobs and Communities Program — establishment of the Community Development Fund and Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) program — continuation of grandfathered wage arrangements in the Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs portfolio.

Review of Funding for Schooling — additional work

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations - 5.1 0.7 - -

The Government will provide $5.8 million over two years to conduct further policy and technical work to refine and verify elements of the recommendations made in the Review of Funding for Schooling. The need to conduct this work was noted in the final Review Report, as well as the Government’s high-level response to the Review.

The Government is currently working through the reform proposals in collaboration with states and territories, and other education stakeholders. This measure also provides funding to support stakeholder consultations to inform this process.

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Schools — Australian Baccalaureate — postpone development

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations - - -2.2 -4.5 -1.9

The Government will postpone the development of the Australian Baccalaureate for two years.

The Australian Baccalaureate is intended to be a voluntary internationally recognised qualification that will complement existing senior secondary school qualifications. Consultations for its development were due to begin in 2013-14 with rollout expected in 2015 or 2016. However, components of the National Curriculum that are intended to support the Australian Baccalaureate have been delayed, which in turn will delay the rollout of the Baccalaureate.

The measure will provide savings of $8.5 million over three years, which will be redirected to support other Government priorities.

Schools — Digital Education Revolution — project pool — redirection

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations -24.4 - - - -

The Government will reduce funding under the Digital Education Revolution (DER) project pool in 2011-12 to provide savings of $24.4 million.

The DER project pool was established to provide funding for national initiatives that support the aims of the DER, such as the National Digital Learning Resources Framework. Funding of $6.0 million in 2012-13 and $4.0 million in 2013-14 will be available to continue funding these national initiatives.

Savings from this measure will be redirected to support other Government education and training priorities.

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Schools — National Rewards for Great Teachers — amendment

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations - - - - -

The Government has changed the eligibility requirements for the Rewards for Great Teachers program to link the payments with the National Professional Standards for Teachers.

The program will no longer provide a bonus payment of up to ten per cent of salary to the top ten per cent of teachers. Instead, teachers who achieve certification at the two highest levels of the Standards (Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher) will be eligible to receive a one-off reward payment of $7,500 and $10,000 respectively. The payments will be funded from within the existing estimates for the Rewards for Great Teachers program.

Further information can be found in the press release of 25 November 2011 issued by the Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth.

Schools — National Trade Cadetships — postponement

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations -3.1 -9.4 - - -

The Government will postpone the implementation of the National Trade Cadetships (NTC) initiative by one year to 2013-14.

In 2011-12 an NTC Advisory Panel was formed under the leadership of Professor Denise Bradley to guide the development and implementation of the NTC initiative. A delay in the implementation of the initiative will allow the Government to incorporate the Panel’s recommendations into the development of the program.

From 2013, students from Year 9 to 12 will be offered a new Cadetship as an option under the Australian Curriculum. The Cadetship will be delivered through local Trade Training Centres and other eligible venues.

This measure will provide savings of $12.5 million over two years from 2011-12 to support other Government priorities.

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Schools — One Laptop per Child Australia

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 11.7 - - - -

The Government will provide a one-off grant of $11.7 million to One Laptop per Child (OLPC) Australia to support expansion of this initiative to primary school students in partnering regional and remote communities and low SES schools. This will help OLPC Australia to roll out additional custom-built laptops to thousands of primary school students and to provide helpdesk and online support to participating schools.

See also the revenue measure titled Philanthropy — updating the list of specifically listed deductible gift recipients.

Schools — Reward Payments for School Improvement — reduction

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations - - - -4.4 -8.9

Department of the Treasury - - - -8.1 -16.2

Total - Expense - - - -12.5 -25.0

The Government will reduce the reward payments payable to primary and secondary schools under the proposed Reward for School Improvement program. Reward payments will decrease from $75,000 to $50,000 for primary schools and from $100,000 to $75,000 for secondary schools. The number of schools receiving payments is unchanged.

The Rewards for School Improvement Program will provide payments to schools that have shown the most improved performance over 12 months, based on the proposed National School Improvement Framework.

This measure will provide savings of $37.5 million over two years to support other Government priorities.

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Schools — Student Resilience and Wellbeing Program — establishment

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations -1.3 -2.1 -2.4 -4.4 -

The Government will achieve savings of $10.3 million over four years by consolidating the National School Drug Education Strategy, and the Values Education and Values Drugs programs into one program to create the Student Resilience and Wellbeing Program.

Consolidation of these programs will achieve administrative and financial efficiencies and allow for the development of a national approach to building student resilience and wellbeing while still supporting the policy intent of the original programs.

Savings under this measure will offset an increase in funding to the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority for the development of, amongst other things, a Health and Physical Education Curriculum. The curriculum will provide opportunities to support students to develop the resilience, knowledge and skills to take responsibility for their health and wellbeing.

Schools — Supporting implementation of the More Support for Students with Disabilities Initiative

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of the Treasury 0.5 0.3 .. - -

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations -0.5 -0.3 .. - -

Total - Expense - - - - -

The Government will provide $1.0 million to support government and non-government education authorities to implement the National Partnership for More Support for Students with Disabilities. Of this funding, $228,000 will be provided to non-government schools. This funding has been reallocated from the departmental funding provided to the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

The National Partnership for More Support for Students with Disabilities provides funding to contribute to improvements in the learning experiences and educational outcomes of students with disabilities by strengthening the capacity and expertise of schools and teachers to provide these students with additional support.

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Schools — Teach Next Program changes

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education .. 0.1 0.1 .. -

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations -2.1 .. .. - -

Total - Expense -2.1 .. 0.1 .. -

Related revenue ($m)

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education - .. .. .. ..

The Government will modify the Teach Next Program to provide additional support to facilitate involvement in the program. This additional support is offset by reducing the number of participants to reflect a more realistic number of placement offers expected to be secured for 2012. Overall, this will result in savings of $2.0 million over five years.

Teach Next was allocated $18.1 million in the 2011-12 Budget to establish a new pathway into teaching for 450 career-change professionals with relevant qualifications and experience to address known critical teacher shortages in specialised areas such as mathematics and science.

Following consultation with stakeholders and providers, the Government has agreed to provide additional financial assistance to:

• program participants to assist with study costs and relocation;

• teacher employers to support participant selection, placement and mentor release; and

• providers to assist in meeting the costs of recruitment and course delivery.

Participants may also be eligible for a FEE-HELP loan to fund the difference between the Commonwealth’s contribution and the cost of the course.

The changes to the program will also revise participant numbers downwards from 450 to 395 and will be managed in four separate intakes over the four years of the program.

Further information can be found in the Teach Next 2012-15 Program Guidelines on the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations website.

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Schools — Teach Remote — Stage Two

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations - 3.3 5.7 5.3 -

The Government will provide $14.3 million over three years to expand the Teach Remote Program, an initiative of the National Alliance of Remote Indigenous Schools (NARIS). NARIS consists of 170 schools from Western Australia, the Northern Territory, South Australia, Queensland and New South Wales, enrolling around 16,500 Indigenous students.

The Teach Remote Program is focused on establishing a remote teacher network and standardising professional development for teachers in core subjects relating to the teaching of Indigenous students in remote communities.

Under Stage 2 of the program, the Government will provide support for:

• salary supplements of $10,000 in the first year and $20,000 in the second year to attract and retain up to 200 teachers; and

• one-off payments of $1,000 to teachers to undertake professional development training in best practice in working with Indigenous students in remote sittings.

The Government will also provide additional funding to NARIS to maintain existing streams of work and to undertake new work such as resolving teacher registration and mobility issues.

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Seasonal Labour Mobility Program with Pacific Island Countries and East Timor — establishment

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations - 1.5 1.1 1.6 1.8

Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman - 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Department of Immigration and Citizenship - 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2

Total - Expense - 1.8 1.4 1.9 2.2

Related revenue ($m)

Department of Immigration and Citizenship - 0.6 0.8 1.0 1.3

The Government will provide $18.0 million over four years to establish a seasonal labour mobility program that will provide workers from Pacific Island countries and East Timor with the opportunity to work in selected Australian industries experiencing unmet demand for labour. The program will build on the existing Pacific Seasonal Worker Pilot Scheme in the horticultural industry.

The program will commence on 1 July 2012 with the following countries invited to participate: East Timor, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

Employers will only be able to recruit seasonal workers if they can demonstrate that they have an unmet demand for labour and a demonstrated commitment to Australian job seekers. Up to 12,000 places over four years will be available, with 10,450 places available in the horticultural industry and 1,550 places over three years trialled in the broader agriculture, fisheries and tourism industries.

Funding for this measure includes $7.2 million from the provision within the Contingency Reserve for expanded aid funding and $10.8 million from within the existing resources of the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, the Fair Work Ombudsman, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Australian Agency for International Development.

The measure is also expected to lead to a revenue gain of $3.7 million over four years resulting from increased numbers of visa application fees.

For further information see the related revenue measure titled Seasonal Labour Mobility Program — improved tax treatment.

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Further information can be found in the joint press release of 18 December 2011 issued by the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Financial Services and Superannuation, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, and the Minister for Resources and Energy and Minister for Tourism.

Social and Community Services — Queensland pay equity regulation — back pay

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 3.5 3.5 3.0 - -

Department of Health and Ageing 2.3 2.3 2.0 - -

Attorney-General’s Department 1.1 1.1 0.9 - -

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 0.6 0.6 0.5 - -

Department of Veterans’ Affairs 0.2 0.2 0.2 - -

Department of Immigration and Citizenship 0.1 0.1 0.1 - -

Department of the Treasury 7.7 - - - -

Total - Expense 15.5 7.7 6.6 - -

The Government will provide $29.9 million over three years to assist Queensland social and community services sector employers meet their obligations under the new Australian Government regulation for back pay to employees in the sector who were employed between 27 March 2011 and 29 February 2012.

The regulation affects certain Queensland social and community services sector employers that would have transitioned back to the state workplace relations system from 27 March 2011 in the absence of the state’s referral of workplace relations powers to the Australian Government. Under the regulation such employers are required to back pay affected employees the difference between the amount paid during that period and the amount that would have been payable if their wages had been set by the 2009 Queensland Industrial Relations Commission’s decision on the State award.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 10 February 2012 issued by the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Financial Services and Superannuation and the Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations.

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Spreading the Benefits of the Boom — new income support supplement

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations - 113.2 230.8 236.4 242.1

Various Agencies - 39.3 67.7 68.8 70.4

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs - 0.2 0.5 0.5 0.5

Total - Expense - 152.7 298.9 305.7 313.0

The Government will provide $1.1 billion over four years for a new supplement for eligible income support recipients to assist with cost of living pressures.

The supplement will be an ongoing, non-taxable payment to recipients of Newstart Allowance, Sickness Allowance, Youth Allowance, Austudy, ABSTUDY, Special Benefit, Parenting Payment Single, Parenting Payment Partnered, Transitional Farm Family Payment and the Exceptional Circumstances Relief Payment. The new supplement will provide $210 per annum for eligible singles and $175 per annum for each member of an eligible couple.

The supplement will be paid in two instalments, in March and September each year, with the first payment commencing on 20 March 2013.

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory — Reducing Substance Abuse Program — redirection

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations - -0.5 -0.9 -0.9 -1.0

The Government will redirect savings of $3.3 million over four years ($9.5 million over ten years) from ceasing three pilot projects under the Reducing Substance Abuse Program at the end of current contractual arrangements on 31 December 2012.

The pilot projects have been testing ways the Youth Connections service providers, engaged under the Youth Connections Program, can provide at risk Indigenous youth with diversionary education activities that form a pathway back into education, training or employment.

The Government’s support for other programs such as the broader Petrol Sniffing Strategy more adequately responds to addressing substance abuse and covers a larger geographic region across Indigenous communities.

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Savings from this measure will be redirected to support other spending on Indigenous priorities in the Government’s Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory package.

See also the related expense measures in the Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory package.

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory — Building a Quality School Workforce

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations - 17.6 nfp nfp nfp

The Government will provide $187.3 million over four years ($411.8 million over ten years) to continue funding for three initiatives to support improved schooling outcomes for Indigenous children.

The measure includes funding for:

• 200 positions in schools in remote NT;

• professional development for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff to increase the number of staff with education qualifications, support and programs to enable teachers and students to achieve improved outcomes in literacy and numeracy, and professional development and support to schools to assist students with Otitis Media (middle ear disease) and Conductive Hearing and learning difficulties; and

• the construction of 103 teacher houses in remote NT communities.

The measure will help ensure that the Council of Australia Governments’ Closing the Gap targets on literacy and numeracy, year 12 or equivalent attainment and employment participation are achieved by 2020.

This measure is part of the Government’s Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory package. The expenditure for this measure is not for publication (nfp) from 2013-14 as it is subject to negotiation with the Northern Territory Government.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 2 April 2012 issued by the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, the Minister for School Education, the Minister for Indigenous Health and the Senator for the Northern Territory, Senator Trish Crossin.

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Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory — Closing the Gap — Intensive Literacy and Numeracy Programs for Underachieving Indigenous Students Initiative — re-direction of funding

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations - -8.0 -16.1 -16.1 -16.1

The Government will redirect savings of $56.3 million over four years ($152.9 million over ten years) from ceasing the Closing the Gap— Intensive Literacy and Numeracy Programs for Underachieving Indigenous Students initiative at the end of current contracts on 31 December 2012.

Savings from this measure will be redirected to support other spending on Indigenous priorities in the Government’s Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory package.

The package includes investment in quality teaching initiatives to support improvements in literacy and numeracy for Indigenous students.

See also the related expense measures in the Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory package.

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory — Community Festivals for Education Engagement — redirection

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations - -1.5 -3.1 -3.1 -3.1

The Government will suspend the Community Festivals for Education Engagement Program for four years from 31 December 2012, providing savings of $10.7 million over four years.

Savings from this measure will be redirected to support other Indigenous priorities in the Government’s Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory package.

See also the related expense measures in the Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory package.

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Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory — Continued support for Creches established under the Northern Territory Emergency Response

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations - 2.7 nfp nfp nfp

The Government will provide $11.4 million over four years ($30.2 million over ten years) to continue operation beyond 30 June 2012 of nine creches in remote Indigenous communities, established as part of the Northern Territory Emergency Response. The creches provide access for Indigenous children to early childhood education as well as other care programs including immunisation and health screening, parenting support and information, nutrition programs, and child abuse prevention and awareness education.

This measure is part of the Government’s Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory package. The expenditure for this measure is not for publication (nfp) from 2013-14 as it is subject to negotiation with the Northern Territory Government.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 29 March 2012 issued by the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, the Minister for Early Childhood and Childcare, the Minister for Indigenous Health, and the Senator for the Northern Territory, Senator Trish Crossin.

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory — Indigenous Youth Leadership Program — suspension

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations - -0.9 -3.0 -7.2 -11.6

The Government will redirect savings of $22.8 million over four years from suspending new enrolments in the Indigenous Youth Leadership Program from the end of current contractual arrangements in December 2012.

The program will continue to support all current program participants to complete Year 12 or their three year tertiary scholarships, as well as 210 new scholars in Years 9, 10 and 11 in the 2013 school year.

The Indigenous Youth Leadership Program is aimed at improving access to quality education for remote and regional students to help them complete Year 12 and/or a university degree.

Savings from this measure will be redirected to support other spending on Indigenous priorities in the Government’s Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory package.

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See also the related expense measures in the Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory package.

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory — Indigenous Youth Mobility Program — redirection

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations - -6.0 -7.1 -7.2 -7.4

The Government will redirect savings of $27.7 million over four years from reducing funding for the Indigenous Youth Mobility Program (IYMP).

Places available through the IYMP will be reduced from 324 to 274 per year, commencing at the start of 2013. The number of enrolments will return to the original level of 324 from the second half of the 2016 calendar year. Participants who need to continue beyond 2012 to complete their degree or training will continue to be supported.

The IYMP provides post-school pathways for remote and regional Indigenous students to assist them to obtain vocational education and training qualifications and/or a university degree.

Savings from this measure will be redirected to support other spending on Indigenous priorities in the Government’s Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory package.

See also the related expense measures in the Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory package.

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory — School Nutrition Program — continuation of funding arrangements

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations - 9.2 nfp nfp nfp

Department of Human Services - 0.3 nfp nfp nfp

Total - Expense - 9.6 nfp nfp nfp

The Government will provide $38.5 million over four years ($64.1 million over ten years) to continue the School Nutrition Program (SNP). The SNP will continue to contribute to improving educational outcomes in the 67 target schools in remote Northern Territory by providing nutritious breakfasts, lunches and snacks that will assist to improve the ability of students to participate in school and learning.

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This measure is part of the Government’s Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory package. The expenditure for this measure is not for publication (nfp) from 2013-14 as it is subject to negotiation with the Northern Territory Government.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 2 April 2012 issued by the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth, Minister for Indigenous Health and Senator for the Northern Territory, Senator Trish Crossin.

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FAMILIES, HOUSING, COMMUNITY SERVICES AND INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS

Australian Disability Enterprises Sector — additional funding

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs - 10.3 13.3 16.6 19.4

The Government will provide $59.6 million over four years to Australian Disability Enterprises to continue supporting workers with disability across Australia participating in supported employment.

This measure provides ongoing funding that extends the Australian Disability Enterprises Sector — additional funding measure announced in the 2011-12 Budget.

Australian Working Life Residency — strengthening requirements

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs - 0.6 -3.6 -19.5 -32.6

Department of Human Services - 0.5 2.6 0.6 0.6

Total - Expense - 1.1 -1.0 -18.9 -32.1

Related capital ($m)

Department of Human Services - - .. - -

The Government will achieve savings of $50.8 million over four years by amending the Australian Working Life Residence (AWLR) rules applying to the Age Pension, from 1 January 2014. The new arrangements will strengthen Australian residency requirements and improve the equity of assessments and bring them more into line with international practice.

Under the change, Age Pension recipients who are overseas for more than 26 weeks will be paid their maximum entitlement of pension only if their AWLR is 35 years or more, rather than 25 years as applies under current arrangements. Pension recipients with less than 35 years AWLR will be paid a proportional rate. Pensioners overseas on the date of implementation will not be affected by this change unless they return to Australia for at least 26 weeks.

In addition, all partnered pensioners residing overseas will be paid based on their own AWLR rather than their partner’s AWLR. Grandfathering provisions will protect existing customers who are currently being paid under an international agreement.

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Cape York Welfare Reform Trial — extension

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs - 3.7 3.7 - -

Department of Human Services - 1.2 1.2 - -

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations - 1.0 1.0 - -

Total - Expense - 5.9 6.0 - -

The Government will provide $11.8 million over two years to extend the Cape York Welfare Reform Trial in the communities of Aurukun, Coen, Hope Vale and Mossman Gorge until 31 December 2013.

The trial will continue initiatives focussing on rebuilding social norms, improving education, and encouraging engagement in the real economy.

Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) program — continuation of grandfathered wage arrangements

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs .. 9.6 40.4 38.9 38.7

Torres Strait Regional Authority - 5.4 4.9 4.8 4.7

Department of Human Services 0.1 -1.7 -1.5 -1.4 -1.4

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations -1.4 -38.8 -36.3 -35.3 -35.3

Total - Expense -1.4 -25.4 7.5 6.9 6.8

The Government will provide $224.6 million over five years from 2012-13 (including $38.1 million in 2016-17) to continue grandfathering arrangements for Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) wages until 30 June 2017, with CDEP wages to be progressively removed from 1 April 2017. This measure will also continue the CDEP Participant Supplement of $20.80 per fortnight to eligible CDEP wage participants.

The continuation of grandfathered CDEP wage arrangements for a further five years will support Indigenous people in remote communities with work and training opportunities. It will also provide stability to CDEP wage participants as they move to the new Remote Jobs and Communities Program.

This measure will be partially resourced by cost reductions of $162.2 million over six years from 2011-12, associated with the delay in the transition of CDEP wage participants to income support:

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• $150.0 million from the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR);

• $5.2 million from the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigneous Affairs (FaHCSIA); and

• $7.0 million from the Department of Human Services.

The remaining cost of this measure ($62.8 million) will be fully offset over six years to 2016-17 by:

• $34.8 million in 2012-13 from the FaHCSIA CDEP program;

• $18.0 million over five years from 2012-13 from the DEEWR Indigenous Employment Program in remote Australia; and

• $10.0 million over five years from 2012-13 within the existing resources of the DEEWR.

See also the related expense measure titled Remote Jobs and Communities Program — establishment in the DEEWR Portfolio.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 26 April 2012 issued by the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations and the Minister for Indigenous Employment and Economic Development.

Community Investment Program — reduction

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs - -2.0 - - -

The Government will redirect $2 million in 2012-13 from the Community Investment Program (CIP) to support other Government priorities. Around $182.8 million will remain in the CIP over the forward estimates.

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Consolidation of the Indigenous Home Ownership Programs

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Indigenous Business Australia - 31.7 6.7 6.5 6.9

Related revenue ($m)

Indigenous Business Australia - -1.7 0.3 0.6 0.8

Related capital ($m)

Indigenous Business Australia - - - - -

The Government will consolidate funding for the Home Ownership on Indigenous Land (HOIL) program and the Home Ownership Program (HOP) into a single Indigenous Home Ownership Program. This will enable more Indigenous Australians living in urban and regional areas to access concessional home loans.

This will provide an additional 275 concessional loans in 2012-13 and a total of 545 concessional loans over four years.

The measure will enable greater flexibility in the use of housing funds to improve the housing outcomes for Indigenous Australians.

The fiscal balance impact includes the concessional component of the concessional loans. The concessional component does not impact on the underlying cash balance. This treatment reflects budget accounting standards and is consistent with the treatment of similar investments elsewhere in the budget.

Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians — community support

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs - - - - -

The Government will provide $10 million to support activities that build the community’s awareness and understanding of constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians.

This work will be led by Reconciliation Australia, supported by a reference group of business and community groups, the Australian Human Rights Commission and the National Congress of Australia’s First People and members of the Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians.

The cost of this measure will be met from within the existing resourcing of the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

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Further information can be found in the joint press release of 15 February 2012 issued by the Prime Minister and the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

Cultural Horsemanship Program for Indigenous Youth

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs - - - - -

The Government will provide $75,000 in 2011-12 to fund the Mona Aboriginal Corporation for a ten-week Cultural Horsemanship Program for the Indigenous youth of Mount Isa.

The cost of this measure will be met from within the existing resources of the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

Digital Productivity — remote hearing and vision services for children — additional funding

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs - - - - -

The Government will provide $4.9 million over four years from 2011-12 to expand the Remote Hearing and Vision Services for Children initiative. This initiative will assist an additional 125 children with hearing and/or vision impairment in regional and remote Australia, building on the 100 children already supported by the Government.

The initiative provides access to information, guidance, support and skills development from qualified allied health professionals through video conferencing and online services for children with disability and their families living in communities where such expertise is scarce.

Provision for this funding has already been included in the forward estimates as a ‘decision taken but not yet announced’ in the 2011-12 Budget.

Further information can be found in the press release of 22 February 2012 issued by the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

This measure is part of the Government’s broader digital economy strategy.

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Family Tax Benefit Part A — change to age of eligibility

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Human Services - 6.3 1.1 1.0 1.1

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education - 3.0 6.0 6.1 6.2

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations - 1.2 2.7 2.5 2.6

Department of Health and Ageing - -0.3 -1.3 -1.3 -1.4

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs - -56.8 -112.1 -112.9 -114.9

Total - Expense - -46.6 -103.5 -104.6 -106.4

Related capital ($m)

Department of Human Services - 0.2 - - -

From 1 January 2013, the Government will limit eligibility for Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A to young people under 18 years of age or, where a young person remains in secondary school, the end of the calendar year in which they turn 19. Individuals who no longer qualify for FTB Part A may be eligible to receive Youth Allowance subject to usual eligibility requirements. This change will focus payments in the family assistance system on families with children who are at school, while Youth Allowance will become the primary form of assistance to eligible young adults aged 18 and over.

This measure will provide savings of $360.9 million over four years (including capital of $0.2 million in 2012-13).

This reform implements another recommendation of the Australia’s Future Tax System review, and builds on the Government’s growing record of tax and transfer reform.

Savings from this measure will be redirected to support other Government priorities.

Glen Innes Open Door Youth Centre — contribution

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 0.1 - - - -

The Government will provide $80,000 in 2011-12 towards the Glen Innes Open Door Youth Centre.

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The Open Door Youth Centre will provide a safe, open environment, for young people aged 8 to 18 years, where various after school activities and programs are offered; and provide referrals to other programs and agencies where appropriate.

Household Assistance Package — information

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 14.0 22.1 - - -

The Government will provide $36.1 million over two years for an information campaign on the Household Assistance Package, a key element of the Clean Energy Future Plan. The information will raise awareness and understanding across the

Australian community of the nature and timing of the payments, tax cuts and entitlements that will be available under the package. Information will be provided through print, radio and television and the Clean Energy Future website.

Income Management — extension

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Human Services - 9.9 0.1 3.1 -

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs - 6.0 - - -

Total - Expense - 15.9 0.1 3.1 -

The Government will provide $19.1 million to continue income management trial measures. These include extending the BasicsCard and a one year extension of income management in Western Australia.

Funding of $5.6 million will also be provided from 2012-13 to 2014-15 to continue the provision of BasicsCards to income support recipients. Existing BasicsCards, introduced in 2008, are due to expire on 30 June 2013. BasicsCards are the primary payment mechanism used under income management for clients to access their income managed money for the purchase of certain priority goods and services.

The Western Australian Trial, which provides Child Protection Income Management and Voluntary Income Management services to people in metropolitan Perth and the Kimberley Region of Western Australia, will continue until 30 June 2013 at a cost of $13.5 million. This trial commenced in November 2008. The measure includes the continuation of incentive payments and matched savings payments, as well as $5.0 million to continue Commonwealth financial counselling and money management services. These services are available to income management clients and to the broader community, with priority given to vulnerable people.

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Julia Creek, Queensland — seniors housing and community services

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 4.7 - - - -

The Government will provide $4.7 million in 2011-12 to build a minimum of eight purpose-built housing units to meet the need for affordable and appropriate accommodation for senior residents of Julia Creek, Queensland. The funding will also provide for the construction of a purpose-built Community Activities Centre, co-located with the seniors housing and within proximity of the Julia Creek Hospital and Ambulance Centre.

Means test exemptions for the Western Australian Country Fuel Card and the Cost of Living Rebate Scheme — extension

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs - 5.6 5.7 5.9 6.1

Department of Veterans’ Affairs - 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations - 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Total - Expense - 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.6

The Government will provide $25.5 million over four years to continue the income test exemption for the Western Australian Country Fuel Card and the Cost of Living Rebate Scheme. The exemption is due to terminate on 30 June 2012. Under the exemption, the value of the Country Fuel Card and the Cost of Living Rebate Scheme is not assessable under the social security or veterans’ income tests.

Municipal and Essential Services — extension

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs - 43.4 - - -

The Government will provide $43.4 million in 2012-13 to continue the Municipal and Essential Services Program for one year.

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The measure will supplement the efforts of State governments to deliver basic municipal and essential services, including the operation and maintenance of community power, water and sewerage services, garbage collection and disposal, internal road maintenance, landscaping and dust control, animal and environmental health programs to around 350 remote and regional Indigenous communities in Western Australia, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania.

National Disability Insurance Scheme — First Stage

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs - 58.5 139.2 281.3 331.0

Related capital ($m)

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs - 25.4 95.1 64.1 32.0

The Australian, state and territory governments have committed to working towards a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and agreed their shared responsibility for this important reform.

The Australian Government will provide $1.0 billion over four years for the first stage of an NDIS. This will deliver personalised care and support for up to 10,000 people with significant and permanent disability from 2013-14 and expand to support up to 20,000 people from 2014-15. Eligible individuals will be entitled to reasonable and necessary care and support that reflects their individual circumstances. The Government will provide funding of $342.5 million over three years from 2013-14 for this purpose.

This first stage of an NDIS will occur in up to four launch locations, to be announced following negotiations with state and territory governments. The Government will be seeking to share the costs with state and territory governments of individual care and support for people with a significant and permanent disability, and will bear the full remaining costs of this initiative.

The Government will provide funding of:

• $240.3 million over four years from 2012-13 to build and operate the information technology system required to collect and analyse data to monitor client outcomes and measure the performance of the new arrangements;

• $154.8 million over three years from 2013-14 to employ Local Area Coordinators to provide a more individually focused approach to delivering assistance to people with a disability;

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• $122.6 million over four years from 2012-13 to prepare the disability sector for the new way of delivering disability services with a focus on launch locations;

• $58.6 million over three years from 2013-14 to conduct assessments of people with a disability in launch locations to determine their eligibility and the appropriate level of individual care and support;

• $53.0 million over four years from 2012-13 to establish a new National Disability Transition Agency to coordinate the implementation and manage the delivery of care and support to people with a disability in the launch locations from 2013-14;

• $18.3 million over four years from 2012-13 to continue the Commonwealth Taskforce responsible for providing policy advice to the government on the design, governance and funding of an NDIS;

• $11.7 million over four years from 2012-13 to undertake research into early interventions to improve support for people with a disability and to support the implementation of an NDIS, and provide training of Local Area Coordinators; and

• $5.2 million over three years from 2013-14 to evaluate the outcomes being achieved in launch locations to inform further decision making.

This builds on the $19.5 million announced by the Government in December 2011 to design the launch of an NDIS.

Lessons learned in proceeding with the launch and negotiations with the states and territories will inform when and how the Government proceeds to a full scheme.

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Portability of Australian Government Payments

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Human Services - 3.8 1.4 1.4 1.4

Department of Veterans’ Affairs - 0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education - -0.7 -1.4 -1.4 -1.4

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations - -0.9 -1.9 -2.0 -2.0

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs - -15.7 -34.0 -35.9 -37.7

Total - Expense - -13.4 -36.0 -38.1 -39.9

Related capital ($m)

Department of Veterans’ Affairs - 0.2 - - -

The Government will achieve savings of $127.2 million over four years from 2012-13 by reducing the overseas portability period. From 1 January 2013, the period of time that people who travel overseas will continue to be paid will be reduced from 13 to 6 weeks for most income support and family payment recipients. Beneficiaries who are outside Australia on the date of implementation will retain the 13 week portability of their payments until they return to Australia. The Age Pension will be excluded as it can be paid overseas indefinitely, once certain criteria are met.

Some payments such as Parenting Payment and Family Tax Benefit also have a requirement which means that the portability period is not reset until the person has returned to Australia for a period of 13 weeks. This return period will also be reduced

to 6 weeks.

This measure affects the following payments and benefits: Disability Support Pension, Parenting Payment, Carer Payment, Carer Allowance, Widow B Pension, Wife pension, Widow Allowance, Partner Allowance, Youth Allowance (student), Austudy, Mobility Allowance, Telephone Allowance, Pension Supplement, Utilities Allowance, Seniors Supplement, Clean Energy Supplement, Low Income Supplement, Concession Cards, Family Assistance, and Paid Parental Leave. Family Tax Benefit Part A payments above the base rate will be reduced to the base rate after 6 weeks of a

temporary absence from Australia.

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Remote Jobs and Communities Program — establishment of the Community Development Fund

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs - - 38.7 48.8 50.0

The Government will provide $137.5 million over three years from 1 July 2013 (with $50.0 million per annum ongoing from 2015-16) to establish a Community Development Fund under the new Remote Jobs and Communities Program. This Fund will support capacity building in remote communities by providing one-off grants to successful applicants for large community development and capacity building projects and activities including: governance and leadership training; larger scale community infrastructure; and housing and infrastructure maintenance programs.

This funding will include up to $1.2 million in 2013-14 to support the development and agreement of an estimated 85 Community Action Plans aimed at building community capacity and stability, and increasing the economic and employment opportunities available to residents.

Establishment of the Community Development Fund will be funded by the termination of Job Services Australia, Disability Employment Services, the Indigenous Employment Program in remote Australia and the Community Development Employment Project program.

Further information can be found in the press release of 26 April 2012 jointly issued by the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations and the Minister for Indigenous Employment and Economic Development.

See also related expense measure titled Remote Jobs and Communities Program — establishment in the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations portfolio.

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Replacing the Education Tax Refund with a Schoolkids Bonus

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 1,324.1 1,264.0 1,218.0 1,249.5 1,284.3

Various Agencies 3.8 10.7 9.8 9.7 10.1

Australian Taxation Office -812.0 -852.0 -857.0 -884.0 -901.0

Total - Expense 515.9 422.8 370.8 375.2 393.5

Related capital ($m)

Various Agencies 0.5 3.4 0.1 0.1 -

The Government will provide $2.1 billion over five years for a new Schoolkids Bonus to provide guaranteed support to families with the costs of their children’s education. This will replace the Education Tax Refund (ETR), which is currently available as a refundable tax offset. The Schoolkids Bonus will be made in two equal instalments in January and July each year commencing January 2013. As a transitional arrangement, the ETR in 2011-12 will be replaced by a one-off lump sum payment to eligible families in June 2012. Making these payments automatic will increase assistance to the many eligible families currently missing out on some or any ETR.

From January 2013, every family with a child at school will be guaranteed $410 per annum for each primary school student and $820 per annum for each secondary school student. All eligible families will receive the full rate of payment and will no longer need to keep receipts as proof of expense, or wait until tax time.

Eligibility for the payment will remain open to families with children enrolled and attending school who are in receipt of Fami ly Tax Benefit Part A (FTB A) or other qualifying income support payments or allowances under a prescribed educational scheme that precludes the family from receiving FTB A.

This reform implements another recommendation of the Australia’s Future Tax System review and builds on the Government’s growing record of tax reform.

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School Enrolment and Attendance in Queensland — continuation

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Human Services - 0.6 0.7 - -

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations - 0.3 0.8 - -

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs - 0.2 0.2 - -

Total - Expense - 1.1 1.7 - -

The Government will provide $2.8 million over two years to continue until 30 June 2014 the School Enrolment and Attendance measure (SEAM) in Queensland.

SEAM in Queensland covers a total of 30 schools as part of the Welfare Payments Reform — child protection pilot and school attendance and enrolment pilot measure announced in the 2008-09 Budget and extended in the 2010-11 Budget. This measure places conditions on income support recipients to ensure compulsory school aged children are enrolled at school and attend regularly.

Services and Support for People with Disability program — Job Capacity Assessment efficiencies

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs - -5.0 - - -

The Government will redirect $5.0 million in 2012-13 from the Services and Support for People with Disability program to support other Government priorities. This will be achieved through efficiencies in the delivery of Job Capacity Assessments. Over $1.3 billion will remain in the Services and Support for People with Disability program over the forward estimates.

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Spreading the Benefits of the Boom — increasing the rate of Family Tax Benefit Part A

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs - 0.3 602.9 615.4 625.8

The Government will provide $1.8 billion over four years to ease the cost of living pressures on families by increasing the maximum payment rate of Family Tax Benefit Part A (FTB-A) by $300 per annum for families with one child and $600 per annum for families with two or more children. For families receiving the base rate of FTB-A, the increase will be $100 per annum for families with one child and $200 per annum for families with two or more children. The increased rate will come into effect from 1 July 2013.

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory — child, youth, family and community wellbeing

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs - 15.5 nfp nfp nfp

Department of the Treasury - 13.4 nfp nfp nfp

Total - Expense - 28.8 nfp nfp nfp

The Government will provide $141.6 million over four years ($326.3 million over ten years) for measures to support child, youth, women’s and men’s wellbeing and the continuation of eight programs under the Alice Springs Transformation Plan.

The primary focus of this measure will be to bundle child, youth, women’s and men’s programs under an expansion of the remote Communities for Children model to a further 15 priority communities (that will also provide outreach to smaller

communities and outstations) and to continue support for the Youth in Communities program in 30 priority communities. Funding will also provide for the construction of new staff accommodation in some of the Communities for Children sites.

In addition, funding will provide for Remote Aboriginal Family and Community Workers, as well as the continuation of two Mobile Child Protection Teams and operational funding for existing safe houses. The eight community-driven projects under the Alice Springs Transformation Plan will also continue, with the aim of addressing school attendance and education, child neglect, domestic violence and alcohol abuse in the Alice Springs town camps and Alice Springs municipality.

A portion of the total funding for the measure will be administered by the Department of the Treasury through the Federal Financial Relations Framework.

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This measure is part of the Government’s Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory package. The expenditure for this measure is not for publication (nfp) from 2013-14 as it is subject to negotiation with the Northern Territory Government.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 29 March 2012 issued by the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, the Minister for Early Childhood and Childcare, the Minister for Indigenous Health, and the Senator for the Northern Territory, Senator Trish Crossin.

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory — community safety and justice

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Attorney-General’s Department - 30.0 nfp nfp nfp

Department of the Treasury - 21.3 nfp nfp nfp

Australian Crime Commission - 2.6 nfp nfp nfp

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs - 0.8 nfp nfp nfp

Australian Federal Police - 0.7 nfp nfp nfp

Total - Expense - 55.4 nfp nfp nfp

The Government will provide $239.6 million over four years ($619.3 million over ten years) to maintain a policing presence in remote areas of the Northern Territory, to construct permanent remote police stations, and to continue the operation of the Substance Abuse Intelligence Desks and Dog Operations Units, community night patrols and the Indigenous legal assistance service providers. It will also maintain the presence of Australian Federal Police officers on the National Indigenous Violence and Child Abuse Intelligence Taskforce for two years.

A portion of the total funding for this measure will be administered by the Department of the Treasury through the Federal Financial Relations Framework.

This measure is part of the Government’s Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory package. The expenditure for this measure is not for publication (nfp) from 2013-14 as it is subject to negotiation with the Northern Territory Government.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 28 March 2012 issued by the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, the Attorney-General, the Minister for Indigenous Health, and the Senator for the Northern Territory, Senator Trish Crossin.

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Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory — healthy homes

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of the Treasury - 4.9 nfp nfp nfp

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs - 1.5 nfp nfp nfp

Total - Expense - 6.4 nfp nfp nfp

The Government will provide $54.2 million over four years to continue initiatives to help improve housing for Indigenous Australians, including:

• the removal of asbestos-containing materials and the development of asbestos management plans for communities where the Commonwealth has assumed potential liability for injury or illness related to asbestos, including in 64 communities where the Commonwealth has five-year leases;

• case management and support under the Alice Springs Transformation Plan for people with complex social housing needs who are at risk of becoming homeless; and

• the negotiation of voluntary leases over social housing and other Commonwealth assets in 73 communities where the Commonwealth has assets and/or five-year leases.

This measure is part of the Government’s Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory package. The expenditure for this measure is not for publication (nfp) from 2013-14 as it is subject to negotiation with the Northern Territory Government.

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory — improving Indigenous housing in the Northern Territory

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of the Treasury - 22.4 nfp nfp nfp

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs - -22.4 nfp nfp nfp

Total - Expense - - nfp nfp nfp

The Government will provide $22.4 million in 2012-13 to support further improvements to Indigenous housing in the Northern Territory.

The cost of this measure will be met from within the existing resourcing of the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

151

This measure is part of the Government’s Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory package. The expenditure for this measure is not for publication (nfp) from 2013-14 as it is subject to negotiation with the Northern Territory Government.

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory — municipal and essential services in the Northern Territory — extension

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of the Treasury - 5.0 nfp nfp nfp

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs - -20.0 nfp nfp nfp

Total - Expense - -15.0 nfp nfp nfp

The Government will provide $67.8 million over four years ($206.4 million over ten years) to continue to support the provision of municipal and essential services in the Northern Territory. This will include the funding of core essential services for homelands, outstations and town camps such as power, water, sewerage and

maintenance of access roads to approximately 9,000 people living in small communities across the Northern Territory. In addition to the Commonwealth contribution, the Northern Territory Government will provide $15 million in 2012-13.

The cost of this measure will be partially offset by savings within the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs of $20 million in 2012-13.

A portion of the total funding for the measure will be administered by the Department of the Treasury through the Federal Financial Relations Framework.

This measure is part of the Government’s Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory package. The expenditure for this measure is not for publication (nfp) from 2013-14 onwards as it is subject to negotiation with the Northern Territory Government.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 28 March 2012 issued by the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, the Minister for Indigenous Health, and the Senator for the Northern Territory, Senator Trish Crossin.

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Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory — remote engagement and coordination

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs - 26.7 nfp nfp nfp

Department of the Treasury - 4.4 nfp nfp nfp

Total - Expense - 31.0 nfp nfp nfp

Related capital ($m)

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs - 2.2 nfp nfp nfp

Department of the Treasury - - nfp nfp nfp

Total - Capital - 2.2 nfp nfp nfp

The Government will provide $149.2 million over four years ($413.4 million over ten years) to improve Government coordination, communication and engagement with remote Indigenous communities through the establishment of a Remote Engagement Officer Network consisting of Government Engagement Coordinators and an increased number of Indigenous Engagement Officers. This funding will also provide for the upgrade of up to 57 community properties. In addition, it will provide continued support for the Northern Territory Aboriginal Interpreter Service and for leadership, governance and capacity building.

A portion of the total funding for the measure will be administered by the Department of the Treasury through the Federal Financial Relations Framework.

This measure is part of the Government’s Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory package. The expenditure for this measure is not for publication (nfp) from 2013-14 as it is subject to negotiation with the Northern Territory Government.

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory — tackling alcohol abuse

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs - nfp nfp nfp nfp

Department of the Treasury - nfp nfp nfp nfp

Total - Expense - nfp nfp nfp -

The Government will provide funding over ten years to tackle alcohol abuse in Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory.

This measure provides funding to support communities by employing twelve alcohol licensing inspectors, replacing existing signage, and continuing the Alcohol Data Unit established in 2007.

Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

153

This measure will be administered by the Department of the Treasury through the Federal Financial Relations Framework.

This measure is part of the Government’s Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory package. The expenditure for this measure is not for publication (nfp) from 2013-14 as it is subject to negotiation with the Northern Territory Government.

Part of the funding for this measure was a ‘decision taken but not yet announced’ in the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2011-12.

Tackling Problem Gambling — extra support for problem gamblers and their families

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs - 4.8 6.9 7.0 7.2

The Government will provide $25.9 million over four years to support problem gamblers and their families.

From 1 January 2013, an additional 50 counsellor positions will be funded through the Commonwealth Financial Counselling Service to help problem gamblers and their families to better manage their finances. The counsellors will undertake specialised training and will also work closely with local gaming venues and state and territory gambling counselling services.

The funding will also expand the reach of the Gambling Help Online website. This will make it easier to sign up for online counselling sessions and improve the information available for families. It will also improve access for smart phones users and people with a disability.

This measure is part of the Tackling Problem Gambling package announced by the Prime Minister on 21 January 2012.

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Tackling Problem Gambling — trial of mandatory pre-commitment technology in the Australian Capital Territory

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp

The Government will, in partnership with the ACT Government and ClubsACT, conduct a 12 month trial of mandatory pre-commitment technology in the ACT, commencing in early 2013. The trial will test the reliability of the technology and determine whether it delivers sufficient benefit to gamblers and their families to proceed to a national roll-out.

The measure will provide Commonwealth funding for:

• the necessary infrastructure to conduct the trial;

• a venue readiness and capacity package to support clubs participating in the trial;

• the ACT Government’s increased administration to conduct the trial and meet additional demand for counselling services during the trial; and

• trial facilitation costs, including engaging independent bodies for the trial design, management and evaluation, and independent financial auditors.

A Committee will be established to oversee the implementation and the conduct of the trial with representation from a number of stakeholder groups, including the ACT Government, ClubsACT and the not-for-profit sector. The evaluation report is to be finalised within six months of the conclusion of the trial, with the results to be reviewed by the Productivity Commission.

Expenditure for this measure is not for publication to protect the interests of the Commonwealth during the tender processes for several elements of the trial.

This measure is part of the Tackling Problem Gambling package announced by the Prime Minister on 21 January 2012.

Torres Strait Major Infrastructure Program Stage 5

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Torres Strait Regional Authority - 2.8 7.6 7.4 3.4

The Government will provide $21.2 million over four years to deliver environmental health infrastructure in the Torres Strait region under stage five of the Torres Strait Major Infrastructure Program.

Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

155

This will include infrastructure for: water supply and reticulation, sanitation and wastewater; community roads and drainage; and serviced housing lots, and will improve the health and wellbeing of Indigenous people living in the Torres Strait region.

The Australian Government’s contribution of $20 million will be matched by the Queensland Government. The additional $1.2 million provided by the Australian Government is to cover administrative support costs.

Tripling the tax free threshold — Family Tax Benefit and the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Human Services 1.4 5.8 7.3 4.5 3.9

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs - 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.1

Total - Expense 1.4 6.3 7.6 4.6 4.1

Related capital ($m)

Department of Human Services 0.8 1.6 0.8 - -

The Government will provide $27.2 million (including $3.2 million in capital funding) to streamline income reporting processes for recipients of Family Tax Benefit (FTB) and for holders of the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC) who are no longer required to lodge a tax return as a result of the Government’s tripling of the tax free threshold from 1 July 2012. This will allow people in the $6,000 to $18,200 income range to update their incomes online, over the phone or in person with the Department of Human Services (DHS) so that their FTB entitlement can be reconciled or CSHC eligibility determined.

DHS will continue to access tax information collected by the Australian Tax Office, such as pre-fill income, earnings and interest details, to ensure accuracy of income reporting. The new approach will help to ensure that low income families and CSHC holders receive their correct entitlements.

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Weekly income support payments to vulnerable Australians — expansion

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs - - - - -

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations - - - - -

Department of Human Services - - - - -

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education - - - - -

Total - Expense - - - - -

From 2012-13, the Government will remove the cap placed on the number of income support recipients who can receive their payments weekly (rather than fortnightly), assisting up to 70,000 vulnerable people. Weekly payments assist recipients to better manage their finances, avoid financial crises and reduce their risk of becoming homeless.

While this measure does not impact on the fiscal balance it has an underlying cash impact of $4.0 million over four years from 2012-13, due to the bringing forward of some payments by one week into an earlier financial year.

This measure expands the Weekly income support payments to vulnerable Australians — expansion measure announced in the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2011-12.

Finance and Deregulation

157

FINANCE AND DEREGULATION

Australian Electoral Commission — additional funding

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Australian Electoral Commission - 10.0 16.0 16.0 16.0

The Government will provide an additional $58.0 million over four years to the Australian Electoral Commission to maintain its operating capacity and to support electoral participation.

This measure continues funding provided in the 2011-12 Budget measure titled Australian Electoral Commission — additional funding.

Cox Peninsula remediation work — second pass business case

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Finance and Deregulation - 2.0 2.0 - -

The Government will provide $4.0 million over two years for the Department of Finance and Deregulation to develop a second pass business case for the remediation of contamination and waste management on Sections 32, 34 and 41 of the Cox Peninsula, Northern Territory. This measure will enable second stage consideration by the Government in the 2014-15 Budget of a business case relating to

remediation of land forming part of the Kenbi land claim.

Deregulation agenda — additional funding

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Finance and Deregulation - 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.8

The Government will provide $6.9 million over four years to support the Government’s deregulation agenda, including continuing oversight of the remaining Seamless National Economy reforms until the end of 2012 and establishing and supporting the recently announced COAG cross-jurisdiction taskforce for the new productivity-enhancing regulatory and competition reform agenda.

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Fire Service Levy — reduction

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Finance and Deregulation - nfp nfp nfp nfp

Department of the Treasury - nfp nfp nfp nfp

Total - Expense - nfp nfp nfp nfp

The Government will achieve savings from a reduction in the fire services levy payments made to State and Territory governments through the implementation of a single Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU will address an imbalance in payments across jurisdictions and result in more equitable arrangements relative to payments made by commercial property owners for fire service protection through respective State/Territory levies. The payments will be made by the Treasury to the States and Territories in accordance with the Intergovernmental Agreement on Federal Financial Relations. Currently, the fire services levy payments are made to the States and Territories by the Department of Finance and Deregulation, from Comcover premiums paid by Government agencies.

The final level of savings is subject to the completion of negotiations with the States and Territories.

Savings from this measure will be redirected to support other Government priorities.

Malabar Headland — remediation work

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Finance and Deregulation - 2.0 6.0 - -

The Government will provide $8.0 million over two years to undertake work related to the transfer of parts of the Malabar Headland to the New South Wales Government. This includes work to remove unsafe structures and to secure heritage World War II fortifications from unauthorised access by the public, and work to meet environmental standards.

Sydney Airport Corporation Limited stamp duty litigation — additional funding

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Finance and Deregulation 7.4 - - - -

The Government will provide $7.4 million in 2011-12 to meet legal and other costs associated with the Commonwealth’s litigation against the stamp duty assessment issued by the New South Wales Office of State Revenue on the sale of the Commonwealth’s share in Sydney Airport Corporation Limited.

Finance and Deregulation

159

Further details on this issue are provided in the Statement of Risks in Budget Paper No.1 2012-13.

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160

FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE

Australia and New Zealand School of Government — China Advanced Leadership Program

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 3.0 - - - -

The Government will provide $3.0 million in 2011-12 for the continuation of the China Advanced Leadership Program for three years. The program is coordinated by the Australia and New Zealand School of Government. This initiative will build on the success of the inaugural China Advanced Leadership Program conducted in 2011 and extend and deepen Australia’s relationship with China.

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

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - 45.9 46.5 - -

Australian Federal Police - 25.2 25.7 - -

Department of Immigration and Citizenship - 3.0 3.1 - -

AusAID - -30.7 -28.7 - -

Total - Expense - 43.4 46.5 - -

Related revenue ($m)

Australian Taxation Office - -1.0 -1.1 - -

Related capital ($m)

Australian Federal Police - 2.5 - - -

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - 1.7 1.6 - -

Total - Capital - 4.2 1.6 - -

The Government will provide $286.0 million over two years (including capital funding of $14.8 million) to continue Australia’s civilian and police contribution to developing local capacity in Afghanistan.

The measure will enable Australia’s continued diplomatic presence to support engagement with the Afghanistan Government and monitoring detainees apprehended by the Australian Defence Force in Afghanistan. The measure will also maintain the current Australian Federal Police presence in Afghanistan to continue building the capability of the Afghan National Police.

Foreign Affairs and Trade

161

Australia’s aid program will include a contribution to the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund managed by the World Bank, and funding to support the Afghanistan Government’s national health, education, agriculture, governance and other development programs. A contribution will also be made to assist the return of displaced Afghan nationals residing in Iran.

This measure includes provision for security costs for staff based in Kabul. Security for personnel posted outside the Kabul area will be provided by the Australian Defence Force and International Security Assistance Force partners.

AusAID activities totalling $130.8 million (including $9.0 million in capital funding) will be met from within existing resources. Funding for the Australian Federal Police and Department of Immigration and Citizenship will also be met from within the existing resources of AusAID.

This measure is expected to lead to a reduction in revenue of $2.1 million over two years as a result of the tax treatment of the income and benefits received by deployed officers overseas.

Enhancing Australian Diplomacy

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 0.3 1.9 9.0 8.8 8.5

Related capital ($m)

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - 5.0 14.9 4.3 -

The Government will provide $52.6 million over five years to boost the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s overseas network from 95 to 97 posts by opening new diplomatic posts in Chengdu (China), and Dakar (Senegal). Funding has also been provided to increase Australia’s international diplomatic presence. This proposal includes capital funding of $24.1 million.

This increase in Australia’s presence will support trade, investment and diplomacy in key locations around the world.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 20 March 2012 issued by the Prime Minister, Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Minister for Trade and Competitiveness.

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162

National Security — Baghdad Embassy civilian security arrangements

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - 33.1 33.9 - -

Related capital ($m)

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - 0.5 4.6 - -

The Government will provide $72.2 million over two years (including $5.1 million in capital funding) to continue outsourced security measures for the Australian Embassy and staff in Baghdad.

This measure is a continuation of the measure titled National Security — Baghdad Embassy civilian security arrangements — final transition announced in the 2011-12 Budget and the measure titled Baghdad Embassy — transition towards civilian security arrangements announced in the 2010-11 Budget.

Official development assistance — African Development Bank Group membership

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of the Treasury - 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.3

AusAID - - - - -

Total - Expense - 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.3

The Government will provide $9.3 million over four years to commence the process of joining the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group. This funding will be used to support the legislative, diplomatic and consultative processes involved in joining the Bank.

The AfDB was established in 1964 with the aim of helping to reduce poverty and to provide technical and financial assistance encouraging economic and social development in Africa. The AfDB Group includes the African Development Fund, which is the concessional arm of the AfDB and provides concessional loans and grants for developing purposes to Africa s poorest countries.

Funding for this measure includes $8.1 million to be absorbed from within existing AusAID resources, and $1.1 million for the Treasury, of which $0.8 million will be offset from the provision for expanded aid funding held in the Contingency Reserve.

This measure forms part of the Government’s commitment to increase Australia’s official development assistance over the long term.

Foreign Affairs and Trade

163

Official development assistance — Asian Development Fund replenishment

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

AusAID - 46.9 1.5 1.5 1.5

Related capital ($m)

AusAID - 0.4 0.4 - -

The Government will provide a contribution of up to $629.3 million to the tenth replenishment of the Asian Development Fund (ADF). The additional funding would enable Australia to increase its burden share from 6.49 per cent to 11.0 per cent. Australia has committed to increase its burden share to 9.0 per cent with a further 2.0 per cent being conditional on the Asian Development Bank (ADB) implementing operational and management reforms.

The ADB was established in 1966 and is focused on delivering projects that have an economic and development impact in Asia and the Pacific. The ADF is the concessional arm of the ADB. The ADF assists low-income countries in Asia and the Pacific and is replenished every four years.

Australia’s contribution contains both a loan (approximately 80 per cent) and a grant component (approximately 20 per cent), with the loan component having no impact on the underlying cash balance or fiscal balance. The fiscal balance impact associated with Australia’s burden share is $46.5 million in 2012-13 with payments to be made over nine years.

Funding for this measure will be offset from the provision for expanded aid funding held in the Contingency Reserve.

This measure forms part of the Government’s commitment to increase Australia’s official development assistance over the long term.

Official development assistance — An Effective Aid Program for Australia

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

AusAID - - - - -

Related capital ($m)

AusAID - - - - -

The Government will provide $49.7 million over four years to enhance AusAID’s corporate functions to ensure Australia’s growing aid program continues to be delivered effectively. This funding will provide targeted improvements in AusAID’s capacity to manage fraud and risk, manage aid quality and performance systems, provide increased transparency of the aid program, and assess the effectiveness of aid delivery through multilateral agencies.

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Funding for this measure will be absorbed from within existing AusAID resources.

This measure forms part of the Government’s commitment to increase Australia’s official development assistance over the long term.

Official development assistance — Australia’s development partnerships with the United Nations

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

AusAID - - - - 102.3

Related capital ($m)

AusAID - - - - -

The Government will provide $154.3 million over four years (including departmental funding of $9.7 million) to expand engagement with six United Nations (UN) agencies. This measure will provide funding for health and education initiatives to the UN Development Programme ($32.2 million), the UN Children’s Fund ($40.9 million), UN Women ($16.5 million), the World Health Organization ($27.5 million), the UN Population Fund ($16.5 million) and the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS ($11.0 million).

Funding for this measure includes $102.3 million to be offset from the provision for expanded aid funding held in the Contingency Reserve and $51.9 million to be absorbed from within existing AusAID resources.

This measure forms part of the Government’s commitment to increase Australia’s official development assistance over the long term.

Official development assistance — closing development gaps in East Asia

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

AusAID - - - - 108.9

Related capital ($m)

AusAID - - - - -

The Government will provide $208.6 million over four years to increase development assistance in East Asia. Activities include: expanded assistance to Burma for health programs addressing maternal and child health and improving access to and quality of education; Cambodian programs targeting maternal and child health and agricultural development; programs in Laos for the provision of basic school supplies and development of agricultural practices; and for climate change mitigation programs in Vietnam.

Foreign Affairs and Trade

165

Funding for this measure includes $108.9 million to be offset from the provision for expanded aid funding held in the Contingency Reserve and $99.7 million absorbed from within existing AusAID resources.

This measure forms part of the Government’s commitment to increase Australia’s official development assistance over the long term.

Official development assistance — deferring Australia’s growth target

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

AusAID - -447.2 -782.6 -823.6 -866.7

The Government will continue to grow Australia’s aid budget to 0.5 per cent of Gross National Income (GNI) but defer the target date by one year, from 2015-16 to 2016-17.

This measure will achieve $2.9 billion in savings over four years while still growing aid spending by 50.0 per cent over the period 2012-13 to 2015-16. These savings will be achieved by a $2.7 billion reduction in the provision for expanded aid funding held in the Contingency Reserve and a reduction of $212.5 million to existing AusAID resources.

Under the new growth profile, ODA spending will have doubled from 2007-08 levels by 2014-15. Additionally, based on current projections of ODA contributions by the 23 members of the Development Assistance Committee of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), this growth path could see Australia rank sixth in the ODA donor rankings by 2015-16. Currently, Australia is ranked tenth.

Official development assistance — Fiji increased assistance

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

AusAID - - - - -

The Government will provide an additional $61.0 million over four years to increase official development assistance to Fiji. This measure will continue the Government’s focus on strengthening health, education and improving economic livelihoods in Fiji

with the expansion of the program focussing on alleviating poverty and vulnerability through more direct engagement in rural and disadvantaged communities.

The cost of this measure will be met from within the existing resources of AusAID.

This measure is part of the Government’s commitment to increase Australia’s official development assistance over the long term.

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Official development assistance — Government Partnerships for Development

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

AusAID - - 0.7 20.7 20.7

The Government will provide $52.8 million over four years to fund a range of small-scale projects in developing countries that draw on the expertise of Commonwealth government agencies, state government agencies, and universities. Activities funded through the Government Partnerships for Development facility must have a focus on assisting the development of the partner country, including internships and placements, training workshops, twinning arrangements, small projects and policy research.

Funding for this measure includes $42.1 million to be offset from the provision for expanded aid funding held in the Contingency Reserve and $10.7 million absorbed from within existing AusAID resources.

This measure forms part of the Government’s commitment to increase Australia’s official development assistance over the long term.

Official development assistance — overcoming poverty and building stability in the Pacific

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

AusAID - - - 98.3 243.3

Related capital ($m)

AusAID - - - 0.4 -

The Government will provide $384.5 million over four years to address development needs in the Pacific, including: increased rates of child immunisation; improved access to education; increased reliability of drinking water supplies; and assistance with country adaption to the effect of climate change through infrastructure improvements across the Pacific.

Funding for this measure includes $341.9 million to be offset from the provision for expanded aid funding held in the Contingency Reserve and $42.6 million absorbed from within existing AusAID resources.

This measure forms part of the Government’s commitment to increase Australia’s official development assistance over the long term.

Foreign Affairs and Trade

167

Official development assistance — Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

AusAID - - - - -

The Government will provide up to $5 million in 2012-13 to the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust as part of Australia’s commemoration of the diamond jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Prime Minister has written to the Premiers and Chief Ministers encouraging them collectively to match the Commonwealth’s contribution.

The Trust will work with partner charities and organisations to deliver projects that are a fitting and enduring tribute to the Queen. Australia’s contribution is for projects that will assist developing countries.

The costs of this measure will be absorbed from within existing AusAID resources.

Further information can be found in the press release of 7 February 2012 issued by the Prime Minister.

This measure forms part of the Government’s commitment to increase Australia’s official development assistance over the long term.

See also the related expense measures titled Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Essay Competition — establishment and The Prime Minister’s Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship — establishment.

Official development assistance — rejoining the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

AusAID - 0.9 121.6 1.4 1.4

Related capital ($m)

AusAID - - 1.0 - -

The Government will provide up to $126.4 million over four years as part of Australia rejoining the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). This replenishment will have an impact on the fiscal balance of $120.0 million in 2013-14, as the total replenishment commitment is expected to be made in that year, with the underlying cash impacts expected to occur as contributions are disbursed from 2014-15. Final details of Australia’s replenishment will be confirmed following satisfactory completion of the treaty and pledging process.

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IFAD is a specialised agency of the United Nations that was established as an international financial institution in 1977 and is dedicated to eradicating rural poverty in developing countries. Australia was a founding member of IFAD, but withdrew from membership in July 2007.

The Government announced Australia’s intention to rejoin IFAD, following a 2011 AusAID review, at the 35th session of IFAD’s governing council on 22 February 2012.

Funding for this measure will be offset from the provision for expanded aid funding held in the Contingency Reserve.

This measure forms part of the Government’s commitment to increase Australia’s official development assistance over the long term.

Official development assistance — strengthening preparedness and response to humanitarian crises

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

AusAID - - - 114.6 270.0

Related capital ($m)

AusAID - - - 0.7 -

The Government will provide $435.6 million over four years to expand AusAID’s capacity to respond to crises and to reduce developing country vulnerability to natural disasters and instability arising from conflict and state fragility.

This measure provides funding for faster and more effective preparedness and response capability within AusAID through the expansion of staff, training and emergency stores; increased contributions for humanitarian emergencies and crises; contributions towards selected global humanitarian organisations to expand capacity to anticipate, prepare for and respond to conflict and disasters; and building the capacity of developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region to manage disasters and other crises.

In addition, this measure will provide contributions towards global humanitarian organisations and Non-Government Organisations for disaster risk reduction, disaster response, civilian-military cooperation and the removal of unexploded ordnance and landmines in developing countries.

Funding for this measure includes $385.3 million to be offset from the provision for expanded aid funding held in the Contingency Reserve and $50.4 million to be absorbed from within existing AusAID resources.

This measure forms part of the Government’s commitment to increase Australia’s official development assistance over the long term.

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HEALTH AND AGEING

Aged Care — Home and Community Care — transition

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Health and Ageing - - - - -

The Government will provide $102.2 million over five years, including $7.1 million in 2011-12, to enable the Department of Health and Ageing to administer home and community care services for people aged 65 years and over (and 50 years and over for Indigenous Australians) as part of the development of a nationally consistent aged care system. Home and community care services assist older people with basic maintenance and support services to help them continue to live in their own home and community.

The Council of Australian Governments agreed on 19 April 2010 that the Commonwealth Government would take full responsibility for basic home and community care services for older Australians (except in Victoria and Western Australia) by 1 July 2012.

This measure has no impact on the Budget and the forward estimates as it redirects resources previously applied to the administration of the Home and Community Care program by the States and Territories (excluding Victoria and Western Australia) to the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing.

As part of the Living Longer. Living Better package the Government will establish a national Commonwealth Home Support Program, including services provided under the existing Home and Community Care Program. In developing the Commonwealth Home Support Program, the Government will review services being delivered, including meals on wheels, transport and home modification maintenance. The review will inform a move to more consistent and equitable service delivery arrangements

and more national consistency in what people contribute to the cost of these services.

Antivenom production in Australia — continued manufacturing

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Health and Ageing - 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7

The Government will provide an additional $2.7 million over four years to CSL Limited to help meet the increased costs of manufacturing antivenom products in Australia. This funding delivers on the Government’s commitment to maintain national capacity for antivenom production.

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Initial funding for this measure was provided in the 2007-08 Budget measure titled Antivenom production in Australia — continued manufacturing.

Australia New Zealand Therapeutic Products Agency

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Health and Ageing - nfp - - -

The Government will provide funding in 2012-13 to progress the establishment of the Australia New Zealand Therapeutic Products Agency. The joint agency will regulate medicines, medical devices and other therapeutic goods in Australia and New Zealand.

The process of staged implementation of the new arrangements will include enhanced cooperation between the Therapeutic Goods Administration (Australia) and Medsafe (New Zealand); establishing a Transition Agency to facilitate bilateral cooperation and joint planning and implementation; a progress review of business-to-business projects; and initial work on development of a common regulatory framework.

This measure builds on the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2011-12 measure titled Therapeutic products — establishment of the Australia New Zealand Therapeutic Products Agency.

The expenditure for this measure is not for publication (nfp) due to ongoing negotiations with the New Zealand Government.

Further information can be found in the press release of 20 June 2011 issued by the Prime Minister.

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care — phased expansion

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Health and Ageing -3.4 -2.5 - - -

The Government has rephased the expansion of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC), to allow more time for consultations with the key stakeholders in the development of national clinical safety and quality standards. The ACSQHC leads and coordinates improvements in a number of areas relating to safety and quality in health care across Australia, including through issuing advice and preparation of publications.

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This measure is expected to save $15.5 million over four years, of which $9.7 million has already been included in the forward estimates. Savings from this measure will be redirected to support other Government priorities.

Australian Nurse Family Partnership Program (Health@Home Plus) — continuation of three current sites

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Health and Ageing - -4.9 -6.2 -6.5 -5.7

The Government will achieve savings of $23.2 million over four years from 2012-13 by continuing to deliver the Australian Nurse Family Partnership Program trial at three current sites located at Cairns, Alice Springs and Dubbo, instead of expanding the trial to the previously planned seven sites. Existing service providers will not be affected by this measure.

Savings from this measure will be redirected to support other Government priorities.

Australian Red Cross — additional funding

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Health and Ageing - - - - -

The Government will provide $5.0 million to assist the Australian Red Cross Society to perform its health related work in humanitarian relief and community support in Australia. This extends the 2011-12 Budget measure titled Australian Red Cross Society — additional funding — extension for a further year.

The cost of this measure will be met from within the existing resources of the Department of Health and Ageing.

Blood and blood products — appropriate and efficient use

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

National Blood Authority - 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.3

Department of Health and Ageing - 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.3

Total - Expense - 1.9 1.9 1.8 1.6

The Government will provide $7.1 million over four years to establish infrastructure and data analysis capabilities for the purpose of identifying and implementing efficiencies in the blood supply chain. This funding will also enable the National Blood Authority (NBA) to continue to meet its obligations under the National Blood Authority Act 2003 and the National Blood Agreement.

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The NBA oversees the supply of blood products in Australia at the national level, and promotes the safe, high-quality management and use of blood products. The NBA is jointly funded by the Australian and the state and territory governments.

Savings arising from this measure are not for publication (nfp) until negotiations with stakeholders on the scope of efficiencies have been finalised.

Council of Australian Governments Diabetes Grants — rationalisation

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Health and Ageing -12.3 - - - -

The Government will reduce funding available in 2011-12 for the diabetes grant component of the 2007-08 Budget measure titled COAG — reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes. The diabetes grant component is due to cease on 30 June 2012.

The Government will continue to promote the adoption of healthy lifestyles and address the prevalence of lifestyle-related chronic diseases such as diabetes through major preventative health and primary health care initiatives.

This measure will generate savings of $12.3 million in 2011-12 that will be redirected to support other Government priorities.

Dental health — alleviating pressure on public dental waiting lists

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of the Treasury - 69.2 155.2 119.6 -

Department of Health and Ageing - 0.8 0.6 0.4 -

Total - Expense - 70.0 155.8 120.0 -

The Government will provide $345.9 million over three years to alleviate pressure on public dental waiting lists. A National Partnership agreement will be negotiated with states and territories to provide treatment for an estimated 400,000 adults on public dental waiting lists, including supporting the Indigenous population. The funding will enable states and territories to supplement existing public services, including through the purchase of private dental services if necessary.

This measure forms part of the Government’s package of foundational activities to improve the oral health of low income Australians. This package incorporates the Government’s commitment to spend $165 million over three years on public dental services, funded by an increase to the Medicare levy surcharge for higher income earners, as announced in the press release of 15 February 2012 issued by the Minister for Health.

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In line with the Government’s agreement with the Australian Greens the next phase of significant dental reform will be addressed in the 2013-14 Budget.

See also the related expense measures titled Dental health — increasing the capacity of the dental workforce, Dental health — supporting the delivery of pro bono dental services, Dental health — reallocation of Commonwealth Dental Health Program funding and Dental health — national oral health promotion.

Dental health — increasing the capacity of the dental workforce

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Health and Ageing - 14.4 51.0 47.3 45.9

The Government will provide $158.6 million over four years to increase the capacity of the dental workforce. Under this measure, the Government will:

• introduce an Oral Health Therapists (OHT) graduate year program and provide funding for developing curricula, up to 50 OHT places per annum (from 2014), OHT mentors, infrastructure to support the OHT places, and incentive payments at the completion of the program. This element will cost $45.2 million over four years;

• expand the Voluntary Dental Graduate Year Program by up to 50 additional places by 2016, which will provide support to participating dental graduates through a structured program to enhance practical experience and professional development, particularly in the public sector and areas of need. This element will cost $35.7 million over three years; and

• fund infrastructure and relocation grants for dentists who relocate their practice to regional, rural or remote areas. This program will provide different levels of incentive payments according to remoteness, and contributions towards dental infrastructure supporting approximately 300 dentists. This element will cost $77.7 million over four years.

This measure forms part of the Government’s package of foundational activities to improve the oral health of low-income Australians.

See also the related expense measures titled Dental health — alleviating pressure on public dental waiting lists, Dental health — supporting the delivery of pro bono dental services, Dental health — reallocation of Commonwealth Dental Health Program funding and Dental health — national oral health promotion activities.

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Dental health — national oral health promotion activities

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Health and Ageing - 0.5 5.0 5.0 -

The Government will provide $10.5 million over three years to deliver national oral health promotion activities in consultation with key dental health organisations. This funding will be used to develop a National Oral Health Promotion Plan in 2012-13 to guide the implementation of evidenced-based oral health promotion activities over the following two years.

This measure forms part of the Government’s package of foundational activities to improve the oral health of low income Australians.

See also the related measures titled Dental health — alleviating pressure on public dental waiting lists, Dental health — increasing the dental capacity of the dental workforce, Dental health — supporting the delivery of pro bono dental services and Dental health — reallocation of Commonwealth Dental Health Program funding.

Dental health — reallocation of Commonwealth Dental Health Program funding

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Health and Ageing - - - - -

Department of the Treasury - -94.3 -96.7 -99.0 -

Total - Expense - -94.3 -96.7 -99.0 -

The Government will not proceed with the Commonwealth Dental Health Program and instead will redirect the existing allocation of $290 million over the forward estimates towards delivering foundational activities to improve oral health including alleviating pressure on public dental waiting lists. It remains Government policy to close the Chronic Disease Dental Scheme as soon as possible.

This measure forms part of the Government’s package of foundational activities to improve the oral health of low income Australians.

See also the related expense measures titled Dental health — alleviating pressure on public dental waiting lists, Dental health — increasing the capacity of the dental workforce, Dental health — supporting the delivery of pro bono dental services and Dental health — national oral health promotion activities.

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Dental health — supporting the delivery of pro bono dental services

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Health and Ageing - 0.2 0.2 0.2 -

The Government will provide $0.5 million over three years to support the delivery of pro bono dental services by oral health professionals.

This funding will assist an organisation with the capability to coordinate the provision of dental services free of charge to priority groups, including concession card holders, Indigenous Australians, the homeless, women and children living in shelters and refugees.

This measure forms part of the Government’s package of foundational activities to improve the oral health of low-income Australians.

See also the related expense measures titled Dental health — alleviating pressure on public dental waiting lists, Dental health — increasing the capacity of the dental workforce, Dental health — reallocation of Commonwealth Dental Health Program funding and Dental health — national oral health promotion activities.

Digital Productivity — Expansion of Telehealth Services through trials

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Health and Ageing - - - - -

The Government will provide $22.2 million over three years from 2012-13 through the National Broadband Network (NBN) Telehealth Pilot Program (the Program) to provide new and innovative in-home telehealth services to older Australians, people living with cancer and those requiring palliative care. The Program will provide funding to pilot projects, to develop and deliver telehealth services to eligible participants in NBN early roll-out areas.

Provision for this funding has already been included in the forward estimates.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 22 January 2012 issued by the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, the Minister for Health, and the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing.

This measure contributes to the Australian Government’s vision for Australia as a world-leading digital economy by 2020.

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Extended Medicare Safety Net — capping benefits including for items with excessive fees

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Human Services .. 0.8 - - -

Department of Health and Ageing - -9.4 -24.9 -29.1 -33.8

Total - Expense .. -8.7 -24.9 -29.1 -33.8

The Government will improve the targeting of the Extended Medicare Safety Net (EMSN), to help manage Medicare expenditure whilst continuing to provide support for people with high out-of-pocket costs. This will be achieved by extending EMSN capping rules to a wider range of procedural items and introducing an upper limit on the amount of EMSN benefits payable for all consultation items.

The Medicare items being capped include all consultation items and a range of procedural items, including those where excessive fees are being charged, where there has been excessive growth in EMSN benefits in the past few years, where the EMSN is being used to subsidise items that could be used for cosmetic purposes and where there is a risk that practitioners will shift excessive fees onto other items such as consultation items.

This measure will achieve savings of $96.5 million over four years. Savings from this measure will be redirected to support other Government priorities.

General Practice Rural Incentives Program — additional funding

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Health and Ageing - 18.2 - - -

Health Workforce Australia - -18.2 - - -

Total - Expense - - - - -

The Government will provide $34.9 million in 2012-13 to extend the General Practice Rural Incentives Program. The program was established under the 2009-10 Budget measure titled Rural Health Workforce Strategy and provides relocation and retention incentive payments for medical practitioners to work in rural areas.

The cost of this measure will be met from a redirection of $18.2 million in funding for Health Workforce Australia and $16.7 million from a reallocation of funding from other health workforce capacity programs.

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177

GP Super Clinics program — streamlining

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Health and Ageing - -2.7 -13.8 -13.8 -13.8

The Government will remove uncommitted funding for the provision of development, networking and other operational activities. These activities will continue to be undertaken through the Medicare Local Network.

This measure will not impact on the construction of GP Super Clinics or primary care infrastructure grants.

This measure will generate savings of $44.0 million over four years. Savings from this measure will be redirected to support other Government priorities.

Health and Hospitals Fund — 2011 Regional Priority Round

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of the Treasury - 10.0 43.5 82.8 63.4

Department of Health and Ageing - -33.3 7.2 -11.3 -106.6

Total - Expense - -23.3 50.7 71.5 -43.3

The Government will provide $475.0 million over six years for the delivery of 76 projects through the Health and Hospitals Fund (HHF) 2011 Regional Priority Round.

The HHF aims to expand and modernise key health infrastructure, including hospitals, across Australia to improve health care. This round focuses on rural and regional areas and provides funding for projects such as hospital redevelopment, e-Health support, mental health, professional training and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. The independent HHF Advisory Board has deemed all of these projects eligible for funding.

See also the related expense measure Health and Hospitals Fund — Regional Priority Round in the 2011-12 Budget. Funding for the 2011 Regional Priority Round was included in the forward estimates at that time, although the profile has now been amended to reflect the agreement of these projects.

This measure delivers on the Government’s agreement with the Member for Lyne and the Member for New England.

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Health workforce programs — program improvements

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Health Workforce Australia - - -5.0 -5.0 -5.0

Department of Health and Ageing - - -16.9 -17.9 -18.1

Total - Expense - - -21.9 -22.9 -23.1

The Government will streamline and improve delivery of the Rural Education Infrastructure Development Pool, Health Workforce Australia programs and the Health Workforce Flexible Fund. The streamlined health workforce programs will continue to address workforce shortages by recruiting, retaining and training more doctors, nurses and allied health workers in areas and disciplines where they are needed.

This measure provides savings of $67.9 million over three years, which will be redirected to support other Government priorities.

Hepatitis C Litigation Settlement Scheme — continuation

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of the Treasury - 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7

Department of Health and Ageing - - - - -

Total - Expense - 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7

The Government will provide an additional $2.9 million over four years for the Hepatitis C Litigation Settlement Scheme.

This scheme provides a contribution to the out-of-court settlement costs for eligible individuals who contracted Hepatitis C as a result of a blood transfusion in Australia between 1985 and 1991.

This measure extends the 2008-09 Budget measure titled Hepatitis C Litigation Settlement Scheme — continuation.

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Increased funding for the Private Health Insurance Ombudsman

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Private Health Insurance Ombudsman - 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.5

Related revenue ($m)

Department of Health and Ageing - 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.5

The Government will provide $1.4 million over four years to increase the Private Health Insurance Ombudsman’s (PHIO) capacity to manage complaints and respond to consumer enquiries.

The PHIO assists consumers to understand their rights and responsibilities in relation to their private health insurance, as well as providing an independent service for dealing with complaints. The PHIO also plays a role in encouraging insurers to continuously improve their own internal complaints handling procedures.

The cost of this measure will be met through an increase to the levy collected under the Private Health Insurance Complaints Levy Act 1995.

Indigenous health infrastructure — redirection of funding

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Health and Ageing - -18.9 -18.8 -18.4 -19.3

The Government will redirect funding from Indigenous health infrastructure projects. The Government will continue to invest in Indigenous Health Infrastructure through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health program and the Health and Hospitals Fund.

The redirection follows additional investments made to Indigenous projects through the Health and Hospitals Fund including the Bendigo and District Aboriginal Co-operation in Victoria, Apunima Cape York Health Council in Queensland and the Yura Yungi Medical Service redevelopment in Western Australia.

This measure will take effect from 1 July 2012 and will result in savings of $75 million over four years. Savings from this measure will be redirected to support other Government priorities in Indigenous health.

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International multilateral agencies — redirection of funding

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Health and Ageing -4.9 - - - -

The Government will reduce funding under the Department of Health and Ageing’s International Policy Engagement Program for participation in international meetings, hosting international delegations and visitors from other countries, and participation in the activities of multilateral agencies.

Funding under this program will still be available to facilitate the Government acting as an effective member of the global community in relation to international health or bilateral regional initiatives.

This measure will generate savings of $4.9 million in 2011-12, that will be redirected to support other Government priorities.

Living Longer. Living Better — addressing workforce pressures

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Health and Ageing - 1.6 98.8 207.1 332.6

Department of Human Services - 0.2 0.1 .. ..

Department of Veterans’ Affairs - - 11.7 24.9 40.1

Total - Expense - 1.8 110.5 232.0 372.8

The Government will provide $1.2 billion over five years from 2012-13 (including $471.7 million in 2016-17) to address workforce pressures in aged care. The Government will provide additional funding to aged care providers that take steps to improve their workers’ terms and conditions of employment and ensure that these reforms generate better care and services for older Australians.

This will be delivered through a Workforce Compact developed by an independently chaired Advisory Group, in consultation with the sector and endorsed by the Government. The Compact will begin in July 2013 and improve the capacity of the aged care sector to attract and retain staff through higher wages, improved career structures, enhanced training and education opportunities, improved career development and workforce planning and better work practices. Employers will also be expected to contribute to the implementation of the Compact.

This measure is part of the Government’s Living Longer. Living Better aged care reform package. Further information can be found in the media release and related material of 20 April 2012 issued by the Prime Minister and the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing.

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Living Longer. Living Better — better health care connections

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Health and Ageing - 8.8 17.7 17.3 17.8

The Government will provide $80.2 million over five years from 2012-13 (including $18.6 million in 2016-17) to strengthen the links and continuity of care between aged care and the primary care and hospital systems.

This will be achieved through:

• providing direct access to specialist palliative care and advance care planning expertise through palliative care advisory services. The Government will also improve palliative care support skills of the aged care workforce through expansion of the Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach to include staff of residential and community aged care services. These reforms are expected to cost of $21.7 million over five years (including $5.3 million in 2016-17); and

• enhancing multidisciplinary care and access to primary health care for aged care recipients and encouraging aged care providers to work more closely with health care providers. This measure will provide grants to develop models of service that result in improved access to complex health care services, including palliative and psycho-geriatric care for aged care recipients. It will provide support for the implementation of innovative ways of delivering health care services, including telehealth trials. These reforms are expected to cost $58.5 million over five years (including $13.3 million in 2016-17).

This measure is part of the Government’s Living Longer. Living Better aged care reform package. Further information on the Better palliative care and support in the aged care system, and Promoting better practice and partnerships initiatives can be found in the press release of 20 April 2012 issued by the Prime Minister and the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing.

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Living Longer. Living Better — building a system for the future

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Health and Ageing - 24.4 25.3 8.5 8.3

Related capital ($m)

Department of Health and Ageing - 15.8 21.8 9.8 13.8

The Government will provide $256.4 million over five years from 2012-13 (including $36.8 million in 2016-17) to support continued reform in the aged care system. Of this amount, $123.0 million (including $31.0 million in 2016-17) has been redirected from funding associated with the One-Stop Shop initiative.

This will be achieved by:

• establishing an Aged Care Reform Implementation Council (the Council) to provide advice to the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing on the implementation and development of aged care reform. These arrangements are expected to cost $15.2 million over five years (including $0.6 million in 2016-17), of which $7.3 million is for information and communications;

• creating an Aged Care Financing Authority to provide transparent advice to the Australian Government on pricing and financing issues in aged care, including the regulation of fees and additional service charges. This is expected to cost $26.4 million over five years (including $5.4 million in 2016-17);

• developing an aged care gateway that will provide a single point of contact to access aged care services. This includes establishing a central My Aged Care website, a call centre and developing a common assessment process for accessing aged care services. In addition, older Australians who are unable to organise their own services with providers, and do not have family or carer support to do so on their behalf, will be assisted by the gateway to access a range of services. This is expected to cost $198.2 million over five years from 2012-13 (including $29.7 million in 2016-17); and

• creating the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency as a single agency responsible for aged care quality assurance and accreditation of both residential and home care services for older Australians. This measure will also support the development of national aged care quality indicators and a rating system, the results of which will be published on the My Aged Care website.

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This measure is part of the Governments Living Longer. Living Better aged care reform package. Further information on the Establishing an Aged Care Reform Implementation Council; Aged Care Financing Authority; Building a gateway to aged care services and Greater transparency in the quality of aged care and initiatives can be found in the press release of 20 April 2012 issued by the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing.

Living Longer. Living Better — consumer support and research

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Health and Ageing - 1.1 8.1 10.5 9.4

The Government will provide $39.8 million over five years (including $10.7 million in 2016-17) to assist aged care recipients in maintaining links with the community and to enhance the collection and availability of aged care data and information on the characteristics and needs of older Australians.

The Government will:

• increase funding for the National Aged Care Advocacy Program to assist older Australians to choose, or resolve concerns with, the quality and type of aged care services they receive; expand the Community Visitors Scheme to help socially or culturally isolated people living in Australian Government subsidised aged care homes or receiving home care services remain connected to the community. These initiatives are expected to cost $30.8 million over five years (including $8.9 million in 2016-17);

• establish a centralised data clearing house at the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare from 1 July 2013; and

• expand the Australian Bureau of Statistics Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers and allow it to be conducted every three years, rather than every six years, from 2014-15. This initiative is expected to cost $9.1 million over five years (including $1.8 million in 2016-17).

This measure is part of the Government’s Living Longer. Living Better aged care reform package. Further information on the More support for consumer advocacy and community visitors and Supporting aged care research and evaluation initiatives can be found in the press release of 20 April 2012 issued by the Prime Minister and the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing.

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Living Longer. Living Better — improving the Aged Care Funding Instrument

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Human Services 0.3 3.8 0.6 0.6 0.6

Department of Veterans’ Affairs - -8.3 -41.7 -56.6 -66.7

Department of Health and Ageing - -45.6 -228.5 -309.3 -366.3

Total - Expense 0.3 -50.1 -269.6 -365.4 -432.5

The Government will refine the Aged Care Funding Instrument to better align the funding claimed by aged care providers with the level of care being offered. This measure will allow $1.6 billion over five years from 2012-13 (including $479.7 million in 2016-17) to be redirected to aged care reforms.

Under this measure, the funding instrument for residential aged care services will be modified through the tightening of assessment criteria. The compliance powers of the Department of Health and Ageing in relation to this funding mechanism will also be enhanced.

This measure is part of the Government’s Living Longer. Living Better aged care reform package. Further information can be found in the press release and related materials of 20 April 2012 issued by the Prime Minister and the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing.

Living Longer. Living Better — means testing

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Human Services - 20.4 21.7 17.9 17.3

Department of Veterans’ Affairs - 0.2 0.8 -8.9 -19.0

Department of Health and Ageing - -8.6 -8.9 -116.4 -211.0

Total - Expense - 11.9 13.6 -107.4 -212.8

Related capital ($m)

Department of Human Services - 22.9 7.9 - -

Department of Veterans’ Affairs - 1.8 5.3 - -

Total - Capital - 24.6 13.2 - -

The Government will improve the fairness and sustainability of the aged care system by strengthening means testing arrangements for aged care recipients in residential and home care. This measure will ensure that aged care service recipients contribute to the cost of their care (and accommodation costs for those in residential care) according to their means. This measure is expected to result in savings of $561.0 million over five years (including $304.1 million in 2016-17) that will be reinvested into the aged care system.

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To ensure aged care recipients make an appropriate contribution to the cost of their care, a new income test will be introduced from 1 July 2014 for Home Care packages. Under these arrangements, full pensioners will not pay any income-tested care fee, while part-pensioners will contribute up to a maximum of $5,000 a year, and self-funded retirees up to $10,000 a year, for their care. Care recipients will continue to pay a basic fee of up to 17.5 per cent of the basic age pension. These reforms are expected to result in savings of $183.0 million over five years (including $123.0 million in 2016-17).

Income and assets tests will be combined from 1 July 2014 to strengthen the means testing arrangements that currently apply to residential care. An annual cap of $25,000 will apply to care contributions in residential care. Care recipients will continue to pay a basic fee, currently up to 84 per cent of the basic age pension. Residents in permanent care in an aged care home as at 30 June 2014 and all respite residents will not be affected by these changes. These reforms are expected to save $378.0 million over five years (including $181.1 million in 2016-17).

The Government will put in place safeguards to ensure aged care remains affordable and protect care recipients with higher care needs. Aged care recipients will not contribute more than the cost of their care. In addition, a lifetime cap of $60,000 will be applied to both home care and residential care contributions. The lifetime and annual caps will be indexed.

This measure is part of the Government’s Living longer. Living better aged-care reform package. Further information on the Fairer means testing arrangements for Home Care packages and Fairer means testing arrangements for residential aged care initiatives can be found in the media release and related material of 20 April 2012 issued by the Prime Minister and the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing.

Living Longer. Living Better — older Australians from diverse backgrounds

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Health and Ageing - 6.0 14.5 17.0 19.1

Department of Veterans’ Affairs - -0.3 12.9 13.4 14.0

Total - Expense - 5.8 27.4 30.4 33.1

Related capital ($m)

Department of Veterans’ Affairs - 0.3 - - -

The Government will provide $192.0 million over five years from 2012-13 (including $55.2 million in 2016-17) to improve the skills and knowledge of aged care providers to meet the needs of older Australians from diverse backgrounds. Of this amount, $61.6 million (including $21.6 million in 2016-17) has been re-directed from mainstream residential and home care funding.

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These reforms will be achieved through:

• expanding the scope of existing diversity initiatives that improve the skills and knowledge of aged care providers in meeting the care needs of diverse populations, including people living in rural and remote areas, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. These reforms are expected to cost $24.4 million over five years (including $5.8 million in 2016-17);

• providing an additional 200 aged care places over four years from 2012-13 in Indigenous communities under the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care program. Funding levels for all existing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flexible aged care places (675 places) will also be adjusted annually for frailty levels in addition to indexation adjustments. These reforms are expected to cost $43.1 million over five years (including $12.6 million in 2016-17);

• additional funding from 1 July 2013 to deliver more appropriate care for veterans with an accepted mental health condition. These reforms are expected to cost $114.8 million over five years (including $34.7 million in 2016-17);

• sensitivity training for the aged care sector that is specific to the needs of older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people. These reforms are expected to cost $2.5 million over five years (including $0.5 million in 2016-17); and

• expanding the current Assistance with Care and Housing for the Aged program to assist the homeless or those at risk of being homeless in regional and remote areas. This program links older people with suitable accommodation and care services so that they can remain in the community. These reforms are expected to cost $7.3 million over five years (including $1.6 million in 2016-17).

This measure is part of the Government’s Living Longer. Living Better aged care reform package. Further information on the Ensuring older people from diverse backgrounds can access aged care services that are specific to their needs; Ensuring culturally appropriate quality aged care services are available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; More support for veterans in Commonwealth Home Care packages and residential aged care; Ensuring sexual diversity does not act as a barrier to receiving high quality aged care; and More assistance for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness initiatives can be found in the press release of 20 April 2012 issued by the Prime Minister and the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing.

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Living Longer. Living Better — residential care

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Health and Ageing - 20.4 23.7 111.3 148.3

Department of Veterans’ Affairs - 2.1 2.2 20.1 29.9

Department of Human Services .. 0.1 1.1 1.5 1.4

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs - - - 9.2 25.6

Total - Expense .. 22.6 27.0 142.0 205.2

The Government will provide $660.3 million over five years from 2012-13 (including $263.4 million 2016-17) to support the viability of, and capital investment in, residential care facilities and to give residents greater choice of extra services and amenities.

This increased support will be provided through:

• increasing the maximum rate of the accommodation supplement from $32.58 to $50.00 a day (in current prices) from 1 July 2014 for aged care homes that are newly built or significantly refurbished from 20 April 2012. In addition, all residents entering permanent residential aged care from 1 July 2014 will have the choice to pay for their accommodation through a fully refundable lump sum payment, periodic payments, or a combination thereof. Providers of residential aged care services will also be required to insure any accommodation bonds that they hold for residents entering care on or after 1 July 2014. These reforms are expected to cost $486.9 million over five years (including $212.2 million in 2016-17);

• releasing a capped number of aged care places that will allow residents to purchase higher level amenities and hotel-type services. It will also abolish the Government component of the extra services fee for residents who enter care after 1 July, 2014. These reforms are expected to cost $65.4 million over five years (including $28.7 million in 2016-17); and

• continuing the existing viability supplements, to help fund higher delivery costs for providers in regional and rural areas or those providing specialist aged care services, including Indigenous Australians and older people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The Government will also combine its current aged care capital grants programs into a single Rural, Regional and other Special Needs Building Fund to streamline assistance to providers in these areas. These initiatives are expected to cost $108.0 million over five years (including $22.5 million in 2016-17).

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This measure is part of the Government’s Living Longer. Living Better aged care reform package. Further information on the Better support to build more residential care facilities; Greater choice and control; and Ensuring the sustainability of aged care services in regional, rural and remote areas initiatives can be found in the press release and related material of 20 April 2012 issued by the Prime Minister and the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing.

Living Longer. Living Better — staying at home

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Health and Ageing - 1.5 25.7 102.0 121.5

Department of Human Services 0.1 1.0 0.8 1.6 1.7

Department of Veterans’ Affairs - - - -5.0 -18.5

Total - Expense 0.1 2.5 26.5 98.6 104.7

Related capital ($m)

Department of Health and Ageing - 0.4 - - -

The Government will provide $955.4 million over five years from 2012-13 (including $570.0 million in 2016-17) to assist older Australians in need of care to stay at home. Of this amount, $454.0 million (including $301.2 million in 2016-17) has been re-directed from funding previously allocated to residential care.

These reforms will be achieved through:

• increasing the total number of residential places and home care packages from 113 to 120 places for every 1,000 people aged 70 years or over by 2016 and to 125 places by 2021. The number of home care packages will increase by nearly 40,000 over the next five years. The significant increase in the number of home care packages will, in part, be funded by redirecting some of the new places that would have been allocated for residential aged care under current planning arrangements. From 1 July 2013, the Government will also create two additional funding levels for home care packages to make it easier to match the level of care required to the appropriate package funding level. These reforms are expected to cost $880.1 million over five years (including $531.7 million in 2016-17); and

• establishing a national Commonwealth Home Support Program from 1 July 2015, consolidating and providing extra funding for the Home and Community Care (HACC), Day Therapy Centres, National Respite for Carers, and the Assistance with Care and Housing for the Aged programs. These reforms are expected to cost $75.3 million over five years (including $38.2 million in 2016-17).

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The Government will also review the types of services delivered through the new Commonwealth Home Support program, including meals on wheels, transport services, home modifications and home maintenance. The review will inform a move to more consistent and equitable service delivery arrangements and more national consistency in the fees people contribute to the cost of these services.

This measure is part of the Government’s Living Longer. Living Better aged care reform package. Further information on the More Home Care packages; and Commonwealth Home Support program initiatives can be found in the press release of 20 April 2012 and related material issued by the Prime Minister and the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing.

Living Longer. Living Better — streamlining and expanding support for carers

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Health and Ageing - 7.3 12.2 11.5 11.8

The Government will provide $54.8 million over five years from 2012-13 (including $12.0 million in 2016-17) to expand access to respite services, increase funding for carer counselling and provide carers with more choice and flexibility in the services they use.

This will be achieved through consolidating respite initiatives into a single program to streamline respite arrangements and establishing a regional network of carer support centres from 1 July 2014. The Government is also providing additional funding for the National Respite for Carers program (NRCP) from 1 July 2012 and incorporating the NRCP into the Commonwealth Home Support program from 1 July 2015.

This measure is part of the Government’s Living Longer. Living Better aged care reform package. Further information can be found in the press release and related materials of 20 April 2012 issued by the Prime Minister and the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing.

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Living Longer. Living Better — supporting long stay older patients

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Health and Ageing - - - - -

Department of the Treasury - -37.5 -37.5 -37.5 -37.5

Total - Expense - -37.5 -37.5 -37.5 -37.5

The Government will redirect $187.5 million over five years from 2012-13 (including $37.5 million in 2016-17) from the Long Stay Older Patients program which provides funding for State and Territory governments to improve care for older patients in public hospitals. This National Partnership was due to expire on 30 June 2012. Funding will be redirected to support the aged care reforms.

Services for older patients with long hospital stays will continue to be provided under a separate agreement, the National Partnership Agreement on Financial Assistance for Long Stay Older Patients, which came into effect in December 2011.

This measure is part of the Government’s Living Longer. Living Better aged care reform package. Further information can be found in the press release and related material of 20 April 2012 issued by the Prime Minister and the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing.

Living Longer. Living Better — tackling dementia

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Health and Ageing - 14.8 30.7 28.6 29.3

Department of Human Services - 0.7 - .. -

Total - Expense - 15.5 30.7 28.6 29.3

The Government will provide $268.4 million over five years from 2012-13 (including $73.7 million in 2016-17) to tackle dementia. Of this amount, $135.1 million (including $44.6 million in 2016-17) has been re-directed by adjusting the eligibility criteria and mechanisms for determining residential and home care funding.

The Government will improve the care of people with dementia through:

• the introduction of a new ‘Very High’ behaviour classification within the Aged Care Funding Instrument from 1 July 2013 that will provide additional funding to residential aged care providers caring for residents with severe behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia at a cost of $41.0 million over five years (including $10.8 million in 2016-17);

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• an additional supplement to providers of Home Care packages to reflect the higher cost of delivering aged care services to people with dementia at a cost of $123.3 million over five years (including $41.6 million in 2016-17);

• expanding the scope of the existing Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Services program into acute and primary care settings, by including dementia in the nursing and medical curricula, and through additional training for General Practitioners and Practice Nurses to specifically address the barriers to timely diagnosis of dementia. These reforms are expected to cost $41.3 million over five years (including $8.0 million in 2016-17);

• development and dissemination of nationally agreed principles and protocols for the management of people with dementia admitted to acute care hospital settings, at a cost of $39.2 million over five years (including $8.6 million in 2016-17); and

• additional funding to the National Dementia Support Program to support people with younger onset dementia and their families and carers, and the development of best practice guidelines to support the implementation of appropriate models of care, at a cost $23.6 million over five years (including $4.8 million in 2016-17).

This measure is part of the Government’s Living Longer. Living Better aged care package. Further information on Better care for older Australians with behavioural problems associated with severe dementia in residential care; Better care for older Australians with dementia in Home Care packages; Supporting people with dementia across the health system; Improving acute care services for people with dementia; and Improved support for people with younger onset dementia initiatives can be found in the press release of 20 April 2012 issued by the Prime Minister and the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing.

Medicare Benefits Schedule — new and revised listings

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Human Services .. 0.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.2

Department of Veterans’ Affairs .. .. -0.1 -0.1 -0.1

Department of Health and Ageing 0.5 -4.5 -11.2 -13.2 -15.1

Total - Expense 0.5 -4.4 -11.2 -13.4 -15.4

Related revenue ($m)

Department of Health and Ageing - nfp nfp nfp -

The Government will amend the Medicare Benefits Schedule and Veterans’ Benefits for new and revised listings since the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2011-12, saving $43.9 million over five years.

The amendments to the Medicare Benefits Schedule include the:

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• removal of subsidies for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for the treatment of non-diabetic chronic wounds, as a result of a recommendation from the Medical Services Advisory Committee;

• addition of new diagnostic audiology items to allow qualified audiologists to perform particular services, on referral from a specialist;

• addition of new items for gene testing, to determine whether cancer patients will respond to treatments; and

• tightening of the provisions for Medicare-funded diagnostic radiology services to ensure providers meet minimum qualifications.

Further information will be available in the summary of changes included in the Medicare Benefits Schedule issued by the Department of Health and Ageing when the amendments take effect.

Medicare Benefits Schedule — removal of Outer Metropolitan Specialist Trainees’ items

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Veterans’ Affairs - .. .. .. ..

Department of Health and Ageing - -0.2 -0.2 -0.2 -0.3

Total - Expense - -0.2 -0.2 -0.2 -0.3

The Government will remove redundant items from the Medicare Benefits Schedule for specialist medical trainees based in outer metropolitan hospitals. There will be no impact on medical services as a result of this measure.

These items were originally introduced in 2006 as part of the Outer Metropolitan Specialist Trainee Program, to support medical trainee places in public hospitals. This program has since been integrated into the Specialist Training Program, which provides greater support for medical trainee places by streamlining administrative processes and providing Australian Government funding directly to public teaching hospitals for activities such as clinical supervision.

This measure will generate savings of $0.9 million over four years. Savings from this measure will be redirected to support other Government priorities.

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Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program — additional funding

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Health and Ageing - 16.5 - - -

Department of Human Services 0.4 0.6 - - -

Total - Expense 0.4 17.1 - - -

Related capital ($m)

Department of Human Services .. - - - -

The Government will provide $17.6 million over two years from 2011-12 to maintain existing service levels for the Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program. The program provides coordinated clinical support for people with severe and persistent mental illness through mental health nurses engaged by community-based general practices, private psychiatric practices and other similar organisations.

Mental health nurses work in collaboration with psychiatrists and general practitioners to provide services such as monitoring a patient’s mental state, managing medication and improving links to other health professionals, clinical service providers and non-clinical support.

National Bowel Cancer Screening Program — expansion

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Health and Ageing - 0.4 11.9 12.6 22.1

Department of the Treasury - - 0.6 0.6 1.1

Department of Veterans’ Affairs - - 0.1 0.1 0.2

Total - Expense - 0.4 12.6 13.3 23.4

The Government will provide $49.7 million over four years to expand the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program to increase the frequency of bowel cancer screening available to all Australians aged between 50 and 74 years.

From 2013, screening will be available for all Australians turning 60 years of age, and from 2015 screening will also be available for all Australians turning 70 years of age. Biennial screening will be progressively phased in, commencing in 2017-18 starting with Australians aged 72 years. When fully implemented in 2034, the program will provide all Australians aged between 50 and 74 years the opportunity to undergo bowel cancer screening using a Government-provided faecal occult blood test every two years.

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This measure builds on the 2011-12 Budget measure titled National Bowel Cancer Screening Program — continuation, which provides all Australians aged 50, 55 and 65 years the opportunity to undergo bowel cancer screening using a faecal occult blood test.

National e-Health Program — continuation

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Health and Ageing 33.4 58.7 90.3 - -

Department of Human Services - 15.2 28.2 - -

Department of Veterans’ Affairs - 1.5 1.1 - -

Total - Expense 33.4 75.5 119.6 - -

Related capital ($m)

Department of Veterans’ Affairs - 2.1 - - -

Department of Human Services - 1.6 1.4 - -

Total - Capital - 3.8 1.4 - -

The Government will provide $233.7 million over three years to implement the National e-Health Program.

This funding will ensure that from 1 July 2012, Australians will have the option of registering for a Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) to support more informed clinical assessments and decision-making, improve continuity of care and introduce efficiencies in health care service delivery. Patients who choose to participate will be able to securely access, and permit their health care providers to access, their health information.

This measure builds on the Government’s previous e-Health investments and includes funding to enable:

• the National E-Health Transition Authority to further develop national standards and operate national infrastructure services;

• the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner to provide regulatory oversight of the national e-Health services; and

• the Department of Human Services and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to provide support services to PCEHR participants.

To fully realise the significant benefits of this Commonwealth investment, State and Territory governments will need to continue to invest in core health information systems.

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National Health and Hospitals Network — Aged care — expand access to multi-purpose services — cessation

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Health and Ageing - -0.4 -0.3 - -

Department of the Treasury -50.0 -35.0 -35.0 - -

Total - Expense -50.0 -35.4 -35.3 - -

The Government will cease funding for the 2010-11 Budget measure National Health and Hospitals Network — Aged care — expand access to multi-purpose services. Although announced in the 2010-11 Budget, negotiations have been protracted and States have

not yet agreed to the partnership agreement. Given these delays, the Government has decided to redirect the funding.

The Government has already committed $1.6 billion to the States and Territories to deliver and operate over 1,300 new sub-acute care beds in hospital and community settings through the National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services.

This measure will provide savings of $120.7 million over three years.

Savings from this measure will be redirected to support other Government priorities.

National Health Call Centre Network — Queensland and Victoria

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Health and Ageing - -7.7 -7.9 -8.2 -8.6

The Government will cease provisioning for the operational costs of the Queensland and Victorian components of the National Health Call Centre Network (NHCCN) from 1 July 2012 as these States have not committed to the NHCCN shareholder agreement.

This proposal is expected to generate savings of $32.4 million over four years.

National Health Information Network — redirection of funding

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Health and Ageing - -18.1 -18.1 -18.3 -19.1

The Government will redirect funding from the National Health Information Network to support the National e-Health Program. This measure continues the 2009-10 Budget measure titled e-Health programs — further efficiency.

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This measure will provide savings of $73.6 million over four years to be redirected to fund the National e-Health Program and implementation of the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record system.

More information on the National e-Health Program can be found in the related expense measure titled National e-Health Program — continuation.

National Health Reform Agreement — establishment of the Administrator and the National Health Funding Body

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Health and Ageing 1.2 5.7 4.4 4.4 4.5

Department of Human Services 1.9 3.9 3.6 1.9 2.0

Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman - 0.1 - - -

Total - Expense 3.1 9.7 7.9 6.4 6.5

Related capital ($m)

Department of Human Services 1.2 1.8 1.5 - -

The Government will provide $38.0 million over five years for the establishment and ongoing operation of the Administrator of the National Health Funding Pool (the Administrator) and the National Health Funding Body (the Funding Body).

The Administrator and the Funding Body were established through the Council of Australian Governments’ National Health Reform Agreement of August 2011. The Funding Body will assist the Administrator in managing the National Health Funding Pool, which has been established to improve the transparency of public hospital funding.

Further information can be found in the press release of 2 August 2011 issued by the Prime Minister.

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National Immunisation Program — extended listing of Prevenar 13®

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of the Treasury - 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3

Department of Health and Ageing - - - - -

Total - Expense - 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3

The Government will provide $1.1 million over four years to extend the listing of Prevenar 13® on the National Immunisation Program (NIP) to a fourth dosage for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged 12-18 months of age. Prevenar 13® provides protection against pneumococcal disease. The focus of this measure will be on Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory, Western Australia, South Australia and Queensland.

Prevenar 13® has replaced Pneumovax 23®, as recommended by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee. The fourth dosage of Prevenar 13® was previously administered to eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children under a supplementary program.

This measure supports preventative health by providing the Prevenar 13® vaccine free of charge to eligible consumers through the NIP.

This measure builds on the 2011-12 Budget measure titled National Immunisation Program — addition of Prevenar 13®.

National Mental Health Reform — Better Access Initiative — continuation

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Health and Ageing -9.3 10.2 -1.0 - -

Department of Human Services 0.1 0.1 - - -

Total - Expense -9.3 10.3 -1.0 - -

The Government will provide $21.0 million to fund additional allied mental health services for patients under the Better Access initiative.

Under current arrangements, patients can access up to ten subsidised mental health services through the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS).

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This measure will allow access to a further six MBS subsidised mental health services for patients who require additional assistance under exceptional circumstances for a transitional period from 1 March 2012 until 31 December 2012. The transitional period will provide sufficient time for new mental health services announced as part of the Government’s National Mental Health Reform package to build capacity and effectively respond to people with more complex needs.

The cost of this measure will be met through a reduction in funding of $16.3 million in 2011-12 from the 2010-11 Budget measure titled National Health and Hospitals Network — Mental health — flexible care packages for patients with severe mental illnesses and $4.7 million over three years from 2011-12 from the education and training component of the Better Access initiative.

Further information can be found in the press release of 1 February 2012, issued by the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing.

Papua New Guinea — Staged handover of tuberculosis patients by Queensland Health

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of the Treasury - 0.9 .. - -

Department of Health and Ageing - - - - -

Total - Expense - 0.9 .. - -

The Government will provide $0.9 million to continue the safe and ethical transfer of Papua New Guinean tuberculosis (TB) patients to their own health system.

This additional funding will assist the Queensland Government to continue to treat Papua New Guinea (PNG) nationals with TB who present at clinics in the Torres Strait, while the capacity to treat these patients is progressively strengthened in the South Fly District of PNG through AusAID investments.

This funding is in addition to that provided to the Queensland Government in the 2009-10 Budget measure titled National Partnership Agreement — Queensland compensation for health care treatment provided to Papua New Guinean nationals.

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Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme — funding for legal action seeking compensation

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Health and Ageing nfp nfp - - -

The Government will provide funding in 2011-12 and 2012-13 to the Department of Health and Ageing to seek to recover compensation from pharmaceutical companies. This compensation relates to losses incurred by the Government as a result of delays in the listing of generic forms of medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

The first entry of a new brand results in a statutory price reduction being applied to the original and generic brands of the medicine on the PBS. In some cases, it appears that statutory price reductions and the introduction of generic forms of the medicine may have been delayed resulting in possible additional cost to Government.

For further information see the 2010-11 Budget measure titled Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme — further pricing reform.

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme — new and amended listings

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Veterans’ Affairs .. 0.2 0.9 2.6 4.3

Department of Human Services .. .. .. .. ..

Department of Health and Ageing -1.4 -9.0 1.3 23.8 49.5

Total - Expense -1.4 -8.9 2.2 26.4 53.8

Related revenue ($m)

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The Government has agreed to a number of new and amended listings on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (RPBS), at a cost of $72.1 million over five years.

Listings and amendments include:

• Orencia® (abatacept), for the treatment of severe active rheumatoid arthritis;

• Sprycel® (dasatinib) and Tasigna® (nilotinib), for the first-line treatment of patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia;

• Flolan® (epoprostenol sodium) for the treatment of patients with high blood pressure; and

• Brilinta® (ticagrelor) for the treatment of myocardial infarction or unstable angina.

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General consumers will continue to pay a $35.40 co-payment per prescription and concession card holders will pay a $5.80 co-payment per prescription.

Pricing agreements negotiated between the Government and the pharmaceutical manufacturers reduce the costs to Government of some of these medicines.

Further information can be found in the press release of 21 February 2012 issued by the Minister for Health.

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme — price changes

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Veterans’ Affairs -0.2 -1.2 -1.0 -1.0 -1.0

Department of Health and Ageing -3.4 -24.8 -23.3 -24.0 -24.7

Total - Expense -3.6 -25.9 -24.4 -25.0 -25.7

The Government has agreed to a number of price amendments to medicines already listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (RPBS), at a net saving of $104.6 million over five years.

A price reduction has been applied to the therapeutic group of medicines used for the treatment of high blood pressure, angiotensin II receptor antagonist (ATRA). This group includes:

• Atacand® (candesartan cilexetil);

• Teveten® (eprosartan mesylate);

• Olmetec® (olmesartan medoxomil);

• Micardis® (telmisartan); and

• Diovan® (valsartan).

There have also been a number of price increases, including:

• Zofran Syrup® (ondansetron syrup), for the prevention and treatment of nausea and vomiting during cancer chemotherapy and radiotherapy;

• Barbloc 5® (pindolol tablet 5mg), for the treatment of high blood pressure; and

• Hysone (hydrocortisone tablets), for the treatment of Addison’s disease — a rare condition of the adrenal glands.

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Further information can be found in the press release of 21 February 2012 issued by the Minister for Health.

Poly Implant Prothèse breast implants — Medicare rebates

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Health and Ageing 2.7 1.0 - - -

Department of Human Services .. .. - - -

Total - Expense 2.7 1.0 - - -

The Government will provide $3.7 million in 2011-12 and 2012-13 to allow women to access Medicare rebates for breast Magnetic Resonance Images (MRIs), to evaluate the integrity of breast implants manufactured by the French company Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP).

PIP implants were recalled from the Australian market in April 2010 following advice from the French regulator Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé (AFSSAPS).

Further information can be found in the press release of 10 March 2012 issued by the Minister for Health.

Practice Incentives Program (PIP) — more effective targeting

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Human Services - 2.1 0.1 - -

Department of Health and Ageing - -3.2 -31.0 -26.5 -24.9

Total - Expense - -1.1 -30.9 -26.5 -24.9

The Government will improve the efficiency of the Practice Incentives Program (PIP) by more effectively targeting incentives to medical practitioners.

The Government will:

• include a requirement for general practices to participate in the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record System to receive the eHealth PIP incentive;

• increase the targets for general practices to receive incentives for the PIP Cervical Screening Incentive, from 65 per cent to 70 per cent of eligible female patients;

• increase the targets for general practices to receive incentives for the PIP Diabetes Incentive, from 40 per cent to 50 per cent of eligible diabetics; and

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• discontinue the GP Immunisation Incentives Scheme, in light of requirements introduced on FTB A supplements in the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2011-12.

This measure will provide net savings of $83.5 million over four years.

Private health insurance — review of rebate for ‘natural therapies’

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Health and Ageing - 1.0 nfp nfp nfp

The Government will undertake a review of the private health insurance rebate for natural therapies. The review, which will be overseen by the Chief Medical Officer, will examine the evidence of clinical efficacy, cost effectiveness and safety and quality of these natural therapies.

Following the completion of the review, the Government will introduce through regulation a list of natural therapies that will continue to receive the private health insurance rebate. Natural therapy treatments not included on this list will no longer be eligible for the rebate.

Funding of $1.0 million will be provided to the Department of Health and Ageing in 2012-13 to undertake the review. The savings for this measure are not for publication (nfp) until the completion of the review.

Private Health Insurance Premiums and Competition Unit — establishment

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Private Health Insurance Administration Council - 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6

Department of Health and Ageing - - - - -

Total - Expense - 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6

Related revenue ($m)

Department of Health and Ageing - 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6

Total - Revenue - 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6

Related capital ($m)

Private Health Insurance Administration Council - .. - - -

Total - Capital - .. - - -

The Government will provide $2.3 million over four years to the Private Health Insurance Administration Council (PHIAC) to establish the Private Health Insurance Premiums and Competition Unit (PACU).

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The PACU will improve the advice provided to the Government on private health insurance industry pricing, industry cost drivers and insurance premiums. It will also enhance the capacity of PHIAC to encourage competition within the private health insurance industry for the benefit of consumers.

The cost of this measure will be met through an increase to the levy collected under the Private Health Insurance (Council Administration Levy) Rules 2007.

Prostheses list — removal of joint replacement prostheses with unacceptably high revision rates

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Health and Ageing - 0.1 -1.7 -1.9 -2.1

Related revenue ($m)

Department of Health and Ageing - 0.1 0.1 .. ..

The Government will remove joint replacement prostheses with evidence of higher than acceptable revision rates from the Prostheses List, so that private health insurers are no longer required to pay benefits for those prosthetics.

There are more than 9,000 surgically implanted prosthetic devices on the Prostheses List, including hip and knee replacements. Private health insurers are required to pay a mandatory benefit for each item on the Prostheses List where a Medicare benefit is payable for the associated surgery in a hospital or hospital substitute.

Joint replacement prostheses with high revision rates need to be replaced more frequently than comparable products, resulting in poor outcomes for patients and higher costs to insurers and the health system.

This measure will provide savings of $5.8 million over four years. Savings from this measure will be redirected to support other Government priorities.

Review of Food Labelling Law and Policy — implementation of recommendations

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Health and Ageing - 2.7 0.9 0.2 ..

The Government will provide $3.9 million over four years to implement initiatives responding to recommendations from the Review of Food Labelling Law and Policy.

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These initiatives support the Government’s commitment to refocus the health system towards prevention, including by developing a comprehensive National Nutrition Policy. This measure also includes funding for awareness and education activities, consumer and economic research activities, and the development and implementation of an interpretative front-of-pack labelling system.

Stoma Appliance Scheme — improved program management and access to products

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Health and Ageing - -0.9 -2.5 -4.5 -6.4

The Government will improve the management of the Stoma Appliance Scheme, continue the Stoma Product Assessment Panel and introduce periodic pricing reviews from 2014-15. The cost of these improvements will be met through the cessation of automatic indexation for products on the scheme, resulting in a net saving of $14.4 million over four years.

These changes were identified by the review of the scheme as part of the 2009-10 Budget, which recommended changes to the administrative arrangements of the scheme, while ensuring that consumers continue to have subsidised access to a range of products.

The Stoma Appliance Scheme assists eligible people to better manage their condition by providing subsidised access to stoma-related products, such as pouches, skin protectors, flow filters and creams.

Savings from this measure will be redirected to support other Government priorities.

See also related expense measure titled Stoma Appliance Scheme — implementing a new program framework in the 2009-10 Budget.

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Streamlining and Enhancing Lead Clinicians Groups

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Health and Ageing -14.5 -11.6 -11.6 -11.6 -11.6

The Government will enhance the role of the National Lead Clinicians Group through the establishment of a National Collaborative Clinicians Network. The network will promote clinical leadership and multidisciplinary models of integrated care and engage clinicians across Australia in health reform, providing opportunities for clinicians to identify, inform and deliver service improvements. The Australian Medicare Local Network will be provided with $3.4 million over four years to work with Medicare Locals to enhance clinical leadership and engagement across health settings.

At the same time the Government will streamline program management and better use available resources working within existing state structures and not proceed with funding for the Local Lead Clinicians Group component of the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2010-11 measure titled National Health and Hospitals Network — lead clinicians groups.

This measure will provide savings of $60.7 million over five years from 2011-12. Savings from this measure will be redirected to support other Government priorities.

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory — Health

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Health and Ageing - 49.4 nfp nfp nfp

Department of the Treasury - 9.1 nfp nfp nfp

Total - Expense - 58.5 nfp nfp nfp

The Government will provide $254.4 million over four years ($713.5 million over ten years) for the continued delivery of specialist and allied health services to Indigenous Australians in the Northern Territory, including:

• primary health care services;

• primary health care reform, to establish regional health boards with strong local leadership and support;

• specialist and allied health services for conditions of very high disease burden — oral health, hearing health, substance misuse, social and emotional wellbeing and therapeutic services for children; and

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• skilled medical practitioners through the Remote Area Health Corps to meet workforce shortages in remote locations.

A portion of the total funding for the measure will be administered by the Department of the Treasury through the Federal Financial Relations Framework.

This measure is part of the Government’s Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory package. The expenditure for this measure is not for publication (nfp) from 2013-14 as it is subject to negotiation with the Northern Territory Government.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 29 March 2012 issued by the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, the Minister for Indigenous Health, and the Senator for the Northern Territory, Senator Trish Crossin.

Telehealth — redirection of funding

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Human Services 0.1 0.8 0.3 .. -

Department of Veterans’ Affairs - -0.1 -0.3 -0.5 -0.6

Department of Health and Ageing - -3.7 -29.5 -74.1 -76.3

Total - Expense 0.1 -3.1 -29.5 -74.6 -76.8

The Government will better target incentives and payments to encourage early adoption of telehealth initiatives to ensure that they are targeted towards meeting the Government’s e-Health priorities.

The Government will cease funding for the Telehealth Support Initiative, which was introduced as part of the measure titled Connecting Health Services to the Future in the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2010-11, from 1 July 2013. The Government will also restructure telehealth incentives for medical practitioners to supply telehealth services, and cease funding for these incentives from 1 July 2014.

In addition, the Government will introduce minimum distance requirements for telehealth consultations. These rules will focus services toward those patients without close access to specialists, and ensure more effective usage and distribution of these services.

This measure will generate savings of $183.9 million over five years, which will be reinvested in the related expense measure titled National e-Health Program-continuation.

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Therapeutic goods — strengthening codes of conduct and transparency in industry promotion of therapeutic goods

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Health and Ageing - 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4

The Government will provide $1.4 million over four years to strengthen the therapeutic industry’s codes of conduct for the promotion of therapeutic goods.

This measure will increase the effectiveness of self-regulated codes of conduct through: developing a standardised framework of high level principles; improving access to information, education and training; and enhancing complaints reporting and handling processes.

This measure responds to recommendations by the Working Group on Promotion of Therapeutic Products, released on 18 March 2011.

Tobacco plain packaging — compliance

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Health and Ageing - 3.1 - - -

The Government will provide $3.1 million in 2012-13 for compliance and enforcement activities associated with tobacco plain packaging legislation.

Compliance activities will include a communications campaign to raise awareness among retailers of their responsibilities under the legislation, while enforcement activities will include inspections of general retail outlets such as supermarkets, and specialist outlets such as tobacconists and wholesalers.

Tobacco plain packaging — litigation

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Health and Ageing nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp

The Government will provide funding to defend domestic and international legal campaigns initiated by tobacco companies against the Government’s tobacco plain packaging legislation and graphic health warnings. The legislation commenced on 1 December 2011.

The expenditure for this measure is not for publication (nfp) to protect the Australian Government’s position in any litigation initiated by the tobacco companies.

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HUMAN SERVICES

Call Centre supplementation — continuation

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Human Services - 50.9 51.3 51.7 52.2

The Government will provide $206.0 million over four years to ensure the Department of Human Services (DHS) is able to meet customer demand for call centre services and to reduce waiting times. The measure will also support the capacity of DHS’ Call Centres to respond to emergencies and natural disasters.

Digital Productivity — leveraging the National Broadband Network infrastructure to enhance service delivery through video conferencing

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Human Services - - - - -

Related capital ($m)

Department of Human Services - - - - -

The Government will provide $6.2 million over four years for a National Broadband Network trial to improve service delivery to selected Department of Human Services (DHS) customers. The trial will provide high-definition video conferencing access to DHS specialist services, such as social workers and financial information officers, from a customer’s home, a DHS customer service centre or from a third party organisation. The pilots will also explore the potential of the new technology to provide services to all Australians, regardless of their geographical location.

Funding for this measure was included as a ‘decision taken but not yet announced’ in the 2011-12 Budget.

Further information can be found in the press release of 19 March 2012 issued jointly by the Minister for Human Services and the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy.

This measure is part of the Government’s broader digital economy strategy.

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Fraud prevention and compliance — accelerated real estate review cycle

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Human Services - 2.4 3.5 3.6 3.6

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs - -2.3 -17.5 -20.5 -21.3

Total - Expense - 0.1 -14.0 -17.0 -17.7

The Government will provide $14.6 million over four years to change the frequency of asset reviews for certain income support recipients from once every two years to once a year for those deemed to be most at risk of changes in the value of their real estate investments. This comprises $13.1 million to the Department of Human Services and $1.5 million to the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs. Currently around 200,000 Age Pension, Disability Support Pension and Carer Payment recipients own real estate in addition to their own home, which can affect their rate of payment.

The Department of Human Services will undertake up to 60,000 reviews annually, providing greater certainty for affected payment recipients about their pension assessment through a more frequent assessment cycle. The measure is expected to provide net savings of $48.6 million over four years.

Fraud prevention and compliance — increase in compliance review activity

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Human Services - 16.2 16.3 8.2 -

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education - -6.6 -6.6 -3.3 -

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs - -25.9 -30.5 -19.0 -3.7

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations - -26.0 -26.1 -13.1 -

Total - Expense - -42.4 -46.9 -27.2 -3.7

The Government will provide $41.3 million over three years to increase the number of data-matching reviews. This comprises $40.7 million to the Department of Human Services and $0.7 million to the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs. The Department of Human Services will review an additional 75,000 high risk customers between 2012-13 and 2014-15 to identify and recover inaccurate payments.

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This measure is an extension of existing compliance programs which improve the accuracy of social welfare payments and minimise debt accrued by customers. The measure is expected to provide net savings of $120.2 million over four years.

Fraud prevention and compliance — increased billing assurance for the Medicare Benefits Schedule

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Human Services - 3.3 3.1 1.2 -

Department of Health and Ageing - -6.1 -11.5 -3.1 -

Total - Expense - -2.8 -8.3 -1.9 -

The Government will provide $7.6 million over three years from 2012-13 to develop and trial a new compliance approach for Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) billing with a select group of large and multi-disciplinary medical practices. The Department of Human Services (DHS) will work with this group to develop and test improved billing assurance processes.

This measure will also provide additional resourcing for DHS to undertake additional practitioner reviews, and to develop new information materials to educate larger medical practices about appropriate MBS billing.

This measure is expected to provide net savings of $13.1 million over three years.

Fraud prevention and compliance — increased compliance for international risk

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Human Services 0.2 4.3 1.2 1.2 1.3

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs - -26.1 -29.9 -25.3 -19.1

Total - Expense 0.2 -21.8 -28.7 -24.0 -17.8

The Government will provide $8.4 million over five years to undertake additional customer reviews to address risks to the accuracy of payments to recipients living overseas or living in Australia and receiving a foreign pension.

This comprises $8.3 million to the Department of Human Services (DHS) and $0.1 million to the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

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DHS will review certain customers residing overseas to ensure that payments are not continuing after the customer has deceased. DHS will also perform additional reviews of customers in Australia who receive a foreign pension to ensure that Australian pensions are adjusted to account for any changes in international pensions, where these have not been reported to DHS.

The measure is expected to provide net savings of $92.1 million over five years.

Fraud prevention and compliance — increased recovery of high value non-current customer debt

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Human Services - 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations - - - - -

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs - - - - -

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education - - - - -

Total - Expense - 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5

The Government will provide $5.9 million over four years to recover debts from former Centrelink customers, focusing on high value debts. An investigative taskforce will be established to locate former customers with large outstanding debts and analyse their income and assets. Resources will also go towards debt recovery, including legal proceedings where appropriate.

The measure is expected to provide net savings over four years of $14.2 million in underlying cash terms. There will be no impact on the fiscal balance from debt recovery because these debts are already recorded as an existing asset.

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Fraud prevention and compliance — matching of Medicare Benefits Schedule and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme data — termination of measure

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Health and Ageing 4.5 6.7 7.8 8.8 9.9

Department of Human Services -0.9 -0.9 -0.9 -0.9 -0.9

Total - Expense 3.7 5.8 6.9 8.0 9.0

The Government will no longer proceed with the measure Fraud and compliance — matching of Medicare Benefits Schedule and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme data that was announced in the 2009-10 Budget due to associated privacy implications. Unspent funding previously provided to the Department of Human Services of $4.4 million over five years will be returned to the Budget.

Fraud prevention and compliance — new compliance data sources

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Human Services - 1.8 2.3 2.3 2.4

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs - -1.8 -4.5 -5.5 -5.5

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations - -6.9 -13.8 -13.9 -14.0

Total - Expense - -6.8 -16.0 -17.1 -17.2

The Government will provide $8.9 million over four years from 2012-13 to expand the range of data used by the Department of Human Services (DHS) to reduce inappropriate access to welfare payments.

The measure will allow DHS to better identify welfare fraud through new data sources, and the more frequent use of existing sources. A number of data sources including Medicare card usage data, Australian Passport Office information, and Australian Business Register data will be utilised. Expanding the range of data sources will result in more customer investigations and the recovery of more incorrectly-claimed payments. The measure will target emerging fraud risks, including online interactions with DHS, false identities or undeclared income from business.

The measure is expected to provide net savings of $57.1 million over four years.

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IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP

Border Security — Combating people smuggling — enhanced capacity

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Immigration and Citizenship - 5.0 - - -

The Government will provide $11.3 million over two years to enhance engagement and provide training and technical assistance to regional immigration agencies. This will assist these agencies to detect and disrupt irregular people movements throughout the region.

An amount of $5.0 million of this funding will be offset from the provision for expanded aid funding held in the contingency reserve. The remaining $6.3 million will be absorbed from within existing resources of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

Humanitarian Settlement Services — bridging visa stream

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Immigration and Citizenship - -3.6 -2.9 -2.7 -4.0

The Government will save $13.1 million over four years by capping the maximum level of humanitarian settlement services to asylum seekers who are found to be owed protection, have been granted a permanent visa and who have been living independently in the community for more than six months. This measure recognises the settlement supports already available to this client group while in the community on bridging visas.

The Government will also continue with the youth sub plan and onshore orientation components of the program.

For more information on humanitarian settlement services see the Department of Immigration and Citizenship website.

Savings from this measure will be redirected towards other Government priorities.

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Migration Health Requirement — reforms

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Immigration and Citizenship - 0.3 0.7 1.0 1.4

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs - 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.4

Department of Health and Ageing - .. 0.1 0.1 0.1

Total - Expense - 0.4 0.9 1.4 1.9

The Government will reform the health criteria that applicants must meet to obtain an Australian visa, at a cost of $4.6 million over four years.

Under current arrangements, visa applicants are refused entry to Australia where the estimated costs of treating a pre-existing health condition are above the Significant Cost Threshold set at $21,000.

The reform will increase the Significant Cost Threshold from $21,000 to $35,000 to better reflect current health costs, and remove the requirement for offshore Humanitaritan Visa applicants to meet the Significant Cost Threshold criteria. This reform will commence on 1 July 2012.

These reforms are in response to the report of the Joint Standing Committee on Migration on the Migration Treatment of Disability: Enabling Australia.

Migration Program — allocation of places for 2012-13

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Immigration and Citizenship - 5.7 8.7 10.3 11.1

Related revenue ($m)

Department of Immigration and Citizenship - 3.6 3.7 4.5 4.6

The Government will increase the 2012-13 Migration Program to 190,000 places, up from 185,000 places for 2011-12. The program will comprise 129,250 skilled stream places, 60,185 family stream places and 565 special eligibility places.

The increase in the skilled stream reflects the ongoing demand for skilled labour in parts of the economy. The increase in the family program will assist in meeting the continued demand for family stream visas. A strong family migration program is an important factor in attracting and retaining skilled migrants.

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The cost of this measure reflects the direct impact of changes in the Permanent Migration Program for the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC). Any consequential impact from changes in the Permanent Migration Program on other Government programs have been reflected in the estimates separately.

See also the related expense measure titled Migration Health Requirement — reforms.

Permanent Employer Sponsored Program — reforms

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Immigration and Citizenship - - - - -

The Government will provide $1.3 million over two years to improve the Permanent Employer Sponsored Program. This builds on the 2011-12 Budget announcement that the Government would streamline and simplify the pathway to permanent residency for Temporary Business (Long Stay) (Subclass 457) visa holders.

The reforms will streamline six visa classes to two (the Employer Nomination Scheme and the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme), amend a range of eligibility requirements for the visa classes, and consolidate the existing sponsored occupation lists into one. These reforms will take effect from 1 July 2012.

For further information see the related 2011-12 measure titled Initiatives to Increase Migration to Regional Australia.

The cost of this measure will be met through the existing resources of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

Reintegration assistance program — continuation

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Immigration and Citizenship - 1.7 1.9 2.0 2.2

The Government will provide $7.7 million over four years to continue the Reintegration Assistance Program established in 2010.

The Reintegration Assistance Program supports the voluntary return of asylum seekers to their country of origin. The program provides in-country skills training, employment assistance and small business start up programs delivered by the International Organization for Migration, an international intergovernmental organisation.

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Streamlining protection visa processes

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal - 5.6 - - -

Department of Immigration and Citizenship - -8.6 - - -

Total - Expense - -3.1 - - -

Related capital ($m)

Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal - 3.1 - - -

Department of Immigration and Citizenship - - - - -

Total - Capital - 3.1 - - -

The Government will provide $8.6 million in 2012-13 (including $3.1 million in capital funding) to streamline processes for granting and reviewing protection visas for both boat and air arrivals, using current onshore arrangements for protection visa applications and merits review through the Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal.

The cost of this measure will be offset by redirecting funding from the body formerly responsible for protection visa application and merits review for boat arrivals, the Independent Protection Assessment Office (IPAO).

Unaccompanied humanitarian minors — Supervision and welfare

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Immigration and Citizenship - 12.2 8.1 - -

The Government will provide $20.2 million over two years for the supervision and welfare of unaccompanied humanitarian minors (UHMs).

The UHM program provides settlement services to non-citizens under the age of 18 years who arrive in Australia without a guardian, and who are the recipient of a Humanitarian Visa.

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Virtual English Tuition for Migrants

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Immigration and Citizenship - - - - -

The Government will provide $5.0 million over three years to pilot virtual English tuition via the National Broadband Network (NBN). Starting in 2012, the service will support new migrants living in Regional Australia with a distance learning package that complements the Adult Migrant English Program.

The trial will have two phases. Phase one will provide enhanced distance learning online resources for teachers and home tutors while phase two will deliver interactive services in communities connected to the NBN.

The program will be reviewed in 2013-14 to test the viability of expanding the services nationwide.

Provision for this funding has already been included in the forward estimates.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 7 February 2012 issued by the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy and the Parliamentary Secretary for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs.

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INDUSTRY, INNOVATION, SCIENCE, RESEARCH AND TERTIARY EDUCATION

Apprentice to business owner — business skills and mentoring program

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education - 3.0 5.5 5.5 5.5

The Government will provide $19.4 million over four years for business skills training and mentoring support for individuals who are seeking to establish a business within two years of completing a trade-related apprenticeship.

Grants of up to $5,000 will be available for 500 people in 2012-13 and then 1,000 people each year from 2013-14.

Australian Apprenticeship Ambassadors

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education - - - - -

The Government will provide $0.2 million over four years from 2011-12 to establish the Australian Apprenticeship Ambassadors program. The program will seek the support of a number of high-profile Australians and Australian Training Award recipients to promote the benefits of Australian Apprenticeships as a valued career choice.

The cost of this measure will be met from within the resourcing of the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education.

This measure forms part of the Government’s response to the Apprenticeships for the 21st Century Expert Panel Report ‘A Shared Responsibility: Apprenticeships for the 21st Century’.

Further information can be found in the press release of 6 December 2011 issued by the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research.

Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education

219

Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program — better targeting

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education - -59.5 -99.8 -97.8 -96.6

The Government will discontinue the $1,500 standard employer commencement incentive payment and increase the standard completion incentive by $500 to $3,000 for existing worker apprentices in non-National Skills Needs List (NSNL) occupations.

Commonwealth incentive payments paid to employers of existing workers undertaking an apprenticeship in NSNL occupations and employers of new workers undertaking an apprenticeship in non-NSNL occupations will remain unchanged.

The Government is targeting employer apprenticeship incentives more carefully and focusing on skills shortage occupations and higher completion rates. Employers incur a range of costs in hiring new staff, and therefore it is appropriate that the incentive payment is lower for existing staff.

This measure will re-target apprenticeship incentive payments to encourage higher completion rates for existing workers in non-National Skills Needs List occupations.

This measure will provide savings of $353.6 million over four years from 2012-13 that will be redirected to support other Government priorities.

See also the related savings measure titled Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program — deferral of the standard employer commencement payment.

Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program — deferral of the standard employer commencement payment

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education - -12.1 -12.1 -11.8 -11.7

The Government will achieve savings of $47.8 million over four years from 2012-13 by changing the payment arrangements for the standard apprenticeship commencement incentive. The incentive payment will be made six months after an apprentice commences employment rather than the current three months.

The standard commencement incentive currently provides employers of apprentices at or above the Certificate III level with $1,500 and employers of apprentices at the Certificate II level in nominated equity groups with $1,250.

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By separating the payment of the commencement incentive from the end of the probationary employment period, the measure will encourage the establishment of longer-term employment relationships.

Savings from this measure will be redirected to support other Government priorities.

See also the related savings measure titled Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program — better targeting.

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies — digitisation of Indigenous cultural resources — continuation

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies - 3.2 3.2 - -

The Government will provide $6.4 million over two years to continue the digitisation of a range of historical and cultural material held in non-digital form by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. The digitisation of the Institute’s collection of Indigenous film, video, recorded sound and pictorial material will help ensure these resources are preserved and accessible to future generations.

Australian Skills Centres of Excellence

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education - 0.1 6.0 6.0 6.0

The Government will provide $18.1 million over four years for the establishment of three Australian Skills Centres of Excellence (ASCE) to support innovative production processes and teaching and learning methods in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.

Each ASCE will receive $2.0 million per annum and be administered by a consortium led by a registered training organisation in partnership with industry, state and territory governments and other relevant stakeholders, which will be required to make a co-contribution to the cost of establishing the centres.

See also the related savings measure titled National Workforce Development Fund — redirect funding.

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Australian Skills Quality Authority (National Vocational Education and Training Regulator) — additional funding

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Australian Skills Quality Authority - 8.4 11.1 11.2 10.6

Related revenue ($m)

Australian Skills Quality Authority - 5.2 13.4 13.9 13.7

Related capital ($m)

Australian Skills Quality Authority - 1.0 2.2 2.7 3.1

The Government will provide $50.3 million over four years to help ensure the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) is adequately resourced. Funding will be provided, in part, by implementing cost recovery arrangements from 1 January 2013, providing an additional $46.1 million in revenue over the forward estimates.

The additional funding includes:

• $34.5 million over four years to enable ASQA to conduct compliance audits including cross jurisdictional audits;

• $6.9 million over four years to undertake up to three strategic audits per year targeting specific industry sectors or qualifications. Aged care, the early childhood development workforce and VET in schools have been identified as immediate priorities; and

• $9.0 million over four years for the redevelopment of ASQA’s information and communication technology system.

This measure builds on the Government’s investment in skills and VET programs of $18.6 billion over five years.

ASQA commenced operation on 1 July 2011 subsuming the functions of all state and territory VET regulators apart from Victoria and Western Australia.

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Australian Small Business Commissioner — establishment

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education - 1.1 2.0 1.8 3.5

The Government will provide $8.3 million over four years to establish an Australian Small Business Commissioner to provide advocacy and representation of small business interests and concerns to the Australian Government. Funding will also be provided for a national information and referral service to allow small business owners to access information and advice, and referral to external services such as dispute resolution.

This measure will also extend the existing Small Business Support Line by a further year to 2015-16 to provide advice to small businesses on issues such as: obtaining finance; cash flow management; retail leasing; personal stress and hardship counselling; and promotion and marketing.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 14 March 2012 issued by the Prime Minister and the Minister for Small Business.

Automotive New Markets Initiative

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education - - - - -

The Government will provide $25.0 million over six years from 2012-13 (including $0.3 million in 2016-17 and $0.03 million in 2017-18) to assist Australian firms in the automotive supply chain to expand their operations. The grant assistance, along with a contribution from the Victorian Government, will provide $35.0 million to help firms in the automotive supply chain move into export markets and supply their products to other industries. The Commonwealth funding includes:

• $20.0 million over six years to provide merit-based grants for up to 50 per cent of eligible costs associated with expansion activities that enhance a firm’s capability and expand its customer base and/or product range;

• $3.4 million over four years to engage third-party organisations to work with automotive firms to identify and implement automotive-specific business capability diagnostic and improvement projects;

• $0.9 million over four years to engage an automotive envoy to work closely with industry to identify new international opportunities and links into the automotive global platform market; and

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• $0.7 million over four years to engage a supplier advocate to work domestically to create linkages between automotive firms and new customers and work with capability development service providers to identify capabilities in the automotive supply chain that are transferable to the supply of new markets.

The cost of this measure will be met from within the existing resourcing of the New Car Plan for a Greener Future package.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 22 March 2012 issued by the Prime Minister and the Minister for Industry and Innovation.

Commonwealth Grant Scheme — Enabling Loading — increase

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education - 3.7 10.4 13.5 14.0

The Government will provide $41.6 million over four years to increase the enabling loading on Commonwealth Grant Scheme (CGS) funding for universities.

The additional resources will increase the Commonwealth funding for enabling courses in 2013 from $1,833 to $2,500 per equivalent full-time student. From 2014, the rate will increase to $3,068, indexed annually thereafter, restoring the rate to the equivalent of the average rate applying in 2010.

Enabling courses act as bridging or supplementary programs for students who would otherwise have difficulty meeting university entry requirements. The CGS enabling loading provides additional funding to universities to assist with the cost of providing places in enabling courses of study in lieu of annual student course contributions, which are not permitted for enabling courses under current legislation.

The increase in funding for enabling courses is consistent with the findings of the Higher Education Base Funding Review.

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Commonwealth Supported Places and Higher Education Loan Program — change in eligibility for Australian citizens not residing in Australia

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education - -1.5 -4.8 -8.6 -13.6

Related revenue ($m)

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education - -0.1 -0.3 -0.9 -2.1

The Government will no longer provide access to Commonwealth supported places and the Higher Education Loan Program for Australian citizens enrolled at a domestic campus who undertake a significant proportion of their higher education course while not residing in Australia. This will provide savings of $25.1 million over four years that will be redirected to support other Government priorities.

The change in eligibility will apply to students studying at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels who commence their course from 1 January 2013.

This measure will ensure that Government funding is targeted towards students who are more likely to remain in Australia and contribute to Australia’s workforce and economy following graduation.

Community-Based Service Development Program — cessation

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education - -3.9 -3.9 -3.9 -3.9

The Government will cease funding for the Community-Based Service Development Program. This will provide savings of $15.7 million over four years.

The Community-Based Service Development Program provides funding to improve the language, literacy and numeracy skills of working age Australians. The Government is developing an over-arching National Foundation Skills Strategy for Adults to bring a national focus to improving the foundation skills of working age Australians and to provide a framework for Australian, state and territory government action on foundation skills over the next ten years.

Savings from this measure will be redirected to support other Government priorities.

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Economic Potential of Senior Australians — Investing in Experience — Skills Recognition and Training

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education - - - - -

The Government will broaden the eligibility of the More Help for Mature Age Workers (MHMAW) program and make changes to the payment structure to help address current levels of unmet demand.

The current MHMAW program supports the recognition of qualifications for mature age workers (aged 50 years and above) at the Certificate III level or above who have trade relevant skills but no formal qualification. It does this by reimbursing employers up to $2,000 for a skills assessment and $2,000 for training costs. This measure expands the MHMAW program to include mature age workers from non-trade occupations across all sectors of the economy, such as child care and business. Reimbursements to employers will also be restructured with employers eligible to claim $3,000 for the costs of the skills assessment and a further $1,000 upon completion of the gap training by the mature age worker.

To reflect these changes, the MHMAW program will be renamed the Investing in Experience — Skills Recognition and Training program. The cost of the measure will be met from within the existing resourcing of the MHMAW program.

This measure forms part of the Government’s response to the recommendations of the Advisory Panel on the Economic Potential of Senior Australians.

Economic Potential of Senior Australians — Productive Ageing Through Community Education

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education - 1.2 1.1 1.3 1.2

The Government will provide $4.8 million over four years to support adult education providers and community organisations to expand the delivery of educational and training courses tailored to the needs of senior Australians (aged 60 and above).

It is anticipated that grants ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 will be awarded annually, expanding educational opportunities for senior Australians with a focus on community engagement and skills development.

This measure forms part of the Government’s response to the recommendations of the Advisory Panel on the Economic Potential of Senior Australians.

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Ford Australia Environmental Innovation Grant

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education - - - - -

The Government will provide $34.0 million in 2011-12 to the Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited to assist with the design and engineering of the 2014 Falcon. The grant assistance, along with a funding contribution from the Victorian Government, will be part of a $103.5 million design and engineering project to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions of the 2014 Falcon and improve the safety of the Falcon and Territory vehicles. The funding will also secure the production of the Falcon at Broadmeadows in Melbourne to at least the end of 2016.

The cost of this measure will be met from within the existing resourcing of the New Car Plan for a Greener Future package.

Funding for this measure was included as a ‘decision taken but not yet announced’ in the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2011-12.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 10 January 2012 issued by the Prime Minister and the Minister for Manufacturing.

General Motors Holden — next generation vehicles — contribution

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education - - - - -

The Government will provide $215.0 million over four years from 2013-14 to General Motors Holden (Holden) to support capital investment and design and engineering of Holden’s next generation vehicles. The grant assistance, along with contributions from the South Australian and Victorian Governments, will result in Holden injecting over $1 billion into car manufacturing in Australia, which will support jobs at Holden and the automotive supply chain companies. The funding is expected to secure Holden’s production of vehicles in Australia until at least 2022.

The cost of this measure will be met from within the existing resourcing of the New Car Plan for a Greener Future package.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 22 March 2012 issued by the Prime Minister and the Minister for Industry and Innovation.

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Green Building Fund — redirection

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education - -2.4 - - -

The Government will redirect uncommitted funding of $2.4 million in 2012-13 from the Green Building Fund.

The Green Building Fund aims to reduce the impact of the built environment on Australia’s carbon emissions by reducing energy consumption in the operation of existing commercial office buildings, hotels and shopping centres.

Savings from this measure will be redirected to support other Government priorities.

See related expense measure title Building energy efficiency — additional funding.

Higher Education — increased student contributions for mathematics, statistics and science units

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education - -81.3 -129.5 -69.2 -20.9

Related revenue ($m)

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education - - 1.2 4.7 8.1

The Government will establish a single annual student course contribution rate for higher education students who study mathematics, statistics and science units.

In the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2011-12, the Government announced that it would increase the annual student course contribution for mathematics, statistics and science units from the National Priority rate (estimated at $4,696 per student in 2013) to the Band 2 rate (estimated at $8,361 in 2013) for all students commencing a higher education course from 1 January 2013, with continuing students paying the National Priority rate until 31 December 2015.

This measure will now ensure that the increase in the annual student course contribution to the Band 2 rate applies to all students, including students who commenced prior to 1 January 2013.

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Students currently undertaking maths and science studies in the 2012 university year will continue to benefit from the priority rate for the remainder of the current university year. Additionally, this measure does not impact on the rate of liabilities accrued under the priority rate for studies undertaken in the 2009-2012 university years.

The measure will enable the transitional loading paid to universities to compensate for the lower annual student contributions paid by mathematics, statistics and science students to be abolished from 1 January 2013.

This measure will provide savings of $314.9 million over four years, which will be redirected to support other Government priorities.

Improving support for disadvantaged students to succeed at university — Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program — reform

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education - -13.4 -7.9 -2.0 5.2

The Government will reduce the funding for the participation component of the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP) by $68.2 million over four years from 1 January 2013. As a result, the average annual funding rate per student will fall from $1,800 to $1,400 in 2012. The Government will also increase the funding available through the partnership component of the HEPPP by $50.0 million over four years.

The HEPPP is comprised of participation and partnership components. The participation component provides reward funding to universities based on their share of domestic students from low socio-economic status (SES) backgrounds. The partnership component provides funding to universities to develop partnerships and outreach activities with various stakeholders that build the capacity of people from low SES backgrounds participating in higher education.

The additional partnership funding will enable more intensive support to be provided for disadvantaged students, including Indigenous students. The reduction to the participation component is consistent with the findings of the Higher Education Base Funding Review.

This measure will provide savings of $18.2 million over four years that will be redirected to support other Government priorities.

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International Education and Training — redirection of funding

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education - -4.0 -2.0 -2.0 -2.0

The Government will redirect $10.0 million over four years from the International Education and Training Program to support other Government priorities.

The International Education and Training Program provides approximately $55 million per annum for the provision of scholarships, fellowships and exchange opportunities for international and Australian students.

Manufacturing Technology Innovation Centre — establishment

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education - 3.9 6.5 9.4 10.0

Related capital ($m)

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education - .. .. - -

The Government will provide $29.8 million over four years to establish the Manufacturing Technology Innovation Centre (MTIC). The MTIC will create networks with major manufacturers, small and medium enterprises, industry bodies and research organisations to improve business performance through utilising new technologies, business processes and technical knowledge.

The MTIC will use existing Enterprise Connect infrastructure to provide grants for innovation projects, as well as establishing agreements with expert bodies to provide tailored advice to individual firms.

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Mathematics and science — increasing participation in schools and universities

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education - 4.1 9.5 11.8 11.7

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations -2.0 0.6 4.7 4.7 4.5

Total - Expense -2.0 4.7 14.1 16.5 16.2

The Government will provide $54.0 million over four years to improve participation in the study of mathematics and science at school and university in response to the Chief Scientist’s report Mathematics, Engineering and Science in the National Interest. Elements of the measure are:

• $20.0 million over four years to support university-led outreach projects to encourage school students to study mathematics and science at the secondary and post-secondary level;

• $10.9 million over four years to support the development of innovative approaches to delivering university mathematics and science courses with a view to improving the pipeline of mathematics and science teachers being trained;

• $6.5 million over four years to increase funding for the Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools Program to improve the teaching and learning of science and mathematics in primary and secondary schools by creating and supporting long-term partnerships between teachers and scientists or mathematicians;

• $5.0 million over four years to extend the ‘Primary Connections: Linking Science with Literacy’ and ‘Science by Doing’ projects, and supporting further development of high-quality online digital resources for primary and secondary teachers that provide guidance on innovative teaching techniques in mathematics and science;

• $4.3 million over four years to appoint a National Mathematics and Science Education and Industry Adviser to the Office of the Chief Scientist to provide strategic advice, build connections between key stakeholders, and support the development of projects to support awareness and outreach initiatives that will increase participation and achievement in mathematics and science by secondary and tertiary students;

• $3.0 million over four years to strengthen existing national advisory services for science and mathematics teachers, develop advice on best practice practical activities that can be delivered in schools, and develop online resources for science and mathematics teachers;

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• $2.4 million over three years from 2013-14 to extend funding for the Mathematics and Science Olympiads to help to build the profile and prestige of science and mathematics study and the teaching on which it is founded; and

• $2.0 million over four years to support the continued delivery of the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute’s (AMSI) annual program of short intensive courses and research scholarships for mathematics, statistics and science students at the undergraduate, masters and PhD levels.

The Government will also target support for mathematics and science teachers as part of the development of Australian Curriculum Connect.

The cost of this measure will be partially offset by the redirection of $4.5 million over two years from existing Commonwealth discretionary funding under the Smarter Schools National Partnership for Improving Teacher Quality.

Ministerial Standing Council on Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment — Secretariat services

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education .. 0.1 .. -0.1 -0.1

Related revenue ($m)

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education 0.5 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 1.2 - - - -

Total - Revenue 1.7 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8

The Government will provide $16.5 million over five years to establish a centralised secretariat for the new Standing Council on Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (SCOTESE) and other related Council of Australian Governments councils within the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education.

Consistent with the previous arrangements, the new centralised secretariat will be supported through additional state and territory government contributions estimated at $3.7 million over four years.

The Government will cease funding for TVET Australia providing savings of $1.2 million in 2011-12. It will also redirect $7.0 million over five years from the National Skills Standards Council (NSSC) and $13.5 million over five years from the National Training System Commonwealth Own Purpose Expenditure (NTS-COPE).

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This measure will provide net savings of $5.2 million over four years through efficiencies created by the centralisation of secretariat services. Savings from this measure will be redirected to support other Government priorities.

Murdoch University Px2 outreach program — expansion

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education 5.0 - - - -

Department of the Treasury -5.0 - - - -

Total - Expense - - - - -

The Government will provide $5.0 million in 2011-12 for the expansion of the Murdoch University Px2 outreach program.

The Px2 outreach program supports partnerships between Murdoch University and government schools in the Peel and Rockingham/Kwinana regions, providing pathways to higher education for students from low socio-economic backgrounds. The

measure will enable Murdoch University to increase the number of partner schools within the Px2 outreach program to 13, covering more than 8,000 students.

The cost of this measure will be met from a redirection of $5.0 million made available as a result of the Western Australian Government’s decision not to participate in the first stage of the National Partnership Agreement on Empowering Local Schools.

MySkills website — ongoing administration and enhancements

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education - 2.2 2.1 1.6 0.6

The Government will provide $6.5 million over four years for the ongoing administration and enhancement of the MySkills website. The website will support skills development through the provision of comprehensive information on vocational education and training.

Further information can be found in the press release of 19 March 2012 issued by the Prime Minister.

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National Foundation Skills Outreach and Leadership Project — community education campaign — cessation

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education - -1.4 -1.7 -3.1 -4.4

The Government will cease funding for the community education campaign component of the National Foundation Skills Outreach and Leadership Project. This will provide savings of $10.5 million over four years to support other Government priorities.

The community education campaign was announced in the 2010-11 Budget as a joint Commonwealth-state initiative, designed to increase awareness of language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) initiatives and reduce the stigma for people with LLN skill development needs.

National Skills Reform — changes to income contingent loans for Vocational Education and Training students

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education - 9.7 30.6 46.1 48.4

Related revenue ($m)

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education - -1.8 2.7 32.0 41.8

The Government will provide $60.0 million over four years to make changes to income contingent loan arrangements for publicly funded Vocational Education and Training (VET) students.

The extension of income contingent loans will be trialled for the following high-demand Certificate IV courses: aged care and community services; disability work and disability; plumbing and services; training and assessment; and competitive manufacturing. The trial will be conducted in Victoria and South Australia from 1 January 2013 and in all other states from 1 January 2014.

The Government announced in the 2010-11 Budget that it would extend access to VET FEE-HELP and income-contingent loans for students through approved VET providers at the Diploma level and above, in all States and Territories agreeing to significant VET reforms. All States and Territories signed the National Partnership Agreement on Skills Reform on 13 April 2012 agreeing to deliver a range of structural reforms.

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Details of the average weighted loan amounts are set out in the National Partnership Agreement.

State and Territory governments will be required to contribute 50 per cent of deferral costs associated with the loans, based on actual take-up and calculated in arrears.

National Workforce Development Fund — additional support for mature age workers

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education - 5.0 10.0 10.0 10.0

The Government will provide an additional $35.0 million over four years to the National Workforce Development Fund (NWDF) to improve the skills of mature age workers, aged 50 years and over, consistent with their workforce development needs.

In accordance with the NWDF program guidelines, organisations will be required to make a co-contribution of between 33 and 66 per cent of the cost of training provided to their employees depending on the size of the enterprise.

The NWDF was established in the 2011-12 Budget as part of the Building Australia’s Future Workforce package to support training and workforce development in areas of current and future skills need. The NWDF forms part of the Australian Government SkillsConnect network, which was announced on 21 September 2011 to consolidate Government skills programs and better target training to meet industry and employer needs.

National Workforce Development Fund — redirect funding

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education - -6.1 -6.0 -6.0 -

The Government will redirect $18.1 million over three years from the National Workforce Development Fund (NWDF) to support the establishment of the Australian Skills Centres of Excellence.

The NWDF was established in the 2011-12 Budget as part of the Building Australia’s Future Workforce package to support training and workforce development in areas of current and future skills need. The NWDF forms part of the Australian Government SkillsConnect network, which was announced on 21 September 2011 to consolidate the Government’s skills programs and better target training to meet industry and employer needs.

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See also the related expense measure titled Australian Skills Centres of Excellence in the Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education portfolio.

Small Business Advisory Services program — continuation

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education - 6.9 6.9 6.9 6.9

The Government will provide $27.5 million over four years to continue the Small Business Advisory Services (SBAS) program. The Government will also make SBAS an ongoing program. The SBAS program helps small businesses to improve sustainability, productivity and growth through providing access to low-cost business advisory services and activities to enhance business management skills.

Grants will be provided through a competitive, merit-based process to third-party service organisations to provide small businesses with access to general face-to-face business advisory services, including information and referral services.

The Prime Minister’s Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship — establishment

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education - - - - -

The Government will provide $0.4 million over four years to establish the Prime Minister’s Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award to mark the 60th anniversary of the accession of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

One scholarship will be awarded each year to a high achieving female student, providing up to $118,500 over two years to undertake postgraduate study overseas in the field of women’s leadership.

The cost of this measure will be met from within the existing resourcing of the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education.

Further information can be found in the press release of 7 February 2012 issued by the Prime Minister.

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University of Western Sydney — Female Orphan School restoration — contribution

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education 7.0 - - - -

The Government will provide $7.0 million in 2011-12 to contribute to the cost of restoring the East Wing of the Female Orphan School located within the Parramatta campus of the University of Western Sydney.

The Female Orphan School was established in 1813 as the first purpose-built orphanage in Australia and is the nation’s oldest public building. Once restored, the East Wing of the building will provide a cultural hub in western Sydney and will accommodate the Whitlam Institute, the Whitlam Prime Ministerial Library and a public art gallery named in honour of the late Margaret Whitlam AO.

VET FEE-HELP Assistance Scheme — redesign

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education - 0.6 0.4 0.3 0.2

Related capital ($m)

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education - 1.6 0.6 - -

The Government will provide $3.6 million over four years (including $2.2 million in capital funding) to support the expansion of income contingent loans for Vocational Education and Training (VET) students studying at the diploma level and above.

The funding includes:

• $2.8 million over four years for enhancements to IT systems to streamline the exchange of information between the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education and Registered Training Organisations; and

• $0.9 million over four years for the National Centre for Vocational Education Research to expand and improve collection of VET FEE-HELP data from VET providers and graduates.

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This measure will support the implementation of the 2010-11 Budget measure Skills for Sustainable Growth — A Training System for the Future — A National Entitlement to a Quality Training Place that provided access to income contingent loans for VET students studying at the diploma level and above in states and territories agreeing to undertake significant VET reforms. These arrangements will form part of the National Partnership Agreement on Skills Reform that will commence on 1 July 2012.

Vocational Education and Training National Support — redirection of funding

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education -3.0 -14.9 -11.1 -4.1 -1.3

The Government will redirect uncommitted funds from the Vocational Education and Training (VET) National Programs. This will provide savings of $34.4 million over five years from 2011-12 to support other Government priorities.

VET National Programs provide financial support for activities aimed at strengthening the National Training System through: support for industry, joint

Commonwealth/State funding for group training, equity funding and VET system support.

Support for the VET sector will continue to be provided through the new $1.75 billion reform based National Partnership Agreement on Skills Reform and the new National Agreement on Skills and Workforce Development, which will commence on 1 July 2012.

Workforce Innovation Program — redirection

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education -1.0 -4.9 -5.0 -6.1 -9.3

The Government will discontinue the Workforce Innovation Program from 2015-16. The program will be closed to new applications from 8 May 2012, allowing final funding decisions to be made by 30 June 2012. Funding will continue to be provided for agreed projects until 30 June 2015. This will provide savings of $26.3 million over four years to support other Government priorities.

The Workforce Innovation Program provides grants to organisations, including industry associations and industry peak bodies, for non-ongoing pilot projects that address current and future workforce and skills development needs.

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The Government will continue to support workforce innovation through the Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency, which will commence operations from 1 July 2012.

Zelman Cowen John Monash Scholarships — establishment

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education 6.0 - - - -

The Government will provide $6.0 million in 2011-12 to create two perpetual postgraduate scholarships in memory of former Governor-General Sir Zelman Cowen AK GCMG GCVO QC.

The scholarship will be awarded each year through a competitive process and provide up to $150,000 over three years for each recipient to study at a leading international university. The scholarship will focus on building leadership and the capacity to contribute to Australia’s interest.

The Commonwealth funding will be paid into the General Sir John Monash endowment fund with earnings used to fund the scholarships.

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Building Australia Fund — Torrens and Goodwood Junctions rail project

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of the Treasury - - - - 232.1

Department of Infrastructure and Transport - - - - -

Total - Expense - - - - 232.1

The Government will provide $232.1 million in 2015-16 from the Building Australia Fund to fund 50 per cent of the estimated cost of the Torrens and Goodwood Junctions rail project in South Australia. The project will ease congestion and improve rail network productivity by separating Adelaide’s suburban rail network from the East-West freight network. This will remove bottlenecks that currently occur at the two

junctions. Funding for this measure is conditional on the South Australian Government providing counterpart funding.

The cost of this measure has been offset by a provision for the Nation Building 2 Program previously included in the Contingency Reserve.

Nation Building — additional funding for the Pacific Highway

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of the Treasury - - 231.0 1,025.0 1,400.0

Department of Infrastructure and Transport - - - - -

Total - Expense - - 231.0 1,025.0 1,400.0

The Government will make provision in the Nation Building Program of an additional $3.6 billion over the period 2013-14 to 2016-17 as funding available to enable further major infrastructure projects.

This funding could be allocated towards the Pacific Highway duplication if the NSW Government was to request further additional funding on a 50/50 shared basis.

This measure involves bringing forward $231.00 million from 2014-15 to 2013-14, which has been offset by a provision for the Nation Building 2 Program previously included in the Contingency Reserve.

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Nation Building — Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program — continuation

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of the Treasury - 10.0 30.0 20.0 20.0

Department of Infrastructure and Transport - - - - -

Total - Expense - 10.0 30.0 20.0 20.0

The Government will provide $140.0 million over seven years (including $20.0 million per annum from 2016-17 to 2018-19) for the continuation of the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program. The program funds projects aimed at improving safety and productivity for the heavy vehicle industry and other road users, such as technology trials addressing speed and fatigue; construction of rest stops and parking on highways; and upgrades to freight routes.

See also the related expense measure titled Heavy vehicle road user charging in the Treasury portfolio.

Nation Building 2 Program — Black Spots program — continuation

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of the Treasury - - - 60.0 60.0

Department of Infrastructure and Transport - - - - -

Total - Expense - - - 60.0 60.0

The Government will provide $300.0 million over five years from 2014-15 to 2018-19 ($60.0 million per annum) to continue the Black Spots program. The program funds infrastructure projects in dangerous road locations with the aim of reducing the risk of traffic accidents.

The cost of this measure has been offset by a provision for the Nation Building 2 Program previously included in the Contingency Reserve.

Nation Building 2 Program — Roads to Recovery program — continuation

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Infrastructure and Transport - - - 350.0 350.0

The Government will provide $1.75 billion over five years from 2014-15 to 2018-19 ($350.0 million per annum) to continue the Roads to Recovery program. Under the program, funding is distributed to Australia’s local councils, state and territory governments responsible for local roads in areas where there are no councils, and the Indian Ocean Territories to maintain and upgrade their local road networks.

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The cost of this measure has been offset by a provision for the Nation Building 2 Program previously included in the Contingency Reserve.

Nation Building Program — Northern Territory road projects

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Infrastructure and Transport - - - - -

Department of the Treasury 50.0 - - - -

Department of Finance and Deregulation - - - - -

Total - Expense 50.0 - - - -

Related capital ($m)

Department of Finance and Deregulation - - - - -

The Government will provide $50.0 million in 2011-12 for road projects in the Northern Territory. This funding will be applied to current projects on the Central Arnhem Road and Port Keats Road designed to provide access to Indigenous communities, and projects on roads impacted by the Ichthys LNG project being undertaken by the INPEX Corporation.

As a result of revised Northern Territory Government priorities, the funding replaces a 2009-10 Budget commitment to provide $50.0 million from the Building Australia Fund for a possible equity contribution to the then proposed Darwin Port Expansion project.

Nation Building Program — redirection

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Infrastructure and Transport - - - -1.0 -1.0

Department of the Treasury - -24.7 -8.7 - -

Total - Expense - -24.7 -8.7 -1.0 -1.0

The Government will reduce the Nation Building Program by $35.4 million over four years.

Of this, $33.4 million over the two years from 2012-13 results from cost savings on existing projects within the Program. A further reduction of $1.0 million in each of 2014-15 and 2015-16 has been made to the provision for the Nation Building 2 Program previously included in the Contingency Reserve.

Savings from this measure will be redirected to support other Government infrastructure priorities.

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National transport planning and the High Speed Rail Unit — additional funding

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Infrastructure and Transport - 3.0 3.0 7.0 7.0

The Government will provide $20.0 million over four years to improve national transport planning. A particular focus for the additional funding will be to support the High Speed Rail Unit to continue to evaluate a High Speed Rail project on the Eastern

seaboard of Australia.

National Transport Regulatory reforms — implementation assistance

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of the Treasury 6.6 21.3 - - -

Australian Maritime Safety Authority - .. 0.2 - -

Department of Infrastructure and Transport -6.6 - - - -

Total - Expense - 21.3 0.2 - -

Related capital ($m)

Australian Maritime Safety Authority - 2.4 7.5 - -

The Government will provide $37.9 million over three years to establish national transport regulators for heavy vehicles, rail safety and maritime safety. Under the National Transport Regulator reforms, States and Territories will implement national regulations to reduce the burden of having multiple jurisdictional requirements for heavy vehicles, rail and maritime operators.

The measure will provide the following funding:

• $15.6 million over 2011-12 and 2012-13 to establish the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator in Queensland;

• $9.2 million over 2011-12 and 2012-13 to establish the National Rail Safety Regulator in South Australia;

• $10.1 million over 2012-13 and 2013-14 in capital and expenses to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority to develop and purchase a national information system to support its role as the National Maritime Safety Regulator; and

• $1.0 million in 2011-12 to each of Tasmania, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory to assist with the costs of implementing the national reforms.

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National transport regulation reform is part of the national partnership agreement reached by the Council of Australian Governments to deliver a seamless national economy.

The 2011-12 cost of $6.6 million will be met from within the existing resourcing of the Department of Infrastructure and Transport.

Further information can be found in the press releases of 25 February 2010, 24 August 2011 and 4 April 2012 by the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport.

Seatbelts on regional school buses — continuation

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Infrastructure and Transport - 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0

The Government will provide $4.0 million over four years to continue the seatbelts on regional school buses program to increase the number of school buses equipped with seat belts in rural and regional areas. The program provides grants to private rural and regional bus operators, of up to $25,000 per existing in-service bus, to enable buses to be fitted with seat belts.

Securing the Air Cargo Supply Chain — revised implementation

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Infrastructure and Transport -19.6 - - - -

The Government has identified $19.6 million in savings from unspent funding in 2011-12.

Revised air cargo security arrangements are being developed in consultation with the cargo industry.

Savings from this measure will be redirected to support other Government priorities.

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Temporary Assistance to Tasmanian exporters accessing international markets

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Infrastructure and Transport - - - - -

Department of the Treasury 20.0 - - - -

Total - Expense 20.0 - - - -

The Government will provide $20.0 million in 2011-12 to assist Tasmanian-based exporters to access international markets. This funding will assist in addressing the ports and shipping issues being encountered by Tasmanian-based exporters following the cessation of direct international liner shipping services to the state in 2011. The funds will be paid to the Tasmanian Government.

Further information can be found in the press release of 23 March 2012 issued by the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport.

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PARLIAMENT

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of the Senate - 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4

The Government will provide $1.7 million over four years to the Department of the Senate to provide secretariat support for a newly established Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights.

Support for the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit — Parliamentary Budget Office

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of the House of Representatives - 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

The Government will provide $0.5 million over four years to support the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit in its work relating to the operations of the Parliamentary Budget Office.

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PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET

Australia to host the Group of 20 in 2014

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet - 24.1 78.1 212.7 1.4

Department of the Treasury - 3.4 35.1 4.6 0.8

Total - Expense - 27.5 113.2 217.3 2.2

Related capital ($m)

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet - 9.6 1.0 - -

Department of the Treasury - 1.3 - - -

Total - Capital - 10.9 1.0 - -

The Government will provide $326.9 million over four years to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet to host the Group of 20 in 2014. The funding will be used for the organisation and logistics of the leaders’ summit and related policy development and coordination.

The Government will also provide the Department of the Treasury with $45.2 million over four years for the organisation and logistics of the finance ministers’ and central bank governors’ meetings and related officials’ meetings, and for related policy development on economic and financial issues.

The funding includes costs estimated to be incurred by other agencies including the Australian Federal Police, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, the Attorney-General’s Department, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and COMCAR services in the Department of Finance and Deregulation.

Australian Public Service Employment and Capability Strategy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employees — continuation

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Australian Public Service Commission - 0.6 0.6 0.6 -

The Government will provide $1.8 million over three years to the Australian Public Service Commission to continue programs aimed at addressing recruitment and retention of Indigenous Australians in the APS.

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Active After-School Communities program — extension

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Australian Sports Commission - 19.6 19.6 - -

The Government will provide $39.2 million over two years to continue the Active After-School Communities program for one calendar year until December 2013. The Active After-School Communities program provides funding to around 2,000 primary schools and 1,300 out-of-school-hours care services to deliver quality sport and other structured physical activity programs.

Adelaide Oval Redevelopment — contribution

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport - - - - -

Department of the Treasury 30.0 - - - -

Total - Expense 30.0 - - - -

The Government will provide $30.0 million in 2011-12 towards the redevelopment of the Adelaide Oval. The funding will go towards the construction of two underground car parks, as well as the creation of new wetlands and other enhancements around the Riverbank precinct. This is the Commonwealth’s contribution to the Adelaide Oval upgrade project being undertaken with the South Australian Government.

Further information can be found in the press release of 28 December 2011 issued by the Prime Minister.

Antipodes Centre for Greek Culture — contribution

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport 2.0 - - - -

The Government will provide $2.0 million in 2011-12 as a contribution towards the cost of the construction of the Antipodes Centre for Greek Culture, Heritage and Language in Melbourne. The Centre will showcase the contribution that the Greek community has made to Australia and how Australians of Greek origin identify with their culture, heritage and language.

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The Centre will be run by the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria and enable the exhibition of currently warehoused archives and other collection material, including those of the La Trobe University Hellenic Centre.

Further information can be found in the press release of 25 February 2012 issued by the Prime Minister, the Minister for the Arts, and the Parliamentary Secretary for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs.

Australian National Academy of Music — increased funding

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport - 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4

The Government will provide $1.6 million over four years to the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) to continue training young classical musicians.

The Victorian Government will contribute capital works funding to the Australian National Academy of Music to support the expanded program.

Bellerive Oval — contribution

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport 15.0 - - - -

The Government will provide $15.0 million in 2011-12 towards the redevelopment of Bellerive Oval in Hobart, Tasmania. This funding will contribute to the extension of the Southern Stand, increasing its capacity from 16,000 to 20,000.

The redevelopment of Bellerive Oval will enhance its capacity to host AFL games and cricket matches as part of the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

Further information can be found in the press release of 16 January 2012 issued by the Prime Minister.

Boosting Music Industry Innovation and Exports

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport - 0.4 0.8 0.8 1.0

The Government will provide $3.0 million over four years from 2012-13 to assist the Australian contemporary music industry.

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This measure will provide $1.7 million to Sounds Australia to support contemporary music artists by increasing the number and frequency of venues booking live music and to encourage international acts to use local support acts.

A further $1.3 million will be provided to address workforce development issues identifed through the Innovation & Business Skills Australian environmental scan of the Creative and Cultural industries. The West Australian Music Industry Association will deliver education and promotion resulting in new apprenticeships, an internship program for unemployed young people and a program of residencies to develop the song writing and performance skills of musicians.

Community Street Soccer and Reclink

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport - 1.0 1.6 - -

The Government will provide $2.0 million over two years to the Community Street Soccer program and $0.6 million in 2013-14 to Reclink Australia. The Community Street Soccer program aims to assist homeless and unemployed people to reconnect with the community and regain self-esteem and independence through participating in sports. Reclink Australia delivers sport and recreation activities to vulnerable and isolated Australians, including those who experience mental illness, disability, homelessness, addictions and other forms of hardship.

Cove Enterprise Hub — contribution

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport 3.4 - - - -

The Government will provide $3.4 million in 2011-12 as a contribution to the Cove Enterprise Hub in Hallett Cove, South Australia.

The Cove Enterprise Hub project will provide an improved library service, a community hall and expanded community and business meeting spaces.

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Filming of The Wolverine — contribution

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport 12.8 - - - -

The Government will provide $12.8 million in 2011-12 to attract production of the feature film The Wolverine to Australia. This measure is expected to provide a boost to the film production industry in Australia, creating an estimated 2,000 jobs and injecting some $80 million into the local economy.

The Australian Government’s contribution is in addition to the Location Tax Offset, which provides a 16.5 per cent refundable tax offset for the production of large-budget international film and television projects shot in Australia.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 20 April 2012 issued by the Prime Minister and the Minister for the Arts.

Football in Western Sydney — contribution

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport 8.0 - - - -

The Government will provide $8.0 million in 2011-12 to support football in Western Sydney, including:

• $5.0 million to Football Federation Australia, including $1.0 million for the W-League, to help develop local players and teams from the grassroots to the elite level and to fund local football infrastructure and community engagement programs; and

• $3.0 million to Football NSW towards the redevelopment of its headquarters at Parklea.

The cost of this measure will be offset by redirecting funding from the Riverstone Football and Sporting Precinct Community Infrastructure Initiative measure which was included in the 2011-12 Budget.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 4 April 2012 issued by the Prime Minister and the Minister for Sport.

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Gunnedah Rural Museum — contribution

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport 0.2 - - - -

The Government will provide $0.2 million in 2011-12 as a contribution to the Gunnedah Rural Museum in Gunnedah, New South Wales.

Illicit Drugs in Sport — savings

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport - -1.4 -1.5 -1.3 -1.6

The Government will achieve savings of $5.8 million over four years from the out-of-competition testing and research components of the Illicit Drugs in Sport (IDIS) program. The savings from the IDIS program will be achieved by delaying the full introduction of the out-of-competition testing and research components to additional National Sporting Organisations from 2014-15 to 2016-17.

Savings from this measure will be redirected to support other Government priorities.

Islamic Museum of Australia — contribution

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport 1.5 - - - -

The Government will provide $1.5 million in 2011-12 to support the construction and establishment of the first Islamic Museum of Australia in Melbourne. The aim of the Museum is to share the artistic and historical achievements of Muslims in Australia and internationally and, in so doing, foster a better understanding of the values and contributions of Muslims to Australian society.

The balance of the total construction cost has been raised from private contributions and funding from the Victorian Government.

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Jim Stynes Achievement Scholarships for Young Australians

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport 3.0 - - - -

The Government will provide $3.0 million in 2011-12 to establish the Jim Stynes Achievement Scholarships to help young Australians to achieve their education, community and sporting goals.

The scholarships will be delivered in partnership with the Australian Football League (AFL). The AFL will provide an annual contribution of $0.15 million for the next five years. The 37 scholarships per year will be administered by the Reach Foundation and the AFL, in partnership with the Government.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 23 March 2012 issued by the Prime Minister and the Minister for Sport.

King George V Sports and Community Precinct — contribution

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport 8.7 - - - -

The Government will provide $8.7 million in 2011-12 to the Glenorchy City Council as a contribution towards the redevelopment of the King George V sports and community precinct in Glenorchy, Tasmania. The facility will benefit the local Glenorchy and wider Hobart communities and will include a dedicated office for the Migrant Resource Centre.

Further information can be found in the press release of 11 February 2012 issued by the Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government.

Local Government Financial Assistance Grants — accelerating payments

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport 1,117.8 -1,117.8 - - -

The Government will provide $1.1 billion in 2011-12 to local councils as the first two instalments of the expected 2012-13 Local Government Financial Assistance Grants. This will provide local governments with additional flexibility and assist them to respond to residual economic challenges arising from natural disasters in 2010-11 and 2011-12 and other pressures.

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Manuka Oval lighting upgrade — contribution

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport - - - - -

Department of the Treasury 2.5 - - - -

Total - Expense 2.5 - - - -

The Government will provide $2.5 million to the Australian Capital Territory Government in 2011-12 as a contribution towards the upgrade of the lighting at Manuka Oval in Canberra. The total cost of the upgrade will be shared approximately equally between the Commonwealth Government and the Australian Capital Territory Government.

The improved lighting will enable Manuka Oval to host international cricket matches in the lead up to and during the 2015 International Cricket Council Cricket World Cup, which will be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand.

National Capital Authority — additional funding

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

National Capital Authority - 2.4 2.9 3.3 3.3

The Government will provide $11.9 million over four years to the National Capital Authority (NCA) in response to the review of the NCA by Dr Allan Hawke AC. This funding will help ensure the ongoing financial sustainability of the NCA, allow it to meet its obligations for heritage management under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, and improve its capacity to maintain the assets in the National Capital Estate.

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National Collecting Institutions — supplementary funding

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

National Archives of Australia - 0.8 1.6 2.3 3.0

National Library of Australia - 0.7 1.4 2.0 2.6

National Museum of Australia - 0.6 1.1 1.7 2.1

Australian War Memorial - 0.6 1.1 1.6 2.0

National Gallery of Australia - 0.4 0.9 1.3 1.7

National Film and Sound Archive - 0.4 0.7 1.0 1.3

Australian National Maritime Museum - 0.3 0.6 0.9 1.1

Old Parliament House - 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.7

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies - 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.5

Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport - - .. .. ..

Total - Expense - 4.2 8.1 11.8 15.1

The Government will provide supplementary funding of $39.3 million over four years from 2012-13 to Australia’s key collecting institutions. The increase in funding will further enhance the institutions’ capacity to deliver services and programs to the broader Australian community.

This includes funding of $94,000 over three years from 2013-14 to the Bundanon Trust through the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport.

National Disaster Recovery Taskforce — extension

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport - 1.6 - - -

Attorney-General’s Department - - 1.0 - -

Total - Expense - 1.6 1.0 - -

The Government will provide $2.6 million over two years to extend the operation of the National Disaster Recovery Taskforce by one year to the end of 2013. The extension is in response to the increased time granted to the Queensland Government for the completion of reconstruction projects. This will allow the Taskforce to continue to assess spending on recovery and reconstruction in response to the natural disasters of 2010-11.

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National Portrait Gallery — establishment as a statutory authority

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport - - - - -

The Government will provide $2.7 million over three years from 2012-13 to establish the National Portrait Gallery as a separate statutory authority under the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 from 1 July 2013.

This measure will support the establishment and operation of a governing board, and support the engagement of additional staff.

The cost of this measure will be met from within the existing resourcing of the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport.

Netball Australia — contribution

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport - - - - -

The Government will contribute $2.5 million in 2011-12 towards the construction of a specialised facility for Netball Australia in Melbourne. The facility will include new headquarters for the Australian Netball Players Association and will also house the Australian Netball Collection and a Hall of Fame.

The cost of this measure will be met by reallocating funding from the Indigenous Sport and Recreation Program and the Job Creation Package Sport and Recreation Program in the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport.

Norfolk Island — further reforms

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport - - - - -

The Government will provide $2.9 million towards the delivery of further reforms to the governance, environmental management and economy of Norfolk Island, including:

• a pest and disease survey, to inform consideration of Norfolk Island becoming an Australian international point of entry;

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• the development of business cases to support future infrastructure development projects and the divestment of some public assets;

• a review of the Norfolk Island hospital against national standards;

• a strategic community plan and a community services hub;

• a historical review of the Kingston and Arthur’s Vale Historic Area; and

• development of an appropriate waste management strategy for Norfolk Island.

The costs of this measure will be met from within the existing resources of the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport.

North Queensland Irrigated Agriculture Strategy

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport 2.4 3.1 0.6 - -

The Government will provide $6.1 million of new funding, with a further $0.8 million in-kind contribution from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, over three years towards a $10.0 million strategy to realise the potential of new irrigated agriculture in North Queensland. The strategy will build on the existing Northern Australia Sustainable Futures program. The funding includes:

• $6.8 million to conduct an assessment of the feasibility of developing surface water resources in the Flinders and Gilbert River catchments in North Queensland, and identify new irrigated agriculture techniques; and

• $0.1 million to jointly fund a study of the viability of establishing a meat processing facility in North Queensland, with a further $0.1 million from the Queensland Government.

The Queensland Government will contribute $3.0 million to undertake on-farm demonstration projects and systems analysis to develop practical farming approaches.

Further information can be found in the press release of 15 December 2011 issued jointly by the Deputy Prime Minister, the Queensland Premier, the Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government and the Queensland Minister for Agriculture, Food and Regional Economies.

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Olympic Park Precinct Community Sports Centre — contribution

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport 10.0 - - - -

The Government will provide $10.0 million in 2011-12 as a contribution towards the development of a new community sports centre in the Olympic Park precinct in Melbourne, Victoria. The centre will support community groups and grass roots sporting clubs, with an emphasis on supporting women’s sport.

Parliament House Walk — feasibility study

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport - 0.1 - - -

The Government will provide $0.1 million in 2012-13 to undertake a feasibility study into a Parliament House Walk between the Civic Centre and Parliament House in Canberra.

The feasibility study will examine possible routes and signage for the walk.

Port Macquarie foreshore works — contribution

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport 1.0 - - - -

The Government will provide $1.0 million in 2011-12 as a contribution towards foreshore works in Port Macquarie, New South Wales.

These works will support the Port Macquarie Foreshore Masterplan developed by the Port Macquarie — Hastings Council.

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Private Sector Support for the Arts — amalgamation of Australian Business Arts Foundation with Artsupport

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport - 1.6 1.6 - -

The Government will provide $3.2 million over two years from 2012-13 to the Australian Business Arts Foundation (AbaF). This funding will support the continuation of AbaF and its amalgamation with the Australia Council’s Artsupport program to create a new entity from 1 July 2013.

The new entity would continue the functions of AbaF and Artsupport, which are to provide advisory and monitoring services to artists and arts organisations to help them leverage private sector funding.

The amalgamation, which was recommended by the Review of Private Sector Support for the Arts in Australia, will reduce duplication and improve coordination with the needs of the arts sector.

Resale Royalty Scheme for Visual Artists — continuation

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport - 0.4 0.3 - -

The Government will provide $0.7 million over two years from 2012-13 to continue the Resale Royalty Scheme for Visual Artists.

This measure will assist Copyright Agency Limited, an independent collecting agency, to collect royalties when an artist’s work is resold and return the proceeds to the artist.

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Riverstone Football and Sporting Precinct Community Infrastucture Initiative — redirection

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport - -5.0 -3.0 - -

The Government will redirect $8.0 million over two years from the 2011-12 Budget measure Riverstone Football and Sporting Precinct Community Infrastructure Initiative, which was to provide funding to Football NSW, as a contribution towards the construction of a football and sporting precinct at Riverstone West in Sydney. Football NSW has decided not to continue with this project and will remain at its current headquarters at Parklea.

See also the related expense measure titled Football in Western Sydney — contribution.

Saving Lives in the Water — Under Fives — continuation

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport - - - - -

The Government will provide $4.0 million over four years to continue to support under fives water safety, including the ‘Kids Alive’ initiative to reduce drowning injuries and deaths in children aged up to five, also including:

• the distribution of a DVD featuring water safety messages to new parents in Australia; and

• the development and distribution of early childhood learning resources to support the delivery of the water safety curriculum.

Provision for this funding has already been included in the forward estimates.

Statue of Slim Dusty and Joy McKean — contribution

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport .. - - - -

The Government will provide $30,000 in 2011-12 as a contribution towards a statue in Tamworth to pay tribute to Slim Dusty and Joy McKean.

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Supporting Football in the lead up to the 2015 Asian Cup

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport - - - - -

The Government will provide $7.5 million in 2011-12 to Football Federation Australia (FFA) to ensure the continuing sustainability of football in the lead up to the 2015 Asian Football Confederation Asian Cup. The Government committed to provide this funding contingent upon the FFA implementing the recommendations of the Smith Review.

In 2011, a comprehensive and detailed review was undertaken into all aspects of football in Australia. The FFA has formally accepted the findings of the review and has agreed to adopt the recommendations made.

Funding for this measure was included as a ‘decision taken but not yet announced’ in the 2011-12 Budget.

Sustainable Australia — promotion of regional living — redirection

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport -2.1 -4.3 -4.4 -0.1 -

The Government will redirect funding from the Sustainable Australia — promoting regional living program, which was announced in the 2011-12 Budget. This measure will provide savings of $10.9 million over four years from 2011-12.

The funding was originally planned to support non-capital cities to conduct targeted marketing strategies to promote the benefits and opportunities of living and working in regional cities.

Savings from this measure will be redirected to support other Government priorities in regional Australia.

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Sydney Cricket Ground upgrade — contribution

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport - - - - -

Department of the Treasury 50.0 - - - -

Total - Expense 50.0 - - - -

The Government will provide $50.0 million in 2011-12 towards the upgrade of the Sydney Cricket Ground. The project to replace the Noble, Bradman and Dally Messenger stands, is expected to cost $186.0 million and will be jointly funded by the Australian Government, the New South Wales Government and the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust.

Further information can be found in the press release of 3 January 2012 issued by the Prime Minister.

Tamworth community facilities for children — contribution

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport 0.1 - - - -

The Government will provide $50,000 in 2011-12 as a contribution towards community facilities for children in Tamworth, New South Wales.

This contribution is dependent upon a matching funding contribution from the Tamworth Regional Council.

Taree foreshore development — contribution

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport 1.2 - - - -

The Government will provide $1.2 milion in 2011-12 as a contribution towards the development of the Manning River foreshore in Taree, New South Wales.

The development will provide recreational facilities and help connect the foreshore with the city of Taree.

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Wayne Richards Park — contribution

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport 1.8 - - - -

The Government will provide $1.8 million in 2011-12 as a contribution towards the completion of the Wayne Richards Park sports complex in Port Macquarie, New South Wales, including the resurfacing of the Port Macquarie Hockey Field.

The Wayne Richards Park sports complex supports football, cricket, athletics and hockey in the Port Macquarie area.

Resources, Energy and Tourism

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RESOURCES, ENERGY AND TOURISM

Asia Marketing Fund — establishment

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism - 8.5 14.0 17.5 21.0

The Government will provide $61.0 million over four years to establish an Asia Marketing Fund. The fund will support the promotion of Australia to growing markets in Asia and is intended to encourage investment by the private sector, and State and Territory governments.

The fund will be administered by Tourism Australia.

The cost of this measure will be met from an increase in the Passenger Movement Charge.

See also the related revenue measure titled Passenger Movement Charge — increase in the Attorney-General’s portfolio.

Clean Energy Future — Energy Market Reform

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism 0.9 1.6 1.2 1.2 -

The Government will provide $5.0 million over four years to progress further work on the reform of Australia’s energy markets, including:

• commissioning the Productivity Commission to examine the use of benchmarking as a means of achieving the efficient delivery of network services and electricity infrastructure and to assess whether the current regulatory framework is delivering efficient levels of transmission interconnection to support the operation of the National Electricity Market;

• bringing forward the scheduled review of the current limited merits review appeal process for network cost determinations, to help ensure it is delivering effective outcomes that are fair for both consumers and network businesses;

• conducting a scoping study on the establishment of an energy information hub to improve energy information disclosure by retailers and distributors in order to help consumers to better understand and manage their energy use; and

• continuing the reform agenda of the Standing Council on Energy and Resources to assist in mitigating electricity price pressures.

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This measure delivers on the Government’s plan for a clean energy future.

Further information on the Productivity Commission review can be found in the press release of 9 December 2011 issued by the Minister for Resources and Energy.

Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

265

SUSTAINABILITY, ENVIRONMENT, WATER, POPULATION AND COMMUNITIES

Antarctica — continuation of shipping support

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities - - - - -

The Government will provide $6.7 million over two years from 2012-13 to maintain shipping logistical support for Australia’s Antarctic program.

Provision for this funding has already been included in the forward estimates.

Antarctica — maintaining Australia’s presence

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities - 11.2 - - -

The Government will provide $11.2 million in 2012-13 to maintain functions that support Australia’s presence in Antarctica. The funding will contribute to the maintenance of station operations and Antarctic science projects.

Australia-Antarctica Airlink — continuation

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities - - - - -

The Government will provide $23.1 million over two years from 2012-13 to continue the operation of the Australia-Antarctica Airlink, a direct air connection between Hobart and Antarctica.

Provision for this funding has already been included in the forward estimates.

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Bureau of Meteorology — increased frontline capabilities

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Bureau of Meteorology - 4.2 - - -

The Government will provide $4.8 million in 2012-13 to improve the Bureau of Meteorology’s frontline regional severe weather and flood forecasting capabilities. The measure is in response to a review of the Bureau of Meteorology’s capacity to respond to future extreme weather and natural disaster events and to provide seasonal forecasting services.

The cost of this measure will be partially met from within the existing resourcing of the Bureau of Meteorology.

See also the related savings measure titled Bureau of Meteorology — cease relocation of the Wollongong radar.

Bureau of Meteorology — website advertising — one-year trial

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Bureau of Meteorology - 0.3 - - -

Related revenue ($m)

Bureau of Meteorology - nfp - - -

The Government will provide $0.3 million in 2012-13 to enable the Bureau of Meteorology to conduct a one-year trial of advertising on its website. The trial will assist the Government to determine the long-term feasibility of advertising, potential revenue and the level of public acceptance. Revenue from the trial will contribute to meeting the costs of the services provided by the Bureau.

The Bureau’s website is one of the top ten visited websites in Australia, with more than 3.3 billion page views recorded in 2011.

In order to protect the Bureau’s position in any negotiations with potential advertisers, the estimated revenue from this measure is not for publication.

Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

267

Caring for our Country — continuation

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of the Treasury 10.9 10.0 15.0 15.0 15.0

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry -0.3 -2.5 - - -

Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities -10.6 -20.7 -15.0 -15.0 -15.0

Total - Expense - -13.2 - - -

The Government will provide $2.2 billion over five years from 2013-14 to 2017-18 ($399.3 million in 2013-14, $406.3 million in 2014-15, $464.4 million in 2015-16, $463.8 million in 2016-17 and $463.4 million in 2017-18) for the next phase of the Caring for our Country program. Provision for this funding has already been included in the forward estimates.

The Caring for our Country program will be delivered under two streams: a national sustainable environment stream, which will include the Working on Country and Environmental Stewardship programs; and a national sustainable agriculture stream, which will include the Landcare program. Funding under the Natural Heritage Trust will be split between the two streams.

From 2013-14 Caring for our Country will focus on:

• sustaining the national effort required to ensure that nationally significant environmental assets and productive landscapes are safeguarded;

• contributing to the costs associated with the Commonwealth meeting its international obligations to protect and conserve environmental assets of international significance;

• contributing to the long-term sustainability of Australia’s food and fibre production; and

• contributing to the maintenance of healthy ecosystems essential to national wellbeing.

The measure includes $95.9 million over seven years from 2011-12 (including $15.0 million per annum in 2016-17 and 2017-18) to address animal and plant pest and disease eradication, in conjunction with the States and Territories. This funding will be delivered by the Department of the Treasury through a National Partnership Agreement.

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This measure will provide savings of $123.2 million over four years from 2012-13. Savings from this measure will be redirected to support other Government priorities. Provision for $110.0 million of these savings has already been included in the forward estimates as an offset for funding to assist the Tasmanian forestry industry to move to a more sustainable footing.

Commonwealth Environmental Water Office — reduced funding

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities - -1.8 -2.7 -2.7 -2.3

The Government will reduce funding by $13.2 million over seven years (including $1.6 million in 2016-17, $1.3 million in 2017-18 and $0.7 million in 2018-19) to the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office.

The remaining program funding of $126.1 million over seven years will enable the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office to continue to manage the Government’s water holdings.

Savings from this measure will be redirected to support other Government priorities.

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act — implementation of reforms

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities - 5.4 5.0 8.1 8.9

Related revenue ($m)

Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities - 4.1 7.8 12.0 14.2

Related capital ($m)

Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities - 1.5 1.5 2.0 0.5

The Government will provide $37.8 million over four years to implement reforms to the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the Act). The main elements of the reforms include: improving the environmental impact assessment process; moving towards landscape-based environmental protection approaches; improving the process for identifying and managing species and environments under threat; simplifying the listing process for national and Commonwealth heritage and improving protection of Indigenous heritage; and strengthening the arrangements for the five-yearly State of the Environment Report.

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This measure includes capital funding of $5.5 million to develop and implement an integrated information technology system to support administration of the Act.

The cost of the reforms will be offset through enhanced cost recovery arrangements from December 2012, including their extension to environmental impact assessments. These changes are estimated to increase revenue by $38.1 million over four years.

The cost of this measure will also be partially met from the existing resourcing of the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities.

This measure delivers on the Government’s response to the Independent Review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

Great Barrier Reef Foundation — contribution

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities - - 3.1 3.1 3.1

The Government will provide $12.5 million over four years from 2013-14 (including $3.1 million in 2016-17) to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation to assist its research vision of ‘Resilient Coral Reefs Successfully Adapting to Climate Change’. The contribution will be directed towards research to protect and preserve the Great Barrier Reef, in particular in response to climate change.

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority — Ensuring the Resilience of the Reef — continuation

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority - - - - -

The Government will provide $8.0 million over two years to supplement the base funding of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority to ensure it can continue to deliver on its objectives. This measure includes funding for the continuation of the community-based Reef Guardian initiative and support systems for research and on-ground management.

The cost of this measure will be met from within the existing resourcing of the Caring for our Country program.

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Kokoda Track and region — continuation

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities - - - - -

The Government will provide up to $12.5 million over four years from 2012-13 to continue to assist in the management and long-term protection of the Kokoda Track and region. The funding will enable the Australian Government to continue to support the Government of Papua New Guinea to achieve the goals set out in the Second Joint Understanding 2010-2015 between Papua New Guinea and Australia on the Owen Stanley Ranges, Brown River Catchment and Kokoda Track Region.

The cost of this measure will be met from within the existing resourcing of AusAID.

Melbourne Royal Exhibition Building — protection and promotion — contribution

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities - - - - -

Department of the Treasury 20.0 - - - -

Total - Expense 20.0 - - - -

The Government will provide $20.0 million in 2011-12 to Museum Victoria as a contribution towards the protection and promotion of the World Heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne.

Funding for this measure will be administered by the Department of the Treasury, through the Federal Financial Relations Framework.

Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

271

National Water Commission — continuation

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

National Water Commission - -2.3 -1.3 -1.2 -1.2

Related capital ($m)

National Water Commission - - 1.2 - -

The Government will provide $35.6 million over four years (including $1.2 million in capital funding in 2013-14) to continue the operation of the National Water Commission from 1 July 2012. The Commission will focus on the audit and evaluation of the effectiveness of the implementation of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan; and monitoring and assessment of progress in the implementation of water reform, particularly under the National Water Initiative. The changes follow a review commissioned by the Australian Government, on behalf of the Council of Australian Governments, in accordance with the requirements of the National Water Commission Act 2004.

Provision for this funding has already been included in the forward estimates.

The measure will provide savings of $4.7 million over four years. These savings will be redirected to support other Government priorities.

Further information can be found in the press release of 14 March 2012 issued by the Parliamentary Secretary for Sustainability and Urban Water.

Raising National Water Standards Program and the Australian Water Fund — termination

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

National Water Commission -20.9 - - - -

The Government will cease funding to the Raising National Water Standards program.

The measure will provide savings of $20.9 million in 2011-12. Savings from this measure will be redirected to support other Government priorities.

Further information can be found in the press release of 14 March 2012 issued by the Parliamentary Secretary for Sustainabilty and Urban Water.

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Regional Marine Planning Program — continuation

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Finance and Deregulation - 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities - -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1

Total - Expense - - - - -

The Government will provide $58.2 million over six years ($9.5 million in 2012-13, $9.6 million in 2013-14, $9.6 million in 2014-15, $9.7 million in 2015-16, $9.9 million in 2016-17 and $9.9 million in 2017-18) to continue the Regional Marine Planning Program. The funding will allow completion of residual marine planning activities, and support the implementation and management of declared marine reserves networks and marine bioregional plans.

Provision for this funding has already been included in the forward estimates.

The Government will provide a further $0.3 million over four years for the Department of Finance and Deregulation to conduct Gateway Reviews of the implementation of the program. The cost of the reviews will be met from within the existing resourcing of the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities.

This measure delivers on the Government’s election commitment.

Remediation of land affected by the Tiwi Islands Plantation project — contribution

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities - 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2

Related revenue ($m)

Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities - 1.0 - - -

The Government will provide $1.0 million over four years as a contribution towards the implementation of a Rehabilitation Management Plan by the Tiwi Land Council on land affected by the Tiwi Islands Plantation project in the Northern Territory.

The cost of this measure will be met by calling on a $1.0 million bank guarantee provided as security by the original proponent of the plantation project for the implementation of the Rehabilitation Management Plan.

Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

273

Water for the Future — Driving Reform in the Murray-Darling Basin — reduced funding

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities - - - - -22.2

The Government will reduce departmental funding by $61.2 million over two years (including $39.0 million in 2016-17) for the Driving Reform in the Murray-Darling Basin program.

The remaining program funding of $234.2 million over five years from 2012-13 will enable the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities to continue delivery of the governance and operational reforms for the integrated management of water resources in the Murray-Darling Basin.

Savings from this measure will be redirected to support other Government priorities.

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

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities -25.7 - - - -

The Government will reduce funding by $25.7 million in 2011-12 by funding fewer projects under the National Urban Water and Desalination Plan.

The remaining program funding of $201.9 million over four years from 2012-13 will continue to be available for desalination, recycling and stormwater harvesting projects.

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Water for the Future — National Water Security Plan for Cities and Towns — reduction in funding

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities -6.5 - - - -

Department of the Treasury -10.0 - - - -

Total - Expense -16.5 - - - -

The Government will reduce funding by $16.5 million in 2011-12 for the National Water Security Plan for Cities and Towns, including $10.0 million in payments to the states. Funding will no longer be provided for a number of urban water projects where proponents have not met the conditions of their funding agreements or due diligence requirements.

The remaining program funding of $96.0 million over four years from 2012-13 will remain available for projects that reduce water losses in cities and towns nationally with populations of less than 50,000.

Savings from this measure will be redirected to support other Government priorities.

Water for the Future — On-Farm Irrigation Efficiency — expansion

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities - - - - -

The Government will provide $150.0 million over six years ($4.0 million in 2012-13, $25.0 million in 2013-14, $75.0 million in 2014-15, $29.0 million in 2015-16, $10.0 million in 2016-17 and $7.0 million in 2017-18) to expand the On-Farm Irrigation Efficiency program. The program provides grants to irrigators to modernise their on-farm irrigation infrastructure in return for providing water savings to the environment.

The cost of this measure will be met from within the existing resourcing of the Sustainable Rural Water Use and Infrastructure Program.

Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

275

Water for the Future — Strategic Sub-System Reconfiguration — pilot program

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities - - - - -

The Government will provide $200.0 million over four years ($25.0 million in 2012-13, $50.0 million in 2013-14, $75.0 million 2014-15, and $50.0 million in 2015-16) to pilot a program to integrate water recovery with the strategic reconfiguration of irrigation delivery networks. The program will provide funding for the purchase of water entitlements, the decommissioning of under-utilised or inefficient water delivery infrastructure, a replacement stock and domestic supply system if required and a disconnection incentive. The program will replace the existing Irrigator-led Group Proposals program.

The cost of this measure will be met from within the existing resourcing of the Sustainable Rural Water Use and Infrastructure and Restoring the Balance in the Murray-Darling Basin programs.

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TREASURY

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission — additional legal expense funding

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission - 4.3 - - -

The Government will provide $4.3 million in 2012-13 to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to fund additional external legal costs, reflecting the increasing complexity of legal cases undertaken by the ACCC in performing its statutory duties.

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority — sustaining capacity

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority - 15.7 16.2 19.7 23.8

Related revenue ($m)

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority - 18.9 20.0 19.7 23.8

Related capital ($m)

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority - 3.2 3.7 - -

The Government will provide $82.4 million over four years (including capital funding of $6.9 million over two years) to the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) to ensure APRA’s continued capacity to supervise Australia’s financial system, including the implementation of global regulatory reforms. The additional capital funding will provide for an upgrade of APRA’s ICT infrastructure.

The cost of this measure will be fully recovered through financial sector levies paid by APRA regulated entities.

Australian Screen Production Incentive — Producer Offset — defining a documentary

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Australian Taxation Office - - - - -

The Government will insert a definition of documentary, and related terms, into the legislation governing the producer offset. It will apply to films where principal photography commences on or after 1 July 2012.

Treasury

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The producer offset provides a refundable tax offset to eligible categories of film and television productions, including documentaries, that have significant Australian content (or are made as official co-productions) and meet minimum qualifying expenditure thresholds.

This measure will clarify the intended application of the producer offset by providing a definition of documentary and of related terms.

This integrity measure is expected to have no budget impact over the forward estimates period.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission — enhanced market supervision

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Australian Securities and Investments Commission - 12.3 5.5 4.6 5.0

Related revenue ($m)

Australian Securities and Investments Commission - 1.5 7.0 9.4 15.2

Related capital ($m)

Australian Securities and Investments Commission - 2.2 7.7 6.0 0.4

The Government will provide $43.7 million over four years (including $16.3 million in capital) to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission to replace its current market surveillance system with an enhanced, integrated system with increased data mining and analysis capacity.

The cost of this measure will be offset by additional fees of $33.0 million over four years on market operators and participants.

See also the related measure titled Competition for Market Services in the 2011-12 Budget.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission — operational funding

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Australian Securities and Investments Commission - 15.5 28.8 28.8 28.8

The Government will provide $101.9 million over four years to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) for its operational funding. ASIC previously received non-ongoing funding to cover operating activities, including $28.8 million in 2011-12. Provision of this funding enables ASIC to continue to provide current levels of regulation and supervision of the financial market.

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See also the related expense measure Australian Securities and Investment Commission — enhanced market supervision, and the 2011-12 Budget measure Australian Securities and Investments Commission — additional funding.

Economic Potential of Senior Australians — Advisory Panel on Positive Ageing

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of the Treasury - 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2

The Government will provide $4.7 million over four years to establish a new ongoing Advisory Panel on Positive Ageing and to conduct a review of the legislation that protects volunteers from civil liability for acts or omissions made in good faith.

The role of the Advisory Panel is to lead national dialogue on ageing issues, improve coordination of policy design across portfolios, and to work with the Government in implementing initial responses and developing longer term responses to recommendations made in the Turning Grey into Gold report.

This measure forms part of the Government’s response to the recommendations of the Advisory Panel on the Economic Potential of Senior Australians.

Future of Financial Advice Reform

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Australian Securities and Investments Commission - 3.1 7.7 6.7 5.4

Related revenue ($m)

Australian Securities and Investments Commission - 4.0 10.4 5.3 5.3

Related capital ($m)

Australian Securities and Investments Commission - 1.0 - - -

The Government will provide $23.9 million over four years to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission to facilitate the implementation of the Future of Financial Advice reforms.

In order to recover these costs, the application fee to obtain an Australian financial services (AFS) licence will increase from either $287 or $575 (depending on method of application) to $1,485 for a body corporate and from either $159 or $351 (depending on method of application) to $825 for a natural person and the annual lodgement fee for an AFS licence holder will increase from $351 to $549 for a body corporate and from $144 to $225 for a natural person.

Treasury

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Heavy Vehicle Road User Charging

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Australian Taxation Office - -166.0 -172.0 -177.0 -183.0

The Government will increase the Road User Charge, collected by the Commonwealth from fuel which is used by registered vehicles with a gross mass of greater than 4.5 tonnes operating on a public road for business purposes. From 1 July 2012 the Road User Charge will increase from 23.1 to 25.5 cents per litre. This will reduce the fuel tax credit paid by the Commonwealth to eligible heavy vehicle operators.

This measure will provide estimated savings of $698.0 million over four years.

This change to the Road User Charge was recommended by the National Transport Commission (NTC) and agreed by the Commonwealth and State and Territory Transport Ministers. The NTC is responsible for conducting an annual assessment of these charges to ensure they remain in line with heavy vehicle share of road use. This increase in the rate is contingent on implementation of a revised Road User Charge Determination to be made under the Fuel Tax Act 2006.

See also the related expense measure titled Nation Building — Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program — continuation in the Infrastructure and Transport portfolio.

Petrol Commissioner and formal monitoring of petrol prices — continuation

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission - 0.9 0.9 - -

The Government will provide $1.7 million over two years to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to continue the role of the Petrol Commissioner and the formal monitoring of petrol prices under Part VIIA of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, for calendar year 2013.

Funding was originally provided in the 2008-09 Budget to December 2010 and continued in the 2010-11 Budget and in the 2011-12 Budget.

Statistics on foreign ownership in the agricultural sector

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Australian Bureau of Statistics - 0.8 0.5 0.1 0.4

The Government will provide $1.7 million over four years to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) to undertake data collection and statistical work on foreign ownership in the agricultural sector.

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This will fund an ongoing and expanded statistical data collection by the ABS, providing greater transparency on foreign investment in agriculture.

Further information can be found in the press release of 18 January 2012 issued by the Assistant Treasurer.

Stronger Super — implementation of SuperStream reforms

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Australian Taxation Office 18.3 62.7 93.3 71.8 58.7

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education 0.3 1.4 1.9 1.9 2.4

Department of the Treasury 0.3 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.2

Total - Expense 18.8 64.7 95.5 73.9 61.2

Related revenue ($m)

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority - 121.5 111.1 83.1 69.3

Related capital ($m)

Australian Taxation Office 12.3 22.3 12.7 7.0 6.7

Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education 0.2 3.1 2.9 2.3 1.4

Total - Capital 12.5 25.4 15.6 9.2 8.1

The Government will provide $467.1 million over seven years (including $41.2 million in 2016-17 and $40.9 million in 2017-18) to implement the SuperStream reforms that are part of the package of Stronger Super reforms. These changes implement the recommendations of the independent Super System Review (Cooper Review) of superannuation. They are designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the superannuation system through the better use of technology and by standardising data and payment requirements for member related superannuation transactions (such as contributions and rollovers).

In order to realise the full benefits of SuperStream, up-front investment is required in information technology systems for key agencies such as the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).

The Government provided initial funding of $14.6 million to the ATO in the 2011-12 Budget to develop a business case and undertake initial expenditure on the SuperStream project.

The cost of implementing the SuperStream reforms will be recovered through a temporary levy on Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority regulated funds from 2012-13.

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Further information can be found in the Government Response to the Super System Review at http://strongersuper.treasury.gov.au.

Stronger Super — self managed superannuation funds auditor registration

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Australian Securities and Investments Commission - 2.1 1.3 1.2 1.2

Australian Taxation Office 4.5 1.4 1.2 1.0 1.0

Total - Expense 4.5 3.4 2.5 2.2 2.2

Related revenue ($m)

Australian Taxation Office - 9.0 5.2 5.5 5.8

Australian Securities and Investments Commission - -0.5 .. -0.2 -0.2

Total - Revenue - 8.5 5.2 5.3 5.6

Related capital ($m)

Australian Securities and Investments Commission - 5.0 - - -

Australian Taxation Office 1.5 - - - -

Total - Capital 1.5 5.0 - - -

The Government will provide $10.7 million over four years (including $5 million in capital funding in 2012-13) to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) to develop and maintain an on-line registration system for auditors of self managed superannuation funds (SMSFs).

These changes implement the recommendations of the independent Super System Review (Cooper Review) of superannuation. They are designed to ensure high standards from the audit professionals who are at the forefront of ensuring that the self-managed superannuation sector is well managed.

As part of the registration process, ASIC will develop a competency exam for SMSF auditors. ASIC will also be responsible for the deregistration of non-compliant auditors. Auditors may begin to register with ASIC from 31 January 2013.

The Government will also provide $10.6 million over five years (including $1.5 million in capital funding in 2011-12) to the Australian Taxation Office to police registered auditors, check their compliance with competency standards set by ASIC and refer auditors to ASIC, for enforcement action.

The cost of this measure will be offset by increases in the SMSF levy and fees charged by ASIC for sitting the competency exam.

Initial funding for this measure was provided in the 2011-12 Budget as part of the measure titled Stronger super — self managed super funds.

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Anzac Centenary Program 2014-18

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Veterans’ Affairs - 12.0 15.1 16.0 6.9

Attorney-General’s Department - 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - - - 0.6 0.3

Total - Expense - 12.2 15.3 16.8 7.4

Related capital ($m)

Australian War Memorial - 3.8 18.0 5.2 -

The Government will provide $83.5 million over seven years (including $4.9 million from 2016-17 to 2018-19) to fund a program of initiatives to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War and the Anzac Centenary. This will assist the community to honour the service and sacrifice of Australians throughout the anniversary period from 2014 to 2018, focusing on the centenary of the landing of the first Anzacs at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915.

This measure includes:

• $27.0 million for the refurbishment of the Australian War Memorial’s First World War Galleries;

• $9.5 million for a grants program to help local communities around Australia commemorate the Anzac Centenary;

• $8.1 million to upgrade and enhance the maintenance of war graves and memorials by the Office of Australian War Graves in the period leading up to the Anzac Centenary;

• an additional $5.6 million for the construction and fit-out of the Anzac Interpretive Centre in Albany, Western Australia;

• $3.4 million to establish an online community portal to share personal stories and provide multimedia resources, including historical film records, interviews, web links and GPS capability, to educate young Australians and families especially about Australia’s involvement in the First World War and the Anzac legacy;

• $4.7 million for an Arts and Culture Fund to support Australian artists and cultural institutions to undertake activities that showcase our military history;

• $14.4 million to safely and effectively manage the increased demand to attend overseas commemoration services during the Anzac Centenary;

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• $10.4 million to support the work of the Anzac Centenary Advisory Board and its six Working Groups, and fund activities to increase the community’s knowledge of the Centenary program and Australia’s military history and sacrifice; and

• $0.5 million to conduct scoping studies for two further projects — an Anzac Centenary community outreach program and a restaging of the first convoy that departed Albany in November, 1914.

Further information can be found in the press releases of 16, 18 and 24 April 2012 issued jointly by the Prime Minister and the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on the Centenary of Anzac.

Digital Productivity — Trial of In-Home Telehealth for Veterans

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Veterans’ Affairs - - - - -

The Government will provide $8.1 million over four years to trial home-based telehealth for around 300 veterans living in communities which will be first to benefit from the National Broadband Network.

Commencing in July 2012, the trial will demonstrate the potential for tele-monitoring and video consultations to improve the management of veterans’ complex chronic conditions and reduce preventable hospitalisations.

Funding for this measure was included as a ‘decision taken but not yet announced’ in the 2011-12 Budget.

Further information can be found in the press release of 29 November 2011 issued jointly by the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy and the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs.

This measure is part of the Government’s broader digital economy strategy.

Reclassification of Australian Defence Force service — Operation Quickstep (Tonga)

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Veterans’ Affairs - .. .. 0.1 0.1

The Government will provide $0.2 million over four years to recognise the operational service provided by Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel who assisted the Government of Tonga with the restoration of law and order in November 2006 as part of Operation Quickstep (Tonga).

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This measure reclassifies the nature of service of Operation Quickstep (Tonga) from ‘peacetime’ to ‘non-warlike’ during the period 17 to 28 November 2006. It will provide around 60 current and former ADF personnel with enhanced access to compensation and health benefits provided under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004.

Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme — New listings and price increases

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Veterans’ Affairs .. .. .. .. ..

The Government has agreed to a number of new listings on the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (RPBS) from 1 March 2012. The new listings have been recommended by the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Reference Committee, which advises on the clinical appropriateness of items to be made available under the RPBS.

The Government has also agreed to small price increases for suppliers from 1 March 2012 on a range of items already listed on the RPBS.

These changes to RPBS listings will result in a saving of $0.1 million over five years, primarily due to the cost of new items being less than comparable items already listed.

The RPBS was established to meet the specific clinical needs of veterans with health conditions arising from war or military service.

Review of Military Compensation Arrangements — Government response

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Veterans’ Affairs - 2.1 4.5 3.2 2.4

Department of Defence - - 1.2 1.2 1.2

Total - Expense - 2.1 5.7 4.4 3.6

Related capital ($m)

Department of Veterans’ Affairs - 1.6 - - -

Department of Defence - - - - -

Total - Capital - 1.6 - - -

The Government will provide $17.4 million over four years (including $1.6 million in capital funding in 2012-13) to implement its response to the Review of Military Compensation Arrangements (the Review). This funding will improve benefits for

members and former members of the Australian Defence Force and their dependants. It will also simplify access to rehabilitation and compensation, and streamline access to medical treatment.

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This measure includes:

• introducing a new method for calculating compensation for transitional permanent impairment claims under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 (MRCA);

• providing the Repatriation Health Card for Specific Conditions (the White Card) and supplementary payments for pharmaceuticals to former Australian Defence Force members with chronic health conditions that are accepted under Part XI of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRCA);

• providing earlier access to permanent impairment payments under the MRCA for claimants with multiple conditions;

• increasing the Eligible Young Person periodic payment under the MRCA for compensation following death;

• increasing the maximum amount of financial assistance available under the MRCA for financial and legal advice, from $1,544 to $2,400, for beneficiaries who have to make a choice about how to receive their benefits; and

• implementing initiatives to better educate claimants, their representatives, and health providers to ensure that they are well informed about MRCA entitlements in the event of injury or death.

This measure delivers on the Government’s election commitment to respond to the Review to ensure services and support for veterans and serving members evolve with their needs.

Suicide awareness and prevention — continuation of Operation Life

Expense ($m) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

Department of Veterans’ Affairs - - 0.1 0.1 0.1

The Government will provide $0.4 million over three years to extend the delivery of Operation Life.

This measure will allow the Veteran and Veterans Families Counselling Service to continue to offer Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, safeTALK and Tune-Up workshops, which contribute to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of mental health and resilience across the ex-service community.