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Budget 2020 - 2021: Budget Paper No. 2: Part 2: Payment Measures



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Part 2: Payment Measures

Table 2: Payment measures since the 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update(a) 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

$m $m $m $m

AGRICULTURE, WATER AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Bureau of Meteorology

Bureau of Meteorology — improved security and resilience nfp nfp nfp nfp

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

ACCC Inquiry into the Supply Chains of Perishable Agricultural Goods -0.4 - - -

Commonwealth Implementation of Environmental Controls for Chemicals(b) 2.3 6.3 4.7 5.3

COVID-19 Response Package — Relief and Recovery Fund — additional projects - - - -

Drought Response, Resilience and Preparedness Plan — extended support - - - -

Implementation of the Waste Export Ban -2.4 3.3 1.2 -2.1

Improved Access to Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Program — extension 2.2 -0.4 -0.8 -1.0

Improving Access to Medicines — antimicrobial resistance and Australia’s National Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy - - - -

JobMaker Plan — busting congestion for agricultural exporters — improving the ease of doing business 99.9 112.1 92.7 23.6

JobMaker Plan — Deregulation Package 4.2 4.5 1.4 0.3

Maintaining the Timeliness of the Environmental Assessment Process 15.7 20.9 - -

Murray-Darling Communities Investment Package 13.3 52.8 5.2 12.9

Primary Industries — changes to agricultural production levies(b) -0.3 -0.5 -0.5 -0.5

Supporting Healthy Oceans 0.5 2.0 1.3 0.5

Director of National Parks

Supporting Healthy Oceans 6.0 11.4 12.5 13.3

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

COVID-19 Response Package — Relief and Recovery Fund — additional projects - - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — supporting the Great Barrier Reef tourism industry 3.5 4.9 3.3 -

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Table 2: Payment measures since the 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update⁽ªâ¾ (continued) 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

$m $m $m $m

AGRICULTURE, WATER AND THE ENVIRONMENT (continued)

Murray-Darling Basin Authority

Murray-Darling Communities Investment Package 17.3 32.3 2.4 2.4

Sydney Harbour Federation Trust

Sydney Harbour Federation Trust — infrastructure improvements 25.1 4.3 6.7 4.5

Portfolio total 186.7 253.9 130.1 59.2

ATTORNEY-GENERAL’S

Administrative Appeals Tribunal

Cashless Debit Card — ongoing funding nfp nfp nfp nfp

Funding of the Immigration Assessment Authority 7.6 - - -

Place Based Income Management — continuation - .. - -

Attorney-General’s Department

COVID-19 Response Package — Attorney-General’s portfolio entities — additional resources 14.5 20.8 - -

Expediting Family Law and Federal Circuit Court Matters(b) 8.1 28.9 29.1 29.5

Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme — extension 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.9

JobMaker Plan — Second Women’s Economic Security Package(b) 0.6 1.1 0.5 -

Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity

Safeguarding Law Enforcement Integrity — continuation - - - -

Fair Work Commission

COVID-19 Response Package — Attorney-General’s portfolio entities — additional resources 3.2 1.9 - -

Federal Court of Australia

COVID-19 Response Package — federal family law courts — specialised court lists for urgent matters arising from COVID-19 1.1 1.4 - -

Expediting Family Law and Federal Circuit Court Matters(b) 6.0 10.1 10.0 10.1

Federal Circuit Courts — improved safety and security 2.7 4.7 0.2 0.2

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Table 2: Payment measures since the 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update⁽ªâ¾ (continued) 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

$m $m $m $m

ATTORNEY-GENERAL’S (continued)

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

JobMaker Plan — Digital Business Plan - 0.3 - -

Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman

JobMaker Plan — Skills Reform Package -1.6 6.0 4.6 -

Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Act 2018 and Other Cyber-Crime Law Enforcement Powers 1.6 - - -

Portfolio total 45.5 76.9 46.2 41.6

CROSS PORTFOLIO

Various Agencies

Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy 2020

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation — additional funding

COVID-19 Response Package — Relief and Recovery Fund — additional projects

JobMaker Plan — Deregulation Package(b)

JobMaker Plan — Digital Business Plan

JobMaker Plan — Second Women’s Economic Security Package(b)

Supporting Regional Australia

Portfolio total - - - -

DEFENCE

Australian Signals Directorate

Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy 2020 -10.7 -10.8 -11.0 -

Department of Defence

COVID-19 Response Package — Australian Defence Force deployment 80.7 - - -

Critical Technology — establishing an enhanced capability - - - -

Department of Veterans’ Affairs — additional resourcing - - - -

Equity injection for Australian Naval Infrastructure nfp nfp nfp nfp

JobMaker Plan — accelerated Defence initiatives to support COVID-19 recovery - - - -

Joint Strike Fighter Industry Support Program - - - -

Joint Transition Authority — establishment 2.8 2.8 2.5 2.5

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Table 2: Payment measures since the 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update⁽ªâ¾ (continued) 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

$m $m $m $m

DEFENCE (continued)

Pacific Step-Up — delivering security infrastructure in the Southwest Pacific - - - -

School Pathways Program -1.2 -1.2 - -

Simplifying Australian Defence Force Disaster and Emergency Response - - - -

Portfolio total 71.6 -9.2 -8.5 2.5

EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EMPLOYMENT

Department of Education, Skills and Employment

Broadening the Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Program 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.3

COVID-19 Response Package — child care — Victorian recovery payments and other support measures 365.9 - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — recognising the impacts of COVID-19 for Youth Allowance and ABSTUDY independence 0.1 0.6 0.4 0.2

Employment Services -293.5 -210.7 -128.2 -17.6

Ensuring International Education Sustainability Through Student Mobility - - - -

Humanitarian Program 2020-21(b) -2.7 -10.1 -17.4 -25.3

JobMaker Plan — boosting apprenticeships wage subsidy 409.4 821.6 -9.4 -7.2

JobMaker Plan — Deregulation Package(b) 0.6 4.0 5.5 2.0

JobMaker Plan — higher education — additional support for students and education providers(b) 171.2 231.0 173.3 324.9

JobMaker Plan — Research Package 1,039.9 37.9 -88.8 78.4

JobMaker Plan — Second Women’s Economic Security Package(b) 6.2 17.0 21.2 0.3

JobMaker Plan — Skills Reform Package 75.8 88.1 40.3 33.8

Migration Program — 2020-21 planning levels(b) -0.2 -0.8 3.5 5.8

Students Support Package 16.6 25.0 42.0 44.0

Portfolio total 1,789.6 1,004.0 42.8 439.5

FINANCE

Australian Electoral Commission

Electoral Commission — ICT modernisation 12.5 32.6 51.4 -

Improving the Delivery of Electoral Education Programs 4.0 2.0 - -

Department of Finance

A New Management Advisory Services Panel for Government(b) 1.6 1.2 0.8 0.9

AUSTRAC Capability Uplift(b) 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation — additional funding nfp nfp nfp nfp

Australian Rail Track Corporation — equity injection nfp nfp nfp nfp

Compensation Arising from the Brett Cattle Judgement nfp nfp nfp nfp

Electoral Commission — ICT modernisation 0.1 0.1 0.1 -

Equity injection for Australian Naval Infrastructure nfp nfp nfp nfp

Finance Portfolio — additional resources 7.1 7.5 7.5 7.5

Health Delivery Modernisation — phase two 0.1 0.1 - -

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Table 2: Payment measures since the 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update⁽ªâ¾ (continued) 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

$m $m $m $m

FINANCE (continued)

JobMaker Plan — Digital Business Plan 0.2 0.1 - -

JobMaker Plan — Skills Reform Package 0.1 0.1 0.1 -

Securing Government Data nfp nfp nfp nfp

Strengthening Australia’s Foreign Investment Framework(b) 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Supporting Infrastructure Investment - 0.3 0.3 0.3

Treasury Portfolio — additional funding(b) 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Whole of Government Shared Enterprise Resource Planning Solution (GovERP) 23.3 - - -

Portfolio total 49.3 44.3 60.5 9.0

FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE

Australian Trade and Investment Commission

COVID-19 Response Package — additional aviation support(b) 222.1 - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — Export Market Development Grants — scheme simplification - - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — Relief and Recovery Fund — additional projects - - - -

JobMaker Plan — Digital Business Plan 1.9 2.6 2.6 2.6

New Initiatives for a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership with India - - - -

Supporting Regional Australia 0.4 0.6 - -

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Consistency of Australia’s Foreign Relations (State and Territory Arrangements) Bill 15.0 10.0 - -

COVID-19 Response Package — COVID-19 Vaccine Access and Health Security Program — support to the Pacific and Southeast Asian Countries 8.9 10.1 4.2 -

COVID-19 Response Package — support to the Pacific and Timor-Leste 202.4 102.3 - -

COVID-19 Response Package — supporting vulnerable Australians overseas nfp nfp nfp nfp

JobMaker Plan — Digital Business Plan 4.0 3.3 - -

JobMaker Plan — expanding and diversifying trade - - - -

New Initiatives for a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership with India - - - -

Preventive Health — increasing consumer access to kava in Australia - - - -

Protecting Australia’s Staff and Missions Overseas 0.5 4.4 11.4 -

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Table 2: Payment measures since the 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update⁽ªâ¾ (continued) 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

$m $m $m $m

FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE (continued)

Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (National Interest component)

Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific — support for Solomon Islands Electricity Authority(b) nfp nfp nfp nfp

Portfolio total 455.2 133.3 18.2 2.6

HEALTH

Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission

Ageing and Aged Care(b) 27.4 7.4 11.2 11.2

COVID-19 Response Package — ageing and aged care(b) 2.4 - - -

Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority

Preventive Health 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0

Australian Sports Commission

Building an Active Australia — implementing Sport 2030 — continuing the Sporting Schools program 19.8 19.8 - -

Cancer Australia

Preventive Health - - - -

Department of Health

Ageing and Aged Care(b) 674.2 381.7 426.8 473.7

Australia’s Care and Support Workforce Package 0.6 0.1 - -

Building an Active Australia — Australian Sports Foundation capacity boost 4.7 - - -

Building an Active Australia — FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 2.4 nfp nfp nfp

COVID-19 Response Package — emergency response — continued 42.5 - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — access to COVID-19 vaccines and consumables 1,165.3 704.4 - -

COVID-19 Response Package — additional mental health and crisis support for Victoria 46.1 1.2 - -

COVID-19 Response Package — ageing and aged care(b) 728.9 4.9 2.0 0.1

COVID-19 Response Package — guaranteeing Medicare and access to medicines — extension(b) 1,024.0 - - -

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Table 2: Payment measures since the 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update⁽ªâ¾ (continued) 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

$m $m $m $m

HEALTH (continued)

COVID-19 Response Package — supporting mental health 43.9 54.4 1.8 -

COVID-19 Response Package — supporting our hospitals — continuation - - - -

Guaranteeing Medicare — Medicare Benefits Schedule review 15.3 -3.1 -10.0 -9.4

Health Delivery Modernisation — phase two 0.6 0.4 - -

Humanitarian Program 2020-21 -3.3 -15.0 -21.9 -29.0

Improving Access to Medicines — additional funding for Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme litigation nfp nfp nfp nfp

Improving Access to Medicines — antimicrobial resistance and Australia’s National Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy 1.7 8.4 6.5 5.6

Improving Access to Medicines — New Medicines Funding Guarantee — Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and improved payment administration implementation(b) 1,403.9 2,929.9 3,053.0 3,147.9

Improving Access to Medicines — Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme — new and amended listings(b) 78.6 86.8 95.6 99.8

Improving Access to Medicines — regulation of medicinal cannabis research, cultivation and manufacture(b) .. .. -0.3 -0.5

Improving Access to Medicines — unique device identification system for medical devices in Australia 1.7 2.5 2.6 1.0

JobMaker Plan — Deregulation Package(b) 5.6 6.3 6.0 -

Migration Program — 2020-21 planning levels(b) 0.1 -0.1 -0.5 -0.5

Preventive Health 25.0 25.0 - -

Preventive Health — increasing consumer access to kava in Australia 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.1

Prioritising Mental Health — continued support 7.1 - - -

Strengthening Primary Care — rural and regional primary care 1.2 - - -

Support for Australia’s Thalidomide Survivors 19.9 3.9 3.8 3.8

Supporting Our Hospitals — simpler and more affordable private health cover for all Australians(b) 5.8 -10.0 -12.5 -14.2

Supporting Regional Australia 0.6 24.6 14.1 11.0

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Table 2: Payment measures since the 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update⁽ªâ¾ (continued) 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

$m $m $m $m

HEALTH (continued)

Food Standards Australia New Zealand

Improving Access to Medicines — antimicrobial resistance and Australia’s National Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy - 0.1 0.1 -

National Health and Medical Research Council

Preventive Health - - - -

Portfolio total 5,347.5 4,235.3 3,579.9 3,701.6

HOME AFFAIRS

Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission

Confiscated Assets Account - - - -

Expediting Family Law and Federal Circuit Court Matters(b) 0.3 .. .. ..

Australian Federal Police

Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy 2020 9.7 28.9 25.5 25.8

Australian Federal Police — additional funding 10.8 18.4 24.2 246.7

Confiscated Assets Account - - - -

Australian Institute of Criminology

Confiscated Assets Account - - - -

Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre

AUSTRAC Capability Uplift(b) 23.3 29.4 29.5 22.2

Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy 2020 - - - -

Confiscated Assets Account - - - -

Department of Home Affairs

Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy 2020 15.5 12.7 12.9 13.1

Commonwealth Implementation of Environmental Controls for Chemicals(b) - - - -

Confiscated Assets Account - - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — ageing and aged care(b) 0.6 - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — Christmas Island Immigration Detention Centre — reactivation 55.6 - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment(b) 34.3 - - -

Disaster Relief — Northern Territory and South Australia - - - -

Humanitarian Program 2020-21(b) -50.0 -44.6 -57.3 -60.1

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Table 2: Payment measures since the 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update⁽ªâ¾ (continued) 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

$m $m $m $m

HOME AFFAIRS (continued)

Implementation of the Waste Export Ban .. .. .. -

JobMaker Plan — Digital Business Plan 3.9 3.9 - -

JobMaker Plan — global business and talent attraction taskforce 13.5 16.3 - -

JobMaker Plan — Simplified Trade System(b) 14.0 14.6 - -

Migration Program — 2020-21 planning levels(b) 29.6 33.8 13.8 9.4

Migration Program — changes to the Business Innovation and Investment Program(b) 1.2 - - -

National Action Plan to Combat Modern Slavery 2020-25 1.0 0.7 1.0 0.7

New Initiatives for a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership with India - - - -

Regional Cooperation Arrangements in Indonesia 41.4 - - -

Safer Communities Fund — round six - - - -

Securing Government Data nfp nfp nfp nfp

Social Cohesion 21.5 9.4 9.5 9.1

Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Act 2018 and Other Cyber-Crime Law Enforcement Powers -1.6 - - -

Various Agencies

National Security Agencies — additional funding(b) nfp nfp nfp nfp

Portfolio total 224.6 123.5 59.1 266.9

INDUSTRY, SCIENCE, ENERGY AND RESOURCES

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation — additional funding 74.2 71.5 45.9 46.4

Australian Renewable Energy Agency

JobMaker Plan — investment in new energy technologies(b) 14.6 51.2 167.0 145.5

Clean Energy Finance Corporation

JobMaker Plan — investment in new energy technologies(b) - - 0.1 0.4

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Table 2: Payment measures since the 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update⁽ªâ¾ (continued) 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

$m $m $m $m

INDUSTRY, SCIENCE, ENERGY AND RESOURCES (continued)

Clean Energy Regulator

JobMaker Plan — Deregulation Package(b) 4.6 7.9 6.7 5.3

JobMaker Plan — investment in new energy technologies(b) -11.4 -20.6 -31.5 -22.8

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

JobMaker Plan — Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation — supporting essential scientific research 133.1 113.1 114.5 98.5

JobMaker Plan — Digital Business Plan 1.5 - - -

New Initiatives for a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership with India - - - -

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

Advanced Manufacturing Facility and Vehicle to Grid Trial 5.0 - - -

Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy 2020 6.6 12.1 9.9 9.1

COVID-19 Response Package — Australian space industry — deferral of regulatory charging arrangements(b) -0.3 - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — BusinessBalance — supporting the mental health of Australians in small businesses 7.0 - - -

Engagement with State and Territory Governments on Energy Reforms 5.4 - - -

Growing Australia’s Waste and Recycling Capability Through Cooperative Research Centres Projects - - - -

JobMaker Plan — Digital Business Plan 25.6 16.3 6.4 0.7

JobMaker Plan — gas-fired recovery 20.9 18.6 10.4 2.9

JobMaker Plan — improving energy affordability and reliability 19.7 - - -

JobMaker Plan — investment in new energy technologies(b) 50.7 72.9 62.8 48.3

JobMaker Plan — Modern Manufacturing Strategy 79.1 454.2 587.4 389.1

JobMaker Plan — Second Women’s Economic Security Package(b) 7.7 8.0 14.6 13.6

JobMaker Plan — securing Australia’s liquid fuel stocks(b) 17.8 55.4 94.3 64.4

National Radioactive Waste Management Facility program — continuation 30.6 29.1 25.5 18.4

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Table 2: Payment measures since the 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update⁽ªâ¾ (continued) 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

$m $m $m $m

INDUSTRY, SCIENCE, ENERGY AND RESOURCES (continued)

New Initiatives for a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership with India - - - -

Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility — extension and enhancements(b) 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.4

Payment Times Procurement Connected Policy - - - -

Rum Jungle Rehabilitation Project — additional funding - - - -

Steel Processing and Galvanising Plant in Whyalla — upgrade 15.0 - - -

Geoscience Australia

JobMaker Plan — investment in new energy technologies(b) 0.2 - - -

National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority

JobMaker Plan — investment in new energy technologies(b) 0.7 0.7 - -

Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility

Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility — extension and enhancements(b) 1.1 10.4 11.8 12.0

Portfolio total 509.9 901.2 1,126.1 832.2

INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT, REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS

Australian Communications and Media Authority

Digital Skills for Older Australians - 3.9 4.0 4.0

JobMaker Plan — Digital Business Plan 2.1 5.0 - -

Office of the eSafety Commissioner — additional funding 0.4 17.6 21.5 -

Australian Film, Television and Radio School

COVID-19 Response Package — arts portfolio entities 2.3 - - -

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

National System for Domestic Commercial Vessel Safety — deferral of charging review and additional funding(b) - - - -

Australian National Maritime Museum

COVID-19 Response Package — arts portfolio entities 2.0 - - -

Australian Transport Safety Bureau

COVID-19 Response Package — additional aviation support (b) 5.2 0.9 0.9 0.9

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Table 2: Payment measures since the 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update⁽ªâ¾ (continued) 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

$m $m $m $m

INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT, REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS (continued)

Civil Aviation Safety Authority

COVID-19 Response Package — additional aviation support(b) - 33.4 34.0 32.3

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

Australian Broadband Advisory Council — establishment - - - -

Australian Rail Track Corporation — equity injection nfp nfp nfp nfp

Community Development Grants — new projects 75.3 20.0 7.5 -

COVID-19 Response Package — additional aviation support(b) nfp nfp nfp nfp

COVID-19 Response Package — Relief and Recovery Fund — additional projects - - - -

Extending the Stronger Communities Programme — round six 26.3 1.8 - -

Funding for Child Abuse Civil Claims — Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory Prior to Self-Government nfp nfp nfp nfp

Improving Connectivity in the Western Australian Grainbelt Region 1.1 0.7 - -

JobMaker Plan — Digital Business Plan 5.7 11.0 5.4 -

JobMaker Plan — Infrastructure Investment — Australian Capital Territory(b) - - - -

JobMaker Plan — Infrastructure Investment — New South Wales - - - -

JobMaker Plan — Infrastructure Investment — Northern Territory - - - -

JobMaker Plan — Infrastructure Investment — Queensland - - - -

JobMaker Plan — Infrastructure Investment — road safety and upgrades(b) 4.4 4.2 2.8 3.0

JobMaker Plan — Infrastructure Investment — South Australia - - - -

JobMaker Plan — Infrastructure Investment — Tasmania - - - -

JobMaker Plan — Infrastructure Investment — Victoria - - - -

JobMaker Plan — Infrastructure Investment — Western Australia - - - -

JobMaker Plan — Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program — extension 500.0 500.0 - -

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Table 2: Payment measures since the 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update⁽ªâ¾ (continued) 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

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INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT, REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS (continued)

JobMaker Plan — National Water Grid — investing in a long-term approach to water infrastructure 1.2 1.6 1.4 1.4

Media Reforms Package — screen sector support - 10.1 10.1 -

Murray-Darling Communities Investment Package - - - -

Perth City Deal 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.2

Services to Territories 31.0 35.1 11.7 6.9

Supporting Infrastructure Investment 22.7 23.5 24.5 24.1

Supporting Regional Australia 57.1 117.4 104.8 88.7

Viewer Access Satellite Television — extension nfp nfp nfp nfp

Infrastructure Australia

Supporting Infrastructure Investment 3.8 1.2 1.0 1.0

National Capital Authority

JobMaker Plan — infrastructure investment — Australian Capital Territory(b) - - - -

National Film and Sound Archive of Australia

COVID-19 Response Package — arts portfolio entities 2.5 - - -

National Gallery of Australia

COVID-19 Response Package — arts portfolio entities 4.5 - - -

National Library of Australia

COVID-19 Response Package — arts portfolio entities 5.4 - - -

National Museum of Australia

COVID-19 Response Package — arts portfolio entities 3.9 - - -

National Portrait Gallery of Australia

COVID-19 Response Package — arts portfolio entities 1.2 - - -

North Queensland Water Infrastructure Authority

JobMaker Plan — National Water Grid — investing in a long-term approach to water infrastructure 2.0 1.0 - -

Screen Australia

COVID-19 Response Package — arts portfolio entities 1.1 - - -

Media Reforms Package — screen sector support 1.0 16.0 16.0 -

Special Broadcasting Service Corporation

Enhanced Language Services 2.1 1.8 1.8 1.9

Portfolio total 764.7 806.6 248.0 164.4

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PARLIAMENT

Department of Parliamentary Services

Parliamentary Departments — additional funding 32.0 36.5 24.6 24.7

Department of the Senate

Parliamentary Departments — additional funding 2.2 - - -

Portfolio total 34.2 36.5 24.6 24.7

PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Return of Cultural Heritage - - - -

Australian Public Service Commission

JobMaker Plan — Deregulation Package(b) 1.3 0.9 1.0 -

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

COVID-19 Response Package — Relief and Recovery Fund — additional projects - - - -

Critical Technology — establishing an enhanced capability 3.0 2.6 - -

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet — additional resourcing 24.1 10.7 2.5 1.9

JobMaker Plan — Deregulation Package(b) 7.6 6.7 - -

JobMaker Plan — Second Women’s Economic Security Package(b) 22.6 12.6 8.0 4.7

National Drought and North Queensland Flood Response and Recovery Agency

Drought Response, Resilience and Preparedness Plan — extended support - 19.6 - -

Implementation of the 2019 Monsoon Trough: A Strategy for Long-Term Recovery - - - -

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$m $m $m $m

PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET (continued)

National Indigenous Australians Agency

Closing the Gap — partnering for delivery - - - -

Funding for Remote Indigenous Housing in Queensland - - - -

JobMaker Plan — Digital Business Plan - - - -

Murray-Darling Communities Investment Package 0.5 3.6 - -

Return of Cultural Heritage - - - -

Students Support Package 1.3 3.8 2.6 -

Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General

Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General — additional resourcing 2.8 10.4 3.1 1.8

Portfolio total 63.2 70.8 17.1 8.4

SOCIAL SERVICES

Department of Social Services

Australia’s Care and Support Workforce Package - 9.2 9.3 -

Cashless Debit Card — ongoing funding nfp nfp nfp nfp

COVID-19 Response Package — additional funding for domestic and family violence support nfp nfp nfp nfp

COVID-19 Response Package — further economic support payments 2,377.6 43.3 2.1 -

COVID-19 Response Package — recognising the impacts of COVID-19 for Youth Allowance and ABSTUDY independence 6.5 12.8 0.1 -

Digital Skills for Older Australians .. 5.5 5.4 5.5

Employment Services 0.4 -54.0 -122.5 -138.1

Extension of Children and Parenting Support Services — additional services - 13.3 13.3 13.5

Extension of Funding for Financial Wellbeing and Capability Measures - 16.5 14.9 12.9

Forced Adoption Support Services — continuation - 2.4 1.9 1.9

Future National Redress Funding 25.7 25.0 26.2 27.7

Humanitarian Program 2020-21(b) -44.5 -113.8 -181.6 -236.0

Incentives to Encourage Young Australians to Undertake Seasonal Work - 4.6 7.9 -

JobMaker Plan — Deregulation Package(b) - - - -

JobMaker Plan — Second Women’s Economic Security Package(b) 105.4 23.9 1.1 -

Migration Program — 2020-21 planning levels(b) 5.9 7.5 8.2 7.6

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SOCIAL SERVICES (continued)

National Memorial for Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse 1.2 5.3 0.1 0.1

Ongoing Funding for Frontline Social Services Impacted by the Cessation of the Social and Community Services Special Account 0.2 43.6 44.1 44.7

Place Based Income Management — continuation - 0.2 - -

Prioritising Mental Health — continued support 5.4 13.3 13.4 13.6

Social Services Programs — extension 0.4 - - -

Supporting Families Impacted by Stillbirth 0.6 1.2 1.2 1.2

Totally and Permanently Incapacitated Veterans — rent assistance - - 32.1 41.1

Treasury Portfolio — additional funding(b) 0.4 0.4 - -

Digital Transformation Agency

JobMaker Plan — Digital Business Plan 23.1 27.1 - -

myGov Enhancement and Sustainment - - - -

Social Services Portfolio — additional resourcing 15.8 - - -

National Disability Insurance Scheme Launch Transition Agency

COVID-19 Response Package — Worker Mobility Reduction Payment Initiative - - - -

National Disability Insurance Scheme(b) 255.4 191.6 142.1 -

NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission

National Disability Insurance Scheme(b) 28.6 23.2 20.1 21.1

Services Australia

Ageing and Aged Care(b) 3.4 1.2 -0.2 -0.2

Cashless Debit Card — ongoing funding nfp nfp nfp nfp

COVID-19 Response Package — child care — Victorian recovery payments and other support measures 5.7 0.5 0.4 0.4

COVID-19 Response Package — further economic support payments 21.1 - 1.1 -

COVID-19 Response Package — guaranteeing Medicare and access to medicines — extension(b) 11.1 .. .. ..

COVID-19 Response Package — recognising the impacts of COVID-19 for Youth Allowance and ABSTUDY independence 2.5 1.2 0.7 -

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Table 2: Payment measures since the 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update⁽ªâ¾ (continued) 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

$m $m $m $m

SOCIAL SERVICES (continued)

COVID-19 Response Package — supporting mental health 0.3 0.4 - -

Employment Services 17.6 24.9 -2.5 -2.8

Guaranteeing Medicare — Medicare Benefits Schedule review .. -0.3 -0.3 -0.3

Health Delivery Modernisation — phase two 67.6 64.3 -8.0 -8.8

Humanitarian Program 2020-21(b) -0.9 -2.5 -3.7 -4.1

Improving Access to Medicines — New Medicines Funding Guarantee — Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and improved payment administration implementation (b) -2.4 -1.9 -1.9 -1.9

Improving Access to Medicines — Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme — new and amended listings(b) 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.1

Incentives to Encourage Young Australians to Undertake Seasonal Work 2.9 0.2 0.7 -

JobMaker Plan — Deregulation Package(b) - 0.2 5.1 1.0

JobMaker Plan — Digital Business Plan 51.6 45.5 - -

JobMaker Plan — higher education — additional support for students and education providers(b) 4.2 .. .. ..

JobMaker Plan — Second Women’s Economic Security Package(b) 6.8 -0.1 -0.9 -0.9

Mental Health Support for Veterans and Their Families 0.1 - - -

Migration Program — 2020-21 planning levels(b) 0.1 .. -0.1 -0.1

myGov Enhancement and Sustainment - - - -

Place Based Income Management — continuation - 9.4 - -

Services Australia — provision of remote services — continuation 24.7 - - -

Social Services Portfolio — additional resourcing 7.3 1.3 0.5 0.5

Social Services Programs — extension 0.4 - - -

Support for Australia’s Thalidomide Survivors 2.3 0.4 0.4 0.1

Supporting Families Impacted by Stillbirth 2.8 0.5 0.2 -

Totally and Permanently Incapacitated Veterans — rent assistance .. 1.0 4.9 0.1

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Table 2: Payment measures since the 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update⁽ªâ¾ (continued) 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

$m $m $m $m

SOCIAL SERVICES (continued)

Treasury Portfolio — additional funding(b) 1.2 0.1 .. -

Welfare Payment Infrastructure Transformation — tranche four 36.0 80.9 68.7 33.6

Portfolio total 3,075.0 529.4 104.6 -166.5

TREASURY

Australian Bureau of Statistics

JobMaker Plan — Deregulation Package(b) 1.6 0.2 - -

Treasury Portfolio — additional funding(b) - 83.0 81.9 76.4

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

ACCC Inquiry into the Supply Chains of Perishable Agricultural Goods 0.4 - - -

JobMaker Plan — Digital Business Plan 24.5 - - -

JobMaker Plan — Infrastructure Investment — road safety and upgrades(b) 0.4 - - -

Treasury Portfolio — additional funding(b) 20.6 27.3 34.5 34.2

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority

Superannuation Reform(b) 0.7 0.9 0.6 0.6

Treasury Portfolio — additional funding(b) 12.4 16.4 - -

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

JobMaker Plan — Digital Business Plan - - - -

JobMaker Plan — supporting small business and responsible lending(b) 0.3 0.2 - -

Refocusing Australia’s Approach to Financial Capability(b) -0.5 -1.1 -1.1 -1.1

Australian Taxation Office

Additional funding to address serious and organised crime in the tax and superannuation system(b) - 7.5 7.5 -

Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Review Program 0.5 1.2 1.2 -

COVID-19 Response Package — JobKeeper Payment extension 15,600.0 - - -

JobMaker Plan — Digital Business Plan 44.7 52.6 - -

JobMaker Plan — JobMaker Hiring Credit 850.0 2,900.0 250.0 -

JobMaker Plan — Research and Development Tax Incentive — supporting Australia’s economic recovery(b) 150.0 240.0 310.0 320.0

JobMaker Plan — Skills Reform Package 1.5 6.1 2.6 1.1

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Table 2: Payment measures since the 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update⁽ªâ¾ (continued) 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

$m $m $m $m

TREASURY (continued)

JobMaker Plan — temporary loss carry back to support cash flow(b) 1.9 1.2 1.0 0.4

Media Reforms Package — screen sector support - -0.7 -3.7 -2.1

Strengthening Australia’s Foreign Investment Framework(b) 9.1 10.4 2.7 2.2

Superannuation Reform(b) 18.4 21.5 12.3 7.2

Treasury Portfolio — additional funding(b) 256.2 32.9 16.0 0.8

Department of the Treasury

Additional funding to address serious and organised crime in the tax and superannuation system(b) - 0.6 1.7 1.5

COVID-19 Response Package — Relief and Recovery Fund — additional projects - - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — supporting our hospitals — continuation 1,103.1 - - -

Disaster Relief — Northern Territory and South Australia 19.9 - - -

Drought Response, Resilience and Preparedness Plan — extended support 50.0 - - -

Funding for Remote Indigenous Housing in Queensland - - - -

Humanitarian Program 2020-21(b) -1.0 -3.0 -7.0 -11.0

Implementation of the 2019 Monsoon Trough: A Strategy for Long-Term Recovery - - - -

JobMaker Plan — Deregulation Package(b) 1.2 - - -

JobMaker Plan — Digital Business Plan 2.4 - - -

JobMaker Plan — driving jobs through housing 0.5 - - 0.1

JobMaker Plan — improving energy affordability and reliability 15.0 - - -

JobMaker Plan — Infrastructure Investment — Australian Capital Territory(b) 2.5 12.0 25.0 35.0

JobMaker Plan — Infrastructure Investment — New South Wales 220.8 561.6 640.4 554.7

JobMaker Plan — Infrastructure Investment — Northern Territory 15.8 35.8 48.8 47.1

JobMaker Plan — Infrastructure Investment — Queensland 125.9 293.3 317.2 312.9

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Table 2: Payment measures since the 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update⁽ªâ¾ (continued) 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

$m $m $m $m

TREASURY (continued)

JobMaker Plan — Infrastructure Investment — road safety and upgrades(b) 1,000.0 1,000.0 - -

JobMaker Plan — Infrastructure Investment — South Australia 101.1 154.7 138.1 118.6

JobMaker Plan — Infrastructure Investment — Tasmania 12.2 31.9 66.5 124.0

JobMaker Plan — Infrastructure Investment — Victoria 80.0 430.0 692.0 491.6

JobMaker Plan — Infrastructure Investment — Western Australia 94.8 314.4 421.3 223.7

JobMaker Plan — investment in new energy technologies(b) 13.5 - - -

JobMaker Plan — National Water Grid — investing in a long-term approach to water infrastructure 18.0 199.0 325.0 480.0

Migration Program — 2020-21 planning levels(b) .. -10.0 -20.0 -25.0

Murray-Darling Communities Investment Package -43.6 30.7 29.7 23.6

Perth City Deal 38.1 89.6 74.6 67.1

Public Safety Mobile Broadband(b) 8.0 - - -

Refocusing Australia’s Approach to Financial Capability(b) 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8

Rum Jungle Rehabilitation Project — additional funding 1.3 2.3 - -

School Pathways Program 1.2 1.2 - -

Strengthening Australia’s Foreign Investment Framework(b) 6.7 28.3 22.6 4.0

Superannuation Reform(b) 16.9 0.3 0.1 0.1

Treasury Portfolio — additional funding(b) 29.9 31.9 23.9 20.7

Productivity Commission

Closing the Gap — partnering for delivery 1.2 2.9 3.5 2.6

Portfolio total 19,929.8 6,608.9 3,520.3 2,912.7

VETERANS’ AFFAIRS

Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Australia’s Care and Support Workforce Package 0.7 - - -

Broadening the Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Program 0.9 1.4 1.4 1.2

Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the End of WWII 1.1 - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — ageing and aged care(b) 0.8 - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — further economic support payments 113.2 - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — guaranteeing Medicare and access to medicines — extension(b) 5.0 - - -

Department of Veterans’ Affairs — additional resourcing 60.4 - - -

Guaranteeing Medicare — Medicare Benefits Schedule review 0.1 -0.3 -0.2 -0.2

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Table 2: Payment measures since the 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update⁽ªâ¾ (continued) 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

$m $m $m $m

VETERANS’ AFFAIRS (continued)

Improving Access to Medicines — Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme — new and amended listings(b) 1.5 2.2 2.6 2.8

Mental Health Support for Veterans and Their Families 12.7 28.4 29.7 30.7

Totally and Permanently Incapacitated Veterans — rent assistance - 2.9 -23.8 -32.2

Portfolio total 196.3 34.6 9.6 2.3

Decisions taken but not yet announced(c) 1,483.6 2,835.2 1,337.5 785.1

Total impact of payment measures(d) 34,226.5 17,684.7 10,316.2 9,086.1

* 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 payments, no sign before an estimate indicates increased payments. (b) These measures can also be found in the receipt measures summary table. (c) Includes the impact of measures that are not for publication (nfp). (d) Measures may not add due to rounding.

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Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Bureau of Meteorology — improved security and resilience

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Bureau of Meteorology nfp nfp nfp nfp

The Government will provide $254.6 million over four years from 2020-21 to ensure the financial sustainability of the Bureau of Meteorology (the Bureau). This includes:

• $225.6 million over three years from 2021-22 (and $143.7 million per year ongoing from 2024-25) to maintain a proactive asset maintenance schedule consistent with industry best practice and allow the Bureau to safely respond to multiple concurrent weather emergency events during times of natural disaster

• $29.0 million in 2020-21 to supplement revenue for the Bureau’s aviation meteorological services program following a downturn in aviation activity due to COVID-19

• funding to improve the security, resilience and reliability of the Bureau’s Observations Network infrastructure. The financial implications of this element are not for publication (nfp) due to commercial-in-confidence sensitivities.

Commonwealth Implementation of Environmental Controls for Chemicals

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment 2.3 6.3 4.7 5.3

Department of Home Affairs - - - -

Total — Payments 2.3 6.3 4.7 5.3

Related receipts ($m)

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

- - 2.4 3.4

The Government will provide $29.1 million over six years from 2020-21 (including $5.1 million in 2024-25 and $5.4 million in 2025-26, and $4.9 million per year ongoing from 2026-27) to implement the National Standard for the Environment Risk Management of Industrial Chemicals (the National Standard) in areas and activities under the jurisdiction of the Commonwealth.

Implementation of the National Standard will enable the Commonwealth to enforce best practice management of industrial chemicals in Commonwealth areas, improve the control of the introduction and export of chemicals of high concern and align Australia

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with key trading partners by enabling the ratification of international chemicals conventions.

The costs of this measure will be partially met through fees and levies charged to some regulated entities. Costs for the Department of Home Affairs in implementing the measure will be met from within the existing resources of the portfolio.

Compensation Arising from the Brett Cattle Judgement

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Finance nfp nfp nfp nfp

The Government will provide funding to settle compensation and legal costs associated with claims against the Commonwealth by businesses that suffered losses due to an order to suspend live cattle exports to Indonesia in 2011. This funding will be provided through the Australian Government’s self-managed insurance fund, Comcover.

Funding for this measure is not for publication (nfp) due to legal sensitivities.

COVID-19 Response Package — supporting the Great Barrier Reef tourism industry

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

3.5 4.9 3.3 -

The Government will provide $11.6 million over three years from 2020-21 to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority to continue its world class management of the Great Barrier Reef (the Reef) whilst supporting local businesses in a region significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes:

• $6.0 million over two years to further support local tourism operators and encourage tourism to the Reef by extending the temporary waiver of the Environmental Management Charge for visitors and tourists until 30 June 2021

• $5.6 million over three years to improve the educational offerings and tourism experiences for visitors to Reef HQ Aquarium in Townsville through new and revitalised exhibits that showcase the diversity of marine life within the Reef and the efforts undertaken to ensure its protection for future generations.

This measure builds on the July 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update measures COVID-19 Response Package — Relief and Recovery Fund and COVID-19 Response Package — Agriculture. See also the related payment measure titled COVID-19 Response Package — Relief and Recovery Fund — additional projects.

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Drought Response, Resilience and Preparedness Plan — extended support

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of the Treasury 50.0 - - -

National Drought and North Queensland Flood Response and Recovery Agency

- 19.6 - -

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment - - - -

Total — Payments 50.0 19.6 - -

The Government will provide $155.6 million over four years for a package of measures to support farmers and communities in drought. This includes:

• $50.0 million in Commonwealth funding in 2020-21 to extend the On-farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme, through National Partnership Agreements with states and territories

• $19.6 million in 2021-22 to extend the drought function of the National Drought and North Queensland Flood Response and Recovery Agency for a further year to continue coordination and community engagement for the Government’s response and recovery activities in relation to the drought

• $86.0 million over four years from 2020-21 through the Future Drought Fund to establish eight Drought Resilience and Adoption Hubs that support networks of researchers, farmers, agricultural business and community groups to enhance drought resilience practice, tools and technology. This is part of the $100 million commitment per year delivered under the Future Drought Fund.

This measure builds on the support provided in the July 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update measure titled Drought Response, Resilience and Preparedness plan — further support for farmers and communities in drought.

Further information can be found in the press release of 1 September 2020 issued by the Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management.

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Implementation of the Waste Export Ban

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Home Affairs .. .. .. -

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment -2.4 3.3 1.2 -2.1

Total — Payments -2.4 3.3 1.2 -2.1

The Government will provide $6.6 million over three years from 2020-21 to implement and administer the Commonwealth’s commitment to ban the export of certain types of waste from 1 January 2021. The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment will administer a licensing and declaration scheme to enable the export of waste materials where it can be demonstrated that sufficient processing has occurred prior to export to prevent harm to the environment or human health overseas.

This measure will be offset by redirecting funding from within the Agriculture, Water and the Environment portfolio.

Improved Access to Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Program — extension

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment 2.2 -0.4 -0.8 -1.0

The Government will provide $2.4 million over four years from 2020-21 (including $0.1 million in 2024-25 and 2025-26) to extend the Improved Access to Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals program. The program will help farmers gain improved access to safe and effective agricultural and veterinary chemicals.

This measure will be offset by redirecting existing funding.

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JobMaker Plan — busting congestion for agricultural exporters — improving the ease of doing business

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment 99.9 112.1 92.7 23.6

The Government will provide $328.4 million over four years from 2020-21 for a package of measures to improve the ease of doing business for agricultural exporters. This includes:

• $222.2 million over four years (and $22.3 million ongoing) for the first phase of modernising the ICT systems and business processes that support the improved delivery of export regulatory services to agricultural exporters, including:

- simplifying interactions between farmers and exporters and the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment in the delivery of agricultural export assessment and certification services

- reducing the regulatory burden on industry through streamlined and integrated systems that remove unnecessary costs and delays for exporters

- protecting the value of agricultural exports by ensuring the integrity of systems by mitigating export system outages and improving the cyber security of information.

• $71.1 million over three years from 2020-21 to improve the financial sustainability of export certification services by returning to full cost recovery of these services over time, while minimising the impost on industry as it recovers from the effects of the drought, bushfires and COVID-19

• $35.2 million over four years for targeted interventions and regulatory reforms in the meat, live animal, seafood, plant and plant product export sectors to get products to overseas markets faster and more reliably.

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Maintaining the Timeliness of the Environmental Assessment Process

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment 15.7 20.9 - -

The Government will provide $36.6 million over two years from 2020-21 to maintain the timeliness of environmental assessments and undertake further reforms under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). This includes:

• $12.4 million over two years from 2020-21 to maintain the momentum established in timely environmental assessments and approvals through the 2019-20 MYEFO measure titled Busting Congestion in the Environmental Assessment Process

• $10.6 million over two years from 2020-21 to progress negotiations with the states and territories on bilateral agreements for a single touch approach for approvals, removing duplication by accrediting states to carry out environmental approvals for Commonwealth matters

• $8.8 million over two years from 2020-21 to expedite the approvals of 15 major infrastructure projects that are estimated to contribute more than $72 billion in public and private investment and will support tens of thousands of Australian jobs

• $2.2 million over four years from 2020-21 to reduce the backlog of applications and support the timely administration of new applications under the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act 1984

• $2.5 million in 2020-21 to support further policy work relating to environmental markets to respond to the recommendations foreshadowed in the Interim Report of the Independent Review of the EPBC Act.

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Murray-Darling Communities Investment Package

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Murray-Darling Basin Authority 17.3 32.3 2.4 2.4

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment 13.3 52.8 5.2 12.9

National Indigenous Australians Agency

0.5 3.6 - -

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

- - - -

Department of the Treasury -43.6 30.7 29.7 23.6

Total — Payments -12.5 119.5 37.3 38.8

The Government will provide $269.6 million over four years from 2020-21 (and $9.8 million per year ongoing) for a package of measures to achieve a sustainable and certain future for the Murray-Darling Basin, its people, industries and environment, and in response to findings of the Independent Assessment of the Social and Economic conditions in the Murray-Darling Basin and the First Review of the Water for the Environment Special Account.

The package includes funding to invest in community resilience and river health, including:

• $37.6 million over two years from 2020-21 to extend the Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program to support economic development projects in Basin communities impacted by water recovery under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan (the Basin Plan)

• $37.6 million over two years from 2020-21 to work with the South Australian Government to deliver projects that will sustain Riverland environments

• $24.5 million over two years from 2020-21 to fund community-driven grants for on-ground projects that will improve the health of rivers and wetlands

• $4.2 million over two years from 2020-21 to engage Indigenous River Rangers to increase First Nations peoples’ access to water for economic and social purposes, and embedding First Nations’ participation in delivery of the Basin Plan.

This package also includes funding to build trust, transparency and accountability in the delivery of the Basin Plan, including:

• $38.7 million over four years from 2020-21 (and $9.8 million per year ongoing) for compliance activities, including the establishment of a new statutory authority of the Inspector-General of Water Compliance

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• $25.0 million over four years from 2020-21 to improve metering systems in the Murray-Darling Basin, particularly the Northern Basin, through a National Partnership Agreement

• $7.5 million over four years from 2020-21 to track and monitor ecological, economic and social conditions in the Basin

• $6.0 million over four years from 2020-21 to improve and simplify access to water information such as water management, use and trade, and to develop a second pass business case to modernise and integrate Basin river modelling.

The package also includes funding to improve implementation of the Basin Plan, including:

• $70.5 million over four years from 2020-21 to work with Basin jurisdictions to accelerate planning and delivery of projects that are at risk of not being delivered by 2024, and to develop a new National Partnership Agreement with Basin jurisdictions to provide funding for new and ongoing activities required to implement the Basin Plan

• $18.0 million over four years from 2020-21 for the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment to support the implementation of the Basin Plan.

The cost of this measure will be partially met from within the existing resources of the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment and the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications, and partially offset by redirecting funding from the Water for Fodder Program and from the Sustainable Rural Water Use and Infrastructure Program.

Further information can be found in the press release of 4 September 2020 issued by the Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia and the joint press release of 8 September 2020 issued by the Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia and the Minister for Indigenous Australians.

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Supporting Healthy Oceans

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Director of National Parks 6.0 11.4 12.5 13.3

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment 0.5 2.0 1.3 0.5

Total — Payments 6.4 13.3 13.8 13.8

The Government will provide $47.4 million over four years from 2020-21 (and $7.8 million per year ongoing) to support the health and management of Australia’s oceans. This includes:

• $28.3 million over four years from 2020-21 (and $7.8 million ongoing) to enhance the maintenance of Australia’s marine park network, including increased science and monitoring activities, expanded Indigenous engagement in park management and more pro-active enforcement of compliance with marine park rules

• $14.8 million over four years from 2020-21 to remove ghost nets (discarded fishing nets) from Australia’s northern waters

• $4.2 million over four years from 2020-21 to support Australia’s engagement with the International Partnership for Blue Carbon and the Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit.

Sydney Harbour Federation Trust — infrastructure improvements

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Sydney Harbour Federation Trust 25.1 4.3 6.7 4.5

The Government will provide $40.6 million over four years from 2020-21 to the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust (the Trust) to improve the public amenity of various sites under its management and respond to recommendations from the Independent Review of the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust. Funding will allow for the renewal and repair of heritage-listed infrastructure, public safety improvements and master planning for Cockatoo Island and North Head Sanctuary.

Further information can be found in the press release of 29 September 2020 issued by the Minister for the Environment.

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Attorney-General’s

COVID-19 Response Package — Attorney-General’s portfolio entities — additional resources

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Attorney-General’s Department 14.5 20.8 - -

Fair Work Commission 3.2 1.9 - -

Total — Payments 17.7 22.7 - -

The Government will provide $40.4 million over two years from 2020-21 to entities in the Attorney-General Portfolio to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes:

• $5.1 million over two years from 2020-21 to the Fair Work Commission to respond to an increase in its workload as a result of COVID-19

• $35.3 million over two years from 2020-21 to the Attorney-General’s Department to provide increased temporary resourcing for the Fair Entitlements Guarantee program.

COVID-19 Response Package — federal family law courts — specialised court lists for urgent matters arising from COVID-19

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Federal Court of Australia 1.1 1.4 - -

The Government will provide $2.5 million over two years from 2020-21 for federal family law courts to maintain specialised court lists for urgent matters arising as a result of COVID-19.

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Expediting Family Law and Federal Circuit Court Matters

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Attorney-General’s Department 8.1 28.9 29.1 29.5

Federal Court of Australia 6.0 10.1 10.0 10.1

Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission

0.3 .. .. ..

Total — Payments 14.3 39.0 39.2 39.6

Related receipts ($m)

Federal Court of Australia 5.1 10.3 10.4 10.5

The Government will provide $132.1 million over four years from 2020-21 to expedite the handling of family law matters and other matters in the Federal Circuit Court. This includes:

• $87.3 million over three years from 2021-22 to maintain funding for family law services funded under the Family Relationship Services Program, following the cessation of the social and community services wage supplementation funding

• $35.7 million over four years from 2020-21 in additional resources and judges for the Federal Circuit Court (FCC) to assist with the timely resolution of migration and family law matters

• $4.8 million in 2020-21 for the Family Violence and Cross Examination of Parties Scheme, which helps protect victims of family violence in family law proceedings

• $1.8 million over four years from 2020-21 to implement Federal Family Violence Orders under the National Domestic Violence Order Scheme

• $2.5 million in 2020-21 for a new case management system for the Family Court of Western Australia.

This measure will be partially offset by an increase in FCC filing fees for migration litigants.

Federal Circuit Courts — improved safety and security

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Federal Court of Australia 2.7 4.7 0.2 0.2

The Government will provide $7.7 million over four years from 2020-21 (including $7.2 million in capital funding over two years from 2020-21) for works to improve the safety and security of the Rockhampton and Launceston Federal Circuit Court buildings.

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Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme — extension

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Attorney-General’s Department 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.9

The Government will provide an additional $7.3 million over four years from 2020-21 (and $1.9 million ongoing) to the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme.

Funding of the Immigration Assessment Authority

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Administrative Appeals Tribunal 7.6 - - -

The Government will provide $7.6 million in 2020-21 to the Immigration Assessment Authority to enable its continued role to review fast track reviewable decisions. These are decisions made by the Minister, or delegate, to refuse to grant a protection visa to someone who entered Australia as an unauthorised maritime arrival on or after 13 August 2012 but before 1 January 2014.

Safeguarding Law Enforcement Integrity — continuation

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity

- - - -

The Government will provide an additional $0.7 million in 2020-21 for the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity (ACLEI) to continue its oversight of the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre, and prescribed parts of the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. This will enable ACLEI to continue its activities until it is subsumed by the Commonwealth Integrity Commission.

The cost of this measure will be met from within the existing resources of the relevant entities.

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Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Act 2018 and Other Cyber-Crime Law Enforcement Powers

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman

1.6 - - -

Department of Home Affairs -1.6 - - -

Total — Payments - - - -

The Government will provide $1.6 million in 2020-21 (including $0.9 million in capital funding) to the Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman to ensure that it can effectively oversee the use of the new Telecommunications and other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Act 2018 by law enforcement agencies.

This measure will be offset by redirecting funding from the Department of Home Affairs.

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Cross Portfolio

Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy 2020

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Home Affairs 15.5 12.7 12.9 13.1

Australian Federal Police 9.7 28.9 25.5 25.8

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

6.6 12.1 9.9 9.1

Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre - - - -

Australian Signals Directorate -10.7 -10.8 -11.0 -

Total — Payments 21.1 42.9 37.3 48.0

The Government will provide an additional $201.5 million over four years from 2020-21 (and $40.5 million per year ongoing) for initiatives to implement the 2020 Cyber Security Strategy to keep Australian families and businesses secure online, including:

• $128.1 million over four years from 2020-21 for the Australian Federal Police, the Department of Home Affairs and the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre to enhance their capabilities to fight cybercrime, including through improved coordination with the states and territories

• $37.7 million over four years from 2020-21 for the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources to support industry and academia to develop innovative approaches to improve cyber security skills and long-term workforce planning. Funding for this initiative will be offset by redirecting funding from the 2019-20 MYEFO measure titled Election Commitment — Cyber Security Resilience and Workforce Package

• $19.1 million over four years from 2020-21 for the Department of Home Affairs to undertake a range of initiatives, including expanding outreach to Australian industry on cyber security-related matters, providing support services to victims of identity theft and cybercrime and enhancing cyber security awareness among households and small businesses. Funding for these initiatives will be partially offset from within the existing resources of the Department of Home Affairs

• $8.3 million over two years from 2020-21 for the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources to improve the cyber security resilience of Australia’s small and medium enterprises. Funding for this initiative has already been provided for by the Government

• $8.3 million in 2020-21 for the Department of Home Affairs to strengthen protection of Australia’s critical infrastructure assets.

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This measure builds on the July 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update measure titled Cyber Enhanced Situational Awareness and Response (CESAR) Package, which takes the Government’s total funding for the 2020 Cyber Security Strategy to $1.7 billion.

Further information can be found in the press release of 6 August 2020 from the Prime Minister, and the press release of 12 August 2020 from the Minister for Home Affairs.

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation — additional funding

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation

74.2 71.5 45.9 46.4

Department of Finance nfp nfp nfp nfp

Total — Payments 74.2 71.5 45.9 46.4

The Government will provide $238.1 million over four years from 2020-21 (and $39.0 million per year ongoing) to ensure the long-term safety, quality and reliability of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation’s (ANSTO) core operations, including nuclear medicine production, radioactive waste management and nuclear decommissioning activities.

Funding under this measure includes:

• $62.7 million to support ANSTO’s core business operations

• $93.8 million to maintain ANSTO’s main production facility and respond to recent nuclear medicine production disruption

• $81.6 million to support ANSTO to deliver its core radioactive waste management, spent fuel management and decommissioning activities.

The Department of Finance will also undertake a scoping study with ANSTO on its governance and commercial arrangements. The expenditure for this element is not for publication (nfp) due to commercial sensitivities.

The measure builds on the 2019-20 Budget measure titled Strengthening the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation.

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COVID-19 Response Package — Relief and Recovery Fund — additional projects

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Australian Trade and Investment Commission

- - - -

Department of the Treasury - - - -

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment - - - -

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet - - - -

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

- - - -

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

- - - -

Total — Payments - - - -

The Government will provide $129.9 million in 2020-21 to fund additional projects under the Relief and Recovery Fund (RRF) to support regions, communities and industry sectors that have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. This includes:

• $50.0 million to support businesses to meet the costs of participating in business events and trade shows

• $33.5 million to upgrade and refurbish iconic World and National Heritage sites across Australia to ensure greater conservation outcomes and improved visitor experiences post COVID-19 travel restrictions

• $20.0 million to support coastal ecosystems by rebuilding shellfish reefs at shovel-ready sites around Australia to support local businesses and coastal communities affected by the summer bushfires and COVID-19 pandemic

• $15.5 million to support events that focus on pandemic recovery and recognition and delivery of COVID-19 safe Australia Day 2021 events

• $5.0 million to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) to engage local businesses to undertake capital projects to refurbish and replace external structures at Reef HQ Aquarium in Townsville

• $3.2 million to the GBRMPA to ensure business continuity for tourism operators in the Great Barrier Reef (the Reef) by engaging them to undertake reef science, including in-water conservation, monitoring, intervention and restoration activities to ensure the continued health of the Reef

• $2.7 million to support organisers of agricultural field days that cancelled their events in 2020 due to COVID-19 and to support the Association of Agricultural Field Days of Australasia.

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The Government has also committed further RRF funds to create regional recovery partnerships with states, territories and local governments and to stimulate tourism business recovery and job creation and retention in regional Australia. See the related Cross Portfolio measure titled Supporting Regional Australia.

Funding for this measure has already been provided for by the Government.

This measure builds on the July 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update measure titled COVID-19 Response Package — Relief and Recovery Fund.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 28 August 2020 issued by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development and the Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management and the press release of 11 September 2020 issued by the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment and the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology.

JobMaker Plan — Deregulation Package

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 7.6 6.7 - -

Department of Health 5.6 6.3 6.0 -

Clean Energy Regulator 4.6 7.9 6.7 5.3

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment 4.2 4.5 1.4 0.3

Australian Bureau of Statistics 1.6 0.2 - -

Australian Public Service Commission

1.3 0.9 1.0 -

Department of the Treasury 1.2 - - -

Department of Education, Skills and Employment 0.6 4.0 5.5 2.0

Services Australia - 0.2 5.1 1.0

Department of Social Services - - - -

Total — Payments 26.7 30.7 25.8 8.6

Related receipts ($m)

Department of Health - 0.9 2.0 3.0

The Government will provide $92.1 million over four years from 2020-21 to support economic recovery through a renewed whole-of-government focus on making it easier for businesses to operate, invest and create jobs. The package includes:

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• $40.4 million over ten years from 2020-21 (including $24.6 million over four years from 2020-21) to provide additional resourcing for the Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee, build IT infrastructure to support a new Australian Carbon Credit Units exchange trading platform and streamline the Clean Energy Regulator’s IT systems

• $18.5 million over four years from 2020-21 (with $2.0 million per year ongoing from 2024-25) to streamline approval processes into a single application across jurisdictions, allowing for faster establishment of new early childhood education and care businesses, and employment of their staff

• $17.9 million over three years from 2020-21 to modernise the Therapeutic Goods Administration business systems to streamline processes for the medicines and medical devices industry. Improvements will be made to electronic systems associated with obtaining regular approvals including applications and payments as well as to provide functionality to track applications through the approval process. The cost of this component will be met from within the existing resources of the Department of Health

• $7.2 million over four years from 2020-21 to streamline the agricultural levy legislative framework to ensure the industry-driven system can meet and adapt to changing industry needs and address emerging priorities and risks

• $0.2 million in 2020-21 to remove the requirement for eligible supplementary and vocational education and training courses to be registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students. This would allow education providers to offer additional courses to encourage international students to take up new training opportunities linked to their education, employability and welfare. The cost of this component will be met from within the existing resources of the Department of Education, Skills and Employment

• $1.8 million over two years to trial a series of regulatory reporting reductions for Australian businesses

• $2.0 million over two years from 2020-21 to improve the accountability and transparency of regulator performance, build regulator capability, share best practice and drive a culture of regulator excellence; and an additional $6.4 million over three years from 2020-21 to upskill and further build the capability of regulators, with an initial focus on agricultural export regulators to improve the delivery of services

• $13.4 million over two years from 2020-21 to continue funding the Deregulation Taskforce to support and deliver the National Deregulation Agenda.

This measure builds on the 2019-20 MYEFO measure titled New Deregulation Agenda.

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See also the related measures titled JobMaker Plan —busting congestion for agricultural exporters — improving the ease of doing business, JobMaker Plan — simplified trade system and JobMaker Plan — Digital Business Plan, which also have a focus on making it easier for businesses to operate, invest and create jobs.

JobMaker Plan — Digital Business Plan

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Australian Taxation Office 44.7 52.6 - -

Services Australia 51.6 45.5 - -

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

25.6 16.3 6.4 0.7

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

24.5 - - -

Digital Transformation Agency 23.1 27.1 - -

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

5.7 11.0 5.4 -

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

- - - -

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 4.0 3.3 - -

Department of Home Affairs 3.9 3.9 - -

Department of the Treasury 2.4 - - -

Australian Communications and Media Authority

2.1 5.0 - -

Australian Trade and Investment Commission

1.9 2.6 2.6 2.6

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation 1.5 - - -

National Indigenous Australians Agency

- - - -

Department of Finance 0.2 0.1 - -

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

- 0.3 - -

Total — Payments 191.3 167.7 14.3 3.3

The Government is providing $796.5 million over four years from 2020-21 through its Digital Business Plan to further drive progress towards Australia becoming a leading digital economy by 2030 and to improve productivity, income growth and jobs by supporting the adoption of digital technologies by Australian businesses. The measures cover the following pillars: modern digital infrastructure, reduced regulatory barriers, small and medium enterprise (SME) support and capability and a digital government that is easier to do business with.

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Measures to support modern digital infrastructure include:

• $22.1 million over three years from 2020-21 to establish the Australian 5G Innovation Initiative to support private sector investment in 5G testbeds and trials

• $7.2 million over two years from 2020-21 to support the accelerated deployment of 5G infrastructure by improving the allocation and management of spectrum

• New investments in the NBN, funded via private debt markets.

Measures to reduce regulatory barriers include:

• $28.6 million in 2020-21 to continue the implementation of the Consumer Data Right and commence work on its rollout in the energy sector

• $11.4 million over four years from 2020-21 to deliver a Regtech Commercialisation Initiative to streamline Government administration and simplify regulatory compliance through the Business Research and Innovation Initiative

• $9.6 million investment over four years from 2020-21 to enhance support for Australian fintech start-ups to gain a foothold in international markets and to encourage foreign investment and job creation in Australia

• $6.9 million over two years from 2020-21 to support industry-led pilots to demonstrate the application of blockchain technology to reduce regulatory compliance costs and encourage broader take up of blockchain by Australian businesses

• $6.0 million over three years from 2020-21 to strengthen Australia’s role in international standard-setting and support businesses to apply these standards

• undertaking public consultation on making permanent changes to the Corporations Act 2001 that would allow companies to call and conduct meetings electronically with a quorum achievable through virtual attendance of shareholders and officers and provide certainty that company officers can electronically execute a document

• implementing reforms to the regulatory arrangements for stored value facilities.

Measures to support and build SME digital capability include:

• $19.2 million in 2020-21 to expand the Australian Small Business Advisory Services— Digital Solutions program to an additional 10,000 small businesses

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• $3.0 million over four years from 2020-21 to develop a Digital Readiness Assessment tool to help businesses self-assess their digital maturity and provide them with, and to support leaders of Australian organisations to improve their digital literacy and decision-making

• $2.5 million in 2020-21 to support an industry-led Digital Skills Finder Platform to enable Australian workers and small to medium enterprises to easily find digital skills training courses for reskilling and upskilling in digital literacy.

Measures to enhance digital government — making it easier to do business with government include:

• $419.9 million over four years from 2020-21 (with funding already provided for by the Government) to transfer existing business registers to modernised platform to allow the creation of a single, accessible and trusted source of business data

• $256.6 million over two years from 2020-21 to continue development and expansion of Digital Identity to improve access to government services and payments online. This funding would enable completion of biometric verification and the integration of myGov, onboard additional services to support businesses and individuals to access more Commonwealth Government services on-line, trial use of digital identity with the states and develop legislation to enable use of digital identity to be expanded to other levels of Government and the private sector

• $3.6 million over two years from 2020-21 to facilitate the adoption of e-invoicing across all levels of Government, and to consult on options for mandatory e-invoicing across all levels of Government and by business

• $0.5 million in 2020-21, to be met from within existing resources of the Department of the Treasury, for a review of the governance and regulation of Australia’s domestic payments system, the system which allows consumers, businesses and other organisations to transfer funds.

This measure will also contribute to the objectives of the 2020 Cyber Security Strategy announced in the press release of 6 August 2020 issued by the Prime Minister and the Minister for Home Affairs and the Australia-Singapore Digital Economy Agreement announced in the press release of 6 August 2020 issued by the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 29 September 2020 issued by the Prime Minister and the Treasurer, and the press releases of 22 September 2020 and 23 September 2020 issued by the Minister for Finance and the

Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts.

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JobMaker Plan — Second Women’s Economic Security Package

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Social Services 105.4 23.9 1.1 -

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 22.6 12.6 8.0 4.7

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

7.7 8.0 14.6 13.6

Services Australia 6.8 -0.1 -0.9 -0.9

Department of Education, Skills and Employment 6.2 17.0 21.2 0.3

Attorney-General’s Department 0.6 1.1 0.5 -

Total — Payments 149.3 62.5 44.5 17.7

Related receipts ($m)

Australian Taxation Office 35.0 8.0 - -

Department of Education, Skills and Employment - - .. ..

Total — Receipts 35.0 8.0 .. ..

The Government will provide $231.0 million over four years from 2020-21 for the Second Women’s Economic Security Package. The package includes:

• $90.3 million over three years from 2020-21 for concessional work test arrangements for Paid Parental Leave in response to COVID-19. Specifically, relaxing the Paid Parental Leave work test for births and adoptions that occur between 22 March 2020 and 31 March 2021 to allow parents to qualify for the payment if they have worked in 10 of the last 20 months, instead of 10 of the last 13 months, preceding the birth or adoption of a child

• $47.9 million over four years from 2020-21 to increase grants for the Women’s Leadership and Development Program, including funding for the Academy of Enterprising Girls and Women Building Australia

• $35.9 million over five years from 2020-21 (including $6.5 million in 2024-25) to increase the number of co-funded grants to women-founded start-ups under the Boosting Female Founders Initiative and to provide access to expert mentoring and advice for women entrepreneurs

• $25.1 million over five years from 2020-21 (including $3.0 million in 2024-25) to establish a Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Industry Cadetship program to support 500 women working in STEM industries to complete an Advanced Diploma through a combination of study and work-integrated learning experiences

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• $24.7 million over four years from 2020-21 to streamline the servicing arrangement of ParentsNext and modify the eligibility to provide assistance to parents most in need

• $14.5 million over four years from 2020-21 to extend or expand existing initiatives that support girls and women to gain STEM skills and capabilities, including the Women in STEM Ambassador, the Women in STEM Entrepreneurship Grants Program and the Girls in STEM Toolkit

• $2.1 million over three years from 2020-21 to establish a Respect@Work Council to assist in addressing sexual harassment in Australian workplaces.

This measure builds on the 2019-20 Budget measure titled Improving STEM Gender Equity in Australia.

Supporting Regional Australia

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

57.1 117.4 104.8 88.7

Australian Trade and Investment Commission

0.4 0.6 - -

Department of Health 0.6 24.6 14.1 11.0

Total — Payments 58.1 142.5 118.8 99.7

The Government will provide $552.9 million over four years from 2020-21 (and $16.6 million in 2024-25 and $16.1 million per year ongoing) for a package of measures to support regional Australia to recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and recent natural disasters, build resilience to future economic shocks and support long term economic growth. This includes:

• $207.7 million over five years from 2020-21 (including $0.5 million in 2024-25) for round five of the Building Better Regions Fund to support investment in community infrastructure and capacity building projects in regional areas, including $100.0 million for tourism-related infrastructure projects

• $100.0 million over two years from 2020-21 to facilitate Regional Recovery Partnerships with states, territories and local governments to support recovery and growth in 10 priority investment regions

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• $51.0 million over two years from 2020-21 to assist regions heavily reliant on international tourism by stimulating tourism business recovery and tourism job retention and creation in regional Australia. Funding will support tourism businesses to grow their markets and diversify into new products until the international tourism market recovers

• $50.3 million over four years from 2020-21 (and $11.0 million per year ongoing) for capital works and expansion of the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) program to improve training for students across a range of health disciplines

• $41.0 million over three years from 2020-21 to establish the Securing Raw Materials Program and the Regional Cooperative Research Centres Project to support research and development activities in regional areas

• $30.3 million over two years from 2020-21 to extend Round One of the Regional Connectivity Program to support the delivery of reliable, affordable and innovative digital services and technologies in regional Australia

• $13.7 million over four years from 2020-21 (and $1.6 million per year ongoing) to improve the coordination, collection and tracking of regional economic, social and demographic data to improve the targeting and delivery of projects in regional Australia

• $5.7 million over three years from 2020-21 to establish the Building Strong, Resilient Regional Leaders program to develop the skills, capacity and capability of local leaders

• $5.0 million over three years from 2020-21 for the Regional Australia Institute to fund research and support an awareness campaign promoting regional Australia

• $0.2 million in 2020-21 to support the installation of mobile phone infrastructure to cover mobile and digital black spots for Cherry Gardens in South Australia, a high-risk bushfire area.

The cost of this measure will be partially met from the Relief and Recovery Fund and from within the existing resources of the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications.

See also the related measure titled COVID-19 Response Package — Relief and Recovery Fund — additional projects.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 27 September 2020 issued by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Assistant Minister for Regional Tourism and the Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories.

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Defence

COVID-19 Response Package — Australian Defence Force deployment

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Defence 80.7 - - -

The Government will provide $80.7 million in 2020-21 for Australian Defence Force (ADF) deployments associated with domestic COVID-19 assistance, under Operation COVID-19 ASSIST.

The ADF is providing customised support to state and territory authorities to assist in contact tracing, quarantine arrangements and other assistance as required.

Further information can be found in the press release of 1 April 2020 issued by the Minister for Defence.

JobMaker Plan — accelerated Defence initiatives to support COVID-19 recovery

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Defence - - - -

The Government will direct $1.0 billion over two years from 2020-21 to deliver projects that will support an estimated 4,000 jobs across Australia and strengthen the Australian defence industry. Key initiatives include:

• increasing the employment of Australian Defence Force (ADF) Reservists who have lost their civilian income

• increasing funding available for Defence innovation, industry and skilling grants

• bringing forward investment in the Defence estate

• accelerating important ADF capability development projects

• sustainment of ADF platforms and capabilities.

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

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 26 August 2020 issued by the Prime Minister, Minister for Defence and the Minister for Defence Industry.

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Joint Strike Fighter Industry Support Program

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Defence - - - -

The Government will provide $4.0 million over four years from 2020-21 to establish the Joint Strike Fighter Industry Support Program, which will provide grants to support Australian industry participation in the production, sustainment and modernisation phases of the Joint Strike Fighter Program.

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

Joint Transition Authority — establishment

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Defence 2.8 2.8 2.5 2.5

The Government will provide $17.7 million over four years from 2020-21 (and $4.4 million per year ongoing) to establish a Joint Transition Authority (JTA) within the Department of Defence to better support Australian Defence Force (ADF) members and their families as they transition from military to civilian life.

The JTA will coordinate and provide support programs and services, to ensure that ADF personnel are connected with the appropriate supports through their transition to post-military life.

This measure will implement a key recommendation of the Productivity Commission’s A Better Way to Support Veterans Report.

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

Pacific Step-Up — delivering security infrastructure in the Southwest Pacific

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Defence - - - -

The Government will provide $124.3 million over 10 years from 2020-21 for further infrastructure projects in the Southwest Pacific, including to construct a border and patrol boat outpost in Solomon Islands’ western provinces. These construction projects will enhance Australia’s long-standing security cooperation in the region, and expand Australia’s existing Pacific Step-up measures.

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

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School Pathways Program

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of the Treasury 1.2 1.2 - -

Department of Defence -1.2 -1.2 - -

Total — Payments - - - -

The Government will provide $2.4 million over two years from 2020-21 to support the continued delivery of the School Pathways Program in South Australia and Western Australia, which aims to enhance work and career pathways in the defence industry sector.

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

Simplifying Australian Defence Force Disaster and Emergency Response

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Defence - - - -

The Government will strengthen its response to natural disasters and other civil emergencies by streamlining the process for calling out Reservists, supporting the capacity of Australian Defence Force members and Defence personnel to assist with disaster and emergency responses, and ensuring Called Out Reservists receive access to military superannuation and related benefits.

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

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Education, Skills and Employment

COVID-19 Response Package — child care — Victorian recovery payments and other support measures

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Education, Skills and Employment 365.9 - - -

Services Australia 5.7 0.5 0.4 0.4

Total — Payments 371.6 0.5 0.4 0.4

The Government will provide $314.2 million in 2020-21 to support Victorian Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) services to remain viable as COVID-19 restrictions ease in the state. Support will be in addition to Child Care Subsidy (CCS) payments and continue from 28 September 2020 until 31 January 2021, and includes:

• $269.0 million in recovery payments of 25 per cent pre-COVID revenue for all Victorian ECEC services (except Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) and Vacation Care services)

• $8.6 million for existing support arrangements for Victorian OSHC and Vacation Care services to be extended until school returns to normal

• $36.6 million in recovery payments of 40 per cent of pre-COVID revenue for Victorian OSHC and Vacation Care services after school returns to normal, with Vacation Care services to receive payments for the number of weeks they operate over the period.

The recovery payments follow $51.7 million provided by the Government in 2020-21 for services during the stage four lockdown restrictions. Under the stage four restrictions, only vulnerable children and those of permitted workers could attend child care in metropolitan Melbourne for eight weeks until 27 September 2020. To assist services to stay operational and keep workers employed over this period, the Government provided:

• $21.7 million to fund a higher Transition Payment of 30 per cent of pre-COVID revenue for child care services in Melbourne

• $21.3 million to fund an additional top up payment for eligible services in Melbourne that receive low CCS payments and which experienced very low attendance

• $8.7 million to fund OSHC and Vacation Care services 15 per cent of their pre-COVID revenue, when they experienced low attendance.

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The Government will also continue the easing of CCS activity test requirements until 4 April 2021, to support eligible families across Australia whose employment has been impacted by COVID-19.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 5 August 2020 issued by the Prime Minister and the Minister for Education and in the press releases of 7 July, 30 July and 20 September 2020 issued by the Minister for Education.

Employment Services

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Services Australia 17.6 24.9 -2.5 -2.8

Department of Social Services 0.4 -54.0 -122.5 -138.1

Department of Education, Skills and Employment -293.5 -210.7 -128.2 -17.6

Total — Payments -275.5 -239.8 -253.2 -158.4

The Government is investing in a range of initiatives to respond to the challenges facing job seekers and employers. These initiatives will ensure that current and future employment services are well-positioned to deliver effective and targeted assistance to help Australians back into work as quickly as possible and to support the national economic recovery.

This package includes $143.7 million over four years from 2020-21 to provide targeted support to people who have lost their job due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including:

• $62.8 million over two years from 2020-21 to establish a Local Jobs Program to coordinate employment and training solutions at a local level in 25 regions across Australia. On-the-ground Employment Facilitators will work with a range of stakeholders, including employers, employment services providers and training providers, and local job seekers to connect job seekers with training, job opportunities and other support

• $35.8 million in 2021-22 to maintain Employment Fund credits to ensure employment services providers can continue to provide job seekers the support they need to become job-ready and keep a job

• $21.9 million over four years from 2020-21 to quickly connect young people (aged 15—24) to specialist youth assistance delivered through the Transition to Work service, and to develop online training to increase their job-ready skills and succeed in the labour market

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• $17.4 million over two years from 2020-21 to temporarily modify the existing Relocation Assistance to Take Up a Job Program to make it available to all job seekers participating in employment services, and to those who temporarily relocate to take up agriculture work

• $5.7 million over two years from 2020-21 to extend eligibility for the New Business Assistance within the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme program to individuals undertaking part-time work or study or those with caring responsibilities. The extended eligibility would also give existing micro-business owners, with one to four employees, impacted by COVID-19, access to small business assistance services.

This package also includes $19.4 million over four years from 2020-21 to provide targeted support to employers, disadvantaged job seekers and seasonal workers who are most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including:

• $9.0 million over three years from 2020-21 to ensure the welfare of Pacific workers participating in the Seasonal Worker’s Programme by increasing assurance measures and boosting community connections

• $6.5 million over two years from 2020-21 to temporarily modify the New Employment Services Trial (NEST) to refer any job seekers who had been unemployed for six months or more prior to March 2020 from NEST digital services to a NEST Enhanced Services provider. This will provide earlier access to more intensive and tailored support to these job seekers to increase their chance of finding a job

• $3.9 million in 2021-22 to extend the Time to Work Employment Services program by one year to 30 June 2022 to continue to provide in-prison employment services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to help them prepare for employment post-release.

The Government will also invest $295.9 million over four years from 2020-21 (including $150.7 million in capital funding) to establish a new digital employment services platform that will be available to all Australians to help them improve their skills, support proactive employer engagement and better connections to job seekers, and help job seekers match and apply for job opportunities.

The Government will further leverage and refocus existing employment services programs to those most in need of assistance. This is estimated to result in savings of $1.4 billion over four years from 2020-21 and includes:

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• expanding Online Employment Services to all of the most job-ready job seekers so that they can effectively and efficiently self-manage their return to employment. This will help these job seekers find employment more quickly and enable the Government’s national network of employment service providers to devote more time to providing tailored support services to disadvantaged job seekers. This measure includes expanded support services for digital job seekers through a Digital Services Contact Centre and a range of enhancements to the digital platform to improve the services offered to job seekers and employers

• making the Youth Jobs PaTH (Prepare-Trial-Hire) Internship program demand driven, replacing the previous capped funding arrangements

• streamlining the delivery of employment services by better targeting specialist disability employment services to those most in need, simplifying employment services registration and referral processes and reducing the waiting time for job seekers to start receiving employment services support. The Government will also introduce a new funding cap for the Capped Wage Subsidy Pool program, with approximately $18.3 million remaining per year to encourage businesses to employ eligible individuals participating in Disability Employment Services and the ParentsNext program.

Ensuring International Education Sustainability Through Student Mobility

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Education, Skills and Employment - - - -

The Government will provide $2.0 million over four years from 2020-21 (and $5.2 million over ten years to 2030-31) to support approximately 180 international and domestic university students each year to participate in short-term student exchanges with universities in Australia and 16 selected Asian countries. This program will resume once international borders re-open.

The cost of this measure will be partially met from within the existing resources of the Department of Education, Skills and Employment.

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JobMaker Plan — boosting apprenticeships wage subsidy

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Education, Skills and Employment 409.4 821.6 -9.4 -7.2

The Government will provide $1.2 billion over four years from 2020-21 to increase the number of apprentices and trainees employed and build a pipeline of skilled workers to support Australia’s economic recovery.

From 5 October 2020 to 30 September 2021, businesses of any size can claim the new Boosting Apprentices Wage Subsidy for new apprentices or trainees who commence during this period. Eligible businesses will be reimbursed up to 50 per cent of an apprentice or trainee’s wages worth up to $7,000 per quarter, capped at 100,000 places. The wage subsidy will support school leavers and workers displaced by the COVID-19 related downturn to secure sustainable employment.

The Government will further delay the commencement of the Incentives for Australian Apprenticeships Program from 1 January 2021 to 1 July 2021, which will minimise disruption to employers and Australian apprentices and continue support through the existing Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program.

This measure builds on the July 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update measure titled COVID-19 Response Package — supporting apprentices and trainees.

JobMaker Plan — higher education — additional support for students and education providers

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Education, Skills and Employment 171.2 231.0 173.3 324.9

Services Australia 4.2 .. .. ..

Total — Payments 175.3 231.0 173.3 324.9

Related receipts ($m)

Department of Education, Skills and Employment -3.0 4.5 1.1 -1.6

The Government will provide an additional $903.5 million over four years from 2020-21 to provide more places and support for people wanting to access higher education due to the impact of COVID-19, to establish new quality protections for the higher education system, and for the Job-ready Graduates reforms. Funding includes:

• creating disciplines of Professional Pathway Psychology and Professional Pathway Social Work to reduce the student contribution amounts for students studying units as part of a pathway to professional qualifications

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• $251.8 million over two years from 2020-21 for an additional 50,000 subsidised higher education short course places across a range of discipline areas

• $298.5 million over four years from 2020-21 for an additional

12,000 Commonwealth supported places in 2021 in national priority areas to further meet demand for higher education

• $19.2 million over four years from 2020-21 (and $45.1 million over ten years to 2029-30) to revise the allocation method for the $5,000 Tertiary Access Payment and to enable universities to administer the payment to eligible outer regional, rural and remote commencing students who re-locate for their studies

• $0.4 million over four years from 2020-21 (including $0.3 million in capital funding and $1.2 million over ten years to 2029-30) to ensure students maintain a reasonable completion rate and do not take on excessive study loads and Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) debt

• $2.3 million over four years from 2020-21 (and $59.4 million in fiscal balance terms) to extend exemptions for eligible students from paying loan fees under the FEE-HELP and VET Student Loans (VSL) programs to 30 June 2021

• expanding the Tuition Protection Service from 1 January 2021 to provide services to full-fee paying domestic higher education students, as well as waiving the 2020 HELP and VSL Tuition Protection Service levies to further support education providers’ recovery from COVID-19.

The Government will also guarantee Commonwealth Grant Scheme (CGS) payments for higher education providers from 2021 to 2023 as they transition to new funding arrangements as part of the Job-ready Graduates reforms, and will maintain CGS funding caps at or above previous years’ levels from 2025. This is estimated to cost $238.9 million over four years from 2020-21 (and $2.0 billion over ten years to 2029-30) and will support universities in managing the economic instabilities created by COVID-19.

This measure builds on the July 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update measures titled COVID-19 Response Package — higher education, Higher Education Reform — more job ready graduates, and Higher Education Reform — additional support for regional Australia.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 25 August 2020 issued by the Minister for Education and the Minister for Decentralisation and Regional Education, the joint press release of 30 September 2020 issued by the Minister for Education and the Minister for Employment, Skills and Small Business, and the press releases of 13 August, 26 August and 30 September 2020 issued by the Minister for Education.

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JobMaker Plan — Research Package

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Education, Skills and Employment 1,039.9 37.9 -88.8 78.4

The Government will provide $1.0 billion in 2020-21 to safeguard Australia’s research sector against the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The package will support investments in nationally significant research infrastructure, secure research jobs and strengthen partnerships between universities and industry. This includes:

• an additional $1.0 billion in 2020-21 through the Research Support Program to support universities’ costs of research and continued delivery of world class research

• $41.6 million over four years from 2020-21 to establish a Strategic University Reform Fund to bring together universities and local industries to partner on innovative reform projects

• $20.0 million over four years from 2020-21 to establish a Centre for Augmented Reasoning at the University of Adelaide to improve the application of machine learning in Australia

• $5.8 million in 2020-21 for the Department of Education, Skills and Employment to undertake a scoping study of potential options to accelerate the translation and commercialisation of research, including through new partnerships between universities and industry and opportunities for investments.

The Government will also deliver the 2020 Research Infrastructure Investment Plan (RIIP 2020) to continue implementation of the 2016 National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) Roadmap. RIIP 2020 maintains the Government’s $1.9 billion, 12-year funding envelope for national research infrastructure (NRI) and provides funding for four new NRI projects in national research priority areas. These new projects include:

• $36.3 million over three years from 2020-21 for the early implementation of the Sea Simulator project to support the Great Barrier Reef Restoration and Adaption Program

• $8.9 million over three years from 2020-21 to increase the capabilities of the Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Indigenous e-research platforms

• $8.3 million over three years from 2020-21 to establish new synthetic biology research infrastructure to facilitate rapid responses to emerging disease and biosecurity risks and address critical gaps in technological platforms and informatics

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• $7.6 million over three years from 2020-21 to upgrade the Australian Community Climate and Earth System Simulator (ACCESS) to increase Australia’s capacity to respond to future climate disasters and emergencies.

The cost of the four new NRI projects will be met by re-allocating funding within the RIIP funding envelope.

JobMaker Plan — Skills Reform Package

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Education, Skills and Employment 75.8 88.1 40.3 33.8

Australian Taxation Office 1.5 6.1 2.6 1.1

Department of Finance 0.1 0.1 0.1 -

Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman

-1.6 6.0 4.6 -

Total — Payments 75.8 100.2 47.6 35.0

The Government will provide $263.0 million over four years from 2020-21 to continue to improve the quality of the Vocational Education and Training (VET) system and to respond to the 2019 Expert Review of Australia’s VET System.

The package includes:

• $91.6 million over four years from 2020-21 (and $1.8 million per year ongoing) for a new Apprenticeships Data Management System to better support Government service delivery through the operation of the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network and administration of apprenticeship programs.

• $52.3 million over three years from 2020-21 to expand the Skills for Education and Employment program to support additional places for basic foundational language, literacy and numeracy skills training. A scoping study would also be undertaken to inform development of a new national framework for foundational skills.

• $29.6 million over four years from 2020-21 to support the ongoing role of the National Careers Institute to simplify and strengthen career information, promote VET pathways, and enhance partnerships between industry, employers, schools and tertiary providers.

• $1.7 million over four years from 2020-21 for the development of a National Skills Priority List for Apprenticeships to replace the current three lists with a single list based on a skills shortage methodology.

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• $75.9 million over four years from 2020-21 in additional resourcing for the Department of Education, Skills and Employment to support the implementation of the Skills Reform Package.

• $11.9 million over three years from 2020-21 to continue the VET FEE-HELP (VFH) Redress measure in 2021 and 2022 to support students who incurred debts under the VFH loans scheme due to inappropriate conduct of their private VET provider. This remedy measure will close for new applicants on 31 December 2022.

Funding for this measure will be partially met from within the existing resources of the Department of Education, Skills and Employment.

The measure further builds on the July 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update measure titled Skills Reform Package and the 2019-20 Budget measure titled Skills Package — delivering skills for today and tomorrow.

Students Support Package

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Education, Skills and Employment 16.6 25.0 42.0 44.0

National Indigenous Australians Agency

1.3 3.8 2.6 -

Total — Payments 17.9 28.8 44.6 44.0

The Government will provide $146.3 million over five years from 2020-21 for a package of initiatives to improve education outcomes of young Australians, particularly disadvantaged students and those most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and to contribute to social cohesion. The package includes:

• $39.8 million over four years from 2020-21 for the Clontarf Foundation to expand and extend its existing program, which supports the education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men

• $38.2 million over four years from 2020-21 for The Smith Family to support around 76,000 disadvantaged young Australians to acquire the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to complete Year 12 and move into work, training or further study

• $5.8 million over four years from 2020-21 for Good to Great Schools Australia to develop a pilot program to support up to 10 remote and very remote schools to expand their Direct Instruction literacy program to include numeracy and science

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• $3.0 million over four years from 2020-21 to the Islamic Museum of Australia to develop educational resources and online learning platforms to support social cohesion, multiculturalism and community harmony

• $3.0 million over four years from 2020-21 to the Anti-Defamation Commission to create a Holocaust education platform to support inclusiveness, civility and respect

• $0.5 million over five years from 2020-21 to increase the Government’s funding of Fulbright scholarships to Australian citizens to take part in an academic and cultural exchange in the United States of America

• $25.0 million over five years from 2020-21 to establish a fund to enable the Government to respond flexibly and quickly to emerging priorities and educational challenges presented by COVID-19.

The package also includes $27.3 million over five years from 2020-21 to enhance the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills of young Australians, including:

• $9.6 million over five years from 2020-21 to the Australian Academy of Science to deliver curriculum resources and professional learning for Foundation to Year 10 teachers

• $5.7 million over five years from 2020-21 to expand the Early Learning STEM Australia program to Foundation to Year 2 classrooms

• $4.8 million over five years from 2020-21 to enhance teaching practices through partnering teachers with STEM professionals

• $4.4 million over five years from 2020-21 to support approximately 120,000 disadvantaged 3 to 5-year olds through The Smith Family’s Let’s Count program

• $2.8 million over five years from 2020-21 to Froebel Australia to build the skills of early learning educators to deliver STEM learning in preschool and child care settings.

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Finance

A New Management Advisory Services Panel for Government

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Finance 1.6 1.2 0.8 0.9

Related receipts ($m)

Department of Finance - 1.2 2.4 2.4

The Government will provide $4.5 million over four years from 2020-21 to the Department of Finance to establish a new Whole of Australian Government Management Advisory Services consultancy panel to improve the quality, consistency and efficiency of services.

The cost of this measure will be met by an entity administration fee offset by efficiencies generated through the new arrangement.

Electoral Commission — ICT modernisation

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Australian Electoral Commission 12.5 32.6 51.4 -

Department of Finance 0.1 0.1 0.1 -

Total — Payments 12.6 32.7 51.5 -

The Government will provide $96.7 million over three years (including $34.4 million in operating funding) to commence the modernisation of the Australian Electoral Commission’s (AEC) ICT systems and infrastructure.

This funding will support contract centre modernisation and new systems for control of the AEC’s election personnel and logistics.

This measure builds on the 2019-20 Budget measure titled Australian Electoral Commission — polling place technology and upgrade of ICT infrastructure.

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Equity injection for Australian Naval Infrastructure

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Defence nfp nfp nfp nfp

Department of Finance nfp nfp nfp nfp

Total — Payments nfp nfp nfp nfp

The Government will provide Australian Naval Infrastructure Pty Ltd with an additional equity injection over two years from 2020-21 to support further infrastructure works at the Future Submarine Construction Yard and to undertake planning for future infrastructure works at the Osborne precinct in South Australia.

This investment will support the Government in delivering its historic $90 billion Naval Shipbuilding Program, bolstering Australia’s sovereign defence capability and national security.

The equity injection for this measure is not for publication (nfp) due to commercial sensitivities.

This measure builds on the 2019-20 Budget measure titled Australian Naval Infrastructure Pty Ltd — additional equity injection.

Finance Portfolio — additional resources

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Finance 7.1 7.5 7.5 7.5

The Government will provide $29.6 million over four years from 2020-21 to the Department of Finance (Finance) to:

• strengthen the capacity of Finance to assess the efficiency and quality of government spending, by implementing better real-time monitoring of expenditure and enhancing the scrutiny of new and existing programs that respond to critical priorities

• to facilitate more widespread use of commercial financing and procurement models to secure private sector capital and support productivity enhancing Government investments.

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Improving the Delivery of Electoral Education Programs

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Australian Electoral Commission 4.0 2.0 - -

The Government will provide $6.0 million in capital funding across two years from 2020-21 to the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) to design and install a public exhibition space in the Museum of Australian Democracy and to upgrade the National Electoral Education Centre (NEEC) located in Old Parliament House.

The NEEC is part of the AEC’s offering of education services and delivers electoral education programs to students visiting Canberra.

Whole of Government Shared Enterprise Resource Planning Solution (GovERP)

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Finance 23.3 - - -

The Government will provide $35.6 million in 2020-21 to the Department of Finance to develop the model for a Whole-of-Government shared enterprise resource planning requirements and technologies, which is a key initiative of the Australian Public Service (APS) Reform agenda to implement a flexible APS operating model. This will include appropriate solutions for small agencies.

Partial funding for this measure has already been provided for by the Government.

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Foreign Affairs and Trade

Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific — support for Solomon Islands Electricity Authority

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (National Interest component)

nfp nfp nfp nfp

Related receipts ($m)

Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (National Interest component)

nfp nfp nfp nfp

The Government will provide a financing package to the Solomon Islands Electricity Authority to fund the completion of the connection of the Tina River Hydropower Development Project to the main electricity grid distribution point in Honiara, Solomon Islands.

The package will be financed through the Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific.

The financial impacts of this measure are not for publication (nfp) due to commercial sensitivities.

Consistency of Australia’s Foreign Relations (State and Territory Arrangements) Bill

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 15.0 10.0 - -

The Government will provide $25.0 million in initial funding over two years from 2020-21 to support the review of existing and prospective arrangements between state and territory governments and foreign governments to ensure consistency with Australia’s foreign policy.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 27 August 2020 issued by the Prime Minister and the Minister for Foreign Affairs.

Foreign Affairs and Trade

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COVID-19 Response Package — COVID-19 Vaccine Access and Health Security Program — support to the Pacific and Southeast Asian Countries

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 8.9 10.1 4.2 -

The Government will provide $23.2 million over three years from 2020-21 to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to support development of national immunisation policies in the Pacific, Timor-Leste and several Southeast Asian countries to ensure the effective delivery of COVID-19 vaccines when these become available.

COVID-19 Response Package — Export Market Development Grants — scheme simplification

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Australian Trade and Investment Commission

- - - -

The Government will simplify and reorient the Export Market Development Grants Scheme to more effectively support export-ready small and medium enterprises.

This measure implements the recommendations of the independent Review of Financial Assistance to SME exporters, led by Ms Anna Fisher.

Further information can be found in the press release of 10 September 2020 issued by the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment.

COVID-19 Response Package — support to the Pacific and Timor-Leste

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 202.4 102.3 - -

The Government will provide $304.7 million over two years from 2020-21 to support Pacific Island countries and Timor-Leste to recover from the impacts of COVID-19. This funding will support Pacific governments and Timor-Leste to deliver essential services, including public health services, to enhance food security, and re-establish and sustain air connectivity.

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COVID-19 Response Package — supporting vulnerable Australians overseas

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade nfp nfp nfp nfp

The Government will provide additional support to vulnerable Australian citizens whose return to Australia has been impacted by the restrictions arising from COVID-19.

The support includes loans to eligible Australians overseas to cover costs of temporary accommodation, living expenses and tickets for commercial flights.

The financial implications of this measure are not for publication (nfp) due to commercial sensitivities.

Further information can be found in the press release of 2 September 2020 issued by the Minister for Foreign Affairs.

JobMaker Plan — expanding and diversifying trade

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

- - - -

The Government will provide $6.6 million over four years from 2020-21 to assist the recovery of Australian businesses from the impacts of COVID-19 by increasing the share of two-way trade covered by free trade agreements and by expanding regional digital trade. This measure builds on the ongoing free trade agreement negotiations with key trading partners, including the European Union and the United Kingdom.

The cost of this measure will be met from within the existing resources of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Foreign Affairs and Trade

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New Initiatives for a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership with India

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

- - - -

Australian Trade and Investment Commission

- - - -

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

- - - -

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

- - - -

Department of Home Affairs - - - -

Total — Payments - - - -

The Government will provide $62.2 million over four years from 2020-21 for new initiatives to support the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership with India, including:

• $19.5 million from 2020-21 to support the science, technology and innovation partnership with India

• $15.7 million from 2020-21 to strengthen Australia’s security and maritime partnership with India in the Indo-Pacific

• $14.2 million to enhance the business and education relationship with India and the Indian diaspora in Australia

• $12.7 million from 2020-21 to establish the Australia-India Cyber and Critical Technology Partnership.

Funding for this measure has already been provided for by the Government.

Further information can be found in the press transcript issued by the Prime Minister, and in the press releases issued by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women, of 4 June 2020.

Protecting Australia’s Staff and Missions Overseas

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 0.5 4.4 11.4 -

The Government will provide $55.5 million over four years from 2020-21 to provide critical upgrades and enhance security in Australia’s overseas diplomatic network.

The cost of this measure will be partially met from within the existing resources of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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Health

Ageing and Aged Care

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Health 674.2 381.7 426.8 473.7

Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission

27.4 7.4 11.2 11.2

Services Australia 3.4 1.2 -0.2 -0.2

Total — Payments 705.0 390.3 437.8 484.7

Related receipts ($m)

Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission

-11.4 - - -

The Government will provide $2.0 billion over four years from 2020-21 to further support older Australians accessing aged care by providing additional home care packages as well as continuing to improve transparency and regulatory standards. Funding includes:

• $1.6 billion over four years from 2020-21 for the release of an additional 23,000 home care packages across all package levels

• $125.3 million over three years from 2020-21 to replace the Commonwealth Continuity of Support Programme with a new Disability Support for Older Australians program to ensure that older Australians with disability who were not eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme continue to receive the supports they need

• $91.6 million over two years from 2020-21 to continue the reform to residential aged care funding including undertaking ‘shadow assessments’ using the Australian National Aged Care Classification

• $35.6 million over two years from 2020-21 to provide additional funding for the Business Improvement Fund to continue assisting eligible aged care providers to improve their financial operations

• $29.8 million over three years from 2021-22 to administer the new serious incident response scheme

• $26.9 million in 2020-21 to support the operation of the My Aged Care system

• $26.0 million in 2020-21 to maintain the capacity of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission in its ongoing regulation and compliance of the aged care sector

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• $21.0 million over four years from 2020-21 to delay the implementation of payment in arrears and on invoice for home care services as well as provide transition support to providers to adjust to these arrangements

• $11.4 million in 2020-21 to defer the introduction of a cost recovery levy for unannounced site visits

• $11.3 million in 2020-21 to provide additional dementia services and training programs

• $10.6 million over three years from 2020-21 to establish a network of care coordinators to assist younger people in residential aged care or who are at risk of entering residential aged care to look for more age-appropriate accommodation and supports

• $10.3 million over three years from 2020-21 to support the Aged Care Workforce Industry Council to implement the Aged Care Workforce Strategy

• $4.6 million over two years from 2020-21 to review the support care needs of senior Australians who live in their own home and determine how best to deliver this care in the home

• $4.1 million in 2020-21 to support the Department of Health and the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission to respond to requests from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

Further information can be found in the press releases of 30 September and 1 October 2020 issued by the Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians.

Building an Active Australia — Australian Sports Foundation capacity boost

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Health 4.7 - - -

The Government will provide funding of $4.7 million in 2020-21 to the Australian Sports Foundation to increase the fundraising capacity of community sport clubs and enhance the organisation’s information technology network and cyber security functions.

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Building an Active Australia — FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Health 2.4 nfp nfp nfp

The Government will provide $2.4 million in 2020-21 to Football Federation Australia to commence the planning and delivery phase of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, and provide additional funding over three years from 2021-22 for direct event delivery costs.

The financial implications of the direct event delivery costs of this measure are not for publication (nfp) due to ongoing negotiations with the states.

Building an Active Australia — implementing Sport 2030 — continuing the Sporting Schools program

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Australian Sports Commission 19.8 19.8 - -

The Government will provide the Australian Sports Commission with $39.6 million over two years from 2020-21 for an additional calendar year of funding for the Sporting Schools program, to increase children’s participation rates in sporting activities across 6,000 schools.

This measure builds on the 2019-20 Budget measure titled Implementing Sport 2030.

COVID-19 Response Package — emergency response — continued

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Health 42.5 - - -

The Government will provide $42.5 million in 2020-21 to continue support for Australia’s emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with:

• $15.4 million for the National Incident Room to continue to manage the COVID-19 response

• $6.8 million to continue to support the central patient triage hotline

• $20.3 million to extend COVID-19-related national communications activities.

This measure builds on the July 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update measure titled COVID-19 Response Package — emergency response.

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COVID-19 Response Package — access to COVID-19 vaccines and consumables

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Health 1,165.3 704.4 - -

The Government will commit to supply and production agreements for access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines once they are available, as part of Australia’s COVID-19 Vaccine and Treatment Strategy. This includes $1.7 billion over two years for agreements to access the University of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine and the University of Queensland/CSL Limited vaccine with local manufacturing provided by CSL Limited/Seqirus Australia. A further $24.7 million will be provided for the supply and storage of vital consumables, such as needles and syringes, to ensure vaccines can be administered once available.

The Government has also committed $123.2 million to join the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) Facility, co-led by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations and the World Health Organization, to provide Australia access to a diverse portfolio of COVID-19 vaccine candidates that are being developed globally.

COVID-19 Response Package — additional mental health and crisis support for Victoria

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Health 46.1 1.2 - -

Services Australia - - - -

Total — Payments 46.1 1.2 - -

The Government will provide $47.3 million over two years from 2020-21 in additional mental health and crisis support services for people experiencing mental illness and distress as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in Victoria, including:

• $26.9 million in 2020-21 to establish 15 enhanced mental health clinics within six Primary Health Networks, to provide immediate coordinated mental health care

• $7.0 million for Beyond Blue, Lifeline and Kids Helpline to expand capacity to manage increased demand for crisis support services in Victoria

• $5.0 million in 2020-21 to support digital and telephone services for vulnerable populations including new and expecting parents, people with eating disorders and culturally and linguistically diverse communities

• $5.0 million in 2020-21 for headspace to increase outreach services to young people in the community who are in severe distress

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• $3.4 million over two years from 2020-21 to undertake an evaluation of these initiatives, and to provide additional support to the Victorian Mental Health Taskforce.

This measure builds on the July 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update measure titled COVID-19 Response Package — prioritising mental health and preventive health.

COVID-19 Response Package — ageing and aged care

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Health 728.9 4.9 2.0 0.1

Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission

2.4 - - -

Department of Veterans’ Affairs 0.8 - - -

Department of Home Affairs 0.6 - - -

Total — Payments 732.7 4.9 2.0 0.1

Related receipts ($m)

Australian Taxation Office 42.0 4.1 - -

Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission

-6.6 - - -

Total — Receipts 35.4 4.1 - -

The Government will provide $746.3 million over four years from 2020-21 ($700.2 million including income tax revenue impacts) to support older Australians throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding includes:

• $245.0 million in 2020-21 for a COVID supplement to assist all Commonwealth funded residential aged care providers and home care providers with the cost of operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. This assistance includes a further lump sum payment paid to every residential aged care provider, as well as continuation of the 30 per cent increase to the viability and homeless supplements for eligible residential and home care providers

• $205.1 million over two years from 2020-21 ($159.0 million including income tax revenue impacts) to support the direct care workforce through a third instalment of the workforce retention bonus and additional funding for the second instalment

• $103.4 million in 2020-21 to continue the COVID-19 aged care preparedness measure that supports aged care providers to manage and prevent outbreaks of COVID-19, including infection control. This includes a number of measures to directly support the aged care workforce

• $92.4 million in 2020-21 to expand support under the Supporting Aged Care Workers in COVID-19 Grant Opportunity for aged care providers in designated COVID-19 ‘hotspots’

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• $71.4 million in 2020-21 to support residents of aged care facilities who temporarily leave care to live with their families

• $10.8 million over five years from 2020-21 to enhance the skills and competencies of Enrolled Nurses and Registered Nurses working in aged care by expanding the Australian College of Nursing Scholarship Program and establishing an Aged Care Transition to Practice Program to help graduate nurses transition to the aged care workforce, and to establish a skills development program for nurses and personal care workers working in residential aged care

• $9.1 million in 2020-21 to support the operation of the Victorian Aged Care Response Centre

• $9.0 million in 2020-21 for the Department of Health and the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission to support the ongoing regulation of the aged care sector.

This measure builds on the July 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update measure titled COVID-19 Response Package — ageing and aged care.

To date the Government has committed over $1.6 billion ($1.5 billion including income tax revenue impacts) in COVID-19 specific supports for the aged care sector since the pandemic commenced.

COVID-19 Response Package — guaranteeing Medicare and access to medicines — extension

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Health 1,024.0 - - -

Services Australia 11.1 .. .. ..

Department of Veterans’ Affairs 5.0 - - -

Total — Payments 1,040.1 .. .. ..

Related receipts ($m)

Department of Health - - - -

Services Australia - .. .. ..

Total — Receipts - .. .. ..

The Government will provide an additional $1.1 billion in 2020-21 to support access to health care services and reduce the risk of community transmission of COVID-19, including:

• $711.7 million to extend temporary Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) pathology items for the detection of COVID-19, including testing for asymptomatic interstate freight workers and aged care workers

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• $170.8 million to extend dedicated respiratory clinics to manage and diagnose COVID-19 cases to take pressure off hospitals

• $111.6 million for the extension of temporary COVID-19 telehealth services

• $42.0 million for rapid specimen collection and testing of COVID-19 in aged care facilities

• $18.6 million to progress ICT systems to support quality assurance for MBS telehealth services

• $4.0 million to continue the Remote Point of Care Testing Program in regional and remote Indigenous communities throughout Australia

• $0.2 million over four years from 2020-21 to remove the MBS registration processing fee for medical specialists and consultant physicians.

The Government will also maintain home medicine services and expanded continued dispensing arrangements to support access to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Partial funding for this measure has already been provided for by the Government.

This measure builds on the July 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update measure titled COVID-19 Response Package — guaranteeing Medicare and access to medicines.

COVID-19 Response Package — supporting mental health

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Health 43.9 54.4 1.8 -

Services Australia 0.3 0.4 - -

Total — Payments 44.2 54.8 1.8 -

The Government will provide $100.8 million over two years from 2020-21 to provide up to 10 additional psychological therapy sessions each calendar year nationally under the Better Access to Psychiatrists, Psychologists and General Practitioners through the Medicare Benefits Schedule (Better Access) initiative. This will increase access to mental health care for all Australians who are experiencing more severe or enduring mental health impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19 Response Package — supporting our hospitals — continuation

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of the Treasury 1,103.1 - - -

Department of Health - - - -

Total — Payments 1,103.1 - - -

The Government will provide a further $1.1 billion in 2020-21 for the National Partnership Agreement on COVID-19 Response, to continue support for the states and territories in managing the public health response to COVID-19.

This measure will also continue the COVID-19 viability guarantee for eligible private hospitals to supplement public hospital capacity, including workforce, beds and equipment.

This builds on the July 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update measure titled COVID-19 Response Package — supporting our hospitals.

Guaranteeing Medicare — Medicare Benefits Schedule review

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Health 15.3 -3.1 -10.0 -9.4

Department of Veterans’ Affairs 0.1 -0.3 -0.2 -0.2

Services Australia .. -0.3 -0.3 -0.3

Total — Payments 15.4 -3.6 -10.5 -9.9

The Government will provide $17.3 million over two years from 2020-21 to continue implementation of recommendations from the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Taskforce to ensure patient safety and high quality care.

The Government has responded to a number of recommendations from the MBS Review Taskforce including updating item descriptions and explanatory notes to align with contemporary practice, tightening clinical indicators and restricting inappropriate co-claiming of selected cardiac and orthopaedic services items.

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Improving Access to Medicines — additional funding for Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme litigation

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Health nfp nfp nfp nfp

The Government will provide funding to continue legal action to seek compensation for losses incurred as a result of pharmaceutical companies delaying the listing of generic forms of medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

The funding for this measure is not for publication (nfp) due to legal sensitivities.

Improving Access to Medicines — antimicrobial resistance and Australia’s National Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Health 1.7 8.4 6.5 5.6

Food Standards Australia New Zealand

- 0.1 0.1 -

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment - - - -

Total — Payments 1.7 8.6 6.6 5.6

The Government will provide $22.5 million over four years from 2020-21 to deliver Australia’s National Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Strategy — 2020.

This will support:

• continued human health surveillance through the Antimicrobial Use and Resistance in Australia (AURA) program

• a plan for AMR monitoring across human, animal, agriculture, food and environment settings, establishing a multi-drug resistant organism outbreak response network to detect outbreaks in real time

• domestic and international reporting requirements.

This measure builds on associated activities included in the July 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update measure titled Guaranteeing Medicare and access to medicines.

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Improving Access to Medicines — New Medicines Funding Guarantee — Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and improved payment administration implementation

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Health 1,403.9 2,929.9 3,053.0 3,147.9

Services Australia -2.4 -1.9 -1.9 -1.9

Total — Payments 1,401.5 2,928.0 3,051.1 3,146.0

Related receipts ($m)

Department of Health 1,354.6 2,967.5 3,061.1 3,159.2

The Government will continue to guarantee the listings of new medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), through the PBS New Medicines Funding Guarantee, which provides uncapped funding for, and safeguards the listings of, new medicines on the PBS.

All existing items on the PBS have their funding guaranteed through the Medicare Guarantee Fund, which is established in legislation and secures ongoing funding for all medicines listed on the PBS.

The Government will implement a revised and improved approach to the administration of PBS rebate receipts associated with medicines that have Special Pricing Arrangements. From 2021 PBS rebate receipts will be reconciled and invoiced on a monthly basis, which will improve the administration and payment of PBS rebates.

These improved payment administration arrangements will result in the reporting of PBS payments and receipts both increasing by $10.5 billion over four years from 2020-21. The Government will also achieve efficiencies of $18.3 million in reduced implementation costs for the administration and payment of PBS rebates.

The Government will also seek to preserve the long term sustainability of the PBS and predictability for the medicines industry by negotiating new strategic agreements with Medicines Australia and the Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association for commencement following the expiry of the current strategic agreements in 2022.

The Government will also provide $2.5 million for the Department of Health to develop a framework for unique identification of medicine packs and a review of the Efficient Funding of Chemotherapy arrangements.

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Improving Access to Medicines — Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme — new and amended listings

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Health 78.6 86.8 95.6 99.8

Department of Veterans’ Affairs 1.5 2.2 2.6 2.8

Services Australia 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.1

Total — Payments 80.5 89.1 98.2 102.7

Related receipts ($m)

Department of Health nfp nfp nfp nfp

The Government will provide $375.5 million over four years from 2020-21 for new and amended listings on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (RPBS) since the July 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update, including:

• salbutamol (Ventolin®) from 1 August 2020, for the treatment of asthma

• pembrolizumab (Keytruda®) from 1 September 2020, for the treatment of melanoma, non-small cell lung cancer and primary mediastinal B-Cell lymphoma

• acalabrutinib (Calquence®) from 1 September 2020, for the treatment of leukaemia

• apomorphine (Apomine®) from 1 October 2020, for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease

• medicines treating pulmonary arterial hypertension from 1 October 2020

• funding for new and amended listings from 1 November 2020 which will be announced by the Minister for Health.

The cost of some medicines listed since the July 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update will be reduced by revenue from rebates negotiated as part of listing agreements. Details of the revenue are not for publication (nfp) due to commercial sensitivities.

The Government will also implement changes to the program that provides free PBS subsidised medicines for homeless people, including enabling scripts to be processed online.

The Government will also raise $0.8 million over four years from 2020-21 from changes to cost recovery arrangements for the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee. This includes new submission categories and application pathways for listing medicines on the PBS.

The Minister for Health has also listed products on the National Immunisation Program, the National Diabetes Services Scheme, the Stoma Appliance Scheme and the National Epidermolysis Bullosa Dressing Scheme.

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Improving Access to Medicines — unique device identification system for medical devices in Australia

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Health 1.7 2.5 2.6 1.0

The Government will provide $7.7 million over four years from 2020-21 to establish a unique device identification system for implanted medical devices. The system will be administered by the Therapeutic Goods Administration and will support the tracking and tracing of medical devices to enable timely clinical and regulatory actions if medical device safety issues occur.

Preventive Health

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Health 25.0 25.0 - -

National Health and Medical Research Council

- - - -

Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority

1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0

Cancer Australia - - - -

Total — Payments 26.0 26.0 1.0 1.0

The Government will improve health outcomes through preventive and other health initiatives, including:

• $50.0 million over two years from 2020-21 to support the establishment of the Victorian Melanoma and Clinical Trials Centre at the Alfred Hospital, providing world-class diagnostic, treatment and laboratory facilities

• $21.2 million over four years from 2020-21 (and $0.1 million in 2024-25) to support delivery of a number of initiatives under the Roadmap for Hearing Health. This includes piloting initiatives in the aged care sector, initiatives to improve access to hearing services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, the development of nationally consistent clinical tele-audiology standards, research, and a national hearing health awareness and prevention campaign

• consolidating Cancer Australia’s tumour-specific funding streams, providing $11.5 million over four years from 2020-21 to support initiatives for a broader range of cancer types in line with emerging priorities

• $4.0 million over four years from 2020-21 to the Organ and Tissue Authority to partner with community, corporate and sporting organisations to raise awareness of the importance of organ and tissue donation

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• $0.6 million over two years from 2020-21 to support the Leukaemia Foundation to implement the National Strategic Action Plan for Blood Cancer and to extend the expert Blood Cancer Taskforce

• $0.6 million over two years from 2020-21 to improve the awareness and management of migraines.

The Government will also implement changes to the Hearing Services Program from 1 July 2021 that will increase the duration of a voucher from three years to five years to align with industry standards and improvement in technology and continue the maintenance subsidy when a device is no longer under warranty after the first 12 months. Further information on the Hearing Services Program is available in the Health Portfolio Budget Statement.

Partial funding for this measure has already been provided for by the Government.

Preventive Health — increasing consumer access to kava in Australia

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Health 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.1

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

- - - -

Total — Payments 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.1

The Government will provide $1.9 million over four years from 2020-21 to continue the implementation of importing Piper methysticum (kava) for personal consumption and commercial distribution. This second stage of the pilot will establish a commercial importation scheme, support further consultation and evaluation to ensure that arrangements for the importation of kava provide appropriate safeguards for community health, while recognising the cultural importance of kava to Pacific Islander communities.

This measure builds on the July 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update measure titled Revised Implementation Timeline for the Kava Commercial Importation Pilot.

The cost of this measure will be partially met from within the existing resources of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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Prioritising Mental Health — continued support

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Health 7.1 - - -

Department of Social Services 5.4 13.3 13.4 13.6

Total — Payments 12.6 13.3 13.4 13.6

The Government will provide an additional $62.1 million over four years from 2020-21 (including $0.6 million per year ongoing) to improve access to mental health services, including:

• $45.7 million over four years from 2020-21 to expand the Individual Placement and Support program under the Youth Employment Strategy to assist vulnerable young people with mental illness to participate in the workforce

• $6.9 million over two years from 2020-21 to support digital mental health services including the Australian Government’s mental health gateway Head to Health

• $5.0 million in 2020-21 to provide parents, guardians and carers with mental health and career information for students in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

• $2.3 million over four years from 2020-21 to enhance the National headspace network by upgrading the Mount Barker service in South Australia to a full centre

• $2.1 million in 2020-21 for the Prevention Hub led by the Black Dog Institute and Everymind to continue to advance research that targets people at heightened risk of mental ill-health and suicide.

Partial funding for this measure has already been provided for by Government.

This measure builds on the July 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update measure titled Prioritising Mental Health and Preventive Health — continued support and the 2019-20 Budget measure titled Prioritising Mental Health — national headspace network.

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Strengthening Primary Care — rural and regional primary care

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Health 1.2 - - -

The Government will provide $3.3 million over two years from 2020-21 to extend well developed proof-of-concept pilots into innovative primary care models in rural areas across western and southern New South Wales. These new multidisciplinary methods of providing health services to rural communities will address ongoing workforce shortages and improve health outcomes. The Government will also provide $1.2 million in 2020-21 to fund a nurse operated community health outreach program on Kangaroo Island, South Australia.

The cost of this measure will be partially met from within the existing resources of the Department of Healh.

Support for Australia’s Thalidomide Survivors

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Health 19.9 3.9 3.8 3.8

Services Australia 2.3 0.4 0.4 0.1

Total — Payments 22.2 4.3 4.1 3.9

The Government will provide $44.9 million over four years from 2020-21 (and $3.9 million per year ongoing) to support Australia’s Thalidomide survivors. The assistance will include a lump sum payment, an annual payment, and the Extraordinary Assistance Fund for disability support and healthcare assistance. The Government will also establish a site of national recognition in consultation with survivors.

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Supporting Our Hospitals — simpler and more affordable private health cover for all Australians

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Health 5.8 -10.0 -12.5 -14.2

Related receipts ($m)

Australian Taxation Office - -5.0 -20.0 -25.0

The Government will provide $19.5 million over four years from 2020-21 to improve the access and affordability of Private Health Insurance. This includes:

• increasing the maximum age of dependants allowed under Private Health Insurance policies from 24 years to 31 years, and removing the age limit for dependants with a disability

• enhancing the Medical Costs Finder website to include voluntary fee disclosure for specialists, to increase the transparency of out-of-pocket costs and assisting consumers to choose a specialist.

The Government will also make home and community-based care more accessible through Private Health Insurance commencing with mental health and general rehabilitation services. Formal consultation on the implementation will commence with the sector in October 2020.

These measures build upon the ongoing and iterative reforms the Government has made to improve the value proposition of Private Health Insurance for all Australians.

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Home Affairs

AUSTRAC Capability Uplift

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre 23.3 29.4 29.5 22.2

Department of Finance 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Total — Payments 23.4 29.5 29.6 22.3

Related receipts ($m)

Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre 12.5 19.5 21.9 23.6

The Government will provide $104.9 million over four years from 2020-21 (including $48.9 million in capital funding) to the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre to strengthen its capacity to combat serious financial crime and to protect Australia’s financial system from criminal activities. This funding would also support the development of a new financial data reporting system to assist industry in meeting its reporting obligations under the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006.

The cost of this measure will be offset over ten years by an increase in the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre Industry Contribution Levy.

Australian Federal Police — additional funding

Payments ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Australian Federal Police - 10.8 18.4 24.2 246.7

The Government will provide $300.2 million over four years from 2020-21 (including $24.1 million in capital funding) to the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to maintain frontline policing, enhance the AFP’s surge capacity, and provide for a healthy and agile workforce. The measure includes funding to:

• sustain the AFP’s capabilities and operations to enable it to respond to emerging threats and priorities

• reform the health services arrangements including establishment of regional health hubs to support health and wellbeing of AFP staff

• establish an AFP Reserve Force of ready-to-deploy personnel to assist with critical response needs and support ongoing operations.

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Confiscated Assets Account

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission

- - - -

Australian Federal Police - - - -

Australian Institute of Criminology - - - -

Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre - - - -

Department of Home Affairs - - - -

Total — Payments - - - -

The Government will provide $15.6 million over three years from 2020-21 from the Confiscated Assets Account under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 to fund crime prevention and law enforcement initiatives.

COVID-19 Response Package — Christmas Island Immigration Detention Centre — reactivation

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Home Affairs 55.6 - - -

The Government will provide $55.6 million in 2020-21 to reactivate the immigration detention facility at North West Point on Christmas Island to accommodate unlawful non-citizens including those released from prisons, but unable to be deported due to COVID-19 international border restrictions.

COVID-19 Response Package — Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Home Affairs 34.3 - - -

Related receipts ($m)

Department of Home Affairs 15.9 - - -

The Government will provide $34.3 million in 2020-21 for one-off payments of $1,500 to eligible workers in states that have agreed to partner with the Commonwealth under the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment arrangements. The purpose of the payment is to limit the financial hardship of eligible individuals who are unable to work and earn income while under a direction to self-isolate or quarantine or who are caring for someone who has tested positive with COVID-19.

State governments will refund the Commonwealth for any payments made to workers on temporary visas.

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Disaster Relief — Northern Territory and South Australia

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of the Treasury 19.9 - - -

Department of Home Affairs - - - -

Total — Payments 19.9 - - -

The Government will provide $17.5 million under Category D of the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements to rebuild public housing in the Northern Territory damaged by Tropical Cyclones Lam and Nathan in 2015.

The Government will also provide $2.5 million under Category C and D of the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements to assist the recovery of South Australian communities from the 2019-20 bushfires, including help with more clean-up work, a feral pig eradication program on Kangaroo Island, and funding for Local Recovery Coordinators and their Community Development Officers.

Further information can be found in the press release of 3 September 2020 issued by the Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management.

Humanitarian Program 2020-21

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Services Australia -0.9 -2.5 -3.7 -4.1

Department of the Treasury -1.0 -3.0 -7.0 -11.0

Department of Education, Skills and Employment -2.7 -10.1 -17.4 -25.3

Department of Health -3.3 -15.0 -21.9 -29.0

Department of Social Services -44.5 -113.8 -181.6 -236.0

Department of Home Affairs -50.0 -44.6 -57.3 -60.1

Total — Payments -102.4 -189.0 -288.9 -365.5

Related receipts ($m)

Australian Taxation Office -1.0 -5.0 -11.0 -16.0

Department of Home Affairs -2.0 -3.0 -4.0 -5.0

Total — Receipts -3.0 -8.0 -15.0 -21.0

The Government will provide $12.7 million over two years from 2020-21 to the Department of Home Affairs to improve integration outcomes for humanitarian entrants through the extension of the existing Youth Transition Support and Youth Hub Programs.

The Government will set a ceiling on the Humanitarian Program of 13,750 places and allow flexibility in places between offshore and onshore categories in response to COVID-19 travel restrictions and continue to invest to improve settlement and

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employment outcomes for humanitarian entrants, including through reforms to the Adult Migrant English Program and developing a reform program for settlement services and the Community Sponsorship Program. Over four years from 2020-21, this measure will result in an overall reduction in expenditure of $958.3 million and revenue reduction of $47.0 million.

JobMaker Plan — global business and talent attraction taskforce

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Home Affairs 13.5 16.3 - -

The Government will provide $29.8 million over two years from 2020-21 to establish a new whole-of-government Global Business and Talent Attraction Taskforce to attract international businesses and exceptional talent to Australia, to support the post- COVID recovery and boost local jobs.

This initiative builds on the existing Global Talent Initiative and Business Innovation and Investment Program, and the new initiative announced by the Prime Minister on 9 July 2020 to attract export-orientated Hong Kong-based businesses to Australia.

Further information can be found in the press release of 4 September 2020 issued by the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, and Acting Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs.

JobMaker Plan — simplified trade system

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Home Affairs 14.0 14.6 - -

Related receipts ($m)

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

- -0.4 -0.2 -0.2

Department of Home Affairs - -1.1 -0.6 -0.7

Australian Taxation Office - -2.0 -1.1 -1.2

Total — Receipts - -3.5 -1.9 -2.1

The Government will provide $28.6 million over two years from 2020-21 to support initiatives to modernise Australia’s trade system and streamline border services to reduce administrative complexity and improve the efficiency of international trade.

This measure includes:

• $7.8 million in 2020-21 to reduce compliance complexity for Australian businesses

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• $8.0 million over two years from 2020-21 to reform and strengthen arrangements for aviation and maritime identification card schemes

• $12.8 million over two years from 2020-21 to develop a new border intervention model for sea and air cargo

• an extension of the Australian Trusted Traders program to enable accredited trusted traders to pay customs and anti-dumping duty on a deferred basis from 1 July 2021, resulting in reduced revenue of $7.5 million over three years from 2021-22.

National Action Plan to Combat Modern Slavery 2020-25

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Home Affairs 1.0 0.7 1.0 0.7

The Government will provide $10.6 million over five years from 2020-21 for the provision of grants to deliver community-based projects to prevent modern slavery.

The grants will be used to support the National Action Plan to Combat Modern Slavery 2020-25, including research to inform future policies and projects to develop supply chain resilience for Australian businesses.

The cost of this measure will be partially met from within the existing resources of the Department of Home Affairs.

National Security Agencies — additional funding

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Various Agencies nfp nfp nfp nfp

Related receipts ($m)

Various Agencies nfp nfp nfp nfp

The Government will provide $173.5 million over four years from 2020-21 to strengthen the capacity of national security agencies to meet the Government’s national security objectives.

The funding for this measure is not for publication (nfp) due to national security reasons.

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Public Safety Mobile Broadband

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of the Treasury 8.0 - - -

Related receipts ($m)

Department of Home Affairs 2.5 - - -

The Government will provide $8.0 million in 2020-21 to the New South Wales Government to support the delivery of a proof of concept trial for the Public Safety Mobile Broadband (PSMB).

The PSMB will make an important contribution to Australia’s ability to prepare for and respond to natural disasters and emergencies.

Regional Cooperation Arrangements in Indonesia

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Home Affairs 41.4 - - -

The Government will provide $41.4 million in 2020-21 to continue funding for the Regional Cooperation Arrangement (RCA) in Indonesia. The RCA is an essential deterrence and disruption factor in support of Operation Sovereign Borders.

This measure continues the Government’s longstanding commitment to regional partners, and builds on the 2019-20 Budget measure titled Regional Cooperation Arrangement.

Safer Communities Fund — round six

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Home Affairs - - - -

The Government will provide $35.0 million over four years from 2020-21 to extend the Safer Communities Fund (SCF). The SCF provides grant funding to local government and community organisations to address crime and anti-social behaviour and to protect schools and community organisations that are facing risks from racial or religious intolerance.

The cost of this measure will be met from within the Confiscated Assets Account under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

This measure builds on the 2019-20 MYEFO measure titled Election Commitment — Safer Communities Fund — additional funding.

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Securing Government Data

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Finance nfp nfp nfp nfp

Department of Home Affairs nfp nfp nfp nfp

Total — Payments nfp nfp nfp nfp

The Government will provide funding to the Department of Home Affairs (Home Affairs) for data storage for Home Affairs, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, the Australian Digital Health Agency and the Australian Communications and Media Authority.

The financial implications for this measure are not for publication (nfp) due to commercial-in-confidence sensitivities.

Social Cohesion

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Home Affairs 21.5 9.4 9.5 9.1

The Government will provide $62.8 million over five years from 2019-20 to strengthen Australia’s social cohesion and community resilience in the COVID-19 recovery period. Funding includes:

• $37.3 million over four years to promote Australian values, identity and social cohesion, and counter malign information online

• $17.7 million over four years to enhance engagement with multicultural communities

• $7.9 million over four years to establish a research program to inform initiatives to strengthen social cohesion.

The measure also includes reforms to the Adult Migrant English Program to improve English language outcomes for migrants.

The costs of this measure will be partially met from within the existing resources of the Department of Home Affairs.

Further information can be found in the transcript of 28 August 2020 issued by the Acting Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs.

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Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

Advanced Manufacturing Facility and Vehicle to Grid Trial

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

5.0 - - -

The Government will provide $5.0 million in 2020-21 to establish an Advanced Manufacturing Facility in South Australia to facilitate the manufacturing and assembly of electric vehicles, and for a bi-directional vehicle-to-grid trial in South Australia to examine the concept and operation of systems which support solar home charging, grid services and virtual storage infrastructure.

See also the related measure titled JobMaker Plan — investment in new energy technologies.

COVID-19 Response Package — Australian space industry — deferral of regulatory charging arrangements

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

-0.3 - - -

Related receipts ($m)

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

-0.3 - - -

The Government will defer the commencement of a regulatory charging arrangement under the Space (Launches and Returns) Act 2018 to 1 July 2021, to support the civil space industry through the impacts of COVID-19. This is estimated to reduce revenue by $0.3 million in 2020-21.

The cost of this measure will be met from within the existing resources of the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources.

This measure builds on the 2019-20 MYEFO measure titled Growing Australia’s Space Industry.

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COVID-19 Response Package — BusinessBalance — supporting the mental health of Australians in small businesses

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

7.0 - - -

The Government will provide $7.0 million in 2020-21 to support the mental health and financial wellbeing of small businesses impacted by COVID-19, including:

• $4.3 million to provide free, accessible and tailored support for small business owners by expanding Beyond Blue’s NewAccess program in partnership with the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman

• $2.2 million to expand a free accredited professional development program that builds the mental health literacy of trusted business advisers so that they can better support small business owners in times of distress, delivered through Deakin University.

The measure builds on the July 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update measure titled COVID-19 Response Package — prioritising mental health and preventive health.

Engagement with State and Territory Governments on Energy Reforms

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

5.4 - - -

The Government will provide an additional $5.4 million in 2020-21 to continue engaging with state and territory governments to progress priority energy reforms as agreed by National Cabinet. This funding will enable the delivery of the 2025 market design process that will deliver the future of the National Electricity Market.

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Growing Australia’s Waste and Recycling Capability Through Cooperative Research Centres Projects

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

- - - -

The Government will provide $10.0 million over four years from 2020-21 to support industry-led collaborative research projects through the Cooperative Research Centres Projects program to develop innovative solutions for recycling and reuse of plastics, paper, tyres and other problematic materials and hard-to-recycle waste.

The cost of this measure will be met from within the existing resources of the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources.

This measure builds on the July 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update measure titled Transforming Australia’s Waste and Recycling Industry.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 20 August 2020 issued by the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology and the Minister for the Environment.

JobMaker Plan — Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation — supporting essential scientific research

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation 133.1 113.1 114.5 98.5

The Government will provide an additional $459.2 million over four years from 2020-21 to the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to address the impacts of COVID-19 on its commercial activities and ensure it is able to continue essential scientific research. This includes $5.0 million in 2020-21 to support the upgrade of CSIRO’s agriculture and grazing research facilities.

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JobMaker Plan — gas-fired recovery

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

20.9 18.6 10.4 2.9

The Government will provide $52.9 million over four years from 2020-21 to support a gas-fired recovery and strengthen the economy by taking steps to unlock gas supply, deliver an efficient pipeline and transportation market, and empower gas customers. This includes:

• $28.3 million over three years from 2020-21 to establish five Strategic Basin Plans to accelerate gas development in priority geological basins

• $13.7 million over four years from 2020-21 to continue the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation’s Gas Industry Social and Environmental Research Alliance

• $10.9 million in 2020-21 to implement a sequenced plan to reset the East Coast gas market, including developing a National Gas Infrastructure Plan, work to establish Wallumbilla as the Australian Gas Hub, improving pipeline regulation and empowering gas customers.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 15 September 2020 issued by the Prime Minister, the Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction and the Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia.

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JobMaker Plan — improving energy affordability and reliability

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

19.7 - - -

Department of the Treasury 15.0 - - -

Total — Payments 34.7 - - -

The Government will provide up to $134.7 million over four years from 2020-21 to support investment in dispatchable generation and reliable energy supplies in the National Electricity Market (NEM) and the Wholesale Energy Market in Western Australia.

This measure includes:

• loan funding to progress the delivery of the design and approval phase of the Marinus Link project (a second transmission interconnector between Victoria and Tasmania) to enable a financial investment decision by 2024. A Special Purpose Vehicle will be established to meet mutual governance and decision-making requirements

• funding for the South West Interconnected System Big Battery Project in Western Australia

• funding for the CopperString 2.0 project, which would connect the North West Minerals Province near Mount Isa to the NEM near Townsville, Queensland, to progress to a final investment decision, to stimulate the economy and create 400 jobs in regional Queensland

• upgrades to Delta Electricity’s Vales Point Power Station to reduce emissions, improve reliability and provide additional dispatchable generation in New South Wales.

The Government will also underwrite support for early works associated with the VNI West transmission proposal in Victoria and the Project Energy Connect transmission proposal in South Australia. The value of the underwriting is not for publication due to commercial sensitivities.

This measure builds on the $56.0 million of funding provided for a feasibility study to accelerate the delivery of the Marinus Link project in the 2019-20 Budget measure titled Climate Solutions Package and the $78.4 million of funding provided by the Government through the 2019-20 Budget measure titled Supporting Reliable Energy Infrastructure.

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JobMaker Plan — investment in new energy technologies

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

50.7 72.9 62.8 48.3

Australian Renewable Energy Agency

14.6 51.2 167.0 145.5

Department of the Treasury 13.5 - - -

National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority

0.7 0.7 - -

Geoscience Australia 0.2 - - -

Clean Energy Finance Corporation - - 0.1 0.4

Clean Energy Regulator -11.4 -20.6 -31.5 -22.8

Total — Payments 68.3 104.1 198.5 171.4

Related receipts ($m)

Clean Energy Finance Corporation - - 1.3 3.7

Clean Energy Regulator .. .. .. ..

Total — Receipts .. .. 1.3 3.7

The Government will provide $1.9 billion over twelve years from 2020-21 (including $628.5 million over four years to 2023-24) to continue funding the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), expand the investment mandate of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), and invest in low emissions technologies, network infrastructure, dispatchable generation and reliable supplies in the National Electricity Market (NEM). The measure includes:

• $1.4 billion over twelve years from 2020-21 (including $223.9 million over four years to 2023-24) to continue funding ARENA to provide research and development investment for emerging low emission technologies to increase their commercial readiness

• $95.4 million over six years from 2020-21 (including $76.4 million over four years to 2023-24) to create a co-investment fund that supports industrial, freight and agricultural businesses to identify and adopt technologies to reduce emissions and increase productivity

• $74.5 million over four years from 2020-21 to create the Future Fuels Fund, which would enable businesses to integrate new vehicle technologies, perform integration analysis and develop improved information on electric vehicles and charging infrastructure

• $67.1 million over six years from 2020-21 (including $53.9 million over four years to 2023-24) to expand the Regional and Remote Communities Reliability Fund to support pilot studies for microgrids in regional and remote areas

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• $52.2 million over five years from 2020-21 (including $47.6 million over four years to 2023-24) to improve productivity and lower energy costs in the building and hotels sectors while stimulating the economy

• $70.2 million over five years from 2020-21 (including $55.7 million over four years to 2023-24) to support the development of a technology neutral regional hydrogen export hub to boost regional economies

• $50.0 million over three years from 2020-21 to establish the Commonwealth Carbon Capture Use and Storage Development Fund, for research into reducing the abatement of energy generators

• $25.3 million over four years from 2020-21 to improve energy and emissions data analytics, tools and reporting to better support the Government’s commitment to deliver affordable and reliable energy

• $5.2 million over four years from 2020-21 to support the implementation of the Technology Investment Roadmap through the development of annual clean Technology Statements to identify priority technologies, and create an ongoing Technology Investment Advisory Council

• $4.9 million over two years from 2020-21 to build, consolidate and strengthen cyber security capability in the energy sector by delivering a range of discrete uplift support measures across the electricity, gas, and liquid fuel industries

• $4.8 million over two years from 2020-21 to support the development of a regulatory framework for offshore clean energy infrastructure industry, consistent with the Australian Government Charging Framework

• $3.7 million over four years from 2020-21 to support the development and implementation of Energy and Emissions Reduction State Deals

• $2.2 million over two years from 2020-21 to administer the Underwriting New Generation Investments program.

Funding for this measure includes a deployment of funding already provided by the Government for the Climate Solutions Fund, and from additional revenue generated through infringement notices from Clean Energy Regulator and the removal of the requirement for the CEFC to ensure that half of its investments are in renewable energy.

Further information can be found in the press release of 17 September 2020 issued by the Prime Minister and the Minister for Energy Emissions Reduction.

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JobMaker Plan — Modern Manufacturing Strategy

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

79.1 454.2 587.4 389.1

The Government will provide $1.5 billion over five years from 2020-21 to support the Modern Manufacturing Strategy which is focused on building competitiveness, scale and resilience in the Australian manufacturing sector. Investment and support will focus on creating manufacturing strength and capability in six areas of comparative advantage and strategic interest. These six National Manufacturing Priorities are: resources technology & critical minerals processing; food & beverages; medical products; recycling & clean energy; defence; and space. Funding includes:

• $1.3 billion over five years from 2020-21 to establish the Modern Manufacturing Initiative which will support manufacturing projects focused on building long-term business collaboration at scale, translating research into commercial outcomes and bringing new products to market, and integrating local firms to deliver products and services into global value chains

• $107.2 million over four years from 2020-21 to identify and address critical supply chain vulnerabilities by providing manufacturers support through the new Supply Chain Resilience Initiative

• $52.8 million over three years from 2020-21 for a second round of the Manufacturing Modernisation Fund, which co-funds capital investments that help manufacturers scale-up, invest in new technologies, create and maintain jobs, and upskill their workers

• $30.0 million over two years from 2020-21 to the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre to continue to support projects, in consultation with other Industry Growth Centres, to build the capability and competitiveness of the manufacturing sector in alignment with the National Manufacturing Priorities

• $20.0 million in 2021-22 to Industry Growth Centres, including the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre, Food Innovation Australia, METS Ignited and MTPConnect in support of the Modern Manufacturing Strategy.

This measure builds on the 2019-20 MYEFO measure titled Election Commitment — Manufacturing Modernisation Fund — establishment.

Further information can be found in the press release of 1 October 2020 issued by the Prime Minister and the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology.

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JobMaker Plan — securing Australia’s liquid fuel stocks

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

17.8 55.4 94.3 64.4

Related receipts ($m)

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

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The Government will provide $250.7 million over 10 years from 2020-21 to hold a sovereign refining capability and increase our domestic storage capabilities to secure Australia’s liquid fuel security. Funding includes:

• $3.7 million in 2020-21 to design and implement a framework to provide certainty of oil stocks and refining capacity through minimum stockholding obligations, industry support measures for new storage infrastructure, and the market mechanism for a refining production payment

• $203.7 million over four years from 2020-21 (and $0.4 million in 2024-25) for a competitive grants program to support the construction of new diesel fuel storage which would support industry in meeting its minimum stockholding obligation from 2021

• $21.3 million over four years from 2020-21 (and $2.8 million per year ongoing) to assist the Government to become more compliant with its International Energy Agency obligations, including through holding oil in the United States Strategic Petroleum Reserve and continuing the Energy Counsellor position to maintain Australia’s presence at the International Energy Agency headquarters in Paris

• $3.3 million over four years from 2020-21 to improve reporting and transparency in Australia’s liquid fuel market by modernising the Australian Government’s Petroleum Statistics Information Management System

• $0.1 million over three years from 2021-22 (and $15,000 per year ongoing) due to reduced revenue from removing application fees for fuel standard variations which would support small businesses in the motor racing and water sports communities.

Further information can be found in the press release of 14 September 2020 issued by the Prime Minister and the Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction.

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National Radioactive Waste Management Facility program — continuation

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

30.6 29.1 25.5 18.4

The Government will provide $103.6 million over four years from 2020-21 to continue the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility (NRWMF) program. This includes:

• $66.3 million to undertake the technical, design, regulatory and governance works required to site the NRWMF, as well as secure the facility

• $37.3 million to establish the Australian Radioactive Waste Agency, which will be responsible for all functions of the NRWMF, and for the work to site a separate, permanent location for disposal of intermediate level waste, as well as other waste management functions.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 21 July 2020 issued by the Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia.

Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility — extension and enhancements

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility

1.1 10.4 11.8 12.0

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

0.3 0.5 0.3 0.4

Total — Payments 1.4 10.9 12.2 12.4

Related receipts ($m)

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

- 3.2 6.1 28.1

The Government will provide $36.9 million over four years from 2020-21 (and a further $25.2 million over the two years to 2025-26) to extend the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility’s (NAIF’s) investment window by five years from 30 June 2021 to 30 June 2026, and to expand its lending remit and processes.

Governance and administration of the NAIF will also be enhanced by implementing recommendations from the Statutory Review of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Act 2016.

The cost of administering the NAIF will be met through fees and interest levied on recipients of financial assistance.

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Further information can be found in the joint press releases of 17 July and 30 September 2020 issued by the Minister for Resources and Northern Australia and the Assistant Minister for Northern Australia.

Payment Times Procurement Connected Policy

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

- - - -

The Government will provide $4.6 million over four years from 2020-21 (and $1.3 million per year ongoing) to develop and implement a new procurement policy that will require large businesses to pay their suppliers within 20 days. This policy will apply to businesses with an annual turnover greater than $100 million that are undertaking Commonwealth Government contracts that meet the specified threshold.

Funding for this measure has already been provided for by the Government.

This measure builds on the 2019-20 MYEFO measure titled Payment Times Reporting Framework — establishment.

Rum Jungle Rehabilitation Project — additional funding

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of the Treasury 1.3 2.3 - -

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

- - - -

Total — Payments 1.3 2.3 - -

The Government will provide an additional $3.5 million over two years from 2020-21 for land management and hazard reduction works and engagement activities at the Rum Jungle mine site near Batchelor, Northern Territory.

Funding will be provided through a funding agreement with the Northern Territory Government, which will continue to coordinate and administer the project.

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Steel Processing and Galvanising Plant in Whyalla — upgrade

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

15.0 - - -

The Government will provide $15.0 million in 2020-21 to support an upgrade of steel processing and galvanising capability in Whyalla, South Australia, boosting the regional economy and export opportunities, and supporting local manufacturing.

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Australian Broadband Advisory Council — establishment

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

- - - -

The Government will provide $1.4 million over two years from 2020-21 to establish the Australian Broadband Advisory Council to assist in maximising the economic benefits of increased digital connectivity for Australian businesses and consumers.

The cost of this measure will be met from within the existing resources of the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications.

Further information can be found in the press release of 22 July 2020 issued by the Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts.

Australian Rail Track Corporation — equity injection

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Finance nfp nfp nfp nfp

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

nfp nfp nfp nfp

Total — Payments nfp nfp nfp nfp

The Government will make an additional equity investment in the Australian Rail Track Corporation, primarily to deliver the Inland Rail project.

The financial implications of this measure are not for publication (nfp) due to commercial sensitivities.

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Community Development Grants — new projects

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

75.3 20.0 7.5 -

The Government will provide $102.8 million over three years from 2020-21 to deliver new projects that support local communities across Australia. Key projects include:

• $23.0 million towards the new Rockhampton Stadium in Victoria Park, Queensland

• $5.0 million towards the Regional Indoor Aquatic and Leisure Facility in Mount Barker, South Australia

• $5.0 million towards the Goolwa Sports Precinct, South Australia.

COVID-19 Response Package — additional aviation support

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Australian Trade and Investment Commission 222.1 - - -

Australian Transport Safety Bureau 5.2 0.9 0.9 0.9

Civil Aviation Safety Authority - 33.4 34.0 32.3

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

nfp nfp nfp nfp

Total — Payments 227.2 34.3 34.9 33.2

Related receipts ($m)

Civil Aviation Safety Authority - - - -

The Government will provide additional funding of $355.9 million to support the aviation sector as part of the Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This will ensure domestic services, essential air services to regional communities and other operations across the sector continue, and support jobs and transport safety. This includes:

• continuing the International Freight Assistance Mechanism until 30 June 2021 to keep vital two-way supply chains open with key overseas markets

• supporting the Civil Aviation Safety Authority to continue to regulate Australian aviation safety

• introducing a cost recovery levy for the safety regulation of non-recreational drone technologies, which will be set at $0 in 2020-21 to allow time for the industry to focus on recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic

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• supporting activities associated with airport building control and compliance with environmental standards

• supporting the relocation of border services, including biosecurity, immigration and customs control, as part of the redevelopment of the Gold Coast Airport international terminal

• supporting core functions of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, and developing an integrated aviation data sharing platform.

The Government will continue to provide support to maintain connectivity on domestic and regional air routes. This includes:

• extending the Domestic Aviation Network Support program to 31 January 2021 to maintain connectivity on major domestic air routes

• extending the Regional Airline Network Support program to cover operating shortfalls for a limited number of services on regional routes until 28 March 2021 to ensure regional communities continue to receive essential air services.

This brings the total Government support for the aviation sector during COVID-19 to $2.7 billion.

This measure builds on the 2019-20 MYEFO measure titled Civil Aviation Safety Authority — Management of Drones and the July 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update measures titled COVID-19 Response Package — aviation support and COVID-19 Response Package — Relief and Recovery Fund. Partial funding for this measure has already been provided for by the Government.

The expenditure for the Domestic Aviation Network Support program is not for publication (nfp) due to commercial-in-confidence sensitivities.

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COVID-19 Response Package — arts portfolio entities

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

National Library of Australia 5.4 - - -

National Gallery of Australia 4.5 - - -

National Museum of Australia 3.9 - - -

National Film and Sound Archive of Australia 2.5 - - -

Australian Film, Television and Radio School 2.3 - - -

Australian National Maritime Museum 2.0 - - -

National Portrait Gallery of Australia 1.2 - - -

Screen Australia 1.1 - - -

Total — Payments 22.9 - - -

The Government will provide $22.9 million in 2020-21 to support arts agencies to continue to provide services to the public while experiencing a decline in revenue due to the impacts of COVID-19.

Further information can be found in the press release of 26 September 2020 issued by the Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts.

Enhanced Language Services

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Special Broadcasting Service Corporation

2.1 1.8 1.8 1.9

The Government will provide $7.6 million over four years from 2020-21 (and $1.9 million per year ongoing) to the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) Corporation to provide enhanced language services.

SBS provides a range of multicultural and multilingual television, radio and digital media services to Australians who speak a language other than English at home.

Extending the Stronger Communities Programme — round six

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

26.3 1.8 - -

The Government will provide $28.1 million over two years from 2020-21 (including departmental costs) for round six of the Stronger Communities Programme (the

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Programme). The Programme provides funding of between $2,500 and $20,000 for small capital projects that deliver social benefits for local communities across Australia.

This measure builds on the 2019-20 Budget measure titled Stronger Communities Programme — round five.

Funding for Child Abuse Civil Claims — Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory Prior to Self-Government

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

nfp nfp nfp nfp

The Government will provide funding to settle claims brought outside of the National Redress Scheme relating to institutional child abuse claims in the Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory prior to self-government.

The expenditure for this measure is not for publication (nfp) due to legal sensitivities.

Improving Connectivity in the Western Australian Grainbelt Region

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

1.1 0.7 - -

The Government will provide $1.8 million over two years from 2020-21 for a new Grainbelt Wireless Solutions Program, for wireless internet service providers to provide targeted solutions to improve internet and telecommunications access in the Western Australian Grainbelt.

This measure builds on the 2019-20 Budget measure titled Improving Connectivity in the Western Australian Grainbelt Region — feasibility study.

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JobMaker Plan — Infrastructure Investment — Australian Capital Territory

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of the Treasury 2.5 12.0 25.0 35.0

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

- - - -

National Capital Authority - - - -

Total — Payments 2.5 12.0 25.0 35.0

Related receipts ($m)

Department of Finance -0.2 -0.1 -0.1 -

The Government will provide $155.3 million from 2020-21 for priority road projects in the Australian Capital Territory to support economic recovery and jobs, increasing the Government’s total commitment to transport infrastructure in the Australian Capital Territory to over $975.0 million. This funding includes:

• $87.5 million for the Molonglo River Bridge

• $50.0 million for the Canberra — Southwest Corridor Upgrade package

• $15.3 million for the Monaro Highway Upgrade package

• $2.5 million for the Parkes Way Upgrade planning and design.

The Government will also:

• provide $0.6 million over two years from 2020-21 for master planning and design works for a new diplomatic estate in Canberra, to be met from within the existing resources of the National Capital Authority

• allow early repayment and a reduced rate of interest for the Australian Capital Territory’s building and land loan, which will reduce interest receipts by up to $0.4 million over three years from 2020-21.

This is in addition to funding provided to the Australian Capital Territory through the measures titled JobMaker Plan — Infrastructure Investment — road safety and upgrades and JobMaker Plan— Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program — extension.

This builds on the 2019-20 MYEFO measure titled Infrastructure Investment Program — Australian Capital Territory infrastructure investments and the July 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update measure titled COVID-19 Response Package — infrastructure stimulus.

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JobMaker Plan — Infrastructure Investment — New South Wales

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of the Treasury 220.8 561.6 640.4 554.7

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

- - - -

Total — Payments 220.8 561.6 640.4 554.7

The Government will provide $2.7 billion from 2020-21 for priority road and rail projects in New South Wales to support economic recovery and jobs, increasing the Government’s total commitment to transport infrastructure in New South Wales to over $39.0 billion. The funding includes:

• $603.0 million for the New England Highway — Singleton Bypass and Bolivia Hill Upgrade

• $591.7 million for the Newell Highway Upgrade, including Dubbo Bridge, Parkes Bypass, heavy duty pavement upgrades and overtaking lanes

• $490.6 million for the Coffs Harbour Bypass

• $360.0 million for the Newcastle Inner City Bypass, Rankin Park to Jesmond

• $150.0 million for grade separating road interfaces

• $120.0 million for the Prospect Highway Upgrade

• $94.0 million for the Heathcote Road Upgrade, Hammondville to Voyager Point

• $63.5 million for the Dunheved Road Upgrade, Penrith

• $60.0 million for the M1 North Smart Motorway — ANZAC Bridge to Warringah Freeway

• $46.4 million for the Mulgoa Road Upgrade.

This is in addition to funding provided to New South Wales through the measures titled JobMaker Plan — Infrastructure Investment — road safety and upgrades and JobMaker Plan — Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program — extension.

This measure builds on the 2019-20 MYEFO measure titled Infrastructure Investment Program — New South Wales infrastructure investments and the July 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update measure titled COVID-19 Response Package — Infrastructure Stimulus.

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JobMaker Plan — Infrastructure Investment — Northern Territory

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of the Treasury 15.8 35.8 48.8 47.1

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

- - - -

Total — Payments 15.8 35.8 48.8 47.1

The Government will provide $189.5 million from 2020-21 for priority road projects in the Northern Territory to support economic recovery and jobs, increasing the Government’s total commitment to transport infrastructure in the Northern Territory to over $2.7 billion. This funding includes:

• $120.0 million for the Carpentaria Highway Upgrade

• $46.6 million for the Northern Territory National Network Highway Upgrades

• $22.9 million for the Stuart Highway Upgrade at Coolalinga.

This is in addition to funding provided to the Northern Territory through the measures titled JobMaker Plan — Infrastructure Investment — road safety and upgrades and JobMaker Plan — Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program — extension.

This measure builds on the 2019-29 MYEFO measure titled Infrastructure Investment Program — Northern Territory infrastructure investments and the July 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update measure titled COVID-19 Response Package — infrastructure stimulus.

JobMaker Plan — Infrastructure Investment — Queensland

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of the Treasury 125.9 293.3 317.2 312.9

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

- - - -

Total — Payments 125.9 293.3 317.2 312.9

The Government will provide $1.3 billion from 2020-21 for priority road and rail projects in Queensland to support economic recovery and jobs, increasing the Government’s total commitment to transport infrastructure in Queensland to over $28.5 billion. This funding includes:

• $750.0 million for the Coomera Connector Stage 1 (Coomera to Nerang)

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• $201.2 million for the Bruce Highway including, Caloundra Road to Sunshine Motorway, Rockhampton Northern Access Upgrade, Burdekin Bridge Upgrade, Babinda Intersection Upgrade, Cairns Southern Access Corridor — Stage 4 — Kate to Aumuller and Bruce Highway Upgrade Strategy

• $112.0 million for the Centenary Bridge Upgrade

• $76.0 million for the Riverway Drive Stage 2 (Allambie Lane — Dunlop Street)

• $50.0 million for the Beams Road Open Level Crossing Upgrade

• $42.4 million for the Mount Lindesay Highway Upgrade (Johanna Street to South Street)

• $38.0 million for the Cooktown to Weipa Corridor Upgrade — Cape York Community Access Roads

• $17.2 million for the Cairns to Northern Territory Border Upgrade — Gulf Developmental Road — Pavement Strengthening and Widening

• $10.0 million for the M1 Pacific Motorway Upgrade Program — Exit 45.

The Government will also bring forward $14.2 million to accelerate existing transport infrastructure projects in Queensland, including:

• $10.0 million for the Port of Brisbane further planning

• $4.2 million for the Brisbane to Gold Coast Faster Rail Business Case.

This is in addition to funding provided to Queensland through the measures titled JobMaker Plan — Infrastructure Investment — road safety and upgrades and JobMaker Plan — Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program — extension.

This measure builds on the July 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update measure titled COVID-19 Response Package — Infrastructure Stimulus and the 2019-20 MYEFO measure titled Infrastructure Investment Program — Queensland infrastructure investments.

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JobMaker Plan — Infrastructure Investment — road safety and upgrades

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of the Treasury 1,000.0 1,000.0 - -

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

4.4 4.2 2.8 3.0

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

0.4 - - -

Total — Payments 1,004.8 1,004.2 2.8 3.0

Related receipts ($m)

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

1.5 2.8 1.4 1.6

The Government will provide $2.0 billion over two years from 2020-21 to deliver small scale road safety projects to provide short term economic stimulus. Road safety projects such as road widening, centre lines and barriers will be identified and delivered by jurisdictions in three six-month tranches to improve safety on Australian roads while stimulating local economies. Funding for each tranche will be contingent on delivery success by the state and territory governments.

The Government’s ongoing commitment to road safety is further supported by providing:

• $400.0 million for the Roads to Recovery Program

• $350.0 million for national road network maintenance funding

• $60.0 million for the Bridges Renewal Program

• $60.0 million for the Black Spot Program

• $40.0 million for the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program

• $7.3 million over four years from 2020-21 for implementation of the Road Vehicle Standards Act 2018, which would be fully cost-recovered

• $5.5 million over four years from 2020-21 to establish a National Road Safety Data Hub for analysis and evaluation capability to support the next National Road Safety Strategy 2021-2030

• $2.0 million in 2020-21 for enhanced monitoring and analysis of voluntary vehicle recalls in Australia, including a strategic analysis of vehicle airbag safety.

Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

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JobMaker Plan — Infrastructure Investment — South Australia

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of the Treasury 101.1 154.7 138.1 118.6

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

- - - -

Total — Payments 101.1 154.7 138.1 118.6

The Government will provide $625.2 million from 2020-21 for priority road and rail projects in South Australia to support economic recovery and jobs, increasing the Government’s total commitment to transport infrastructure in South Australia to over $9.8 billion. This funding includes:

• $200.0 million for the Hahndorf Township Improvements and Access Upgrade

• $136.0 million for the Princes Highway Corridor — intersection improvements, overtaking lanes, pavement works, rest areas, safety and signage improvements and shoulder sealing

• $136.0 million for the Main South Road Duplication Stage 2 — Aldinga to Sellicks Beach

• $100.0 million for the Strzelecki Track Upgrade

• $28.0 million for the South Eastern Freeway Safety Upgrade

• $13.2 million for the Goodwood and Torrens Junctions

• $12.0 million for the Victor Harbor Road Upgrade.

The Government will also bring forward $20.3 million to accelerate the Eyre Peninsula Network.

This is in addition to funding provided to South Australia through the measures titled JobMaker Plan — Infrastructure Investment — road safety and upgrades and JobMaker Plan — Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program — extension.

This measure builds on the 2019-20 MYEFO measure titled Infrastructure Investment Program — South Australian infrastructure investments and the July 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update measure titled COVID-19 Response Package — infrastructure stimulus.

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JobMaker Plan — Infrastructure Investment — Tasmania

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of the Treasury 12.2 31.9 66.5 124.0

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

- - - -

Total — Payments 12.2 31.9 66.5 124.0

The Government will provide $359.6 million from 2020-21 for priority road projects in Tasmania to support economic recovery and jobs, increasing the Government’s total commitment to transport infrastructure in Tasmania to over $3.2 billion. This funding includes:

• $150.0 million for the Hobart to Sorell Corridor — Midway Point Causeway (including McGees Bridge) and Sorell Causeway

• $72.0 million for the Tasman Roads Package — Bass Highway Upgrades (between Deloraine and Devonport), West Tamar Highway Upgrades (between Exeter and Launceston) and Bridport Road Freight Efficiency and Safety Upgrades

• $65.0 million for the Tasman Bridge Upgrade

• $52.0 million for the Midland Highway Upgrade — Future Priorities

• $12.0 million for Freight Bridge Upgrades.

The Government will also bring forward $15.0 million to accelerate the Hobart to Sorell Corridor — Hobart Airport to Sorell Southern Bypass.

This is in addition to funding provided to Tasmania through the measures titled JobMaker Plan — Infrastructure Investment — road safety and upgrades and JobMaker Plan — Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program — extension.

This measure builds on the 2019-20 MYEFO measure titled Infrastructure Investment Program — Tasmanian infrastructure investments and the July 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update measure titled COVID-19 Response Package — infrastructure stimulus.

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JobMaker Plan — Infrastructure Investment — Victoria

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of the Treasury 80.0 430.0 692.0 491.6

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

- - - -

Total — Payments 80.0 430.0 692.0 491.6

The Government will provide $1.1 billion from 2020-21 for priority road and rail projects in Victoria to support economic recovery and jobs, increasing the Government’s total commitment to transport infrastructure in Victoria to over $31.5 billion. This funding includes:

• $320.0 million for the Shepparton Rail Line Upgrade

• $292.0 million for Barwon Heads Road

• $208.0 million for the Warrnambool Rail Upgrade — Stage 2

• $104.0 million for the McKoy Street — Hume Freeway Intersection Upgrade

• $84.5 million for Hall Road

• $31.0 million for Narre Warren North Road

• $30.0 million for the Western Rail Plan

• $27.2 million for the Western Port Highway

• $22.5 million for South Road.

The Government will also bring forward $610.0 million to accelerate existing transport infrastructure projects in Victoria, including:

• $605.0 million for the South Geelong to Waurn Ponds Rail Upgrade — Stages 2 and 3

• $5.0 million for the Outer Metropolitan Ring / E6 Corridor Preservation.

This is in addition to funding provided to Victoria through the measures titled JobMaker Plan — Infrastructure Investment — road safety and upgrades and JobMaker Plan — Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program — extension.

This measure builds on the 2019-20 MYEFO measure titled Infrastructure Investment Program — Victorian infrastructure investments and the July 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update measure titled COVID-19 Response Package — infrastructure stimulus.

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JobMaker Plan — Infrastructure Investment — Western Australia

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of the Treasury 94.8 314.4 421.3 223.7

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

- - - -

Total — Payments 94.8 314.4 421.3 223.7

The Government will provide $1.1 billion from 2020-21 for priority road and rail projects in Western Australia to support economic recovery and jobs, increasing the Government’s total commitment to transport infrastructure in Western Australia to over $15.4 billion. This funding includes:

• $227.1 million for Metronet — High Capacity Signalling and Morley-Ellenbrook Line

• $87.5 million for the Reid Highway Interchanges — West Swan Road

• $80.0 million for the Wheatbelt Secondary Freight Network

• $75.0 million for the Canning Bridge Bus Interchange

• $70.0 million for the Roe Highway Widening and Abernethy Road Upgrade

• $70.0 million for the Newman to Katherine Corridor Upgrade — Broome to Kununurra, Stage 3 of the Ord River North and Port Hedland Airport Deviation

• $56.0 million for the Karratha to Tom Price Corridor Upgrade

• $48.6 million for the Kwinana and Mitchell Freeway — barrier upgrades, widening and introduction of Intelligent Transport Systems

• $45.0 million for the Stirling Bus Interchange

• $41.6 million for the Port Augusta to Perth Corridor — Coolgardie to Esperance Highway — Emu Rocks

• $40.0 million for the Freight Vehicle Productivity Improvements Program

• $17.5 million for the Bus Lane Program — Stirling and Canning Highways (Crawley and Applecross).

The Government will also bring forward $161.4 million to accelerate existing transport infrastructure projects in Western Australia, including:

• $115.8 million for the Roe Highway-Great Eastern Highway Bypass and Abernethy Road-Great Eastern Highway Bypass Interchanges

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• $24.0 million for the Freemantle Traffic Bridge (Swan River Crossing)

• $21.6 million for the Wheatbelt Secondary Freight Network.

This is in addition to funding provided to Western Australia through the measures titled JobMaker Plan — Infrastructure Investment — road safety and upgrades, JobMaker Plan — Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program — extension and Perth City Deal.

This measure builds on the 2019-20 MYEFO measure titled Infrastructure Investment Program — Western Australian infrastructure investments and the July 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update measure titled COVID-19 Response Package — infrastructure stimulus.

JobMaker Plan — Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program — extension

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

500.0 500.0 - -

The Government will provide $1.0 billion over two years from 2020-21 to extend the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program to support local councils to maintain and deliver social infrastructure, improve road safety and bolster the resilience of our local road network.

The funding boost will allow councils to engage local businesses and workforces to deliver priority projects and support economic recovery post-COVID-19.

This investment increases the total funding provided for the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program to $1.5 billion.

This measure builds on the July 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update measure titled COVID-19 Response Package — Infrastructure Stimulus.

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JobMaker Plan — National Water Grid — investing in a long-term approach to water infrastructure

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of the Treasury 18.0 199.0 325.0 480.0

North Queensland Water Infrastructure Authority

2.0 1.0 - -

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

1.2 1.6 1.4 1.4

Total — Payments 21.2 201.6 326.4 481.4

The Government will provide $2.0 billion over ten years from 2020-21 for the development and delivery of a 10-year rolling program of priority water infrastructure investments that support agricultural output, increase water security and build resilience. This includes:

• an additional $2.0 billion for the National Water Infrastructure Development Fund to provide grant funding for the planning and construction of water infrastructure in partnership with the states and territories, including an additional $162.5 million for the Wyangala Dam ($325.0 million in total) and $121.0 million for the Dungowan Dam ($242.0 million in total)

• $5.6 million for the National Water Grid Authority to identify and develop projects suitable for inclusion in the 10-year Australian Investment Schedule for water infrastructure projects.

The Government is also providing $3.0 million over two years from 2020-21 for the North Queensland Water Infrastructure Authority to accelerate the planning of water infrastructure and agricultural opportunities in North Queensland.

The Government will not proceed with the National Water Infrastructure Loan Facility. The additional grant funding better enables the Government to target projects that generate jobs and economic growth for regional Australia as it recovers from prolonged drought, bushfires and more recently the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

This measure builds on the 2019-20 MYEFO measure titled Drought Response, Resilience and Preparedness Plan — additional support for farmers and communities in drought.

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Media Reforms Package — screen sector support

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Screen Australia 1.0 16.0 16.0 -

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

- 10.1 10.1 -

Australian Taxation Office - -0.7 -3.7 -2.1

Total — Payments 1.0 25.4 22.4 -2.1

The Government will provide $53.2 million over three years from 2020-21 to support the screen sector, including:

• $30.0 million over two years from 2021-22 to provide funding to Screen Australia to support Australian drama, documentary and children’s screen content

• $20.2 million over two years from 2021-22 to provide funding to the Australian Children’s Television Foundation to support the development, production and distribution of quality Australian children’s screen content

• $3.0 million over three years from 2020-21 to establish the Screen Writing and Script Development Fund to support Australian screen writers to refine and develop scripts.

The Government will also deliver changes to the Australian Screen Production Incentive Program from 1 July 2021, including harmonising the Producer Offset rebate rate to 30 per cent for eligible film and television content and complementary amendments to the three film tax offsets.

The costs for the Screen Writing and Script Development Fund will be met from within the existing resources of the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications. Harmonising the Australian Screen Production Incentive Program will result in a net increase in ongoing payments from 2024-25.

Further information can be found in the press release of 30 September 2020 issued by the Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts.

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Office of the eSafety Commissioner — additional funding

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Australian Communications and Media Authority

0.4 17.6 21.5 -

The Government will provide $39.4 million over three years from 2020-21 for the Office of the eSafety Commissioner to continue its work keeping Australian families safe.

The additional funding will enable the Office of the eSafety Commissioner to respond to a sustained increase in demand for its existing programs and fulfil additional functions and responsibilities, including overseeing a new adult cyber abuse takedown scheme under the new Online Safety Act.

This measure builds on the July 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update measure titled COVID-19 Response Package — Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts and further delivers on the Government’s election commitment.

Perth City Deal

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of the Treasury 38.1 89.6 74.6 67.1

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

0.5 0.5 0.7 0.2

Total — Payments 38.6 90.1 75.3 67.3

The Government will provide $327.5 million over 11 years from 2020-21 to support projects under the Perth City Deal to unlock economic benefits and opportunities for the central business district (CBD), deliver almost 10,000 jobs and encourage people back into the city creating flow on benefits for small businesses. This includes:

• $245.0 million to relocate the Edith Cowan University campus into the Perth CBD

• $47.5 million for a CBD Transport Plan to improve cycling and walking infrastructure, bus stop accessibility and safety in Perth’s CBD

• $30.0 million to extend the Perth Concert Hall, upgrade the Perth Cultural Centre precinct and to fund homelessness projects in the Perth CBD

• $2.0 million to support the development of preliminary designs for the Noongar Indigenous Cultural Centre.

The costs of this measure will be partially met from the Infrastructure Investment Program.

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Further information can be found in the joint press releases of 20 September 2020 issued by the Prime Minister, the Minister for Finance and the Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure, and the joint press release of 15 December 2019 issued by the Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure, the Minister for Finance and the Attorney-General.

Services to Territories

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

31.0 35.1 11.7 6.9

The Government will provide $84.7 million over four years from 2020-21 (including $27.8 million in capital funding) and $7.0 million per year ongoing to support the delivery of essential services and infrastructure to Norfolk Island, the Indian Ocean Territories and the Jervis Bay Territory. This includes:

• $55.6 million over four years from 2020-21 (and $7.0 million per year ongoing) to repair and maintain public assets and facilities, underwrite essential passenger and freight air services and support local government services on Norfolk Island

• $28.9 million over three years from 2020-21 to upgrade the stormwater system in the suburb of Drumsite and undertake rockfall mitigation works at Flying Fish Cove on Christmas Island

• $0.2 million in 2020-21 for bushfire and emergency management in the Jervis Bay Territory.

This measure builds on the July 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update measure titled COVID-19 Response Package — external territories.

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Supporting Infrastructure Investment

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

22.7 23.5 24.5 24.1

Infrastructure Australia 3.8 1.2 1.0 1.0

Department of Finance - 0.3 0.3 0.3

Total — Payments 26.5 25.0 25.9 25.4

The Government will provide $184.7 million over 10 years from 2020-21 to support the delivery of infrastructure investments including infrastructure stimulus as part of the Government’s economic response to COVID-19, priority infrastructure projects and city and regional deals. This funding will also support research and evaluation, including the development of national guidelines and model specifications for the use of recycled materials in road construction and annual analytical assessments of infrastructure market capacity by Infrastructure Australia.

This measure builds on the 2019-20 MYEFO measure titled Supporting Infrastructure Investment and Services.

Viewer Access Satellite Television — extension

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

nfp nfp nfp nfp

The Government will provide funding over four years from 2020-21 to extend the Viewer Access Satellite Television program to ensure around 700,000 Australian viewers who are currently unable to receive terrestrial digital broadcasting services can continue to access free-to-air television services.

The costs of this measure will be partially met from within the existing resources of the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications.

The expenditure for this measure is not for publication (nfp) due to

commercial-in-confidence sensitivities.

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Parliament

Parliamentary Departments — additional funding

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Parliamentary Services

32.0 36.5 24.6 24.7

Department of the Senate 2.2 - - -

Total — Payments 34.2 36.5 24.6 24.7

The Government will provide $117.8 million over four years from 2020-21 (including capital funding of $10.8 million) to the Department of Parliamentary Services to support its operations, further improve security, enhance video conferencing capabilities and maintain service levels while COVID-19 health restrictions and precautions impact external revenue.

The Government will also provide $2.2 million in 2020-21 to the Department of the Senate to support increased Parliamentary committee activity.

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Prime Minister and Cabinet

Closing the Gap — partnering for delivery

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Productivity Commission 1.2 2.9 3.5 2.6

National Indigenous Australians Agency

- - - -

Total — Payments 1.2 2.9 3.5 2.6

The Government will provide $10.1 million over four years from 2020-21 (and $2.6 million per year ongoing) to the Productivity Commission to deliver an annual progress report and an improved dashboard to measure progress towards Closing the Gap targets, as well as a three-yearly review.

The Government will also provide $46.5 million over four years from 2020-21 to support Priority Reform Two of the new National Agreement on Closing the Gap. The cost of this measure will be met from within the existing resources of the National Indigenous Australians Agency.

Further information can be found in the press release of 6 August 2020 issued by the Minister for Indigenous Australians.

Critical Technology — establishing an enhanced capability

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 3.0 2.6 - -

Department of Defence - - - -

Total — Payments 3.0 2.6 - -

The Government will provide $15.6 million over four years from 2020-21 (and $2.6 million per year ongoing) to enhance the Government’s capability to identify, assess and address national security related issues for critical technologies. This includes establishing a Critical Technologies Policy Coordination Office within the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, enhanced international engagement and an expanded role for the Department of Defence in assessing trends in emerging technology.

The costs of this measure will be partially met from within the existing resources of the Department of Defence.

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Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet — additional resourcing

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 24.1 10.7 2.5 1.9

The Government will provide $39.2 million over four years from 2020-21 to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet to support the Government’s policy priorities, including its COVID-19 response and establishing ICT systems for the Office of the National Data Commissioner to regulate public sector data sharing and release.

Funding for Remote Indigenous Housing in Queensland

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of the Treasury - - - -

National Indigenous Australians Agency

- - - -

Total — Payments - - - -

The Government will provide $100.0 million in 2020-21 to Queensland to assist with costs associated with the provision of remote housing. The payment is part of the agreement reached with the Queensland Government to assume full responsibility for housing in remote communities.

Funding for this measure has already been provided for by the Government.

Implementation of the 2019 Monsoon Trough: A Strategy for Long-Term Recovery

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of the Treasury - - - -

National Drought and North Queensland Flood Response and Recovery Agency

- - - -

Total — Payments - - - -

The Government will provide $60.0 million over four years from 2020-21 to support the implementation of the 2019 Monsoon Trough: A strategy for long term recovery. This includes:

• $15.0 million over three years from 2020-21 for grants to support locally-led solutions that improve access to reliable and affordable telecommunications and energy

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• $12.0 million over three years from 2020-21 for grants to improve disaster risks management planning and mitigation activities in the 14 most flood affected local government areas

• $9.0 million over three years from 2020-21 for economic diversification grants to support emerging industries, expansion of small scale industries or value adding of existing industry

• $2.0 million over four years from 2020-21 for preventative mental health measures for children in flood-affected areas

• $20.0 million over four years from 2020-21 to support locally-led recovery and resilience activities

• $2.0 million over four years from 2020-21 for grants administration.

The costs of this measure will be met from existing funding under the National Partnership on Grants Assistance to Primary Producers Impacted by the North Queensland Floods.

Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General — additional resourcing

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General 2.8 10.4 3.1 1.8

The Government will provide additional funding of $18.0 million over four years from 2020-21 (and $0.8 million per year ongoing) to the Office of the Official Secretary of the Governor-General to support ongoing community engagement, including for its function to administer the Australian Honours and Awards System, and necessary ICT upgrades.

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Return of Cultural Heritage

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies - - - -

National Indigenous Australians Agency

- - - -

Total — Payments - - - -

The Government will provide $10.1 million over four years from 2020-21 to the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) to facilitate the return of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage material held in overseas collections to traditional owners and custodians.

AIATSIS has identified over 100,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage items held in overseas institutions. This measure supports the repatriation of these items by:

• building relationships with overseas collecting institutions, governments and private holders

• maintaining a publically accessible database of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage materials held overseas

• supporting handover ceremonies for repatriated materials held on country.

The cost of this measure will be met from within the existing resources of the National Indigenous Australians Agency.

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Social Services

Australia’s Care and Support Workforce Package

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Veterans’ Affairs 0.7 - - -

Department of Health 0.6 0.1 - -

Department of Social Services - 9.2 9.3 -

Total — Payments 1.3 9.2 9.3 -

The Government will provide $19.8 million over three years from 2020-21 to implement Australia’s Care and Support Workforce Package, as part of the JobMaker Plan to boost jobs and encourage innovation, better service delivery and a more sustainable workforce by:

• assisting providers across the care and support sector through the provision of market demand and supply information

• facilitating cooperation across the care and support sector by broadening the scope of the Boosting the Local Care Workforce program, and extending it to 30 June 2023

• attracting workers to a career in the broader care and support sector by expanding the scope of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Jobs and Market Fund communications campaign

• identifying opportunities for regulatory alignment and reducing the administrative burden for the care and support workforce.

Cashless Debit Card — ongoing funding

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Administrative Appeals Tribunal nfp nfp nfp nfp

Services Australia nfp nfp nfp nfp

Department of Social Services nfp nfp nfp nfp

Total — Payments nfp nfp nfp nfp

The Government will provide funding to continue the Cashless Debit Card (CDC) in existing locations on an ongoing basis as well as provide support to transition participants from Income Management to CDC in the Northern Territory and Cape York region.

This funding will also provide for a trial of emerging payment acceptance technologies.

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The funding for this measure is not for publication (nfp) as negotiations with potential commercial providers are yet to be finalised.

This measure extends the 2019-20 MYEFO measure titled Place-Based Income Management and Transition to Cashless Debit Card — extension.

COVID-19 Response Package — additional funding for domestic and family violence support

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Social Services nfp nfp nfp nfp

The Government will provide funding over four years from 2020-21 to deliver Australia’s sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service provided through 1800RESPECT, to provide COVID-specific advertising over the Christmas period, and to meet increased demand.

The expenditure for this measure is not for publication (nfp) as the market will be approached to provide high quality services on behalf of the Australian Government.

Further information can be found in the press release of 19 February 2020 issued by the Minister for Families and Social Services.

COVID-19 Response Package — further economic support payments

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Social Services 2,377.6 43.3 2.1 -

Department of Veterans’ Affairs 113.2 - - -

Services Australia 21.1 - 1.1 -

Total — Payments 2,511.9 43.3 3.1 -

The Government will provide $2.6 billion over three years from 2020-21 to provide two separate $250 economic support payments, to be made from November 2020 and early 2021 to eligible recipients of the following payments and health care card holders:

• Age Pension

• Disability Support Pension

• Carer Payment

• Family Tax Benefit, including Double Orphan Pension (not in receipt of a primary income support payment)

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• Carer Allowance (not in receipt of a primary income support payment)

• Pensioner Concession Card (PCC) holders (not in receipt of a primary income support payment)

• Commonwealth Seniors Health Card holders

• eligible Veterans’ Affairs payment recipients and concession card holders.

The payments are exempt from taxation and will not count as income support for the purposes of any income support payment.

This measure forms part of the Government’s economic response to COVID-19 and builds on the July 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update measure titled COVID-19 Response Package — payments to support households.

COVID-19 Response Package — recognising the impacts of COVID-19 for Youth Allowance and ABSTUDY independence

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Social Services 6.5 12.8 0.1 -

Services Australia 2.5 1.2 0.7 -

Department of Education, Skills and Employment 0.1 0.6 0.4 0.2

Total — Payments 9.1 14.6 1.2 0.2

The Government will provide $25.0 million over four years from 2020-21 to temporarily revise the independence test for those applying for Youth Allowance and ABSTUDY from 1 January 2021. Under the exemption, the six-month period between 25 March 2020 and 24 September 2020 will automatically be recognised as contributing to an applicant’s independence test, regardless of whether they meet employment requirements.

COVID-19 Response Package — Worker Mobility Reduction Payment Initiative

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

National Disability Insurance Scheme Launch Transition Agency - - - -

The Government will provide up to $7.5 million in 2020-21 for a Worker Mobility Reduction Payment, forming part of a $15.0 million joint initiative with the Victorian Government. This initiative will enable disability residential service providers to implement worker mobility restrictions where possible to help prevent the spread of

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infection in disability residential facilities. The payment will be available until 31 December 2020.

The cost of this measure will be met from within the existing resources of the National Disability Insurance Agency.

Further information can be found in the press release of 4 September 2020 issued by the Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme and Government Services.

Digital Skills for Older Australians

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Social Services .. 5.5 5.4 5.5

Australian Communications and Media Authority

- 3.9 4.0 4.0

Total — Payments .. 9.4 9.4 9.5

The Government will provide an additional $28.3 million over four years from 2020-21 to extend the Be Connected Program until 2023-24. The program supports Australians aged over 50 to gain the skills they need to participate in the digital economy.

This measure extends the 2019-20 MYEFO measure titled Digital Literacy for Older Australians — extension.

Extension of Children and Parenting Support Services — additional services

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Social Services - 13.3 13.3 13.5

The Government will provide $40.1 million over three years from 2021-22 to continue Children and Parenting Support Services — Additional Services on an ongoing basis.

This measure offers specialised early intervention and prevention support to at-risk children and families with complex needs, including culturally and linguistically diverse families and Indigenous families.

Extension of Funding for Financial Wellbeing and Capability Measures

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Social Services - 16.5 14.9 12.9

The Government will provide $44.4 million over three years from 2021-22 (and $12.9 million per year ongoing) to continue Microfinance, Money Support Hubs and

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Problem Gambling Financial Counselling measures under the Financial Wellbeing and Capability activity. This measure provides funding for:

• no and low interest loan products, matched savings and microenterprise programs

• financial counselling, basic budgeting skills and financial education to eligible people in 33 Income Management and Cashless Debit Card locations

• specialist financial counsellors to work with problem gamblers and their families.

This measure extends the 2019-20 MYEFO measure titled Extension of Financial Wellbeing and Capability Measures.

Forced Adoption Support Services — continuation

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Social Services - 2.4 1.9 1.9

The Government will provide $6.1 million over three years from 2021-22 to continue the delivery of Forced Adoption Support Services, which provide specialist support to people affected by forced adoption.

Future National Redress Funding

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Social Services 25.7 25.0 26.2 27.7

The Government will provide an additional $104.6 million over four years from 2020-21 to support the delivery of the National Redress Scheme and to support Independent Decision Makers in offering Redress.

This measure builds on the 2019-20 MYEFO measure titled Addressing the Implementation Risks Associated with the National Redress Scheme.

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Health Delivery Modernisation — phase two

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Services Australia 67.6 64.3 -8.0 -8.8

Department of Health 0.6 0.4 - -

Department of Finance 0.1 0.1 - -

Total — Payments 68.3 64.9 -8.0 -8.8

The Government will provide $116.3 million over four years from 2020-21, (including $50.0 million in capital funding over two years from 2020-21) for the ICT systems that deliver Medicare, the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and health related payments. This funding will be used for essential maintenance and to make system improvements.

This measure builds on the 2019-20 MYEFO measure titled Guaranteeing Medicare — health and aged care payments system maintenance.

Incentives to Encourage Young Australians to Undertake Seasonal Work

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Services Australia 2.9 0.2 0.7 -

Department of Social Services - 4.6 7.9 -

Total — Payments 2.9 4.9 8.6 -

The Government will provide $16.3 million over three years from 2020-21 to incentivise seasonal participation in the agricultural industry, by creating a temporary pathway for young people who are seeking to qualify as independent for the purposes of assessing Youth Allowance (student) and ABSTUDY payment eligibility.

From 1 December 2020, those who earn at least $15,000 in the agricultural industry between 30 November 2020 and 31 December 2021 would be automatically assessed as meeting independence requirements, provided their parents meet current parenting income testing requirements.

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myGov Enhancement and Sustainment

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Digital Transformation Agency - - - -

Services Australia - - - -

Total — Payments - - - -

The Government will provide $22.5 million over two years from 2020-21 to sustain the current myGov system and the enhanced myGov Beta. This funding will allow myGov to continue to support over 18 million accounts and connect the public to the services of 13 government agencies.

The cost of this measure will be met from within the existing resources of Services Australia.

National Disability Insurance Scheme

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

National Disability Insurance Scheme Launch Transition Agency 255.4 191.6 142.1 -

NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission

28.6 23.2 20.1 21.1

Total — Payments 284.0 214.8 162.1 21.1

Related receipts ($m)

National Disability Insurance Scheme Launch Transition Agency -35.2 -40.1 -41.4 -

The Government will provide the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Quality and Safeguards Commission with an additional $798.8 million over four years from 2020-21. This additional funding will support the NDIA’s continued implementation of a mature and effective NDIS that will support an estimated 500,000 participants with significant and permanent disability. This additional funding will also support the NDIS Commission to carry out its vital role in regulating NDIS providers nationally, improve the quality and safety of NDIS supports and expand its compliance and investigative capacity into disability services.

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National Memorial for Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Social Services 1.2 5.3 0.1 0.1

The Government will provide $6.7 million over four years from 2020-21 to establish a National Memorial for victims and survivors of institutional child sexual abuse. The National Memorial will provide a place for healing, reflection and recognition of the victims, survivors and those affected by institutional child sexual abuse.

This measure fulfils a recommendation of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Ongoing Funding for Frontline Social Services Impacted by the Cessation of the Social and Community Services Special Account

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Social Services 0.2 43.6 44.1 44.7

The Government will provide $132.6 million over four years from 2020-21 to deliver ongoing funding for frontline social services. These services support vulnerable Australians, including children and families in areas of entrenched socio-economic disadvantage and people with disability.

Place Based Income Management — continuation

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Services Australia - 9.4 - -

Department of Social Services - 0.2 - -

Administrative Appeals Tribunal - .. - -

Total — Payments - 9.6 - -

The Government will provide $9.6 million in 2021-22 to extend Income Management for one year in all 13 current locations across Australia from 1 July 2021 until 30 June 2022.

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Services Australia — provision of remote services — continuation

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Services Australia 24.7 - - -

The Government will provide $24.7 million in 2020-21 for Services Australia to continue to support the delivery of government payments and services in remote locations in the Northern Territory, Western Australia, Northern Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania.

Social Services Portfolio — additional resourcing

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Digital Transformation Agency 15.8 - - -

Services Australia 7.3 1.3 0.5 0.5

Total — Payments 23.1 1.3 0.5 0.5

The Government will provide $25.4 million over four years from 2020-21:

• for the Digital Transformation Agency to support the continued delivery of Government digital transformation priorities

• to make system improvements to online service delivery of the Pension Loans Scheme ICT system, including online claim processes and services.

Social Services Programs — extension

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Social Services 0.4 - - -

Services Australia 0.4 - - -

Total — Payments 0.8 - - -

The Government will provide $0.8 million to assist in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, through:

• extending the continuation period for Mobility Allowance recipients until 31 December 2020, effective from 25 September 2020, for people unable to satisfy qualification requirements

• extending the social impact investing payment-by-outcome trials from 30 June 2023 to 30 June 2027 and expanding eligibility, to better facilitate pandemic recovery efforts, with costs to be met from within existing program resourcing.

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Supporting Families Impacted by Stillbirth

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Services Australia 2.8 0.5 0.2 -

Department of Social Services 0.6 1.2 1.2 1.2

Total — Payments 3.3 1.6 1.4 1.2

The Government will provide $7.6 million over four years from 2020-21 (and $1.2 million per year ongoing) to address inconsistencies in the support provided for families affected by stillbirth or by the loss of a child before their first birthday, irrespective of whether it is their first or subsequent claim.

This measure continues the support provided by Government for people affected by perinatal mental health challenges in the 2019-20 Budget measure titled Prioritising Mental Health — caring for our community.

Further information can be found in the press release of 27 September 2020 issued by the Minister for Families and Social Services.

Welfare Payment Infrastructure Transformation — tranche four

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Services Australia 36.0 80.9 68.7 33.6

The Government will provide $539.6 million over four years from 2020-21 (including $166.9 million in capital funding over two years from 2020-21) to progress Tranche Four of the Welfare Payment Infrastructure Transformation (WPIT) program.

Tranche Four will improve the delivery of payments, including to older Australians and families by implementing automated claim, assessment and payment processes.

Funding of $3.0 million for this measure has already been provided for by the Government.

This measure is estimated to achieve savings of $317.4 million over four years from 2020-21.

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Treasury

ACCC Inquiry into the Supply Chains of Perishable Agricultural Goods

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

0.4 - - -

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment -0.4 - - -

Total — Payments - - - -

The Government will provide $0.4 million in 2020-21 for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to conduct an inquiry into harmful imbalances of bargaining power between farmers, intermediaries, including processors, and retailers in the domestic supply chains of perishable agricultural goods in Australia.

The ACCC will also examine the effectiveness of the new Dairy Code of Conduct including by considering options to extend the code across the entire domestic dairy supply chain.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 26 August 2020 issued by the Treasurer and the Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management.

Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Review Program

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Australian Taxation Office 0.5 1.2 1.2 -

The Government will provide $2.9 million over three years from 2020-21 to implement a program of field-based compliance reviews to intervene early where charities are at high risk of failing, to meet the obligations under the governance standards of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).

The review function will strengthen the ACNC’s ability to provide greater assurance to Government and the public that charities have appropriate governance structures in place and are using their income for charitable purposes, including when responding to natural disasters.

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COVID-19 Response Package — JobKeeper Payment extension

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Australian Taxation Office 15,600.0 - - -

The JobKeeper Payment is a wage subsidy that supports employees of businesses and not-for-profit organisations, significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, remaining connected with their workplace. The Government announced changes to the JobKeeper Payment on 7 August 2020 in response to the evolving COVID-19 situation in Victoria, which resulted in an additional estimated cost of $15.6 billion in 2020-21. The policy changes announced were:

• The employment reference date for assessing an employee’s eligibility for the JobKeeper Payment was changed from 1 March 2020 to 1 July 2020, with effect from 3 August 2020. This means that employees who were hired during this period may now be eligible for the JobKeeper Payment (subject to other relevant eligibility criteria).

• The eligibility criteria related to the turnover decline for businesses and not-for-profits changed to make it easier for those still significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to access the JobKeeper Payment. To be eligible for JobKeeper after 28 September 2020, businesses and not-for-profits are now only required to demonstrate that their actual turnover was sufficiently affected in the previous quarter (rather than in every quarter from June 2020 onwards) to be eligible for JobKeeper Payment in the December 2020 and March 2021 quarters.

Overall, the JobKeeper Payment is now estimated to cost $101.3 billion over the forward estimates period, $15.6 billion more than was reported in the July 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update. The additional expenditure for the JobKeeper Payment includes the impact of the policy eligibility changes above and the expected increased demand from businesses for JobKeeper as a result of the stricter restrictions due to COVID-19 announced in August 2020. As the JobKeeper Payment is a demand-driven program, estimates will continue to be updated over the life of the program.

See also the related measure titled Treasury Portfolio — additional funding.

JobMaker Plan — driving jobs through housing

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of the Treasury 0.5 - - 0.1

The Government will provide $0.6 million over four years from 2020-21 (with a fiscal balance impact of $15.8 million over four years from 2020-21) to boost housing demand and support the residential construction industry through:

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• extending the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme to provide an additional 10,000 guarantees in 2020-21 to allow eligible first home buyers to build a new home or purchase a newly constructed home sooner with a deposit of as little as 5 per cent

• increasing the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation’s (NHFIC) cap on total guaranteed liabilities to $3 billion to enable the Affordable Housing Bond Aggregator to further support the community housing sector by facilitating institutional investment to provide lower cost loans to community housing providers

• an independent review of the NHFIC to establish whether it is meeting its objectives of improving housing outcomes for Australians.

This measure builds on the July 2020 Economic and Fiscal Outlook measure titled COVID-19 Response Package — HomeBuilder Grant and the 2019-20 MYEFO measure titled Election Commitment — First Home Loan Deposit Scheme.

JobMaker Plan — JobMaker Hiring Credit

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Australian Taxation Office 850.0 2,900.0 250.0 -

The Government will provide $4.0 billion over three years from 2020-21 to accelerate employment growth by supporting organisations to take on additional employees through a hiring credit. The JobMaker Hiring Credit will be available to eligible employers over 12 months from 7 October 2020 for each additional new job they create for an eligible employee.

Eligible employers who can demonstrate that the new employee will increase overall employee headcount and payroll will receive $200 per week if they hire an eligible employee aged 16 to 29 years or $100 per week if they hire an eligible employee aged 30 to 35 years. The JobMaker Hiring Credit will be available for up to 12 months from the date of employment of the eligible employee with a maximum amount of $10,400 per additional new position created.

To be eligible, the employee will need to have worked for a minimum of 20 hours per week, averaged over a quarter, and received the JobSeeker Payment, Youth Allowance (other) or Parenting Payment for at least one month out of the three months prior to when they are hired.

See also the related measure titled Treasury Portfolio — additional funding.

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JobMaker Plan — supporting small business and responsible lending

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

0.3 0.2 - -

Related receipts ($m)

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2

The Government will implement reforms to support consumers and businesses affected by COVID-19 to facilitate Australia’s economic recovery. The reforms will reduce regulatory burden to ensure a timely flow of credit and resolution for distressed business. These include:

• introducing a new process to enable eligible incorporated small businesses in financial distress to restructure their own affairs

• simplifying the liquidation process for eligible incorporated small businesses

• support for the insolvency sector

• introducing a standard licensing regime for debt management firms who represent consumers in dispute resolution processes with credit providers

• removing duplication between the responsible lending obligations contained in the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009 and the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) standards and guidance for authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs) and establishing a similar new credit framework for non-ADIs

• enhancing the regulation of Small Amount Credit Contracts and Consumer Leases to ensure that the most vulnerable consumers are protected.

The costs of implementing this measure will be met from within the existing resources of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, APRA and the Department of the Treasury.

Further information can be found in the joint media releases of 24 September 2020 and 25 September 2020 issued by the Treasurer and the Minister for Housing and Assistant Treasurer.

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Refocusing Australia’s Approach to Financial Capability

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of the Treasury 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

-0.5 -1.1 -1.1 -1.1

Total — Payments 1.3 0.6 0.6 0.6

Related receipts ($m)

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

- -0.5 -1.1 -1.1

The Government will provide $7.1 million over four years from 2020-21 to support improved financial capability through the transfer of policy responsibility for national financial capability coordination from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) to the Department of the Treasury. This transfer will better facilitate engagement between the Commonwealth and state and territory governments.

The cost of this measure will be partially met through ASIC’s existing resources.

Superannuation Reform

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Australian Taxation Office 18.4 21.5 12.3 7.2

Department of the Treasury 16.9 0.3 0.1 0.1

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority

0.7 0.9 0.6 0.6

Total — Payments 36.0 22.7 13.0 7.9

Related receipts ($m)

Australian Taxation Office - 5.0 13.0 -64.0

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority

- 1.5 0.7 0.7

Total — Receipts - 6.5 13.7 -63.3

The Government will provide $159.6 million over four years from 2020-21 to implement reforms to superannuation to improve outcomes for superannuation fund members. The reforms, which will reduce the number of duplicate accounts held by employees as a result of changes in employment and prevent new members joining underperforming funds, include:

• the Australian Taxation Office will develop systems so that new employees will be able to select a superannuation product from a table of MySuper products through the YourSuper portal

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• an existing superannuation account will be ‘stapled’ to a member to avoid the creation of a new account when that person changes their employment. Future enhancements will enable payroll software developers to build systems to simplify the process of selecting a superannuation product for both employees and employers through automated provision of information to employers

• from July 2021 the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority will conduct benchmarking tests on the net investment performance of MySuper products, with products that have underperformed over two consecutive annual tests prohibited from receiving new members until a further annual test that shows they are no longer underperforming. Non-MySuper accumulation products where the decisions of the trustee determine member outcomes will be added from 1 July 2022. The funding for this initiative will be met through an increase in levies on regulated financial institutions

• improved transparency and accountability of superannuation funds by strengthening obligations on superannuation trustees to ensure their actions are consistent with members’ retirement savings being maximised.

The reforms are expected to result in an increase in taxation receipts.

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Treasury Portfolio — additional funding

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Australian Taxation Office 256.2 32.9 16.0 0.8

Department of the Treasury 29.9 31.9 23.9 20.7

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

20.6 27.3 34.5 34.2

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority

12.4 16.4 - -

Services Australia 1.2 0.1 .. -

Department of Social Services 0.4 0.4 - -

Department of Finance 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Australian Bureau of Statistics - 83.0 81.9 76.4

Total — Payments 320.7 192.0 156.3 132.3

Related receipts ($m)

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority

- 28.8 - -

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

- - 7.4 20.0

Total — Receipts - 28.8 7.4 20.0

The Government will provide $801.3 million over four years from 2020-21 to support the delivery of significant Government programs and maintain essential capabilities in the Treasury Portfolio, including:

• $305.9 million additional funding to the Australian Taxation Office for effective delivery of the next phase of the JobKeeper Payment and the JobMaker Hiring Credit

• $241.2 million for the Australian Bureau of Statistics to maintain Australia’s statistics gathering and analysis capabilities to better track Australia’s COVID-19 economic recovery

• $116.5 million for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (including capital funding of $32.9 million) to better protect consumers and small businesses

• $106.4 million for the Treasury to continue to implement the Government’s COVID-19 response and track economic recovery, and to enhance its ongoing capacity to deliver timely and informed advice to Government to support Australia’s economic recovery

• $28.8 million to the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority to boost its capacity to respond to risks within the financial system, with costs to be recovered from industry.

Veterans’ Affairs

167

Veterans’ Affairs

Broadening the Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Program

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Veterans’ Affairs 0.9 1.4 1.4 1.2

Department of Education, Skills and Employment 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.3

Total — Payments 1.1 1.7 1.7 1.4

The Government will provide $6.0 million over four years from 2020-21 (and $1.2 million in 2024-25) to continue the Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Program, including the annual Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards. This measure will also improve veteran employment datasets and support small business and entrepreneurship, including expanding the eligibility of the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme to transitioning Australian Defence Force Members and their families.

Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the End of WWII

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Veterans’ Affairs 1.1 - - -

The Government will provide $1.1 million in 2020-21 for projects to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and the declaration of the Victory in the Pacific.

Department of Veterans’ Affairs — additional resourcing

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Veterans’ Affairs 60.4 - - -

Department of Defence - - - -

Total — Payments 60.4 - - -

The Government will provide $64.1 million in 2020-21 to support departmental operations and processing of claims for rehabilitation, compensation and income support submitted by veterans and their dependents.

The Department of Defence and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs will also commence scoping work on how data sharing, predictive modelling, data analytics technology and reporting capabilities can be improved between the two departments to provide better outcomes for serving and former Australian Defence Force personnel.

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The costs of this measure will be partially met from within the existing resources of the Department of Defence.

Mental Health Support for Veterans and Their Families

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Veterans’ Affairs 12.7 28.4 29.7 30.7

Services Australia 0.1 - - -

Total — Payments 12.9 28.4 29.7 30.7

The Government will provide $101.7 million over four years from 2020-21 for veterans’ mental health support and services. Funding includes:

• a one-off increase to the fees paid to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs mental health, social work and community nursing providers and a simplified fee structure for these services

• an additional 10 specialist psychiatry training places each year for psychiatrists to specialise in veterans’ mental health care

• expanding the Open Arms’ Veterans and Families Counselling Community and Peer program, in addition to developing and implementing an outcomes monitoring framework to monitor and assess Open Arms services

• expanding digital mental health capabilities through a pilot of web-based forums for veterans and their families, improving access to support for those in regional and remote locations

• extending the Coordinated Veterans’ Care program to eligible White Card Holders with an accepted mental health condition.

Totally and Permanently Incapacitated Veterans — rent assistance

Payments ($m)

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Services Australia .. 1.0 4.9 0.1

Department of Veterans’ Affairs - 2.9 -23.8 -32.2

Department of Social Services - - 32.1 41.1

Total — Payments .. 3.8 13.1 9.0

The Government will provide $25.9 million over four years from 2020-21 to exempt Veterans’ Disability Pensions from the income test for Commonwealth Rent Assistance (CRA) and income support payments. This will result in more veterans becoming eligible for CRA and remove the need for the Defence Force Income Support Allowance.

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This measure responds to the Independent Review into the Totally and Permanently Incapacitated (TPI) Payment by David Tune AO PSM and also addresses recommendations made by the Productivity Commission and a separate KPMG review of the TPI Payment.