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2019

 

 

 

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

 

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2019-2020

 

 

EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Circulated by the authority of the Minister for Finance,

Senator the Honourable Mathias Cormann)



Table of Acronyms and Defined Terms

 

 

AAA

Actual Available Appropriation

AAO

Administrative Arrangements Order

AFM

Advance to the Finance Minister

AI Act

Acts Interpretation Act 1901

Commonwealth entity

An entity as defined in section 10 of the PGPA Act

corporate entity

A corporate Commonwealth entity or a Commonwealth company within the meaning of the PGPA Act

CRF

Consolidated Revenue Fund

Finance Minister

Minister for Finance

GST

Goods and Services Tax

MoG

Machinery of Government

non-corporate entities

Non-corporate Commonwealth entities as defined in the PGPA Act, or the High Court

PGPA Act

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013

portfolio statements

Portfolio Budget Statements

 





Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2019-2020

General Outline

1                This Explanatory Memorandum accompanies the Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2019-2020 (the Bill).

2                The main purpose of the Bill is to propose appropriations from the Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF) for the ordinary annual services of the Government.

3                Appropriations for the ordinary annual services of the Government must be contained in a separate Bill from other appropriations in accordance with sections 53 and 54 of the Australian Constitution (the Constitution). Other annual appropriations that are not for the ordinary annual services of the Government are proposed in the Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2019-2020 and Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2019-2020 on the same proportional basis as this Bill . Together these three Bills are termed the Appropriation Bills.

4                The Bill proposes appropriations broadly equivalent to 7/12 ths of the estimated 2019-20 annual appropriations for the ordinary annual services of the Government, and measures agreed since Appropriation Act (No. 3) 2018-2019 , certain election commitments and recent Machinery of Government (MoG) changes. Further detail on the additional measures included in the Bill is at Appendix A .

·                 Supply Act (No. 1) 2019-2020 appropriated from the CRF for 5/12 ths , less any Budget measures, to ensure that there were adequate appropriations for the first part of the 2019-20 financial year for the ordinary annual services of Government.

5                The Bill is in substantially the same terms, and has essentially the same effect, as the Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2019-2020 that was introduced with that name into the 45 th  Parliament on 2 April 2019 but which lapsed on the dissolution of the two Houses on 11 April 2019 (the lapsed Bill). This Bill reflects the following changes:

·                 the Bill takes account of changes to the Administrative Arrangements Order (AAO) since 3 April 2019;

·                 the inclusion of amounts for decisions taken since the lapsed Bill was tabled (details are included in the appendices);

·                 the reclassification of $30.2 million in 2019-20 for the Local School Community Fund from Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2019-2020 to Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2019-2020 to support a revised implementation approach (further explained at paragraph 53); and

·                 the Actual Available Appropriation (AAA) numbers contained in the Bill differ from those contained in the lapsed Bill, as this Bill reflects the effect of Royal Assent to the Appropriation Act (No. 3) 2018-2019 on 4 April 2019.

6                This Explanatory Memorandum should be read in conjunction with the various Portfolio Budget Statements (portfolio statements) published and tabled in the 45 th Parliament in relation to the lapsed Bill.  The portfolio statements contain details on the appropriations set out in the Schedules of the Bills. The portfolio statements are taken to cover both the Bill and the Supply Act (No. 1) 2019-2020 , with the differences between the Bill and the lapsed Bill detailed in this Explanatory Memorandum.

Structure of the Bill

7                The Bill provides for the appropriation of specified amounts for expenditure by Australian Government entities, primarily being non-corporate Commonwealth entities (non-corporate entities) under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) .

8                Part 1 of the Bill deals with definitions, the interpretative role of the portfolio statements and the concept of notional transactions. Part 2 of the Bill proposes appropriations to make payments of the amounts in Schedule 1 for departmental items (clause 7), administered items (clause 8) and corporate entity items (clause 9). Part 3 of the Bill specifies the Advance to the Finance Minister (AFM) provision (clause 10).

9                Part 4 of the Bill deals with credits to special accounts (clause 11), provides for amounts to be appropriated as necessary (clause 12), and specifies when the Bill is repealed (clause 13). In addition to the AFM provision in Part 3, clause 12 of the Bill recognises that the appropriations in the Bill may also be varied by the PGPA Act .

Financial Impact

10            The Bill, if enacted, would appropriate the amounts specified in Schedule 1 as set out in section 6.





Statement of compatibility with human rights

1                     The Bill seeks to appropriate money for the ordinary annual services of the Government.

2                     Accordingly, the Bill performs an important constitutional function, by authorising the withdrawal of money from the CRF for the broad purposes identified in the Bill.

3                     However, as the High Court has emphasised, beyond this, the Appropriation Acts for the ordinary annual services of Government do not confer authority to engage in executive action. In particular, they do not confer legal authority to spend.

4                     Given that the legal effect of Appropriation Bills is limited in this way, the Bill is not seen as engaging, or otherwise affecting, the rights or freedoms relevant to the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011 .

5                     Detailed information on the relevant appropriations, however, is contained in the portfolio statements.

 





 

Notes on clauses

Part 1—Preliminary

Clause 1—Short title

1                Clause 1 specifies that the short title of the Bill, once enacted, will be the Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2019-2020 .

Clause 2—Commencement

2                Clause 2 provides for the Bill to commence as an Act on the day of the Royal Assent.

Clause 3— Definitions

3                Clause 3 defines the key terms used in the Bill, such as “administered item”, “non-corporate entity”, and “special account”.

Clause 4—Portfolio statements

4                Clause 4 declares that the portfolio statements prepared for the lapsed Bill and as for Supply Act (No. 1) 2019-2020 are relevant documents for the Bill. Paragraph 15AB(2)(g) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 (AI Act) provides for material to be considered in the interpretation of an Act if the material is declared by the Act to be relevant material for the purposes of section 15AB of the AI Act.

5                The purpose of the portfolio statements is to provide information on the proposed allocation of resources to Government outcomes by Commonwealth entities within each portfolio. The term “portfolio statements” is defined in the Bill, at clause 3, to mean the Portfolio Budget Statements 2019-20.

Clause 5—Notional transactions between entities that are part of the Commonwealth

6                Clause 5 provides that notional transactions between non-corporate entities are to be treated as if they are real transactions. Notional transactions, therefore, require the debiting of an appropriation made by Parliament. The payments of the amounts in Schedule 1 from one non-corporate entity to another do not require, in a constitutional sense, an appropriation, because both non-corporate entities operate within the CRF. For reasons of financial discipline and transparency, the practice has arisen for these payments between non-corporate entities to be treated as though they required an appropriation, and to debit an appropriation when such notional payments are made. This is consistent with section 76 of the PGPA Act.

7                When a non-corporate entity makes a payment, whether to another non-corporate entity or another part of the same non-corporate entity (such as a different “business unit” within the entity), it is to be treated as a “real” payment. This means that the appropriation made by Parliament is extinguished by the amount of the notional payment, even though no payment is actually made from the CRF. Similarly, a notional receipt in such a situation is to be treated by the receiving non-corporate entity (where relevant) as if it were a real receipt. This does not mean every internal transfer of public money involves a notional payment and receipt.

Part 2—Appropriation items

Clause 6—Summary of appropriations

8                Clause 6 sets out the total of the appropriations in Schedule 1 of the Bill. The amounts in Schedule 1 may be increased by a determination under clause 10 (AFM).

9                The amounts in Schedule 1 of the Bill may be adjusted further in accordance with sections 74 to 75 of the PGPA Act. Specifically:

·                 Section 74 of the PGPA Act, when read with Rule 27 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014 , permits non-corporate entities to retain certain types of receipts by adding them to their most recent departmental item or other type of appropriation in an Appropriation Act when prescribed.

·                 Appropriations may be adjusted by amounts recoverable by a non-corporate entity from the Australian Taxation Office for Goods and Services Tax (GST), in accordance with section 74A of the PGPA Act . The amounts specified in Schedule 1 exclude recoverable GST. The appropriations shown represent the net amount that Parliament is asked to allocate to particular purposes.

Section 74A has the effect of increasing an appropriation by the amount of the GST qualifying amount arising from payments in respect of the appropriation. As a result, there is sufficient appropriation for payments under an appropriation item, provided that the amount of those payments, less the amount of recoverable GST, can be met from the initial amount shown against the item in Schedule 1. Section 74A also applies to notional transactions between and within non-corporate entities.

·                 Items may be adjusted to take into account the transfer of functions between non-corporate entities, in accordance with section 75 of the PGPA Act. It is possible that adjustments under section 75 may result in new items and/or outcomes being created in an Appropriation Act.

10            Additionally, the Finance Minister manages the payment from items in the Bill by non-corporate entities using a discretionary power under section 51 of the PGPA Act. Section 51 allows the Finance Minister to manage the timing and the amount of appropriated money to be made available to a Commonwealth entity (an entity as defined in section 10 of the PGPA Act), except as required by law.

Clause 7—Departmental items

11            Clause 7 provides that the amount specified in a departmental item for a non-corporate entity may be applied for the departmental expenditure of the non-corporate entity. Clause 3 defines:

·                 “departmental item” to be the total amount set out in Schedule 1 in relation to a non-corporate entity under the heading “Departmental”; and

·                 “expenditure” to be payments for expenses, acquiring assets, making loans or paying liabilities.

12            While the departmental items in Schedule 1 may be divided between outcomes, the different amounts against outcomes are notional. The total appropriation for departmental expenses represents the departmental item.

13            Departmental items involve costs over which a non-corporate entity has control. Departmental appropriations can be used to make any payment related to the functions of the non-corporate entity including on purposes covered by other items whether or not they are in the Act for an entity. Expenditure typically covered by departmental items includes:

·                 employee expenses, suppliers and other operational expenses (e.g. interest and finance expenses); and

·                 the acquisition and capitalised maintenance of departmental assets valued at $10 million or less.

14            The cash to meet departmental expenses may be required at times other than when the expenses are incurred. Departmental items are available until they are spent, or until the Act through which they were appropriated is repealed. Annual Appropriation Acts have a lifespan of up to three years after which they automatically repeal.

15            Generally, if non-corporate entities are directed by Government to perform additional activities, they are expected to meet the cost of the additional activities from their existing appropriations, which may then be replenished by a departmental appropriation in the following financial year. This is known as supplementation and applies when the direction was given, or a decision to propose further appropriations is made, in a timeframe within which it is not practicable to include the expected expenses in a further Appropriation Bill for that financial year.

16            There can also be occasions when a non-corporate entity, such as a portfolio Department, is required to assist with matters in relation to other areas of the Government. Examples can include whole-of-Government activities or a portfolio Department assisting with the formation and initial costs of a new portfolio body (for which the Department might later be supplemented). Another example would be where government has decided to implement shared services arrangements, and one non-corporate entity is providing corporate services assistance to another non-corporate entity.



Clause 8—Administered items

17            Subclause 8(1) provides for the appropriation of administered amounts to be applied by a non-corporate entity for the purpose of contributing to the outcome for a non-corporate entity. An “administered item” is defined in clause 3 to be the amounts set out in Schedule 1 opposite an outcome for a non-corporate entity under the heading “Administered”. Administered amounts are appropriated separately for each outcome, so, unlike departmental items, the split across outcomes is not notional. This makes it clear what the funding is intended to achieve.

18            The purposes for which each administered item can be spent are further set out in subclause 8(2). Subclause 8(2) provides that where the portfolio statements indicate a particular activity is in respect of a particular outcome, then expenditure on that activity is taken to be expenditure for the purpose of contributing to achieving that outcome.

19            Administered items are those administered by a non-corporate entity on behalf of the Government (e.g. certain grants, benefits and transfer payments). These payments are usually made pursuant to eligibility rules and conditions established by the Government or the Parliament. Specifically, administered items are tied to outcomes (departmental items are not).

Clause 9—Corporate entity items

20            Clause 9 provides for appropriations of money for corporate entities to be paid from the CRF by the relevant Department. Clause 9 provides that payments for corporate entities must be used for the purposes of those entities.

21            A “corporate entity” is defined in clause 3 to be a corporate Commonwealth entity or a Commonwealth company within the meaning of the PGPA Act. Many corporate entities receive funding from appropriations. However, these entities are legally separate from the Commonwealth, and as a result, do not debit appropriations or make payments from the CRF.

22            Corporate entity payments are initiated by requests to the relevant portfolio Departments from the corporate entities. The Finance Minister manages appropriations for corporate entities through a discretionary power to control the timing and amount made available under section 51 of the PGPA Act, except as required by law. Corporate entities hold the amounts paid to them on their own account.

23            Subclause 9(2) provides that if a corporate entity is subject to another Act that requires amounts appropriated by Parliament for the purposes of that entity to be paid to the entity, then the full amount of the corporate entity payment must be paid to the entity.

24            The purpose of subclause 9(2) is to clarify that subclause 9(1) is not intended to qualify any obligations in other legislation regulating a corporate entity, where that other legislation requires the Commonwealth to pay the full amount appropriated for the purposes of the entity.

25            In addition to the annual appropriations, some corporate entities may also receive public money from related entities such as a portfolio Department and from special appropriations managed by those Departments. Many corporate entities also receive funds from external sources.

Part 3—Advance to the Finance Minister

Clause 10—Advance to the Finance Minister

26            Clause 10 of the Bill enables the Finance Minister to allocate additional amounts for items when satisfied that there is an urgent need for expenditure and the existing appropriation in the current year, is not provided for, or is insufficiently provided for. The allocated amount is referred to as the AFM.

27            Subclause 10(1) establishes the criteria about which the Finance Minister must be satisfied before determining to add an amount to an item of an entity.

28            The Finance Minister will only consider issuing an amount under subclause 10(1) if satisfied there is an urgent need for expenditure that is not provided for, or is insufficiently provided for, in Schedule 1, because of an omission or understatement, or because of unforeseen circumstances. Generally, options under sections 74 to 75 of the PGPA Act must be considered, where applicable, before the Finance Minister will make a determination under subclause 10(2).

29            Subclause 10(2) enables the Finance Minister to make a determination to allocate an amount from the AFM to an existing item in Schedule 1, to a new item not already in Schedule 1, or to a new outcome.

30            Subclause 10(3) provides that the total amount that can be determined under the AFM provision in the Bill, once enacted, is $295 million.

31            Subclause 10(4) provides that a determination under subclause 10(2) is a legislative instrument, which must be tabled in Parliament. It is not subject to section 42 (disallowance) of the Legislation Act 2003 as this would frustrate the purpose of the provision, which is to provide additional appropriation for urgent expenditure. Further, an AFM is not subject to Part 4 of Chapter 3 (sunsetting) of the Legislation Act 2003 ; legislative instruments enabled by the Bill, once enacted, automatically repeal when the Act itself repeals (see clause 13).

Part 4—Miscellaneous

Clause 11—Crediting amounts to special accounts

32            Clause 11 provides that if the purpose of an item in Schedule 1 is also the purpose of a special account (regardless of whether the item expressly refers to the special account), then amounts may be debited against the appropriation for that item and credited to the special account. Special accounts may be established under the PGPA Act by a determination of the Finance Minister (section 78) that is disallowable by Parliament or by another Act (sections 79 and 80). The determination or Act that establishes the special account will specify the purposes of the special account.

Clause 12—Appropriation of the Consolidated Revenue Fund

33            Clause 12 provides that the CRF is appropriated as necessary for the purposes of the Bill. Significantly, this clause means that there is an appropriation in law when the Act commences. That is, the appropriations are not made or brought into existence just before they are paid, but when the Act commences. This clause indicates that the amounts appropriated may be affected by the PGPA Act, in particular sections 74 to 75 (see clause 6), after the Act commences.

Clause 13—Repeal of this Act

34            Clause 13 provides that the Bill, once enacted, will repeal at the start of 1 July 2022.

Schedule 1—Services for which money is appropriated

35            Schedule 1 specifies the appropriations proposed for the ordinary annual services of the Government. Schedule 1 contains a summary table which lists the total amounts for each portfolio. A separate summary table is included for each portfolio, with other tables detailing the appropriations for each Commonwealth entity.

36            Schedule 1 includes, for information purposes, a figure for the previous financial year labelled “Actual Available Appropriation (italic figures) - 2018-2019”. The AAA is an estimate that does not affect the amount available at law. That figure provides a comparison with the proposed appropriations.

37            The AAA is calculated for each item by adding the amounts appropriated in the previous financial year’s annual Appropriation Acts, plus any AFMs, and any adjustments under sections 51 and 75 of the PGPA Act. In some instances, the figure may also be affected by limits applied administratively by the Department of Finance. In addition, where an entity’s outcome structure has changed since the last Appropriation Act, only ongoing outcomes may be shown in the Bill.

38            The AAA numbers contained in the Bill differ from those contained in the lapsed Bill, as this Bill reflects the effect of Royal Assent to the Appropriation Act (No. 3) 2018-2019 on 4 April 2019, which occurred after the introduction of the lapsed Bill on 2 April 2019.

39            The Bill is in substantially the same terms, and has essentially the same effect, as the Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2019-2020 that was introduced with that name into the 45 th  Parliament on 2 April 2019 but which lapsed on the dissolution of the two Houses on 11 April 2019 (the lapsed Bill). This Bill reflects the following changes:

Machinery of Government changes

40            Since the introduction of the lapsed Bill on 2 April 2019, there have been changes to Departments pursuant to the Machinery of Government changes from the amendments to the AAO made on 29 May 2019.

41            On 29 May 2019, the Governor-General in Council acting on the Prime Minister’s recommendation under section 64 of the Constitution renamed the Departments of State in the first column to the names in the second column:



Before 29 May 2019

From 29 May 2019

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Department of Agriculture

Department of Education and Training

Department of Education

Department of Human Services

Services Australia

Department of Jobs and Small Business

Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development

42            The amendments to the AAO also resulted in the transfer of legislative responsibility and related functions between various Commonwealth entities, as follows:

·                 responsibility for industrial relations has transferred from the Employment portfolio to the Attorney-General’s portfolio;

·                 responsibility for vocational education and training, and apprenticeships has transferred from the Education portfolio to the Employment portfolio;

·                 responsibility for migrant adult education has transferred from the Education portfolio to the Home Affairs portfolio;

·                 responsibility for settlement services for refugees and humanitarian migrants has transferred from the Social Services portfolio to the Home Affairs portfolio;

·                 responsibility for whole of government service delivery has transferred from the Prime Minister and Cabinet portfolio to Services Australia;

·                 responsibility for population policy has transferred from the Infrastructure portfolio to the Treasury portfolio; and

·                 responsibility for housing affordability has transferred from the Social Services portfolio to the Treasury portfolio.

43            Schedule 1 to the Bill therefore differs to Schedule 1 of the lapsed Bill in the following ways:

·                 it refers to the new names of Departments and Portfolios as a result of the AAO;

·                 Commonwealth entities moved between portfolios as a result of the AAO are shown under their current portfolio;

·                 it includes amendments to outcome statements in relation to functions transferred between Departments; and

·                 appropriations proposed for functions transferred are included for the entity which has gained the function.

44            The Bill also reflects the establishment of the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA) and the National Faster Rail Agency.

·                 The estimates for NIAA can be found under Outcome 2 in the Portfolio Budget Statement for the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

45            The Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Section 75 Transfers) Determination 2019-2020 amended references to the names of portfolios and Departments in Schedule 1 of the Supply Act (No. 1) 2019-2020, to reflect the current AAO.

46            Full details of the changes as expressed in the 29 May 2019 AAO can be found at: https://www.pmc.gov.au/resource-centre/government/administrative-arrangements-order-29-may-2019 .

Decisions taken since the lapsed Bill

47            Schedule 1 reflects decisions taken since the lapsed Bill was tabled. The effect of these decisions on specific entities is detailed in Appendices A and B to this document.

48            Appendix A details the effect on appropriations by entity of spending decisions made since the lapsed Bill.

49            Appendix B details the effect on appropriations by entity of the application of an Efficiency Dividend to reflect a decision made since the lapsed Bill.

50            The Efficiency Dividend ensures that the Commonwealth entities continue to focus their efforts on achieving ongoing efficiencies in Government administration.

51            The following categories of entities are exempt from the additional Efficiency Dividend:

·                 Commonwealth funded entities with fewer than 200 Average Staffing Level as at the 2019-20 Budget as published in Budget Paper Number 4;

·                 The following Commonwealth material entities and national collecting institutions:

o National Disability Insurance Agency;

o Australian Prudential Regulation Authority;

o Australian Securities and Investments Commission;

o National Library of Australia;

o National Gallery of Australia;

o National Museum of Australia;

o National Archives of Australia; and

o Australian War Memorial.

·                 The Office of National Intelligence and the Australian Signals Directorate; and

·                 All entities otherwise exempt from the application of the ED as at the 2019-20 Budget.

The reclassification of an amount from Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2019-2020 to Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2019-2020

52            Schedule 1 reflects the reclassification of $30.2 million for the Local School Community Fund from Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2019-2020 to Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2019-2020 .

53            This reflects a decision of the Minister for Education that the measure is implemented through a Specific Purpose Payment to the States and Territories. Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2019-2020 has been amended to reflect this amount.

 

 

 

 

 



Portfolio

2019-20      

$’000

Agriculture

 

Department of Agriculture

 

Capacity Building For Fisheries Representatives (COA002)

                  +100

Communities Combating Pests And Weeds — Expansion (COA003)

                 +3,000

Educating Kids About Agriculture (COA004)

                 +2,000

Fishing Habitat Restoration (COA005)

                 +2,000

Further Support For The Australian Dairy Industry (COA007)

                    +300

National Farm Safety Education Fund (COA008)

                    +500

Promoting The Importance Of Bees To Agricultural Production

                    +750

Recreational Fishing Camping Facilities Grant Program (COA011)

                +5,000

Regional Agricultural Show Development Program (COA012)

                 +5,000

Rural Financial Counselling Drought Small Business (COA013)

                 +7,000

Starting Farm Co-Operatives Program (COA014)

                 +1,500

Attorney-General's

 

National Archives of Australia

 

Digitisation Of World War II Records (COA015)

                 +2,500

Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman

 

NDIS Participant Service Guarantee - Funding (COA044)

                    +500

Defence

 

Department of Veterans' Affairs

 

Exempting TPI Pension Recipients Allied Health (COA049)

                +1,178

Veterans Wellbeing Centres (COA052)

              +10,000

Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants (COA050)

                +2,500

Education

 

Department of Education

 

National Phonics Check (COA054)

                 +2,200

Supporting The Rural Inspire Initiative (COA021)

                    +500

Teach For Australia Future Leaders Program (COA055)

                +2,500

Australian Apprentice Wage Subsidy Trial — Expansion (COA019)

               +12,700

Health

 

Department of Health

 

Achieving Better Health Outcomes (COA065)

                    +670

Additional Health Services For North North-Western Tasmania (COA025)

                    +100

Additional Mental Health Services Southern Brisbane (COA026)

                +1,350

Australian Breastfeeding Association — Extension (COA057)

                +1,000

Choices Program — Expansion To Peel Health Campus (COA029)

                    +300

Lymphoedema Garments Allied Health Therapy Program (COA058)

                 +2,000

Support Children Life Threatening Medical Conditions COA060

                    +250

Supporting Sport And Physical Activity (COA061)

              +10,350

Expanded Take Home Naloxone Program (COA030)

                +2,000

National Dust Diseases Register (COA032)

                    +800

Aged Care System Navigators — CALD Expansion (COA028)

                +2,500

Industry, Innovation and Science

 

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

 

Australian Made Export Campaign (COA035)

                 +1,000

Incubator Initiative Migrant Refugee Expansion (COA036)

                 +1,250

Manufacturing Modernisation Fund (COA037)

               +10,000

Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development

 

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development

 

Digital Road Safety Passport — Pilot (COA038)

                    +600

Driver Reviver Grants Program (COA039)

Social Services

               

Department of Social Services

+3,000

Seniors Connected Program (COA045)

             +2,500

Cross Portfolio - Saving by Efficiency Dividend

   -133,564

Total

                -32,166

New decision references can be found at https://www.liberal.org.au/our-plan-deliver-budget-surpluses-without-increasing-taxes .



Portfolio

 

2019-20      

$’000

Agriculture

Department of Agriculture

-1,912

Murray-Darling Basin Authority

-384

Attorney-General's

Attorney-General's Department

-725

Comcare

-30

Administrative Appeals Tribunal

-824

Fair Work Commission

-404

Fair Work Ombudsman and Registered Organisations Commission Entity

-680

Federal Court of Australia

-1,141

Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman

-186

Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

-434

Communications and the Arts

Department of Communications and the Arts

-615

Australian Communications and Media Authority

-527

Defence

Department of Defence

-18,917

Department of Veterans' Affairs

-1,796

Education

Department of Education

-2,115

Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

-1,851

Environment and Energy

Department of the Environment and Energy

-2,540

Director of National Parks

-233

Bureau of Meteorology

-1,386

Clean Energy Regulator

-362

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

-181

Finance

Department of Finance

-1,397

Australian Electoral Commission

-708

Foreign Affairs and Trade

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

-6,313

Tourism Australia

-782

Australian Secret Intelligence Service

Australian Trade and Investment Commission

-1,711

-1,100

Health

Department of Health

-3,265

Australian Digital Health Agency

-911

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

-179

Australian Sports Commission

-515

Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission

-360

Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority

-28

Home Affairs

Department of Home Affairs

-12,325

Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission

-545

Australian Federal Police

-6,099

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation

Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre

-2,666

-384

Portfolio

2019-20      

$’000

Industry, Innovation and Science

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

 

-2,139

Australian Institute of Marine Science

-27

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation

-179

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

-1,278

Geoscience Australia

-1,000

Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development

-1,074

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

-129

Civil Aviation Safety Authority

-234

Prime Minister and Cabinet

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

-2,133

Aboriginal Hostels Limited

-185

Indigenous Business Australia

-49

Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation

-44

Australian National Audit Office

-355

Australian Public Service Commission

-105

Social Services

Department of Social Services

-2,291

NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission

-253

Services Australia

-22,879

Digital Transformation Agency

-291

Treasury

Department of the Treasury

-1,020

Australian Bureau of Statistics

-2,005

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

-1,218

Australian Taxation Office

-18,112

Inspector General of Taxation

-33

Total

-133,564