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Budget Measures Budget Paper No. 2 2020-21

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The Honourable Josh Frydenberg MP Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Australia

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Senator the Honourable Mathias Cormann Minister for Finance of the Commonwealth of Australia

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6 October 2020

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Foreword

Budget Paper No. 2, Budget Measures 2020-21 ensures that the Budget Papers provide comprehensive information on all Government decisions that involve changes to its payment and receipt activities since the Economic and Fiscal Update released in July 2020. This information is outlined in two parts:

• Part 1: Receipt Measures

• Part 2: Payment Measures

Receipt measures are defined as those measures that affect taxation or non-taxation receipts. Payment measures are defined as those measures that affect operating payments and purchases of non-financial assets. Measures are presented on a cash basis, corresponding with references to the underlying cash balance in Budget Paper No. 1, Budget Strategy and Outlook. Prior to the July 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update, measures were presented on an accrual basis.

Budget Paper No. 2 also provides an appendix of policy decisions that were published in the Economic and Fiscal Update released in July 2020.

Notes

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

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

- real growth in expenses is calculated using the consumer price index (CPI) as the deflator;

- the Budget year refers to 2020-21, while the forward years refer to 2021-22, 2022-23 and 2023-24; and

- one billion is equal to one thousand million.

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

- estimates under $100,000 are rounded to the nearest thousand;

- estimates $100,000 and over are generally rounded to the nearest tenth of a million; and

- estimates midway between rounding points are rounded up.

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

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(d) The following notations are used:

- nil

na not applicable

.. not zero, but rounded to zero

$m millions of dollars

$b billions of dollars

nfp not for publication

COAG Council of Australian Governments

AEDT Australian Eastern Daylight Time

AEST Australian Eastern Standard Time

NEC/nec not elsewhere classified

* The nature of this measure is such that a reliable estimate cannot be provided.

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

NSW New South Wales

VIC Victoria

QLD Queensland

WA Western Australia

SA South Australia

TAS Tasmania

ACT Australian Capital Territory

NT Northern Territory

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

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

Budget Paper No. 2, Budget Measures 2020-21 is one of a series of Budget Papers that provides information to supplement the Budget Speech. A full list of the series is printed on the inside cover of this paper.

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Contents

Foreword ........................................................................................................ iii

Table A1: Impact of policy decisions since the 2019-20 MYEFO .............. vii

Part 1: Receipt Measures ............................................................................... 1

Agriculture, Water and the Environment ......................................................................... 6

Health .............................................................................................................................. 7

Home Affairs .................................................................................................................... 8

Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications ...................... 11 Prime Minister and Cabinet ........................................................................................... 12

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

Part 2: Payment Measures ........................................................................... 25

Agriculture, Water and the Environment ....................................................................... 46

Attorney-General’s ........................................................................................................ 55

Cross Portfolio ............................................................................................................... 59

Defence ......................................................................................................................... 70

Education, Skills and Employment ................................................................................ 73

Finance .......................................................................................................................... 83

Foreign Affairs and Trade ............................................................................................. 86

Health ............................................................................................................................ 90

Home Affairs ................................................................................................................ 106

Industry, Science, Energy and Resources .................................................................. 113

Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications .................... 125 Parliament ................................................................................................................... 145

Prime Minister and Cabinet ......................................................................................... 146

Social Services ............................................................................................................ 150

Treasury ...................................................................................................................... 160

Veterans’ Affairs .......................................................................................................... 167

Appendix A: Policy decisions published in the July 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update ..................................................................... 171

Part 1: Receipt Measures ........................................................................... 171

Agriculture, Water and the Environment ..................................................................... 175

Foreign Affairs and Trade ........................................................................................... 176

Home Affairs ................................................................................................................ 177

Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communication ...................... 181 Treasury ...................................................................................................................... 182

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Part 2: Payment Measures ......................................................................... 193

Agriculture, Water and the Environment ..................................................................... 204

Attorney-General's ...................................................................................................... 210

Cross Portfolio ............................................................................................................. 212

Defence ....................................................................................................................... 222

Education, Skills and Employment .............................................................................. 224

Foreign Affairs and Trade ........................................................................................... 239

Health .......................................................................................................................... 240

Home Affairs ................................................................................................................ 254

Industry, Science, Energy and Resources .................................................................. 256

Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications .................... 259 Prime Minister and Cabinet ......................................................................................... 267

Social Services ............................................................................................................ 269

Treasury ...................................................................................................................... 275

Veterans’ Affairs .......................................................................................................... 282

Part 3: Capital Measures ............................................................................ 285

Agriculture, Water and the Environment ..................................................................... 289

Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications .................... 290

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Table A1: Impact of policy decisions since the 2019-20 MYEFO

Estimate

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

$m $m $m $m $m

Impact on underlying cash balance of policy decisions published in the 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update -58,399 -118,377 -7,485 166 3,917

Receipts(a) -373 -4,651 -4,125 1,174 3,697

Payments(a) 58,026 113,726 3,360 1,008 -221

Impact on underlying cash balance of policy decisions since the 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update 0 -41,405 -46,375 -22,356 -1,269

Receipts(a) 0 -7,179 -28,690 -12,040 7,818

Payments(a) 0 34,227 17,685 10,316 9,086

Total policy decision impact on underlying cash balance since the 2019-20 MYEFO(b) -58,399 -159,782 -53,860 -22,191 2,648 (a) A positive number for receipts improves the underlying cash balance, while a positive number for payments worsens the underlying cash balance.

(b) Totals may not add due to rounding

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Table of measures by portfolio

Part 1: Receipt Measures ............................................................................... 1

Agriculture, Water and the Environment .................................................................... 6

Primary Industries — changes to agricultural production levies ..................................... 6

Health ............................................................................................................................. 7

Improving Access to Medicines — regulation of medicinal cannabis research, cultivation and manufacture .................................................................................... 7

Home Affairs .................................................................................................................. 8

COVID-19 Response Package — refunds and waivers of Visa Application Charges ................................................................................................................... 8

COVID-19 Response Package — waiving import duty on certain medical and hygiene products ..................................................................................................... 8

Migration Program — 2020-21 planning levels ............................................................... 9

Migration Program — changes to the Business Innovation and Investment Program ................................................................................................................. 10

Migration Program — enhancing Family Stream migration outcomes ......................... 10

Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications ............. 11 National System for Domestic Commercial Vessel Safety — deferral of charging review and additional funding ................................................................. 11

Prime Minister and Cabinet ........................................................................................ 12

Equity Injection to the Indigenous Home Ownership Program ..................................... 12

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

Additional funding to address serious and organised crime in the tax and superannuation system ......................................................................................... 13

Clarifying the corporate residency test .......................................................................... 13

COVID-19 Response Package — making Victoria’s business support grants non-assessable, non-exempt income for tax purposes ......................................... 14

Fringe Benefits Tax — exemption to support retraining and reskilling ......................... 15 Fringe Benefits Tax — reducing the compliance burden of record keeping ................. 15 Increase the small business entity turnover threshold .................................................. 16

International Tax — updating the list of exchange of information jurisdictions ............. 17 JobMaker Plan — bringing forward the Personal Income Tax Plan and retaining the low and middle income tax offset ..................................................... 18

JobMaker Plan — Research and Development Tax Incentive — supporting Australia’s economic recovery ............................................................................... 19

JobMaker Plan — temporary full expensing to support investment and jobs ............... 20 JobMaker Plan — temporary loss carry-back to support cash flow .............................. 21 Philanthropy — updates to the list of specifically listed deductible gift recipients ............................................................................................................... 21

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Privileges and Immunities — clarify income tax exemptions available to individuals engaged by the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group ........................................................................................................... 22

Strengthening Australia’s Foreign Investment Framework ........................................... 23

Supporting Older Australians — exempting granny flat arrangements from capital gains tax ..................................................................................................... 23

Part 2: Payment Measures ......................................................................................... 25

Agriculture, Water and the Environment .................................................................. 46

Bureau of Meteorology — improved security and resilience ........................................ 46

Commonwealth Implementation of Environmental Controls for Chemicals .................. 46 Compensation Arising from the Brett Cattle Judgement ............................................... 47

COVID-19 Response Package — supporting the Great Barrier Reef tourism industry .................................................................................................................. 47

Drought Response, Resilience and Preparedness Plan — extended support ............. 48 Implementation of the Waste Export Ban ..................................................................... 49

Improved Access to Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Program — extension ............................................................................................................... 49

JobMaker Plan — busting congestion for agricultural exporters — improving the ease of doing business .................................................................................... 50

Maintaining the Timeliness of the Environmental Assessment Process ....................... 51 Murray-Darling Communities Investment Package ....................................................... 52

Supporting Healthy Oceans .......................................................................................... 54

Sydney Harbour Federation Trust — infrastructure improvements .............................. 54

Attorney-General’s ...................................................................................................... 55

COVID-19 Response Package — Attorney-General’s portfolio entities — additional resources .............................................................................................. 55

COVID-19 Response Package — federal family law courts — specialised court lists for urgent matters arising from COVID-19 ............................................ 55

Expediting Family Law and Federal Circuit Court Matters ............................................ 56

Federal Circuit Courts — improved safety and security ............................................... 56

Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme — extension ................................................ 57

Funding of the Immigration Assessment Authority ....................................................... 57

Safeguarding Law Enforcement Integrity — continuation ............................................. 57

Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Act 2018 and Other Cyber-Crime Law Enforcement Powers .................. 58

Cross Portfolio ............................................................................................................ 59

Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy 2020 ..................................................................... 59

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation — additional funding ................................................................................................................... 60

COVID-19 Response Package — Relief and Recovery Fund — additional projects .................................................................................................................. 61

JobMaker Plan — Deregulation Package ..................................................................... 62

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JobMaker Plan — Digital Business Plan ....................................................................... 64

JobMaker Plan — Second Women’s Economic Security Package .............................. 67 Supporting Regional Australia ....................................................................................... 68

Defence ........................................................................................................................ 70

COVID-19 Response Package — Australian Defence Force deployment ................... 70 JobMaker Plan — accelerated Defence initiatives to support COVID-19 recovery ................................................................................................................. 70

Joint Strike Fighter Industry Support Program .............................................................. 71

Joint Transition Authority — establishment ................................................................... 71

Pacific Step-Up — delivering security infrastructure in the Southwest Pacific ............. 71 School Pathways Program ............................................................................................ 72

Simplifying Australian Defence Force Disaster and Emergency Response ................. 72

Education, Skills and Employment ........................................................................... 73

COVID-19 Response Package — child care — Victorian recovery payments and other support measures ................................................................................. 73

Employment Services ................................................................................................... 74

Ensuring International Education Sustainability Through Student Mobility................... 76 JobMaker Plan — boosting apprenticeships wage subsidy .......................................... 77

JobMaker Plan — higher education — additional support for students and education providers ............................................................................................... 77

JobMaker Plan — Research Package .......................................................................... 79

JobMaker Plan — Skills Reform Package .................................................................... 80

Students Support Package ........................................................................................... 81

Finance ......................................................................................................................... 83

A New Management Advisory Services Panel for Government ................................... 83

Electoral Commission — ICT modernisation ................................................................ 83

Equity injection for Australian Naval Infrastructure ....................................................... 84

Finance Portfolio — additional resources ..................................................................... 84

Improving the Delivery of Electoral Education Programs ............................................. 85

Whole of Government Shared Enterprise Resource Planning Solution (GovERP) .............................................................................................................. 85

Foreign Affairs and Trade .......................................................................................... 86

Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific — support for Solomon Islands Electricity Authority .................................................................... 86

Consistency of Australia’s Foreign Relations (State and Territory Arrangements) Bill ................................................................................................. 86

COVID-19 Response Package — COVID-19 Vaccine Access and Health Security Program — support to the Pacific and Southeast Asian Countries ............................................................................................................... 87

COVID-19 Response Package — Export Market Development Grants — scheme simplification ............................................................................................ 87

COVID-19 Response Package — support to the Pacific and Timor-Leste................... 87

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COVID-19 Response Package — supporting vulnerable Australians overseas .......... 88 JobMaker Plan — expanding and diversifying trade ..................................................... 88

New Initiatives for a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership with India ......................... 89 Protecting Australia’s Staff and Missions Overseas ..................................................... 89

Health ........................................................................................................................... 90

Ageing and Aged Care .................................................................................................. 90

Building an Active Australia — Australian Sports Foundation capacity boost .............. 91 Building an Active Australia — FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 .................................. 92

Building an Active Australia — implementing Sport 2030 — continuing the Sporting Schools program ..................................................................................... 92

COVID-19 Response Package — emergency response — continued ......................... 92 COVID-19 Response Package — access to COVID-19 vaccines and consumables ......................................................................................................... 93

COVID-19 Response Package — additional mental health and crisis support for Victoria ............................................................................................................. 93

COVID-19 Response Package — ageing and aged care ............................................. 94

COVID-19 Response Package — guaranteeing Medicare and access to medicines — extension ......................................................................................... 95

COVID-19 Response Package — supporting mental health ........................................ 96

COVID-19 Response Package — supporting our hospitals — continuation ................ 97 Guaranteeing Medicare — Medicare Benefits Schedule review .................................. 97 Improving Access to Medicines — additional funding for Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme litigation ..................................................................................... 98

Improving Access to Medicines — antimicrobial resistance and Australia’s National Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy .......................................................... 98

Improving Access to Medicines — New Medicines Funding Guarantee — Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and improved payment administration implementation ...................................................................................................... 99

Improving Access to Medicines — Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme — new and amended listings .................................................................................................................. 100

Improving Access to Medicines — unique device identification system for medical devices in Australia ................................................................................ 101

Preventive Health ........................................................................................................ 101

Preventive Health — increasing consumer access to kava in Australia ..................... 102 Prioritising Mental Health — continued support .......................................................... 103

Strengthening Primary Care — rural and regional primary care ................................. 104 Support for Australia’s Thalidomide Survivors ............................................................ 104

Supporting Our Hospitals — simpler and more affordable private health cover for all Australians ................................................................................................. 105

Home Affairs .............................................................................................................. 106

AUSTRAC Capability Uplift ......................................................................................... 106

Australian Federal Police — additional funding .......................................................... 106

Confiscated Assets Account ....................................................................................... 107

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COVID-19 Response Package — Christmas Island Immigration Detention Centre — reactivation .......................................................................................... 107

COVID-19 Response Package — Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment ..................... 107 Disaster Relief — Northern Territory and South Australia .......................................... 108

Humanitarian Program 2020-21 .................................................................................. 108

JobMaker Plan — global business and talent attraction taskforce ............................. 109 JobMaker Plan — simplified trade system .................................................................. 109

National Action Plan to Combat Modern Slavery 2020-25 ......................................... 110

National Security Agencies — additional funding ....................................................... 110

Public Safety Mobile Broadband ................................................................................. 111

Regional Cooperation Arrangements in Indonesia ..................................................... 111

Safer Communities Fund — round six ........................................................................ 111

Securing Government Data ......................................................................................... 112

Social Cohesion .......................................................................................................... 112

Industry, Science, Energy and Resources ............................................................. 113

Advanced Manufacturing Facility and Vehicle to Grid Trial ........................................ 113

COVID-19 Response Package — Australian space industry — deferral of regulatory charging arrangements ...................................................................... 113

COVID-19 Response Package — BusinessBalance — supporting the mental health of Australians in small businesses ............................................................ 114

Engagement with State and Territory Governments on Energy Reforms................... 114 Growing Australia’s Waste and Recycling Capability Through Cooperative Research Centres Projects ................................................................................. 115

JobMaker Plan — Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation — supporting essential scientific research .................................... 115

JobMaker Plan — gas-fired recovery .......................................................................... 116

JobMaker Plan — improving energy affordability and reliability ................................. 117 JobMaker Plan — investment in new energy technologies ........................................ 118

JobMaker Plan — Modern Manufacturing Strategy .................................................... 120

JobMaker Plan — securing Australia’s liquid fuel stocks ............................................ 121

National Radioactive Waste Management Facility program — continuation .............. 122 Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility — extension and enhancements ................ 122 Payment Times Procurement Connected Policy ........................................................ 123

Rum Jungle Rehabilitation Project — additional funding ............................................ 123

Steel Processing and Galvanising Plant in Whyalla — upgrade ................................ 124

Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications ........... 125 Australian Broadband Advisory Council — establishment .......................................... 125

Australian Rail Track Corporation — equity injection .................................................. 125

Community Development Grants — new projects ...................................................... 126

COVID-19 Response Package — additional aviation support .................................... 126

COVID-19 Response Package — arts portfolio entities ............................................. 128

Enhanced Language Services .................................................................................... 128

Extending the Stronger Communities Programme — round six ................................. 128

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Funding for Child Abuse Civil Claims — Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory Prior to Self-Government ....................................................... 129

Improving Connectivity in the Western Australian Grainbelt Region .......................... 129 JobMaker Plan — Infrastructure Investment — Australian Capital Territory .............. 130 JobMaker Plan — Infrastructure Investment — New South Wales ............................ 131 JobMaker Plan — Infrastructure Investment — Northern Territory ............................ 132 JobMaker Plan — Infrastructure Investment — Queensland ..................................... 132

JobMaker Plan — Infrastructure Investment — road safety and upgrades ................ 134 JobMaker Plan — Infrastructure Investment — South Australia ................................ 135 JobMaker Plan — Infrastructure Investment — Tasmania ......................................... 136

JobMaker Plan — Infrastructure Investment — Victoria ............................................. 137

JobMaker Plan — Infrastructure Investment — Western Australia ............................ 138 JobMaker Plan — Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program — extension ............................................................................................................. 139

JobMaker Plan — National Water Grid — investing in a long-term approach to water infrastructure .......................................................................................... 140

Media Reforms Package — screen sector support .................................................... 141

Office of the eSafety Commissioner — additional funding ......................................... 142

Perth City Deal ............................................................................................................ 142

Services to Territories ................................................................................................. 143

Supporting Infrastructure Investment .......................................................................... 144

Viewer Access Satellite Television — extension ........................................................ 144

Parliament .................................................................................................................. 145

Parliamentary Departments — additional funding ...................................................... 145

Prime Minister and Cabinet ...................................................................................... 146

Closing the Gap — partnering for delivery .................................................................. 146

Critical Technology — establishing an enhanced capability ....................................... 146

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet — additional resourcing .................... 147 Funding for Remote Indigenous Housing in Queensland ........................................... 147

Implementation of the 2019 Monsoon Trough: A Strategy for Long-Term Recovery ............................................................................................................. 147

Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General — additional resourcing ............................................................................................................ 148

Return of Cultural Heritage ......................................................................................... 149

Social Services .......................................................................................................... 150

Australia’s Care and Support Workforce Package ...................................................... 150

Cashless Debit Card — ongoing funding .................................................................... 150

COVID-19 Response Package — additional funding for domestic and family violence support .................................................................................................. 151

COVID-19 Response Package — further economic support payments ..................... 151 COVID-19 Response Package — recognising the impacts of COVID-19 for Youth Allowance and ABSTUDY independence ................................................. 152

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COVID-19 Response Package — Worker Mobility Reduction Payment Initiative ............................................................................................................... 152

Digital Skills for Older Australians ............................................................................... 153

Extension of Children and Parenting Support Services — additional services .......... 153 Extension of Funding for Financial Wellbeing and Capability Measures .................... 153 Forced Adoption Support Services — continuation .................................................... 154

Future National Redress Funding ............................................................................... 154

Health Delivery Modernisation — phase two .............................................................. 155

Incentives to Encourage Young Australians to Undertake Seasonal Work ................ 155 myGov Enhancement and Sustainment ..................................................................... 156

National Disability Insurance Scheme......................................................................... 156

National Memorial for Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse................................................................................................................... 157

Ongoing Funding for Frontline Social Services Impacted by the Cessation of the Social and Community Services Special Account ......................................... 157

Place Based Income Management — continuation .................................................... 157

Services Australia — provision of remote services — continuation ............................ 158 Social Services Portfolio — additional resourcing ...................................................... 158

Social Services Programs — extension ...................................................................... 158

Supporting Families Impacted by Stillbirth .................................................................. 159

Welfare Payment Infrastructure Transformation — tranche four ................................ 159

Treasury ..................................................................................................................... 160

ACCC Inquiry into the Supply Chains of Perishable Agricultural Goods .................... 160 Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Review Program ...................... 160 COVID-19 Response Package — JobKeeper Payment extension ............................ 161 JobMaker Plan — driving jobs through housing ......................................................... 161

JobMaker Plan — JobMaker Hiring Credit .................................................................. 162

JobMaker Plan — supporting small business and responsible lending ...................... 163 Refocusing Australia’s Approach to Financial Capability ............................................ 164

Superannuation Reform .............................................................................................. 164

Treasury Portfolio — additional funding ...................................................................... 166

Veterans’ Affairs ........................................................................................................ 167

Broadening the Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Program ............................. 167 Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the End of WWII .................................... 167

Department of Veterans’ Affairs — additional resourcing ........................................... 167

Mental Health Support for Veterans and Their Families ............................................. 168

Totally and Permanently Incapacitated Veterans — rent assistance ......................... 168

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Appendix A: Policy decisions published in the July 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update ..................................................................... 171

Part 1: Receipt Measures ......................................................................................... 171

Agriculture, Water and the Environment ................................................................ 175

Primary Industries — changes to agricultural production levies ................................. 175

Foreign Affairs and Trade ........................................................................................ 176

COVID-19 Response Package — PNG loan .............................................................. 176

Home Affairs .............................................................................................................. 177

COVID-19 Response Package — changes to student and temporary graduate visas ..................................................................................................... 177

COVID-19 Response Package — temporary visas — changes to support the agricultural workforce .......................................................................................... 177

COVID-19 Response Package — temporary visas — support for the continuity of essential goods and services .......................................................... 178

COVID-19 Response Package — waiving import duty on certain medical and hygiene products ................................................................................................. 178

Permanent Migration — encouraging uptake of the New Zealand Pathway to permanent residency ........................................................................................... 179

Working Holiday Maker Visa Changes to Support Bushfire Recovery ....................... 180

Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communication ............. 181 Regional Broadband Scheme — revised start date .................................................... 181

Treasury ..................................................................................................................... 182

Bushfire Response Assistance — tax treatment of disaster recovery and volunteer firefighter payments ............................................................................. 182

Clarifying the scope of the Product Stewardship for Oil Scheme ............................... 183 COVID-19 Response Package — Australian Office of Financial Management support ................................................................................................................. 183

COVID-19 Response Package — backing business investment ............................... 184 COVID-19 Response Package — increasing and extending the instant asset write-off ................................................................................................................ 184

COVID-19 Response Package — tax instalment GDP adjustment factor .................. 186 COVID-19 Response Package - temporary early access to superannuation ............ 186 COVID-19 Response Package — temporarily reducing superannuation minimum drawdown rates.................................................................................... 187

Hybrid Mismatch Rules ............................................................................................... 187

Indirect Tax Concession Scheme — diplomatic and consular concessions ............... 188 Personal Income Tax — increasing the Medicare levy low-income thresholds .......... 188 Personal Income Tax — exemption of pay and allowances for Operation Orenda ................................................................................................................. 189

Philanthropy — updates to the list of specifically listed deductible gift recipients ............................................................................................................. 189

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Revised Start Dates for Tax and Superannuation Measures ..................................... 190

Superannuation — defer the start date of the Retirement Income Covenant ............. 191 Superannuation — facilitating the closure of eligible rollover funds — amendment .......................................................................................................... 191

Part 2: Payment Measures ....................................................................................... 193

Agriculture, Water and the Environment ................................................................ 204

COVID-19 Response Package — Agriculture ............................................................ 204

Drought Communities Small Business Support Program — expansion ..................... 205 Drought Response, Resilience and Preparedness Plan — further support for farmers and communities in drought ................................................................... 206

Environmental Management — the use and disposal of industrial chemicals ............ 208 Reducing Regulatory Burden and Streamlining Audit Arrangements in the Dairy Sector ......................................................................................................... 208

Transforming Australia's Waste and Recycling Industry ............................................. 209

Attorney-General's .................................................................................................... 210

Bushfire Response Package — Royal Commission into Bushfires ............................ 210 COVID-19 Response Package — Attorney-General's ................................................ 210

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety — COVID-19 extension ............................................................................................................. 211

Cross Portfolio .......................................................................................................... 212

COVID-19 Response Package — aviation support .................................................... 212

COVID-19 Response Package — Relief and Recovery Fund .................................... 214

National Bushfire Recovery Fund ............................................................................... 217

Defence ...................................................................................................................... 222

Bushfire Response Package — Australian Defence Force deployment..................... 222 Cyber Enhanced Situational Awareness and Response (CESAR) package .............. 222 Per- and Poly-Fluoroalkyl Substances — settlement of class action claims .............. 223

Education, Skills and Employment ......................................................................... 224

COVID-19 Response Package — child care .............................................................. 224

COVID-19 Response Package — higher education ................................................... 225

COVID-19 Response Package — JobTrainer Fund — establishment ....................... 227 COVID-19 Response Package — support for non-government schools .................... 228 COVID-19 Response Package — supporting apprentices and trainees .................... 229 COVID-19 Response Package — supporting job seekers ......................................... 230

Higher Education Reform — additional support for regional Australia ....................... 231 Higher Education Reform — more job ready graduates ............................................. 233

National Partnership Agreement on Universal Access to Early Childhood Education — extension........................................................................................ 235

New Arrangements for the Child Care Subsidy and the Additional Child Care Subsidy ................................................................................................................ 235

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PaTH Business Placement Partnerships — national industry associations ............... 236 School Funding — additional support for students and teachers ............................... 237 Skills Reform Package ................................................................................................ 238

Foreign Affairs and Trade ........................................................................................ 239

COVID-19 Response Package — support for exporters and the tourism sector ................................................................................................................... 239

Health ......................................................................................................................... 240

Ageing and Aged Care ................................................................................................ 240

Bushfire Response Package — Health ....................................................................... 241

COVID-19 Response Package — ageing and aged care ........................................... 241

COVID-19 Response Package — emergency response ............................................ 243

COVID-19 Response Package — guaranteeing Medicare and access to medicines ............................................................................................................ 244

COVID-19 Response Package — medical research .................................................. 245

COVID-19 Response Package — prioritising mental health and preventive health ................................................................................................................... 246

COVID-19 Response Package — supporting our hospitals ....................................... 247

Guaranteeing Medicare and access to medicines ...................................................... 248

Prioritising Mental Health and Preventive Health — continued support ..................... 249 Revised Implementation Timeline for the Kava Commercial Importation Pilot ........... 251 Seventh Community Pharmacy Agreement ................................................................ 251

Strengthening Primary Care — continuing the Office of the National Rural Health Commissioner .......................................................................................... 252

Support for High Performance Athletes ...................................................................... 252

Supporting our Hospitals ............................................................................................. 253

Home Affairs .............................................................................................................. 254

Bushfire Response Package — disaster recovery funding arrangements ................. 254 Bushfire Response Package — national aerial firefighting capability ......................... 254

Industry, Science, Energy and Resources ............................................................. 256

COVID-19 Response Package — fuel security .......................................................... 256

COVID-19 Response Package — support for small businesses impacted by COVID-19 ............................................................................................................ 256

Former British Nuclear Testing Site at Maralinga — funding support ......................... 257 Northern Endeavour Temporary Operations Program ................................................ 257

Unlocking Australia’s Resources Potential — Exploring for the Future 2 ................... 258

Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications ........... 259 Consumer Safeguards — targeted measures — amendments .................................. 259 COVID-19 Response Package — communications, cyber safety and the arts .......... 259 COVID-19 Response Package — external territories ................................................. 261

COVID-19 Response Package — freeze and maintain the Heavy Vehicle Road User Charge ............................................................................................... 261

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COVID-19 Response Package — infrastructure stimulus .......................................... 262

Darwin City Deal — education and community precinct ............................................. 265

National Collecting Institutions — additional funding .................................................. 265

Redress of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse in the Australian Capital Territory Prior to Self-Government ..................................................................................... 266

Prime Minister and Cabinet ...................................................................................... 267

Bushfire Response Package — National Bushfire Recovery Agency ........................ 267 COVID-19 Response Package — National COVID-19 Coordination Commission ......................................................................................................... 267

COVID-19 Response Package — support for Indigenous and remote communities ........................................................................................................ 268

Social Services .......................................................................................................... 269

Changes to the Income Compliance Program ............................................................ 269

COVID-19 Response Package — income support for individuals .............................. 270 COVID-19 Response Package — JobSeeker Partner Income Test measure ........... 272 COVID-19 Response Package — payments to support households ......................... 273 COVID-19 Response Package — Social Services ..................................................... 273

Treasury ..................................................................................................................... 275

Census 2021 — building for the future ....................................................................... 275

COVID-19 Response Package — boosting cash flow for employers ......................... 275 COVID-19 Response Package — Government support for immediate cash flow needs to small and medium enterprises ...................................................... 276

COVID-19 Response Package — HomeBuilder Grant ............................................... 276

COVID-19 Response Package — International Monetary Fund's Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust ............................................................................... 277

COVID-19 Response Package — JobKeeper Payment ............................................. 277

COVID-19 Response Package — Treasury ............................................................... 279

National Consumer Data Right — implementation ..................................................... 280

Reforming Australia's Foreign Investment Framework ............................................... 280

Veterans’ Affairs ........................................................................................................ 282

COVID-19 Response Package — maintaining support for Veterans ......................... 282 Mental Health and Suicide Prevention for Veterans ................................................... 282

Part 3: Capital Measures .......................................................................................... 285

Agriculture, Water and the Environment ................................................................ 289

COVID-19 Response Package — investing in our Commonwealth national parks .................................................................................................................... 289

Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications ........... 290 Land Exchange with Australian Capital Territory Government ................................... 290

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Table 1: Receipt 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

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Commonwealth Implementation of Environmental Controls for Chemicals(b) - - 2.4 3.4

JobMaker Plan — Simplified Trade System(b) - -0.4 -0.2 -0.2

Primary Industries — changes to agricultural production levies(b) -0.4 -0.6 -0.5 -0.5

Portfolio total -0.4 -1.0 1.7 2.7

ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S

Federal Court of Australia

Expediting Family Law and Federal Circuit Court Matters(b) 5.1 10.3 10.4 10.5

Portfolio total 5.1 10.3 10.4 10.5

EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EMPLOYMENT

Department of Education, Skills and Employment

JobMaker Plan — higher education — additional support for students and education providers(b) -3.0 4.5 1.1 -1.6

JobMaker Plan — Second Women's Economic Security Package(b) - - .. ..

Portfolio total -3.0 4.5 1.1 -1.6

FINANCE

Department of Finance

A New Management Advisory Services Panel for Government(b) - 1.2 2.4 2.4

JobMaker Plan — Infrastructure Investment — Australian Capital Territory(b) -0.2 -0.1 -0.1 -

Portfolio total -0.2 1.1 2.3 2.4

FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE

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 nfp nfp nfp nfp

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Table 1: Receipt measures since the 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update⁽ªâ¾ (continued) 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

$m $m $m $m

HEALTH

Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission

Ageing and Aged Care(b) -11.4 - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — ageing and aged care(b) -6.6 - - -

Department of Health

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

Improving Access to Medicines — New Medicines Funding Guarantee — Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and improved payment administration implementation(b) 1,354.6 2,967.5 3,061.1 3,159.2

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

Improving Access to Medicines — regulation of medicinal cannabis research, cultivation and manufacture(b) 1.0 1.9 2.0 2.1

JobMaker Plan — Deregulation Package(b) - 0.9 2.0 3.0

Portfolio total 1,337.6 2,970.3 3,065.1 3,164.3

HOME AFFAIRS

Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre

AUSTRAC Capability Uplift(b) 12.5 19.5 21.9 23.6

Department of Home Affairs

COVID-19 Response Package — Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment(b) 15.9 - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — refunds and waivers of Visa Application Charges -35.0 -90.0 -120.0 -30.0

COVID-19 Response Package — waiving import duty on certain medical and hygiene products -7.2 - - -

Humanitarian Program 2020-21(b) -2.0 -3.0 -4.0 -5.0

Increase the small business entity turnover threshold - * - -

JobMaker Plan — simplified trade system(b) - -1.1 -0.6 -0.7

Migration Program — 2020-21 planning levels(b) -35.0 -5.0 -5.0 -5.0

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Table 1: Receipt 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)

Migration Program — changes to the Business Innovation and Investment Program(b) - 7.7 -3.2 -4.5

Migration Program — enhancing Family Stream migration outcomes 15.6 -34.4 2.4 21.3

Public Safety Mobile Broadband(b) 2.5 - - -

Various Agencies

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

Portfolio total -32.6 -106.3 -108.5 -0.3

INDUSTRY, SCIENCE, ENERGY AND RESOURCES

Clean Energy Finance Corporation

JobMaker Plan — investment in new energy technologies(b) - - 1.3 3.7

Clean Energy Regulator

JobMaker Plan — investment in new energy technologies(b) .. .. .. ..

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

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

JobMaker Plan — securing Australia’s liquid fuel stocks(b) - .. .. ..

Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility — extension and enhancements(b) - 3.2 6.1 28.1

Portfolio total -0.3 3.2 7.5 31.8

INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT, REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

National System for Domestic Commercial Vessel Safety — deferral of charging review and additional funding(b) - -11.0 - -

Civil Aviation Safety Authority

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

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

JobMaker Plan — Infrastructure Investment — road safety and upgrades(b) 1.5 2.8 1.4 1.6

Portfolio total 1.5 -8.2 1.4 1.6

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Table 1: Receipt measures since the 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update⁽ªâ¾ (continued) 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

$m $m $m $m

PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET

Indigenous Business Australia

Equity Injection to the Indigenous Home Ownership Program 0.8 3.0 4.3 4.6

Portfolio total 0.8 3.0 4.3 4.6

SOCIAL SERVICES

National Disability Insurance Scheme Launch Transition Agency

National Disability Insurance Scheme(b) -35.2 -40.1 -41.4 -

Services Australia

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

Portfolio total -35.2 -40.2 -41.5 ..

TREASURY

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Treasury Portfolio — additional funding(b) - - 7.4 20.0

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority

Superannuation Reform(b) - 1.5 0.7 0.7

Treasury Portfolio — additional funding(b) - 28.8 - -

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

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

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

Australian Taxation Office

Additional funding to address serious and organised crime in the tax and superannuation system(b) - 5.8 17.3 14.7

Clarifying the corporate residency test * * * *

COVID-19 Response Package — ageing and aged care(b) 42.0 4.1 - -

COVID-19 Response Package — making Victoria’s business support grants non-assessable, non-exempt income for tax purposes - - - -

Fringe Benefits Tax — exemption to support retraining and reskilling -1.0 -2.0 -2.0 -2.0

Fringe Benefits Tax — reducing the compliance burden of record keeping - - * *

Humanitarian Program 2020-21(b) -1.0 -5.0 -11.0 -16.0

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Table 1: Receipt 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)

Increase the small business entity turnover threshold - -25.0 -55.0 -25.0

International Tax — updating the list of exchange of information jurisdictions - -4.0 -4.0 -4.0

JobMaker Plan — bringing forward the Personal Income Tax Plan and retaining the low and middle income tax offset -6,940.0 -16,870.0 5,730.0 250.0

JobMaker Plan — Research and Development Tax Incentive — supporting Australia’s economic recovery(b) -160.0 -210.0 -280.0 -330.0

JobMaker Plan — Second Women's Economic Security Package(b) 35.0 8.0 - -

JobMaker Plan — simplified trade system(b) - -2.0 -1.1 -1.2

JobMaker Plan — temporary full expensing to support investment and jobs -1,500.0 -11,400.0 -18,100.0 4,300.0

JobMaker Plan — temporary loss carry-back to support cash flow(b) - -3,120.0 -2,270.0 540.0

Migration Program — 2020-21 planning levels(b) .. -50.0 -105.0 -115.0

Philanthropy — updates to the list of specifically listed deductible gift recipients .. -1.9 -1.8 -0.4

Privileges and Immunities — clarify income tax exemptions available to individuals engaged by the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group * * * *

Strengthening Australia's Foreign Investment Framework(b) 19.0 40.0 41.0 41.0

Superannuation Reform(b) - 5.0 13.0 -64.0

Supporting Older Australians — exempting granny flat arrangements from capital gains tax - - * *

Supporting Our Hospitals — simpler and more affordable private health cover for all Australians(b) - -5.0 -20.0 -25.0

Portfolio total -8,505.7 -31,602.0 -15,041.5 4,582.8

Decisions taken but not yet announced(c) 53.8 75.6 57.3 18.7

Total impact of receipt measures(d) -7,178.6 -28,689.9 -12,040.3 7,817.6

* 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 receipts, no sign before an estimate indicates a gain in receipts. (b) These measures can also be found in the payment 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

Primary Industries — changes to agricultural production levies

Receipts ($m)

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

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment -0.4 -0.6 -0.5 -0.5

Related payments ($m)

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

-0.3 -0.5 -0.5 -0.5

The Government is making changes from 1 January 2021 to the following agricultural levies and export charges to address funding needs of the agricultural sector.

• Dried vine fruits: the Government will introduce a Plant Health Australia levy component on dried vine fruits at a rate of $1 per tonne, as requested by Dried Fruits Australia. The additional levy will fund biosecurity management for the Australian dried vine fruits industry.

• Farmed prawns: the Government will reduce the white spot disease repayment levy and export charge component on farmed prawns from 3.01 cents per kilogram to nil for a period of 12 months. The temporary deactivation of this levy will provide relief to Australian prawn farmers in response to a request from the Australian Prawn Farmers Association.

• Forestry: the Government will decrease the Emergency Plant Pest Response (EPPR) component of the forest growers levy for plantation logs Pinus sp. (non-native pine) from 5 cents per cubic metre to nil, as requested by the Australian Forest Products Association. This reflects that the industry’s contribution to the emergency response to giant pine scale, which was initially underwritten by the Government, has been repaid.

• Macadamias: the Government will decrease the EPPR component of the macadamia levy and export charge from 0.2 cents per kilogram to nil, as requested by the Australian Macadamia Society. This reflects that the industry’s contribution to the emergency response to varroa jacobsoni mite, which was initially underwritten by the Government, has been repaid.

This measure is estimated to decrease the underlying cash balance by $0.2 million over the forward estimates period.

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Health

Improving Access to Medicines — regulation of medicinal cannabis research, cultivation and manufacture

Receipts ($m)

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

Department of Health 1.0 1.9 2.0 2.1

Related payments ($m)

Department of Health .. .. -0.3 -0.5

The Government will provide for the administration and regulation of medicinal cannabis research, cultivation and manufacture. This will provide for full cost recovery for all medicinal cannabis commercial licence holders and maintain the existing partial cost recovery for non-commercial research licence holders. The Government will also support the continued functions of the Australian Advisory Council on the Medicinal Use of Cannabis to provide advice and guidelines on the regulation of medicinal cannabis.

This measure, combined with amendments to the Narcotic Drugs Act 1967 fees and charges arising from a revised cost model, which reflects full cost recovery and is consistent with the Australian Government Cost Recovery Guidelines, results in an additional investment of $1.7 million over four years from 2020-21.

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Home Affairs

COVID-19 Response Package — refunds and waivers of Visa Application Charges

Receipts ($m)

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

Department of Home Affairs -35.0 -90.0 -120.0 -30.0

The Government will refund or waive the visa application charge (VAC) for temporary visa holders affected by the COVID-19 travel ban.

Prospective Marriage, Pacific Labour Scheme and Seasonal Worker Programme visa holders will be able to access a VAC refund. Temporary skilled workers and visitor visa holders will be eligible to have the VAC for a subsequent visa application waived, to allow them to return to Australia once travel restrictions are lifted. Working holiday makers will be eligible to have the VAC for a subsequent visa application waived, to allow them to return to Australia once travel restrictions are lifted or otherwise be able to access a VAC refund.

VAC refunds and waivers will be available to current visa holders who are unable to travel until the border reopens.

The measure is estimated to reduce receipts by $275.0 million over the forward estimates period.

COVID-19 Response Package — waiving import duty on certain medical and hygiene products

Receipts ($m)

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

Department of Home Affairs -7.2 - - -

The Government has extended the free rate of customs duty from 1 August 2020 to 31 December 2020 for certain hygiene or medical products imported to treat, diagnose or prevent the spread of COVID-19. Affected product types include face masks, gloves, disinfectant preparations (excluding hand sanitiser), soaps, COVID-19 test kits and reagents, and viral transport media.

This measure is estimated to decrease receipts by $7.2 million over the forward estimates period.

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Migration Program — 2020-21 planning levels

Receipts ($m)

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

Australian Taxation Office .. -50.0 -105.0 -115.0

Department of Home Affairs -35.0 -5.0 -5.0 -5.0

Total — Receipts -35.0 -55.0 -110.0 -120.0

Related payments ($m)

Department of Home Affairs 29.6 33.8 13.8 9.4

Department of Social Services 5.9 7.5 8.2 7.6

Department of Health 0.1 -0.1 -0.5 -0.5

Services Australia 0.1 .. -0.1 -0.1

Department of the Treasury .. -10.0 -20.0 -25.0

Department of Education, Skills and Employment -0.2 -0.8 3.5 5.8

Total — Payments 35.4 30.4 5.1 -2.8

The Government will maintain the 2020-21 Migration Program planning level at 160,000. Family Stream places will increase from 47,732 to 77,300 places on a one-off basis for the 2020-21 Migration Program year, and Employer Sponsored, Global Talent, Business Innovation and Investment Program visas will be prioritised within the Skilled Stream. Onshore visa applicants and Partner visa applicants where the relevant sponsor resides in a designated regional area will also be prioritised for the 2020-21 Migration Program.

These changes will help maximise the economic benefits of the Migration Program, and enhance the responsiveness of the program to evolving health and economic challenges.

The increased number of places for Partner visas and the prioritisation of onshore migrants is expected to reduce receipts by $320.0 million over the forward estimates period, and the additional demands for English language services and income support by Partner migrants are expected to increase payments by $123.1 million over the forward estimates period. This is partially offset by reduced GST payments to the States and Territories of $55.0 million over the forward estimates period.

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Migration Program — changes to the Business Innovation and Investment Program

Receipts ($m)

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

Department of Home Affairs - 7.7 -3.2 -4.5

Related payments ($m)

Department of Home Affairs 1.2 - - -

From 1 July 2021, the Government will streamline and improve the operation of the Business Innovation and Investment Program (BIIP). The Government will introduce changes to improve the quality of investments and applicants. Visa application charges for BIIP visas will also be increased by an additional 11.3 per cent (above regular CPI indexation) on 1 July 2021.

These changes will sharpen the focus of the BIIP program on higher value investors, business owners and entrepreneurs and improve the economic outcomes of the BIIP.

This measure is estimated to have no net impact on receipts over the forward estimates period. The Department of Home Affairs will be provided with $1.2 million to implement the proposal.

Migration Program — enhancing Family Stream migration outcomes

Receipts ($m)

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

Department of Home Affairs 15.6 -34.4 2.4 21.3

The Government will apply the family sponsorship framework to Partner visas which will mandate character checks and the sharing of personal information as part of a mandatory sponsorship application, and subject the sponsor to enforceable sponsorship obligations. These changes will complement existing family violence provisions within the Partner visa program.

The Government will introduce English language requirements for Partner visa applicants and their permanent resident sponsors. These changes will help support English language acquisition and enhance social cohesion and economic participation outcomes.

This measure is estimated to increase receipts by $4.9 million over the forward estimates period.

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Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

National System for Domestic Commercial Vessel Safety — deferral of charging review and additional funding

Receipts ($m)

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

Australian Maritime Safety Authority - -11.0 - -

Related payments ($m)

Australian Maritime Safety Authority - - - -

The Government will provide $11.0 million in 2021-22 for the National System for Domestic Commercial Vessel Safety (the National System) to defer the commencement of the cost recovery levy until 2022-23 to allow time for Australia’s maritime industries to focus on recovering from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. A review of all costs and charges for the National System will commence in 2021.

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Prime Minister and Cabinet

Equity Injection to the Indigenous Home Ownership Program

Receipts ($m)

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

Indigenous Business Australia 0.8 3.0 4.3 4.6

The Government will provide an equity injection of $150.0 million over three years from 2020-21 to Indigenous Business Australia for new housing construction loans in regional Australia through its Indigenous Home Ownership Program.

This measure will assist Indigenous Australians to access housing and support the delivery of the Government’s Closing the Gap targets, while also providing an immediate, targeted fiscal stimulus to regional Australia by injecting liquidity into the financial and construction sector and generating positive flow-on effects for regional businesses.

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Additional funding to address serious and organised crime in the tax and superannuation system

Receipts ($m)

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

Australian Taxation Office - 5.8 17.3 14.7

Related payments ($m)

Australian Taxation Office - 7.5 7.5 -

Department of the Treasury - 0.6 1.7 1.5

Total — Payments - 8.1 9.2 1.5

The Government will provide $15.1 million to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to target serious and organised crime in the tax and superannuation systems. This extends the 2017-18 Budget measure Additional funding for addressing serious and organised crime in the tax system by a further two years to 30 June 2023.

This measure is estimated to increase the underlying cash balance by $18.9 million including an increase in GST payments to the States and Territories of $3.8 million over the forward estimates period. In fiscal balance terms this measure is estimated to have a gain to the budget of $136.8 million over the forward estimates period.

Clarifying the corporate residency test

Receipts ($m)

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

Australian Taxation Office * * * *

The Government will make technical amendments to clarify the corporate residency test. The Government will amend the law to provide that a company that is incorporated offshore will be treated as an Australian tax resident if it has a ‘significant economic connection to Australia’. This test will be satisfied where both the company’s core commercial activities are undertaken in Australia and its central management and control is in Australia.

The corporate residency rules are fundamental to determining a company’s Australian income tax liability. The ATO’s interpretation following the High Court’s 2016 decision in Bywater Investments Ltd v Federal Commissioner of Taxation departed from the long-held position on the definition of a corporate resident. The Government requested the Board of Taxation review the definition in 2019-20. This measure is consistent with the Board’s key recommendation in its 2020 report: Review of Corporate Tax Residency and will mean the treatment of foreign incorporated companies will reflect the position prior to the 2016 court decision.

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The measure will have effect from the first income year after the date of Royal Assent of the enabling legislation, but taxpayers will have the option of applying the new law from 15 March 2017 (the date on which the ATO withdrew its ruling TR 2004/15 Income tax: residence of companies not incorporated in Australia — carrying on a business in Australia and central management and control).

This measure is estimated to result in an unquantifiable impact on receipts over the forward estimates period.

COVID-19 Response Package — making Victoria’s business support grants non-assessable, non-exempt income for tax purposes

Receipts ($m)

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

Australian Taxation Office - - - -

The Government will make the Victorian Government’s business support grants for small and medium business as announced on 13 September 2020 non-assessable, non-exempt (NANE) income for tax purposes.

State-based grants such as the Business Support Grants are generally considered taxable income by the Commonwealth. Given COVID-19 and the exceptional circumstances Victorian businesses face, providing this additional concessional treatment will assist in their recovery.

The Commonwealth will extend this arrangement to all States and Territories on an application basis. Eligibility would be restricted to future grants program announcements for small and medium businesses facing similar circumstances to Victorian businesses.

The Government will introduce a new power in the income tax laws to make regulations to ensure that specified state and territory COVID-19 business support grant payments are NANE income.

Eligibility for this treatment will be limited to grants announced on or after 13 September 2020 and for payments made between 13 September 2020 and 30 June 2021.

This measure is estimated to have no impact on receipts over the forward estimates period. Making the Victorian Government’s business support grants NANE will have no financial implications as these are new grants and are not yet factored in to the income tax base. The introduction of the regulation-making power does not have any financial implications. However financial implications may arise each time this new power is exercised and will be reflected in the subsequent fiscal update.

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Fringe Benefits Tax — exemption to support retraining and reskilling

Receipts ($m)

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

Australian Taxation Office -1.0 -2.0 -2.0 -2.0

The Government will introduce an exemption from the 47 per cent fringe benefits tax (FBT) for employer provided retraining and reskilling benefits provided to redundant, or soon to be redundant employees where the benefits may not be related to their current employment. This measure applies from announcement.

Currently, FBT is payable if an employer provides training to redundant, or soon to be redundant, employees and that training does not have sufficient connection to their current employment. This measure will provide an FBT exemption for a broader range of retraining and reskilling benefits, incentivising employers to retrain redundant employees to prepare them for their next career.

The exemption will not extend to retraining acquired by way of a salary packaging arrangement. It will also not be available for Commonwealth supported places at universities, which already receive a benefit, or extend to repayments towards Commonwealth student loans.

The Government will also consult on allowing an individual to deduct education and training expenses they incur themselves where the expense is not related to their current employment. Individuals can currently deduct education or training expenses they incur which are sufficiently related to their current employment. The current system may act as a disincentive for Australians to retrain and reskill to support their future employment and career. The Government will consult on potential changes to the current arrangements to determine whether deductions should also be targeted to future employment and skills needs.

This measure is estimated to decrease receipts by $7.0 million over the forward estimates period.

Fringe Benefits Tax — reducing the compliance burden of record keeping

Receipts ($m)

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

Australian Taxation Office - - * *

The Government will provide the Commissioner of Taxation with the power to allow employers to rely on existing corporate records, rather than employee declarations and other prescribed records, to finalise their fringe benefits tax (FBT) returns. The measure will have effect from the start of the first FBT year (1 April) after the date of Royal Assent of the enabling legislation.

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Currently, the FBT legislation prescribes the form that certain records must take and forces employers, and in some cases employees, to create additional records in order to comply with FBT obligations.

The measure will allow employers — with what the Commissioner determines as adequate alternative records — to rely on existing corporate records, removing the need to complete additional records. This will reduce compliance costs for employers, while maintaining the integrity of the FBT system.

This measure is estimated to result in a small but unquantifiable decrease in receipts over the forward estimates period.

Increase the small business entity turnover threshold

Receipts ($m)

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

Australian Taxation Office - -25.0 -55.0 -25.0

Department of Home Affairs - * - -

Total — Receipts - -25.0 -55.0 -25.0

The Government will expand access to a range of small business tax concessions by increasing the small business entity turnover threshold for these concessions from $10 million to $50 million.

Businesses with an aggregated annual turnover of $10 million or more but less than $50 million will for the first time have access to up to ten further small business tax concessions in three phases:

• From 1 July 2020, eligible businesses will be able to immediately deduct certain start-up expenses and certain prepaid expenditure.

• From 1 April 2021, eligible businesses will be exempt from the 47 per cent fringe benefits tax on car parking and multiple work-related portable electronic devices (such as phones or laptops) provided to employees.

• From 1 July 2021, eligible businesses will be able to access the simplified trading stock rules, remit pay as you go (PAYG) instalments based on GDP adjusted notional tax, and settle excise duty and excise-equivalent customs duty monthly on eligible goods under the small business entity concession. Eligible businesses will also have a two-year amendment period apply to income tax assessments for income years starting from 1 July 2021, excluding entities that have significant international tax dealings or particularly complex affairs.

In addition, from 1 July 2021, the Commissioner of Taxation’s power to create a simplified accounting method determination for GST purposes will be expanded to apply to businesses below the $50 million aggregated annual turnover threshold.

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These changes will simplify eligibility and reduce red tape for around 20,000 businesses, as more turnover thresholds will align to the aggregated annual turnover threshold for a base rate entity for company tax purposes.

The eligibility turnover thresholds for other small business tax concessions will remain at their current levels.

This measure is estimated to decrease receipts by $105.0 million over the forward estimates period.

International Tax — updating the list of exchange of information jurisdictions

Receipts ($m)

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

Australian Taxation Office - -4.0 -4.0 -4.0

The Government will update the list of jurisdictions that have an effective information sharing agreement with Australia. Residents of listed jurisdictions are eligible to access the reduced Managed Investment Trust (MIT) withholding tax rate of 15 per cent on certain distributions, instead of the default rate of 30 per cent. The updated list will be effective from 1 July 2021.

To be listed, jurisdictions must have established the legal relationship enabling them to share taxpayer information with Australia. This measure will add the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Kuwait, Morocco, North Macedonia and Serbia, and remove Kenya from the existing 122 jurisdictions on the list. These new jurisdictions have entered into information sharing agreements since the previous update in 2019. Kenya will be removed because as of January 2020, when the annual assessment was undertaken to determine the updates to be made to the list, it had not yet entered into an information sharing agreement with Australia.

The measure will help maintain alignment between the actual relationships that have been established and the concessional MIT withholding rate, to encourage jurisdictions to establish information sharing agreements with Australia. These agreements form an important part of Australia’s commitment to safeguard against offshore tax avoidance and evasion.

This measure is estimated to decrease receipts by $12.0 million over the forward estimates period.

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JobMaker Plan — bringing forward the Personal Income Tax Plan and retaining the low and middle income tax offset

Receipts ($m)

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

Australian Taxation Office -6,940.0 -16,870.0 5,730.0 250.0

The Government will bring forward the second stage of its Personal Income Tax Plan by two years to 1 July 2020 while retaining the low and middle income tax offset (LMITO) for 2020-21. The changes will provide immediate tax relief to individuals and support the economic recovery and jobs by boosting consumption.

Bringing forward the second stage of the Personal Income Tax Plan

The Government will provide additional support to Australian taxpayers by bringing forward the tax cuts in Stage 2 of the Personal Income Tax Plan from 1 July 2022 to 1 July 2020:

• The top threshold of the 19 per cent personal income tax bracket will increase from $37,000 to $45,000.

• The low income tax offset (LITO) will increase from $445 to $700. The increased LITO will be withdrawn at a rate of 5 cents per dollar between taxable incomes of $37,500 and $45,000. The LITO will then be withdrawn at a rate of 1.5 cents per dollar between taxable incomes of $45,000 and $66,667.

• The top threshold of the 32.5 per cent personal income tax bracket will increase from $90,000 to $120,000.

Retaining the LMITO for the 2020-21 income year

The Government will retain the LMITO for the 2020-21 income year, providing further targeted tax relief for low- and middle-income earners.

The LMITO provides a reduction in tax of up to $1,080. It provides a reduction in tax of up to $255 for taxpayers with a taxable income of $37,000 or less. Between taxable incomes of $37,000 and $48,000, the value of the offset increases at a rate of 7.5 cents per dollar to the maximum offset of $1,080. Taxpayers with taxable incomes between $48,000 and $90,000 are eligible for the maximum offset of $1,080. For taxable incomes of $90,000 to $126,000, the offset phases out at a rate of 3 cents per dollar. Consistent with current arrangements, the LMITO will be received on assessment after individuals lodge their tax returns for the 2020-21 income year.

Retaining the LMITO for 2020-21, together with bringing forward the tax cuts in Stage 2, provides low- and middle-income earning recipients of the LMITO with an additional benefit, supporting them through the economic recovery.

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This measure is estimated to reduce receipts by $17.8 billion over the forward estimates period. Bringing forward legislated changes means this measure has no ongoing budget impact outside the forward estimates period.

Stage 3 of the Personal Income Tax Plan remains unchanged and commences in 2024-25 as legislated.

This measure builds on the 2019-20 Budget measure Lower taxes for hard-working Australians: Building on the Personal Income Tax Plan and the 2018-19 Budget measure Personal Income Tax Plan.

JobMaker Plan — Research and Development Tax Incentive — supporting Australia’s economic recovery

Receipts ($m)

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

Australian Taxation Office -160.0 -210.0 -280.0 -330.0

Related payments ($m)

Australian Taxation Office 150.0 240.0 310.0 320.0

The Government will make further enhancements to the 2019-20 MYEFO measure Better targeting the research and development tax incentive — refinements to support business Research and Development (R&D) investment in Australia and help businesses manage the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

For small companies, those with aggregated annual turnover of less than $20 million, the refundable R&D tax offset is being set at 18.5 percentage points above the claimant’s company tax rate, and the $4 million cap on annual cash refunds will not proceed.

For larger companies, those with aggregated annual turnover of $20 million or more, the Government will reduce the number of intensity tiers from three to two. This will provide greater certainty for R&D investment while still rewarding those companies that commit a greater proportion of their business expenditure to R&D.

The R&D premium ties the rates of the non-refundable R&D tax offset to a company’s incremental R&D intensity, which is R&D expenditure as a proportion of total expenses for the year. The marginal R&D premium will be the claimant’s company tax rate plus:

• 8.5 percentage points above the claimant’s company tax rate for R&D expenditure between 0 per cent and 2 per cent R&D intensity for larger companies

• 16.5 percentage points above the claimant’s company tax rate for R&D expenditure above 2 per cent R&D intensity for larger companies.

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The Government will defer the start date so that all changes to the program apply to income years starting on or after 1 July 2021, to provide businesses with greater certainty as they navigate the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

All other aspects of the 2019-20 MYEFO measure will remain unchanged, including the increase to the R&D expenditure threshold from $100 million to $150 million per annum.

This measure is estimated to decrease the underlying cash balance by $2.0 billion over the forward estimates period.

JobMaker Plan — temporary full expensing to support investment and jobs

Receipts ($m)

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

Australian Taxation Office -1,500.0 -11,400.0 -18,100.0 4,300.0

The Government will support businesses with aggregated annual turnover of less than $5 billion by enabling them to deduct the full cost of eligible capital assets acquired from 7:30pm AEDT on 6 October 2020 (Budget night) and first used or installed by 30 June 2022. It will improve cash flow for qualifying businesses that purchase eligible assets and bring forward new investment to support the economic recovery.

Full expensing in the year of first use will apply to new depreciable assets and the cost of improvements to existing eligible assets. For small and medium sized businesses (with aggregated annual turnover of less than $50 million), full expensing also applies to second-hand assets.

Businesses with aggregated annual turnover between $50 million and $500 million can still deduct the full cost of eligible second-hand assets costing less than $150,000 that are purchased by 31 December 2020 under the enhanced instant asset write-off. Businesses that hold assets eligible for the enhanced $150,000 instant asset write-off will have an extra six months, until 30 June 2021, to first use or install those assets.

Small businesses (with aggregated annual turnover of less than $10 million) can deduct the balance of their simplified depreciation pool at the end of the income year while full expensing applies. The provisions which prevent small businesses from re-entering the simplified depreciation regime for five years if they opt-out will continue to be suspended.

This measure is estimated to decrease receipts by $26.7 billion over the forward estimates period and $3.2 billion over the medium-term. The receipts impact is reduced over the medium-term as this measure brings forward deductions that would have been made in future years.

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JobMaker Plan — temporary loss carry-back to support cash flow

Receipts ($m)

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

Australian Taxation Office - -3,120.0 -2,270.0 540.0

Related payments ($m)

Australian Taxation Office 1.9 1.2 1.0 0.4

The Government will allow eligible companies to carry back tax losses from the 2019-20, 2020-21 or 2021-22 income years to offset previously taxed profits in 2018-19 or later income years.

Corporate tax entities with an aggregated turnover of less than $5 billion can apply tax losses against taxed profits in a previous year, generating a refundable tax offset in the year in which the loss is made. The tax refund would be limited by requiring that the amount carried back is not more than the earlier taxed profits and that the carry back does not generate a franking account deficit. The tax refund will be available on election by eligible businesses when they lodge their 2020-21 and 2021-22 tax returns.

Currently, companies are required to carry losses forward to offset profits in future years. Companies that do not elect to carry back losses under this measure can still carry losses forward as normal.

This measure will promote economic recovery by providing cash flow support to previously profitable companies that have fallen into a tax loss position as a result of the currently weaker economic conditions, themselves associated with the economic impact of COVID-19. Loss carry-back will also support the incentive for companies to invest under the measure JobMaker Plan - temporary full expensing to support investment and jobs.

This measure is estimated to decrease the underlying cash balance by $4.9 billion over the forward estimates period and $3.9 billion over the medium-term. The budget impact is reduced over the medium-term as the measure reduces tax losses available to be utilised in later years.

Philanthropy — updates to the list of specifically listed deductible gift recipients

Receipts ($m)

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

Australian Taxation Office .. -1.9 -1.8 -0.4

Since the July 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update, the following organisations have been approved as specifically listed deductible gift recipients (DGRs) for the following dates:

• Royal Agricultural Society Foundation Limited from 1 July 2020

• Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas from 1 July 2020

• The Andy Thomas Space Foundation from 1 July 2020

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• The Royal Humane Society of New South Wales from 1 July 2020

• Youthsafe from 1 July 2020

• Alliance for Journalists’ Freedom from 1 July 2020

• The Great Synagogue Foundation Trust Fund from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2025.

The following organisations have received approval for an extension of their DGR status for the following dates:

• Sydney Chevra Kadisha from 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2022, to extend this organisation’s DGR status by 18 months

• Centre for Entrepreneurial Research and Innovation Limited will retain DGR status from 31 December 2021 onwards.

Taxpayers may claim an income tax deduction for gifts of $2 or more to these organisations.

The specific listing of China Matters Limited from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2024 will not proceed.

This measure is estimated to decrease receipts by $4.1 million over the forward estimates period.

Privileges and Immunities — clarify income tax exemptions available to individuals engaged by the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group

Receipts ($m)

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

Australian Taxation Office * * * *

The Government will clarify privileges and immunities, including income tax exemptions, available to Australian individuals performing short-term missions on behalf of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and three institutions of the World Bank Group (WBG). The measure will apply retrospectively from 1 July 2017.

This measure will clarify that Australian short-term experts are entitled to an exemption from income tax for their relevant income from the organisations. This aligns Australia’s domestic legislative framework with its international obligations and provides certainty for taxpayers. This outcome is consistent with Australia’s longstanding support for and contributions to the IMF and WBG.

This measure is estimated to result in a small but unquantifiable decrease in receipts over the forward estimates period.

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Strengthening Australia’s Foreign Investment Framework

Receipts ($m)

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

Australian Taxation Office 19.0 40.0 41.0 41.0

Related payments ($m)

Australian Taxation Office 9.1 10.4 2.7 2.2

Department of the Treasury 6.7 28.3 22.6 4.0

Department of Finance 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Total — Payments 15.8 38.8 25.4 6.3

The Government will provide $86.3 million over four years to implement a new ICT platform to support more effective and efficient foreign investment application processing and compliance activities across Government and a new consolidated Register of Foreign Ownership of Australian Assets. This is in addition to net funding of $54.1 million over four years announced in the July 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update, for Reforming Australia’s Foreign Investment Framework.

The Government will also simplify the foreign investment fee framework and adjust fees from 1 January 2021. The revised fees will ensure that foreign investors, not Australian taxpayers, bear the costs of administering the foreign investment system.

This measure is estimated to increase the underlying cash balance by $54.7 million over the forward estimates period.

Supporting Older Australians — exempting granny flat arrangements from capital gains tax

Receipts ($m)

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

Australian Taxation Office - - * *

The Government will provide a targeted capital gains tax (CGT) exemption for granny flat arrangements where there is a formal written agreement. The exemption will apply to arrangements with older Australians or those with a disability. The measure will have effect from the first income year after the date of Royal Assent of the enabling legislation.

CGT consequences are currently an impediment to the creation of formal and legally enforceable granny flat arrangements. When faced with a potentially significant CGT liability, families often opt for informal arrangements, which can lead to financial abuse and exploitation in the event that the family relationship breaks down. This measure will remove the CGT impediments, reducing the risk of abuse to vulnerable Australians.

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This measure is consistent with the recommendations in the Board of Taxation’s Review of Granny Flat Arrangements, the Government’s National Plan to Respond to the Abuse of Older Australians announced on 19 March 2019, and the 2017 Australian Law Reform Commission’s Report: Elder Abuse — A National Legal Response.

This measure is estimated to have an unquantifiable impact on receipts over the forward estimates period.

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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

$m $m $m $m

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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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

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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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

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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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)

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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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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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)

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Related receipts ($m)

Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (National Interest component)

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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.

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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.

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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

- .. .. ..

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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Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

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.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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Table 1: Receipt measures since the 2019-20 MYEFO(a) 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24 $m $m $m $m $m

AGRICULTURE, WATER AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Australian Fisheries Management Authority

COVID-19 Response Package — Relief and Recovery Fund(b)(c) -5.2 - - - -

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Drought Response, Resilience and Preparedness Plan — further support for farmers and communities in drought(b) - 2.7 8.0 20.0 39.8

Environmental Management — the use and disposal of industrial chemicals(b)(c) - - 2.9 3.0 3.2

Primary Industries — changes to agricultural production levies(b) - -0.1 0.6 0.6 1.5

Portfolio total -5.2 2.6 11.5 23.6 44.5

EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EMPLOYMENT

Australian Skills Quality Authority

COVID-19 Response Package — higher education(b)(c) -4.6 -30.5 - - -

Department of Education, Skills and Employment

COVID-19 Response Package — higher education(b)(c) -6.0 -4.6 .. .. 0.1

Higher Education Reform — additional support for regional Australia(b)(c) - - - - ..

Higher Education Reform — more job ready graduates(b)(c) - -20.0 -22.3 14.4 49.6

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency

COVID-19 Response Package — higher education(b)(c) -3.1 -10.8 -2.3 -3.7 -

Portfolio total -13.7 -66.0 -24.5 10.7 49.7

FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE

Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (National Interest component)

COVID-19 Response Package — PNG loan * * * * *

Portfolio total * * * * *

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Table 1: Receipt measures since the 2019-20 MYEFO⁽ªâ¾ (continued) 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24 $m $m $m $m $m

HEALTH

Australian Digital Health Agency

Guaranteeing Medicare and access to medicines(b)(c) - 32.3 - - -

Department of Health

COVID-19 Response Package — emergency response(b)(c) - - - - -

Guaranteeing Medicare and access to medicines(b)(c) nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp

Portfolio total - 32.3 - - -

HOME AFFAIRS

Department of Home Affairs

COVID-19 Response Package — changes to student and temporary graduate visas - -3.7 -1.5 -1.2 -0.8

COVID-19 Response Package — temporary visas — changes to support the agricultural workforce * * * * *

COVID-19 Response Package — temporary visas — support for the continuity of essential goods and services * * * * *

COVID-19 Response Package — waiving import duty on certain medical and hygiene products -6.6 -2.0 - - -

Permanent Migration — encouraging uptake of the New Zealand Pathway to permanent residency(b)(c) - 3.0 2.0 1.0 -

Working Holiday Maker Visa Changes to Support Bushfire Recovery * * * * *

Portfolio total -6.6 -2.7 0.5 -0.2 -0.8

INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT, REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS

Australian Communications and Media Authority

Consumer Safeguards — targeted measures — amendments(b)(c) - -1.4 -1.3 -0.8 -0.8

COVID-19 Response Package — communications, cyber safety and the arts(b) -8.0 -33.0 - - -

Regional Broadband Scheme — revised start date(b) - - -10.0 - -

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

COVID-19 Response Package — aviation support(b)(c) - -17.5 - - -

Portfolio total -8.0 -52.0 -11.3 -0.8 -0.8

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Table 1: Receipt measures since the 2019-20 MYEFO⁽ªâ¾ (continued) 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24 $m $m $m $m $m

TREASURY

Australian Office of Financial Management

COVID-19 Response Package — Australian Office of Financial Management support(b) 31.7 178.2 294.1 294.4 294.5

Australian Taxation Office

Bushfire Response Assistance — tax treatment of disaster recovery and volunteer firefighter payments - * * * *

Clarifying the scope of the Product Stewardship for Oil Scheme(b) -1.0 -6.0 -6.0 -6.0 -6.0

COVID-19 Response Package — ageing and aged care(b) - 49.6 4.4 0.5 -

COVID-19 Response Package — backing business investment - -1,500.0 -5,200.0 200.0 3,300.0

COVID-19 Response Package — income support for individuals(b)(c) - 600.0 900.0 - -

COVID-19 Response Package — increasing and extending the instant asset write-off - -2,400.0 -800.0 1,400.0 800.0

COVID-19 Response Package — JobSeeker Partner Income Test measure(b) - 50.0 50.0 - -

COVID-19 Response Package — tax instalment GDP adjustment factor(b) - -1,030.0 1,030.0 - -

COVID-19 Response Package — temporary early access to superannuation -30.0 -490.0 -540.0 -560.0 -600.0

COVID-19 Response Package — temporarily reducing superannuation minimum drawdown rates - * * * -

COVID-19 Response Package — Treasury(b) 2.6 7.8 - - -

Drought Response, Resilience and Preparedness Plan — further support for farmers and communities in drought(b) - - 0.2 - -

Hybrid Mismatch Rules - * * * *

Indirect Tax Concession Scheme — diplomatic and consular concessions(b) .. .. .. .. ..

Permanent Migration — encouraging uptake of the New Zealand Pathway to permanent residency(b)(c) - - .. -3.0 -6.0

Personal Income Tax — exemption of pay and allowances for Operation Orenda - .. .. .. ..

Personal Income Tax — increasing the Medicare levy low-income thresholds - -90.0 -50.0 -50.0 -50.0

Philanthropy — updates to the list of specifically listed deductible gift recipients - -4.5 -2.5 -2.2 -1.9

Reforming Australia's Foreign Investment Framework(b)(c) - 0.7 1.4 1.5 1.6

Revised Start Dates for Tax and Superannuation Measures(b) * * * * *

Superannuation — defer the start date of the Retirement Income Covenant - - - * *

Superannuation — facilitating the closure of eligible rollover funds — amendment(b) -359.0 92.0 351.0 -4.0 2.0

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Table 1: Receipt measures since the 2019-20 MYEFO⁽ªâ¾ (continued) 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24 $m $m $m $m $m

TREASURY (continued)

Department of the Treasury

COVID-19 Response Package — International Monetary Fund's Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust(b) - 0.3 0.8 0.8 0.8

Reforming Australia's Foreign Investment Framework(b)(c) - 0.5 0.9 0.9 1.0

Portfolio total -355.7 -4,541.4 -3,965.5 1,273.0 3,736.1

Decisions taken but not yet announced(d) 16.5 -24.2 -135.9 -132.8 -132.2

Total impact of receipts measures(e) -372.7 -4,651.4 -4,125.2 1,173.5 3,696.5 * 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 receipts, no sign before an estimate indicates a gain in receipts. (b) These measures can also be found in the payment measures summary table. (c) These measures can also be found in the capital measures summary table. (d) Includes the impact of measures that are not for publication (nfp). (e) Measures may not add due to rounding.

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AGRICULTURE, WATER AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Primary Industries — changes to agricultural production levies

Receipts ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

- -0.1 0.6 0.6 1.5

Related payment ($m)

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

- -0.1 0.6 0.6 1.5

The Government is making changes to the following agricultural levies and export charges to address funding needs of the agricultural sector.

• Rice: from 1 July 2020, the Government will increase the research and development component of the rice levy from $2.94 per tonne to $5.94 per tonne, in response to the request from the Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia following the outcome of an industry ballot. The additional levy will be used to fund high priority research and development activities for the benefit of the Australian rice industry.

• Dairy cattle: the Government will defer the commencement of the $6 per head statutory dairy cattle export charge by six months, from 1 July 2020 to 1 January 2021. This charge will replace the current voluntary charge in response to the request from the Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council following the outcome of an industry ballot. The funds will be used for research and development, and delivery of LiveCorp’s Dairy Cattle Export Program.

• Lamb: from 1 January 2021, the Government will update the definition of lamb used for agricultural levies purposes to align with the definition of lamb used for export legislation and industry purposes that was amended in 2019. Updating the definition will provide administrative clarity for levy payers around the definition of lamb that applies in Australia, and support compliance in the agricultural levies system.

This measure is estimated to have no net impact on the underlying cash balance over the forward estimates period.

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FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE

COVID-19 Response Package — PNG loan

Receipts ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Export Finance and Insurance Corporation * * * * *

The Government will temporarily suspend interest and principal repayments in 2020-21 on a loan to Papua New Guinea, to support that country's response to fiscal pressures and impacts of COVID-19. This is in line with a G20 Finance Ministers' agreement to a coordinated approach for a suspension of debt service payments for the world's poorest nations.

Further information can be found in the transcript of the Prime Minister's press conference of 16 April 2020.

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HOME AFFAIRS

COVID-19 Response Package — changes to student and temporary graduate visas

Receipts ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Home Affairs - -3.7 -1.5 -1.2 -0.8

The Government is ensuring that COVID-19 and related travel restrictions do not unduly affect international students and their eligibility for post-study work visas.

The Government is waiving the visa application charge for Student visa (subclass 500) holders who are required to lodge a further Student visa application to complete their studies or to remain in Australia as a result of travel restrictions. International students and recent graduates who are eligible for a Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) and unable to travel to Australia will also be allowed to apply while offshore.

This measure is estimated to decrease receipts by $7.2 million over the forward estimates period.

This measure forms part of the Government’s economic response to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Response Package — temporary visas — changes to support the agricultural workforce

Receipts ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Home Affairs * * * * *

The Government has made temporary changes to allow temporary visa holders currently working in the agricultural sector to continue to work in Australia during COVID-19.

Working Holiday Maker (subclass 417 and 462) visa holders currently working in food processing or the agricultural sector will be eligible for a further visa and will be exempt from the six-month work limitation with one employer. Seasonal Worker Program and Pacific Labour Scheme workers, and other visa holders currently in the agricultural sector whose visas are expiring, may have their visas extended for up to 12 months to work for approved employers.

This measure is estimated to result in a small but unquantifiable impact on receipts over the forward estimates period.

This measure forms part of the Government’s economic response to COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Response Package — temporary visas — support for the continuity of essential goods and services

Receipts ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Home Affairs * * * * *

The Government has made temporary changes to certain visa conditions to ensure the continuity of essential goods and services during COVID-19.

Student visa holders (subclass 500) will not be limited to the pre-COVID 40 hour per fortnight work limit in:

• supermarkets (up to 30 April 2020)

• aged care with an aged care Approved Provider or Commonwealth-funded aged care service provider

• disability care with a registered National Disability Insurance Scheme provider.

Student visa holders studying relevant medical courses are also exempt from the 40 hour per fortnight work limit if they are supporting COVID-19 health efforts at the direction of the relevant health authority.

These temporary measures will be reviewed regularly. Employers will be advised when these measures are scheduled to cease.

This measure is estimated to result in a small but unquantifiable impact on receipts over the forward estimates period.

This measure forms part of the Government’s economic response to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Response Package — waiving import duty on certain medical and hygiene products

Receipts ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Home Affairs -6.6 -2.0 - - -

The Government has introduced a free rate of customs duty for the period of 1 February 2020 to 31 July 2020 for certain hygiene or medical products imported to treat, diagnose or prevent the spread of COVID-19. Affected product types include face masks, gloves, disinfectant preparations (excluding hand sanitiser), soaps, COVID-19 test kits and reagents, and viral transport media.

This measure is estimated to decrease receipts by $8.6 million over the budget and forward estimates period.

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Further information can be found in the press release of 14 May 2020 issued by the Assistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs.

This measure forms part of the Government’s economic response to COVID-19.

Permanent Migration — encouraging uptake of the New Zealand Pathway to permanent residency

Receipts ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Home Affairs - 3.0 2.0 1.0 -

Australian Taxation Office - - .. -3.0 -6.0

Total — Receipts - 3.0 2.0 -2.0 -6.0

Related payment ($m)

Department of Home Affairs - 0.1 - - -

Department of the Treasury - - - -1.0 -2.0

Total — Payment - 0.1 - -1.0 -2.0

Related capital ($m)

Department of Home Affairs - 0.4 - - -

The Government will reduce the income eligibility requirement for the New Zealand stream of the Skilled Independent (subclass 189) visa (the Pathway), and promote take-up of the Pathway by eligible New Zealand citizens.

Eligibility for the Pathway will be extended to Special Category (subclass 444) visa holders who have a taxable income at or above the Temporary Skilled Migrant Income Threshold for at least three of the last five income years, including the most recent year. The Government will also provide clearer public information on the Pathway, undertake an advertising campaign and contact potential applicants to promote take- up.

This measure is estimated to decrease the underlying cash balance by $0.5 million over the forward estimates period. This includes a decrease in GST payments to the States and Territories of $3.0 million over the forward estimates period.

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Working Holiday Maker Visa Changes to Support Bushfire Recovery

Receipts ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Home Affairs * * * * *

The Government has introduced changes to Working Holiday Maker visas (subclass 417 and 462) to allow construction work, paid and volunteer disaster recovery work in a Local Government Area with a declared natural disaster to be recognised as “specified work”. Working Holiday Makers engaged in disaster recovery work are also able to work for the same employer for up to 12 months.

This measure is estimated to result in a small but unquantifiable impact on receipts over the forward estimates period.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 17 February 2020 issued by the Acting Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment and the Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management.

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INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT, REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATION

Regional Broadband Scheme — revised start date

Receipts ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Australian Communications and Media Authority - - -10.0 - -

Related payment ($m)

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

- - -9.5 - -

The Government is updating its 2019-20 Budget measure Regional Broadband Scheme — amendments (RBS) to revise the start date to 1 January 2021. This will provide sufficient time for implementation of the RBS and provide certainty for carriers at a time when they are supporting essential connectivity to businesses and consumers during COVID-19.

This measure is estimated to decrease the underlying cash balance by $0.5 million over the forward estimates period.

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TREASURY

Bushfire Response Assistance — tax treatment of disaster recovery and volunteer firefighter payments

Receipts ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Australian Taxation Office - * * * *

The Government has made relief and recovery payments and benefits, as well as support payments to volunteer firefighters, provided by Australian governments in relation to the 2019-20 bushfires free from tax. The measure applies to the 2019-20 income year and later income years.

Australian governments provide a range of disaster assistance payments and benefits to entities, including individuals, but typically not all of these payments are tax-free.

This measure ensures relief and recovery payments made by the Commonwealth; state and territory; or local governments for the purpose of providing relief or assisting in the recovery efforts of entities and individuals affected by the 2019-20 bushfires are free from income tax. Examples of payments covered by this measure include the Disaster Recovery Allowance and payments made by state and territory governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Additionally, it ensures the payments made to eligible volunteer firefighters, to compensate them for loss of income as a result of volunteering, are free from tax.

These changes are in recognition of the extraordinary bushfire season, and are aimed at providing further relief to individuals and business affected by the bushfires.

This measure is estimated to result in an unquantifiable decrease in receipts over the forward estimates period.

Further information can be found in the press release of 8 January 2020 issued by the Treasurer, and the joint press release of 29 December 2019 issued by the Prime Minister and the then Minister for Water Resources, Drought, Rural Finance, Natural Disaster and Emergency Management.

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Clarifying the scope of the Product Stewardship for Oil Scheme

Receipts ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Australian Taxation Office -1.0 -6.0 -6.0 -6.0 -6.0

Related payment ($m)

Australian Taxation Office -1.0 -5.0 -5.0 -5.0 -5.0

The Government will amend the Product Stewardship (Oil) Act 2000 to clarify that fuels such as diesel are not eligible for benefits under the Product Stewardship for Oil Scheme (the Scheme). Under the Scheme, oil recyclers are entitled to a benefit payment, for used oil collected and recycled in Australia. The Government will also amend the Excise Tariff Act 1921, to ensure fuels ineligible for the Scheme are not subject to excise under the tariff item that applies to oils and grease.

Together, the amendments will restore the operation of the Scheme to its original policy intent. The amendments apply from 14 May 2020.

This measure is estimated to decrease the underlying cash balance by $4.0 million over the forward estimates period.

COVID-19 Response Package — Australian Office of Financial Management support

Receipts ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Australian Office of Financial Management 31.7 178.2 294.1 294.4 294.5

Related payment ($m)

Australian Office of Financial Management

- 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6

The Government provided $15.0 billion in 2019-20 to the Australian Office of Financial Management (AOFM) for the Structured Finance Support Fund (the Fund). The Fund will support continued access to funding markets for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) impacted by the economic effects of the Coronavirus and mitigate impacts on competition in consumer and business lending markets.

The Fund will be invested in structured finance markets used by smaller lenders, including non-authorised deposit-taking institutions and smaller authorised deposit-taking institutions.

The Government will also provide $10.5 million over four years from 2020-21 to the AOFM to support the administration of the Fund.

This measure forms part of the Government's economic response to COVID-19.

Further information can be found in the press release of 19 March 2020 issued by the Treasurer.

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COVID-19 Response Package — backing business investment

Receipts ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Australian Taxation Office - -1,500.0 -5,200.0 200.0 3,300.0

The Government has introduced a time limited investment incentive that temporarily allows businesses with aggregated turnover of less than $500 million to deduct capital allowances for eligible depreciating assets at an accelerated rate.

Generally, to be eligible to apply the accelerated rate of deduction, the depreciating asset must satisfy a number of conditions, including that the asset:

• be new and not previously held by another entity (other than as trading stock or for testing and trialling purposes)

• be first held on or after 12 March 2020

• be first used or first installed ready for use for a taxable purpose on or after 12 March 2020 until 30 June 2021

• not be an asset to which an entity has applied the instant asset write-off rules or depreciation deductions.

Eligible businesses with a turnover of less than $500 million can deduct an additional 50 per cent of the asset cost in the year of purchase.

This measure is estimated to decrease receipts by $3.2 billion over the forward estimates period.

This measure forms part of the Government’s economic response to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Response Package — increasing and extending the instant asset write-off

Receipts ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Australian Taxation Office - -2,400.0 -800.0 1,400.0 800.0

The Government has increased and extended the instant asset write-off to provide more support to businesses to invest, lowering taxes by an estimated $3.2 billion over the next two years.

On 12 March 2020, the Government announced that it would increase the instant asset write-off threshold to $150,000 (up from $30,000) and expand access to include businesses with aggregated annual turnover of less than $500 million (up from

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$50 million) until 30 June 2020. The Government has extended the $150,000 instant asset write-off for an additional six months until 31 December 2020.

Around 3.5 million businesses with aggregated annual turnover of less than $500 million are eligible to access the $150,000 instant asset write-off. Eligible businesses can immediately deduct purchases of eligible assets costing less than $150,000 that are first used, or installed ready for use, from 12 March 2020 until 31 December 2020. The threshold applies on a per asset basis, so eligible businesses can instantly write-off multiple assets.

Businesses that adopt substituted accounting periods are also able to benefit from the instant asset write-off until 31 December 2020, provided all other eligibility requirements, including with respect to the date of purchase and installation or use of assets, are met.

Small businesses (with aggregated annual turnover of less than $10 million) can continue to place assets which cannot be immediately deducted into the small business simplified depreciation pool. The lock out laws for the simplified depreciation rules (these prevent small businesses from re-entering the simplified depreciation regime for five years if they opt out) will continue to be suspended.

Larger businesses (with aggregated annual turnover of $10 million or more, but less than $500 million) do not have access to the small business pooling rules and will instead continue to depreciate assets costing $150,000 or more (which cannot be immediately deducted) in accordance with the existing depreciating asset provisions of the tax law.

This measure is estimated to decrease receipts by $1.0 billion over the forward estimates period.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 12 March 2020 issued by the Prime Minister and the Treasurer, and the joint press release of 9 June 2020 issued by the Treasurer and the Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business.

This measure forms part of the Government’s economic response to COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Response Package — tax instalment GDP adjustment factor

Receipts ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Australian Taxation Office - -1,030.0 1,030.0 - -

Related payment ($m)

Department of the Treasury - -30.0 30.0 - -

The Government has suspended the indexation of tax instalment amounts based on historical nominal GDP outcomes for the 2020-21 income year, so that certain pay as you go and GST instalments will not increase in the current economic environment.

Tax instalments are indexed annually to reflect the normally expected growth in income from year-to-year. Indexation is based on historical nominal GDP outcomes and helps to ensure that tax instalments paid during the year reasonably align with the amount finally payable on tax assessment for taxpayers that do not pay instalments based on their current income or sales. Given that historical indexation is not likely to reflect current economic conditions, the Government has suspended indexation for the 2020-21 income year.

This measure is estimated to have no net impact on receipts, and no net impact on GST payments to the States and Territories over the forward estimates period.

This measure forms part of the Government’s economic response to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Response Package - temporary early access to superannuation

Receipts ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Australian Taxation Office -30.0 -490.0 -540.0 -560.0 -600.0

The Government is allowing individuals affected by the financial impacts of COVID-19 to access up to $10,000 of their superannuation in 2019-20 and a further $10,000 in 2020-21 to help support them during COVID-19.

The Government has also extended the 2020-21 application period for the measure to 31 December 2020 to increase the scope for individuals who may still be financially impacted by COVID-19 to access their superannuation.

Eligible Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents were able to access up to $10,000 of their superannuation before 1 July 2020 and are allowed to access a further $10,000 from 1 July 2020 until 31 December 2020. Eligible temporary visa holders were also able to apply for a single release of up to $10,000 before 1 July 2020.

These amounts will not be taxable and will not affect Centrelink and Veterans’ Affairs payments or JobKeeper payments.

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This measure is estimated to decrease receipts by $2.2 billion over the budget and forward estimates period.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 22 March 2020 issued by the Prime Minister and the Treasurer and the press release of 4 April 2020 issued by the Acting Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs.

This measure forms part of the Government’s economic response to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Response Package — temporarily reducing superannuation minimum drawdown rates

Receipts ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Australian Taxation Office - * * * -

The Government has reduced the superannuation minimum drawdown requirements for account-based pensions and similar products by 50 per cent for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 income years.

The minimum drawdown requirements determine the minimum amount of a pension that a retiree has to draw from their superannuation in order to qualify for tax concessions. Minimum payment amounts are calculated on the basis of asset values on 1 July of each income year. This change will allow retirees to avoid selling assets in a loss position in order to satisfy the minimum drawdown requirements.

This measure is estimated to result in a small but unquantifiable decrease in receipts over the forward estimates period.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 22 March 2020 issued by the Prime Minister and the Treasurer.

This measure forms part of the Government’s economic response to COVID-19.

Hybrid Mismatch Rules

Receipts ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Australian Taxation Office - * * * *

The Government will amend Australia’s hybrid mismatch rules to provide greater certainty and ensure that the rules operate as intended. This measure will also ensure that, if an authorised deposit-taking institution, general insurance company or life insurance company is entitled to a foreign tax deduction on a franked Additional Tier 1 capital distribution, an amount equal to the deduction is included in their assessable income. These amendments will apply from 1 January 2019, with the exception of a

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change relating to the comparison of foreign hybrid mismatch laws which will commence on 1 July 2020.

Further details of these amendments can be found in the explanatory memorandum to Treasury Laws Amendment (2020 Measures No.2) Bill 2020.

The purpose of the hybrid mismatch rules is to prevent multinational corporations from exploiting differences in the tax treatment of an entity or instrument under the laws of two or more tax jurisdictions. The amendments will make it easier for taxpayers to comply with the hybrid mismatch rules.

This measure is estimated to result in a small but unquantifiable increase in receipts over the forward estimates period.

Indirect Tax Concession Scheme — diplomatic and consular concessions

Receipts ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Australian Taxation Office .. .. .. .. ..

Related payment ($m)

Department of the Treasury .. .. .. .. ..

The Government has granted or extended access to refunds of indirect tax (including GST, fuel and alcohol taxes) under the Indirect Tax Concession Scheme (ITCS). New access to refunds has been granted to the diplomatic and consular representations of Panama in Australia. The Government has extended ITCS access for Serbia and the Slovak Republic to include construction and renovation relating to their current and future diplomatic missions and consular posts. ITCS access has been extended for Portugal to be consistent with the ‘standard plus’ package.

This measure is estimated to result in a negligible decrease in receipts, and a negligible decrease in GST payments to the States and Territories, over the forward estimates period.

Personal Income Tax — increasing the Medicare levy low-income thresholds

Receipts ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Australian Taxation Office - -90.0 -50.0 -50.0 -50.0

The Government has increased the Medicare levy low-income thresholds for singles, families, and seniors and pensioners from the 2019-20 income year. The increases take account of recent movements in the consumer price index so that low-income taxpayers generally continue to be exempted from paying the Medicare levy.

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The threshold for singles has increased from $22,398 to $22,801. The family threshold has increased from $37,794 to $38,474. For single seniors and pensioners, the threshold has increased from $35,418 to $36,056. The family threshold for seniors and pensioners has increased from $49,304 to $50,191. For each dependent child or student, the family income thresholds increase by a further $3,533, instead of the previous amount of $3,471.

This measure is estimated to decrease receipts by $240.0 million over the forward estimates period.

Personal Income Tax — exemption of pay and allowances for Operation Orenda

Receipts ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Australian Taxation Office - .. .. .. ..

The Government will provide a full income tax exemption for the pay and allowances of Australian Defence Force personnel deployed on Operation Orenda, which is our contribution to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali, with effect from 1 April 2020.

This measure is estimated to result in a negligible decrease in receipts over the forward estimates period.

Philanthropy — updates to the list of specifically listed deductible gift recipients

Receipts ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Australian Taxation Office - -4.5 -2.5 -2.2 -1.9

Since the 2019-20 MYEFO, the following organisations have been approved as specifically listed deductible gift recipients from 1 July 2019:

• Australian Volunteers Support Trust

• Community Rebuilding Trust.

Taxpayers may claim an income tax deduction for gifts of $2 or more to these organisations.

This measure is estimated to decrease receipts by $11.1 million over the forward estimates period.

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Revised Start Dates for Tax and Superannuation Measures

Receipts ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Australian Taxation Office * * * * *

Related payment ($m)

Australian Taxation Office - .. .. .. ..

The Government will change the start dates for the following measures:

• The start date for the 2018-19 Budget measure Superannuation — increasing the maximum number of allowable members in self-managed superannuation funds and small APRA funds from four to six has been revised from 1 July 2019 to the date of Royal Assent of the enabling legislation

• The start date for the 2018-19 MYEFO measure Petroleum Resource Rent Tax — changing the PRRT settings to get a fair return (compliance and administration changes) has been revised from 1 July 2019 to the income year commencing on or after three months after the date of Royal Assent of the enabling legislation

• The start date for the 2018-19 Budget measure Tax Integrity - removing the capital gains discount at the trust level for Managed Investment Trusts and Attribution MITs (as amended by the 2018-19 MYEFO measure Revised start dates for tax measures) has been revised from 1 July 2020 to the income year commencing on or after three months after the date of Royal Assent of the enabling legislation

• The start date for the 2016-17 Budget measure Ten Year Enterprise Tax Plan — targeted amendments to Division 7A (as amended and modified by 2018-19 Budget measure Tax Integrity - clarifying the operation of the Division 7A integrity rule and the 2019-20 Budget measure Tax Integrity - further consultation on amendments to Division 7A) has been revised from 1 July 2020 to the income year commencing on or after the date of Royal Assent of the enabling legislation

• The start date for the 2019-20 Budget measure Superannuation — reducing red tape for superannuation funds (exempt current pension income changes) has been revised from 1 July 2020 to 1 July 2021

• The start date for the 2017-18 MYEFO measure Deductible gift recipient reform — strengthening governance and integrity and reducing complexity (as amended by the 2018-19 MYEFO measure Revised start dates for tax measures) has been revised from 1 July 2020 to three months after the date of Royal Assent of the enabling legislation

• The start date for the 2015-16 Budget measure Cutting Red Tape - lost and unclaimed superannuation, to allow the ATO to pay lost and unclaimed superannuation amounts directly to New Zealand KiwiSaver accounts, has been revised from 1 July 2016 to six months after the date of Royal Assent of the enabling legislation.

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These revisions are a result of the reprioritisation of Government resources and the shortened parliamentary sitting period in 2020 due to COVID-19.

The revised start dates for these measures are estimated to result in an unquantifiable impact on the underlying cash balance over the forward estimates period.

Superannuation — defer the start date of the Retirement Income Covenant

Receipts ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Australian Taxation Office - - - * *

The Government is deferring the commencement of the Retirement Income Covenant, announced in Budget 2018-19, from 1 July 2020 to 1 July 2022 to allow continued consultation and legislative drafting to take place during COVID-19. This will also allow finalisation of the measure to be informed by the Retirement Income Review.

This measure is estimated to result in a small but unquantifiable impact on receipts over the forward estimates period.

Further information can be found in the press release of 22 May 2020 issued by the Assistant Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and Financial Technology.

Superannuation — facilitating the closure of eligible rollover funds — amendment

Receipts ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Australian Taxation Office -359.0 92.0 351.0 -4.0 2.0

Related payment ($m)

Australian Taxation Office - 0.2 0.4 1.1 0.9

The Government will amend the Treasury Laws Amendment (Reuniting More Superannuation) Bill 2020 which enacts the measure Superannuation — facilitating closure of eligible rollover funds first announced in the 2019-20 MYEFO. The amendment will:

• defer by 12 months the start date of the measure that prevents superannuation funds transferring new amounts to eligible rollover funds (ERFs)

• defer the date by which ERFs are required to transfer accounts below $6,000 to the ATO to 30 June 2021

• defer the date by which ERFs are required to transfer remaining accounts to the ATO to 31 January 2022

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• allow all superannuation funds to voluntarily transfer amounts to the ATO in circumstances where the trustee believes it is in the best interests of that member, such as amounts that would otherwise have been transferred to an ERF.

These amendments respond to requests from superannuation funds to provide additional time and flexibility for superannuation funds to transfer amounts to the ATO.

The Government will also provide $4.7 million over four years to the ATO to administer amounts transferred voluntarily.

This measure is estimated to increase the underlying cash balance by $79.3 million over the forward estimates period.

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AGRICULTURE, WATER AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Australian Fisheries Management Authority

COVID-19 Response Package — Relief and Recovery Fund(b)(c) 5.2 - - - -

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

COVID-19 Response Package — Agriculture 15.3 - - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — income support for individuals(b)(c) 18.1 47.7 - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — payments to support households(c) 5.3 - - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — Relief and Recovery Fund(b)(c) 2.0 43.1 - - -

Drought Communities Small Business Support Program — expansion 1.0 - - - -

Drought Response, Resilience and Preparedness Plan — further support for farmers and communities in drought(b) - -27.9 - - -

Environmental Management — the use and disposal of industrial chemicals(b)(c) 0.4 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.3

National Bushfire Recovery Fund(c) 19.1 120.1 96.9 10.2 -

Primary Industries — changes to agricultural production levies(b) - -0.1 0.6 0.6 1.5

Reducing Regulatory Burden and Streamlining Audit Arrangements in the Dairy Sector - - - - -

Transforming Australia's Waste and Recycling Industry(c) - 15.5 12.0 10.2 7.9

Director of National Parks

COVID-19 Response Package — investing in our Commonwealth national parks(c) - 8.4 8.5 8.1 -

COVID-19 Response Package — Relief and Recovery Fund(b)(c) 4.6 7.4 - - -

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

COVID-19 Response Package — Agriculture 3.8 1.8 - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — Relief and Recovery Fund(b)(c) 2.6 5.5 - - -

Regional Investment Corporation

Drought Response, Resilience and Preparedness Plan — further support for farmers and communities in drought(b) - 30.0 9.5 3.7 6.9

Portfolio total 77.4 252.6 128.7 34.1 17.5

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ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S

Attorney-General's Department

Bushfire Response Package — Royal Commission into Bushfires(c) 19.1 9.6 - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — Attorney- General's(c) 3.2 5.4 3.8 4.6 5.1

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention for Veterans(c) 1.1 14.7 8.9 8.0 8.1

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety — COVID-19 extension - 6.9 - - -

Fair Work Ombudsman and Registered Organisations Commission Entity

COVID-19 Response Package — Attorney- General's(c) 7.0 20.1 19.2 - -

Office of Parliamentary Counsel

COVID-19 Response Package — Treasury(b) - 1.6 1.6 - -

Portfolio total 30.4 58.4 33.4 12.6 13.2

CROSS PORTFOLIO

Various Agencies

COVID-19 Response Package — aviation support(b)(c) - - - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — Relief and Recovery Fund(b)(c) - - - - -

National Bushfire Recovery Fund(c) - - - - -

Portfolio total - - - - -

DEFENCE

Australian Signals Directorate

Cyber Enhanced Situational Awareness and Response (CESAR) package - - - - -

Department of Defence

Bushfire Response Package — Australian Defence Force deployment 87.9 - - - -

Cyber Enhanced Situational Awareness and Response (CESAR) package - - - - -

Per- and Poly-Fluoroalkyl Substances — settlement of class action claims nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp

Portfolio total 87.9 - - - -

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EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EMPLOYMENT

Australian Research Council

Higher Education Reform — more job ready graduates(b)(c) -12.5 3.0 4.1 4.2 1.1

Australian Skills Quality Authority

COVID-19 Response Package — JobTrainer Fund — establishment(c) - 2.7 4.3 3.2 2.2

Department of Education, Skills and Employment

COVID-19 Response Package — child care 102.4 206.6 - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — higher education(b)(c) 10.9 7.1 - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — income support for individuals(b)(c) 14.5 150.2 63.3 32.9 21.6

COVID-19 Response Package — JobSeeker Partner Income Test measure(b) 107.2 420.0 153.0 83.6 56.2

COVID-19 Response Package — JobTrainer Fund — establishment(c) - 2.1 11.0 13.6 3.9

COVID-19 Response Package — support for non-government schools 1,034.2 -1,034.2 - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — supporting apprentices and trainees(c) 360.4 2,390.3 55.6 3.1 -7.0

COVID-19 Response Package — supporting job seekers(c) 51.3 24.9 14.4 - -

Drought Response, Resilience and Preparedness Plan — further support for farmers and communities in drought(b) 10.0 - - - -

Higher Education Reform — additional support for regional Australia(b)(c) - 11.9 12.7 14.8 -7.5

Higher Education Reform — more job ready graduates(b)(c) -3.0 203.9 202.2 -116.6 -321.6

National Bushfire Recovery Fund(c) 4.0 26.2 1.5 0.1 0.1

National Partnership Agreement on Universal Access to Early Childhood Education — extension - 3.1 2.1 - -

New Arrangements for the Child Care Subsidy and the Additional Child Care Subsidy - -5.6 -5.9 -6.1 -6.5

PaTH Business Placement Partnerships — national industry associations 0.6 0.7 0.7 - -

School Funding — additional support for students and teachers - - - - -

Skills Reform Package(c) - 17.0 37.8 17.3 26.8

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency

Higher Education Reform — more job ready graduates(b)(c) - 3.4 2.8 2.8 2.6

Portfolio total 1,679.9 2,433.3 559.7 52.9 -228.0

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FINANCE

Department of Finance

Ageing and Aged Care(c) - 0.1 0.1 - -

Portfolio total - 0.1 0.1 - -

FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE

Australian Trade and Investment Commission

COVID-19 Response Package — aviation support(b)(c) - 241.8 - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — Relief and Recovery Fund(b)(c) 172.1 152.3 - - -

National Bushfire Recovery Fund(c) 0.9 - - - -

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

COVID-19 Response Package — aviation support(b)(c) 10.6 4.1 - - -

National Bushfire Recovery Fund(c) 4.1 - - - -

Revised Implementation Timeline for the Kava Commercial Importation Pilot - - - - -

Export Finance and Insurance Corporation

COVID-19 Response Package — support for exporters and the tourism sector nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp

Tourism Australia

National Bushfire Recovery Fund(c) 41.5 29.5 - - -

Portfolio total 229.2 427.8 - - -

HEALTH

Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission

Ageing and Aged Care(c) 0.2 1.9 1.7 1.2 1.2

COVID-19 Response Package — ageing and aged care(b) 2.7 2.5 - - -

Australian Digital Health Agency

Guaranteeing Medicare and access to medicines(b)(c) - 215.4 - - -

Australian Sports Commission

Support for High Performance Athletes - 25.3 25.3 - -

Department of Health

Ageing and aged care(c) 0.5 100.7 112.6 104.3 70.9

Bushfire Response Package — Health 2.0 - - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — ageing and aged care(b) 355.5 416.7 1.1 - -

COVID-19 Response Package — emergency response(b)(c) 107.8 67.9 - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — guaranteeing Medicare and access to medicines 700.8 713.8 - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — income support for individuals(b)(c) 1.6 1.3 - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — JobSeeker Partner Income Test measure(b) 1.8 3.7 - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — maintaining support for Veterans - -2.5 -0.3 - -

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HEALTH (continued)

COVID-19 Response Package — medical research - - - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — prioritising mental health and preventive health 22.9 81.9 -6.3 - -

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

Environmental Management — the use and disposal of industrial chemicals(b)(c) - 1.3 - - -

Guaranteeing Medicare and access to medicines(b)(c) 90.1 129.3 20.4 -135.4 -123.4

National Bushfire Recovery Fund(c) 15.5 36.7 13.1 - -

Prioritising Mental Health and Preventive Health — continued support -0.9 53.3 15.6 5.7 9.0

Revised Implementation Timeline for the Kava Commercial Importation Pilot - - - - -

Seventh Community Pharmacy Agreement - 171.0 110.0 55.1 55.2

Strengthening Primary Care — continuing the Office of the National Rural Health Commissioner - - - - -

Supporting our Hospitals - 10.0 - - -

National Health Funding Body

COVID-19 Response Package — emergency response(b)(c) 0.4 0.7 - - -

National Mental Health Commission

Prioritising Mental Health and Preventive Health — continued support 1.0 - - - -

Portfolio total 1,301.9 2,030.8 293.1 30.9 12.8

HOME AFFAIRS

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation

Reforming Australia's Foreign Investment Framework(b)(c) - 0.5 1.0 1.0 1.0

Department of Home Affairs

Bushfire Response Package — disaster recovery funding arrangements - - - - -

Bushfire Response Package — national aerial firefighting capability - 11.0 11.2 11.4 11.5

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

COVID-19 Response Package — aviation support(b)(c) 18.7 - - - -

National Bushfire Recovery Fund(c) 64.5 4.0 1.4 - -

Permanent Migration — encouraging uptake of the New Zealand Pathway to permanent residency(b)(c) - 0.1 - - -

Reforming Australia's Foreign Investment Framework(b)(c) - 0.6 1.3 1.3 1.3

Revised Implementation Timeline for the Kava Commercial Importation Pilot - - - - -

Portfolio total 83.2 16.2 14.8 13.6 13.8

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INDUSTRY, SCIENCE, ENERGY AND RESOURCES

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

COVID-19 Response Package — emergency response(b)(c) - 0.9 - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — medical research - 10.0 - - -

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

COVID-19 Response Package — emergency response(b)(c) 5.5 2.7 - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — fuel security(c) - 2.5 - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — support for small businesses impacted by COVID-19 4.8 7.1 - - -

Former British Nuclear Testing Site at Maralinga — funding support - 0.8 0.4 0.4 0.4

National Bushfire Recovery Fund(c) - 8.5 14.5 8.0 8.0

Northern Endeavour Temporary Operations Program nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp

Geoscience Australia

Unlocking Australia’s Resources Potential — Exploring for the Future 2(c) - 20.4 37.7 44.0 19.8

Portfolio total 10.2 52.9 52.7 52.4 28.2

INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT, REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS

Australian Communications and Media Authority

Consumer Safeguards — targeted measures — amendments(b)(c) -1.0 -0.9 -0.8 -0.8 -0.8

COVID-19 Response Package — communications, cyber safety and the arts(b) -10.4 -9.9 - - -

Civil Aviation Safety Authority

COVID-19 Response Package — aviation support(b)(c) 15.0 87.9 - - -

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

COVID-19 Response Package — aviation support(b)(c) 519.6 1,019.5 - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — communications, cyber safety and the arts(b) - 239.8 27.0 32.0 80.0

COVID-19 Response Package — external territories(c) - 7.8 - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — freeze and maintain the Heavy Vehicle Road User Charge - - - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — infrastructure stimulus - 429.0 80.0 - -

COVID-19 Response Package — Relief and Recovery Fund(b)(c) 105.9 473.8 - - -

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INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT, REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS (continued)

Darwin City Deal — education and community precinct - - - - -

Drought Response, Resilience and Preparedness Plan — further support for farmers and communities in drought(b) 87.8 - - - -

National Bushfire Recovery Fund(c) - 12.2 15.0 - -

National Collecting Institutions — additional funding - 8.4 6.3 4.4 2.2

Redress of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse in the Australian Capital Territory Prior to Self-Government nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp

Regional Broadband Scheme — revised start date(b) - - -9.5 - -

National Library of Australia

National Collecting Institutions — additional funding - 4.0 4.0 - -

Portfolio total 716.9 2,271.5 122.0 35.6 81.4

PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Bushfire Response Package — National Bushfire Recovery Agency(c) 10.9 21.5 10.8 - -

COVID-19 Response Package — National COVID-19 Coordination Commission - - - - -

National Bushfire Recovery Fund(c) - 0.5 11.3 0.5 -

National Collecting Institutions — additional funding - 0.5 - 1.4 -

National Indigenous Australians Agency

COVID-19 Response Package — Attorney- General's(c) 0.7 0.3 - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — support for Indigenous and remote communities nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp

Portfolio total 11.6 22.9 22.1 1.9 -

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SOCIAL SERVICES

Department of Social Services

Changes to the Income Compliance Program - nfp nfp nfp nfp

COVID-19 Response Package — income support for individuals(b)(c) 5,873.7 11,869.9 0.2 - -

COVID-19 Response Package — JobSeeker Partner Income Test measure(b) 378.7 839.5 0.2 .. -

COVID-19 Response Package — payments to support households(c) 5,405.6 3,542.4 34.0 1.8 -

COVID-19 Response Package — Social Services 140.7 113.2 - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — supporting job seekers(c) 14.0 38.6 - - -

Drought Communities Small Business Support Program — expansion -1.0 - - - -

Higher Education Reform — additional support for regional Australia(b)(c) - 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2

National Bushfire Recovery Fund(c) 50.0 - - - -

NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission

COVID-19 Response Package — Social Services 2.6 3.6 - - -

Services Australia

Ageing and Aged Care(c) - 32.3 33.8 - -

Changes to the Income Compliance Program nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp

COVID-19 Response Package — child care 2.5 .. - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — guaranteeing Medicare and access to medicines 7.8 8.4 - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — income support for individuals(b)(c) 31.5 109.6 2.1 0.7 0.8

COVID-19 Response Package — JobSeeker Partner Income Test measure(b) 20.0 49.0 - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — payments to support households(c) 19.2 13.9 0.3 - -

COVID-19 Response Package — prioritising mental health and preventive health - - - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — Social Services 200.0 0.3 - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — supporting job seekers(c) 1.3 0.3 - - -

Drought Response, Resilience and Preparedness Plan — further support for farmers and communities in drought(b) 0.6 0.5 - - -

Guaranteeing Medicare and access to medicines(b)(c) 0.5 0.8 1.0 1.1 1.2

Higher Education Reform — additional support for regional Australia(b)(c) 0.4 5.4 0.8 0.8 0.8

National Bushfire Recovery Fund(c) 1.9 0.3 .. - -

New Arrangements for the Child Care Subsidy and the Additional Child Care Subsidy 5.0 16.4 0.9 - -

Seventh Community Pharmacy Agreement - 1.0 0.1 0.1 0.1

Portfolio total 12,155.0 16,645.7 73.6 4.8 3.1

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TREASURY

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Census 2021 — building for the future - - - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — prioritising mental health and preventive health - 0.8 0.5 - -

COVID-19 Response Package — Treasury(b) - 22.6 1.0 0.4 -

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

COVID-19 Response Package — aviation support(b)(c) - 1.6 1.5 1.3 -

National Consumer Data Right — implementation(c) - 6.6 - - -

Australian Office of Financial Management

COVID-19 Response Package — Australian Office of Financial Management support(b) - 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6

Australian Taxation Office

Clarifying the Scope of the Product Stewardship for Oil Scheme(b) -1.0 -5.0 -5.0 -5.0 -5.0

COVID-19 Response Package — boosting cash flow for employers 14,900.0 17,000.0 - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — freeze and maintain the Heavy Vehicle Road User Charge - 20.0 - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — JobKeeper Payment 20,576.0 65,125.7 - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — Relief and Recovery Fund(b)(c) - 7.8 - - -

Reforming Australia's Foreign Investment Framework(b)(c) - 2.2 1.9 1.9 1.8

Revised Start Dates for Tax and Superannuation Measures(b) - .. .. .. ..

Superannuation — facilitating the closure of eligible rollover funds — amendment(b) - 0.2 0.4 1.1 0.9

Department of the Treasury

Bushfire Response Package — disaster recovery funding arrangements 109.6 13.7 - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — Attorney- General's(c) 27.9 32.2 1.1 1.2 1.2

COVID-19 Response Package — communications, cyber safety and the arts(b) - .. .. .. ..

COVID-19 Response Package — Government support for immediate cash flow needs to small and medium enterprises - 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.9

COVID-19 Response Package — HomeBuilder Grant - 680.0 - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — infrastructure stimulus - 1,739.4 1,071.5 549.5 11.3

COVID-19 Response Package — International Monetary Fund's Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust(b) - - - - -

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TREASURY (continued)

COVID-19 Response Package — JobTrainer Fund — establishment(c) 8.4 531.6 - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — Relief and Recovery Fund(b)(c) - 10.0 - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — Social Services 32.5 97.5 - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — support for Indigenous and remote communities nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp

COVID-19 Response Package — supporting our hospitals 2,955.2 708.3 - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — Treasury(b) 10.0 31.1 8.0 3.8 2.8

Darwin City Deal — education and community precinct 17.5 40.0 17.3 -9.8 -20.0

Drought Response, Resilience and Preparedness Plan — further support for farmers and communities in drought(b) - 30.0 - - -

Guaranteeing Medicare and access to medicines(b)(c) - 107.8 0.6 0.5 0.5

Indirect Tax Concession Scheme — diplomatic and consular concessions(b) .. .. .. .. ..

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention for Veterans(c) nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp

National Bushfire Recovery Fund(c) 665.8 526.2 150.8 140.0 -

National Consumer Data Right — implementation(c) - 12.6 - - -

National Partnership Agreement on Universal Access to Early Childhood Education — extension - 136.0 317.2 - -

Permanent Migration — encouraging uptake of the New Zealand Pathway to permanent residency(b)(c) - - - -1.0 -2.0

Reforming Australia's Foreign Investment Framework(b)(c) - 12.0 13.2 10.9 10.9

Supporting our Hospitals -4.2 155.0 125.4 -70.3 -177.5

COVID-19 Response Package — tax instalment GDP adjustment factor(b) - -30.0 30.0 - -

Transforming Australia's Waste and Recycling Industry(c) - 59.7 59.7 49.7 19.6

Portfolio total 39,297.8 87,079.5 1,798.9 677.9 -150.9

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VETERANS' AFFAIRS

Department of Veterans' Affairs

COVID-19 Response Package — ageing and aged care(b) 16.9 1.9 - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — guaranteeing Medicare and access to medicines 8.5 9.7 - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — income support for individuals(b)(c) 2.9 5.8 - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — maintaining support for Veterans - 24.8 -3.6 - -

COVID-19 Response Package — payments to support households(c) 170.6 170.6 - - -

Guaranteeing Medicare and access to medicines(b)(c) 3.2 3.7 3.7 4.3 5.0

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention for Veterans(c) - 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5

National Bushfire Recovery Fund(c) 0.2 0.4 0.1 - -

Seventh Community Pharmacy Agreement - 4.7 3.0 1.4 1.2

Portfolio total 202.3 222.2 3.6 6.2 6.7

Decisions taken but not yet announced(d) 45.0 769.1 93.1 21.4 -23.7

Total impact of payment measures(e) 55,928.6 112,283.0 3,195.8 944.5 -225.8 * The nature of the measure is such that a reliable estimate cannot be provided. .. Not zero, but rounded to zero. - Nil.

nf p

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(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 receipts measures summary table. (c) These measures can also be found in the capital measures summary table. (d) Includes the impact of measures that are not for publication (nfp). (e) Measures may not add due to rounding.

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AGRICULTURE, WATER AND THE ENVIRONMENT

COVID-19 Response Package — Agriculture

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment 15.3 - - - -

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority 3.8 1.8 - - -

Total — Payment 19.1 1.8 - - -

The Government will provide $20.8 million over two years from 2019-20 for COVID-19 support measures in the Agriculture, Water and the Environment portfolio.

This includes:

• $15.3 million in 2019-20 to fund biosecurity interventions at the Australian border to contain and slow the transmission of COVID-19 within the Australian community

• $3.3 million over two years from 2019-20 to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) to provide further fee relief to local tourism businesses in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, following the Government's decision to backdate the Environmental Management Charge waiver to 1 January 2020 and waive permit-related fees for reef use until 30 June 2021

• $2.2 million over two years from 2019-20 to the GBRMPA to support the core functions and continued employment of staff at Reef HQ Aquarium in Townsville during its temporary closure due to COVID-19 related restrictions.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 12 May 2020 issued by the Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment and the Minister for the Environment.

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Drought Communities Small Business Support Program — expansion

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

1.0 - - - -

Department of Social Services -1.0 - - - -

Total — Payment - - - - -

The Government will provide $12.8 million over two years from 2019-20 to expand the Drought Communities Small Business Support Program to provide financial counselling services to rural and regional small businesses affected by drought, COVID-19 or the 2019-20 bushfires.

The cost of this measure will be met from a transfer from the Social Services portfolio, from the Relief and Recovery Fund, and from within existing resources of the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.

See the related cross-portfolio payment measure titled COVID-19 Response Package — Relief and Recovery Fund.

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Drought Response, Resilience and Preparedness Plan — further support for farmers and communities in drought

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

87.8 - - - -

Department of Education, Skills and Employment 10.0 - - - -

Services Australia 0.6 0.5 - - -

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

- -27.9 - - -

Department of the Treasury - 30.0 - - -

Regional Investment Corporation

- 30.0 9.5 3.7 6.9

Total — Payment 98.3 32.6 9.5 3.7 6.9

Related receipts ($m)

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

- 2.7 8.0 20.0 39.8

Australian Taxation Office - - 0.2 - -

Total — Receipts - 2.7 8.2 20.0 39.8

The Government will provide an additional $2.2 billion over five years from 2019-20 for a package of measures to support farmers and communities in drought. The package supports immediate action for those in drought, support for the wider communities affected by drought and support to build long-term drought resilience and preparedness.

The package provides additional funding for concessional loans provided through the Regional Investment Corporation (RIC), and adjusts the eligibility and conditions for drought related loans, including by ceasing the availability of interest-free terms for new applicants after 30 September 2020. New funding includes:

• $2.0 billion of additional loan funding in 2020-21 for drought related loans

• $75.0 million of additional loan funding in 2020-21 for AgriStarter loans

• $50.0 million over four years from 2020-21 for the RIC to administer these additional loans.

Funding to support immediate action for those in drought includes:

• an additional $10.0 million in 2019-20 for Special Circumstances funding for eligible drought-affected schools experiencing financial difficulties, to help ensure the viability of these schools

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• an additional $3.3 million to extend the one-off Farm Household Allowance (FHA) relief payment of $7,500 for singles and $13,000 for couples to FHA recipients who exhaust their four year entitlement to payment, between 1 July 2020 and 30 September 2020.

Funding is also provided for local communities affected by the drought, including:

• $82.8 million in 2019-20 to extend the Drought Community Support Initiative to provide financial assistance of up to $3,000 per household in 52 new areas and to address unmet demand from the 128 previously announced areas and

• $5.0 million in 2019-20 to support Drought Community Outreach activities in drought-affected communities across Australia.

The package also includes $100.0 million in 2020-21 through the Future Drought Fund for a range of programs and activities that will support the long-term drought resilience and preparedness of primary producers, rural and regional communities and local governments.

This measure builds on the 2019-20 MYEFO measure titled Drought Response, Resilience and Preparedness Plan — additional support for farmers and communities in drought.

Further information can be found in the following press releases:

• the joint press release of 28 January 2020 issued by the Prime Minister, the then Minister for Water Resources, Drought, Rural Finance, Natural Disaster and Emergency Management and the Minister for Education

• the press releases of 26 June and 1 July 2020 issued by the Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management.

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Environmental Management — the use and disposal of industrial chemicals

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

0.4 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.3

Department of Health - 1.3 - - -

Total — Payment 0.4 2.5 1.3 1.3 1.3

Related receipts ($m)

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

- - 2.9 3.0 3.2

Related capital ($m)

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

1.9 - - - -

Department of Health - 0.6 - - -

Total — Capital 1.9 0.6 - - -

The Government will provide $9.1 million over five years from 2019-20 (and $1.3 million per year ongoing) to provide advice to introducers and users of industrial chemicals on how a chemical that poses a risk to the environment should be managed. This work is the first step in the Government's implementation of the National Standard for Environmental Risk Management of Industrial Chemicals.

The cost of this measure will be recovered through a levy applied alongside the annual registration charge for chemical introducers under the Industrial Chemicals Act 2019.

Reducing Regulatory Burden and Streamlining Audit Arrangements in the Dairy Sector

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

- - - - -

The Government will provide $14.8 million over six years from 2019-20 for a program of work to reduce the regulatory and cost burden on exporters in the dairy sector.

The program will include working with the dairy industry to identify gaps and opportunities in regulatory requirements, improving data, and supporting food safety.

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

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Transforming Australia's Waste and Recycling Industry

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of the Treasury - 59.7 59.7 49.7 19.6

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

- 15.5 12.0 10.2 7.9

Total — Payment - 75.2 71.7 60.0 27.5

Related capital ($m)

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

- 4.4 3.5 3.9 3.3

The Government will provide $249.6 million over four years from 2020-21 to support domestic waste management, reduce pressure on our environment and create economic opportunities for Australians. Investments made by the Commonwealth form part of a national strategy to transform Australia's waste and recycling industry, including:

• $190.0 million to establish a Recycling Modernisation Fund that, along with contributions from the states and territories and industry, is expected to generate $600 million of recycling investment to drive transformation of Australia's waste and recycling capacity

• $35.0 million to implement the Commonwealth's commitments under the National Waste Policy Action Plan, which sets the direction for waste management and recycling in Australia until 2030

• $24.6 million to improve Australian national waste data to measure recycling outcomes and track progress against national waste targets.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 6 July 2020 issued by the Minister for the Environment and the Assistant Minister for Waste Reduction and Environmental Management.

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ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S

Bushfire Response Package — Royal Commission into Bushfires

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Attorney-General's Department 19.1 9.6 - - -

Related capital ($m)

Attorney-General's Department

1.3 - - - -

The Government will provide $30.0 million over two years from 2019-20 for the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements (the Royal Commission).

The Royal Commission will examine the responsibilities of, and coordination between Australian Governments relating to preparedness for, response to, resilience to, and recovery from, natural disasters and the arrangements for improving resilience and adapting to changing climatic conditions.

Further information can be found in the press release of 20 February 2020 issued by the Prime Minister.

COVID-19 Response Package — Attorney-General's

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of the Treasury 27.9 32.2 1.1 1.2 1.2

Fair Work Ombudsman and Registered Organisations Commission Entity

7.0 20.1 19.2 - -

Attorney-General's Department 3.2 5.4 3.8 4.6 5.1

National Indigenous Australians Agency 0.7 0.3 - - -

Total — Payment 38.8 58.1 24.1 5.8 6.3

Related capital ($m)

Attorney-General's Department

- - 0.4 0.7 -

The Government will provide $134.1 million over five years from 2019-20 to support legal services and workplace advice to individuals and businesses affected by COVID-19. The support includes:

• $49.8 million over two years from 2019-20 for additional legal assistance services for families and children experiencing hardship

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• $13.5 million in 2019-20 to allow legal assistance providers to deliver services virtually to the community in response to the impact of COVID-19

• $6.2 million over four years from 2020-21 to assist the states and territories in administering the National Legal Assistance Partnership

• $2.6 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

• $15.8 million over four years from 2020-21 to the Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner to continue ensuring safety on Commonwealth funded building projects, particularly as they accelerate as part of COVID-19 economic recovery

• $46.3 million over three years from 2019-20 for the Fair Work Ombudsman to enhance its advice and education services for businesses and employees about workplace laws, including in the context of COVID-19.

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety — COVID-19 extension

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Attorney-General's Department - 6.9 - - -

The Government will provide an additional $6.9 million in 2020-21 to extend the reporting date of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety from 12 November 2020 to 26 February 2021, following the suspension of hearings, workshops and group consultations because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Further information can be found in the press release of 8 July 2020 issued by the Prime Minister.

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CROSS PORTFOLIO

COVID-19 Response Package — aviation support

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

519.6 1,019.5 - - -

Department of Home Affairs 18.7 - - - -

Civil Aviation Safety Authority 15.0 87.9 - - -

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 10.6 4.1 - - -

Australian Trade and Investment Commission

- 241.8 - - -

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

- 1.6 1.5 1.3 -

Total — Payment 563.9 1,354.9 1.5 1.3 -

Related receipts ($m)

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

- -17.5 - - -

Related capital ($m)

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

- 0.4 - - -

The Government will provide $1.9 billion over four years from 2019-20 to support the aviation sector as part of the Government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes:

• maintaining connectivity on major domestic air routes to 30 September 2020 through the Domestic Aviation Network Support program

• providing financial relief for the Australian domestic airline industry, including the refund of aviation fuel excise, rebate of domestic and regional aviation security charges and waiving or refunding of Airservices Australia charges levied on domestic commercial aircraft operators from 1 February to 31 December 2020

• continuing to provide essential safety regulatory services to the aviation sector through the Civil Aviation Safety Authority

• enabling leased federal airports to seek partial relief from land tax charges to 31 December 2020

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• establishing an international aviation network with key international hubs, facilitating commercial flights and reimbursing costs for additional consular support to bring Australians home who were in locations without access to scheduled commercial services

• supporting the quarantine of passengers on facilitated flights from Wuhan and Hubei Province, including personal protective equipment for the frontline staff in quarantine facilities

• keeping vital supply chains open into key overseas markets, with return flights bringing back items of national importance, through the temporary International Freight Assistance Mechanism

• monitoring prices, costs and profits in the domestic air passenger sector through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to ensure the market remains competitive.

These measures are in addition to $428.0 million the Government will provide through the COVID-19 Response Package — Relief and Recovery Fund to support the aviation sector through COVID-19. This includes:

• the Regional Airline Network Support program to cover operating shortfalls for a limited number of services on regional routes until 31 December 2020 to ensure regional communities continue to receive essential air services

• a temporary measure to keep vital trade links operating and to deliver nationally important items such as medical supplies and equipment.

See the related cross portfolio payment measure titled COVID-19 Response Package — Relief and Recovery Fund.

Further information can be found in the following press releases:

• the press releases of 18 March, 28 March, 9 April, 16 April and 7 June 2020 issued by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development

• the joint press release of 29 January 2020 issued by the Prime Minister, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Minister for Health

• the joint press releases of 3 April and 8 May 2020 issued by the

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development and the Minister for Foreign Affairs

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• the joint press releases of 1 April and 3 July 2020 issued by the

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management and the Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries

• the press release of 19 June 2020 issued by the Treasurer.

COVID-19 Response Package — Relief and Recovery Fund

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Australian Trade and Investment Commission

172.1 152.3 - - -

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

105.9 473.8 - - -

Australian Fisheries Management Authority

5.2 - - - -

Director of National Parks 4.6 7.4 - - -

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority 2.6 5.5 - - -

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

2.0 43.1 - - -

Department of the Treasury - 10.0 - - -

Australian Taxation Office - 7.8 - - -

Total — Payment 292.4 699.9 - - -

Related receipts ($m)

Australian Fisheries Management Authority

-5.2 - - - -

Related capital ($m)

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

1.2 1.3 - - -

The Government will provide $1.0 billion over two years from 2019-20 to establish the Relief and Recovery Fund (RRF) to support regions, communities and industry sectors that have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

RRF funds committed to date include:

• $94.6 million over two years from 2019-20 to assist Australian exhibiting zoos and aquariums to meet the costs of animal care

• $49.8 million in 2019-20 to Australian exporters and tourism businesses for eligible marketing costs incurred overseas

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• $36.3 million in 2020-21 to provide support to agricultural show societies to meet the costs incurred through shows cancelled at short notice

• $27.0 million over two years from 2019-20 for an arts support package for Regional Arts Australia, Support Act and Indigenous Art Centres and Fairs to provide crisis relief and targeted support to organisations, artists and arts workers

• $12.0 million over two years from 2019-20 to the Director of National Parks to maintain its service levels and the Commonwealth's commitments to the Traditional Owners of jointly managed National Parks, following the Government's decision to provide temporary support for tourism operators and to encourage tourism in the regions, through temporarily waiving entry and permit fees for visitors to, and tourism operators within, Commonwealth-operated National Parks

• $10.7 million over two years from 2019-20 to support the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority to continue to deliver world class education and management of the Great Barrier Reef following the Government's decision to support local businesses and encourage tourism by temporarily waiving the Environmental Management Charge for visitors and tourism operators and providing localised employment through tourism infrastructure upgrades at Reef HQ in Townsville

• $10.3 million in 2019-20 to support Australian fisheries impacted by reductions in export demand and changes in overseas market conditions by waiving two-thirds of Commonwealth fishery levies for 2019-20

• $10.0 million in 2020-21 to establish storage facilities for salvaged logs, processed timber and other forestry products to support the recovery, resilience and growth of Australian forestry businesses

• $7.8 million in 2020-21 to support the oil recycling industry by increasing the benefit provided through the Product Stewardship Oil Scheme from 50 cents per litre to 62 cents per litre until 31 December 2020

• $4.0 million over two years from 2019-20 to support the seafood industry, which is currently experiencing volatile international demand, by promoting the domestic consumption of Australian seafood with a national awareness media campaign

• $1.4 million in 2020-21 to maintain sea freight services to the Indian Ocean Territories.

The Government has also committed RRF funds to support the aviation sector and provide financial counselling services to small rural and regional businesses. See the related cross portfolio payment measure titled COVID-19 Response Package — aviation support and the Agriculture, Water and the Environment portfolio payment measure titled Drought Communities Small Business Support Program — expansion.

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Further information can be found in the following press releases:

• the press release of 12 March 2020 issued by the Minister for the Environment

• the joint press release of 13 March 2020 issued by the Minister for the Environment and the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment

• the joint press release of 1 April 2020 issued by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management and the Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries and Assistant Minister for Regional Tourism

• the press release of 1 April 2020 issued by the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment

• the joint press release of 9 April 2020 issued by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development and the Minister for Communications and the Arts

• the joint press release of 28 April 2020 issued by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, the Minister for Trade Tourism and Investment and the Minister for the Environment

• the joint press release of 6 May 2020 issued by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development and the Minister for the Environment

• the joint press release of 12 May 2020 issued by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment and the Minister for the Environment

• the joint press release of 30 June 2020 issued by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, the Minister for the Environment and the Assistant Minister for Waste Reduction and Environmental Management.

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National Bushfire Recovery Fund

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of the Treasury 665.8 526.2 150.8 140.0 -

Department of Home Affairs 64.5 4.0 1.4 - -

Department of Social Services 50.0 - - - -

Tourism Australia 41.5 29.5 - - -

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment 19.1 120.1 96.9 10.2 -

Department of Health 15.5 36.7 13.1 - -

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 4.1 - - - -

Department of Education, Skills and Employment 4.0 26.2 1.5 0.1 0.1

Services Australia 1.9 0.3 .. - -

Australian Trade and Investment Commission

0.9 - - - -

Department of Veterans' Affairs 0.2 0.4 0.1 - -

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

- 12.2 15.0 - -

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

- 8.5 14.5 8.0 8.0

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

- 0.5 11.3 0.5 -

Total — Payment 867.5 764.6 304.5 158.8 8.1

Related capital ($m)

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

- 0.2 0.2 - -

The Government committed $2.0 billion to a National Bushfire Recovery Fund (NBRF) to assist communities and businesses to recover and rebuild following the 2019-20 bushfires. The NBRF is in addition to funding provided through existing disaster recovery assistance arrangements. The NBRF has funded:

• Support to individuals and families, including:

- tax-free payments of up to $6,000 to volunteer firefighters to provide for lost income

- a back to school payment of $400 for each child

- $82.1 million for mental health support services for individuals, families and communities impacted by the bushfires

- $40.0 million for emergency relief funding

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- $10.0 million for financial counselling for families and individuals

- $5.2 million for legal assistance to individuals residing in bushfire affected Local Government Areas (LGAs)

- exempting families in declared LGAs from the Child Care Subsidy activity test debt in the 2019-20 financial year

- reprioritising funding within the Community Child Care Fund to support the continuity of child care in bushfire affected areas.

• Assistance to small businesses and primary producers, including:

- grants of up to $75,000 for primary producers and up to $50,000 for small businesses and not-for-profit organisations

- concessional loans of up to $500,000 for eligible small businesses (including primary producers) and non-profit organisations

- $76.0 million for a tourism recovery package

- $15.0 million for rural financial counsellors and support works to assist primary producers

- grants of $10,000 to assist significantly impacted small businesses in the worst affected LGAs

- $15.0 million to assist the forestry industry with the costs of transporting burned salvaged logs to timber mills or storage sites

- $12.8 million to provide recovery and resilience advice to businesses

- $3.5 million for financial advice telephone service for small businesses

- $3.5 million for legal assistance to businesses in bushfire affected LGAs.

• Support for local communities, including:

- $448.5 million as part of the Regional Bushfire Recovery and Development Program, to support delivery of local recovery plans

- $62.0 million in immediate bushfire assistance for the most affected LGAs

- $0.9 million for recovery assistance for the historic Binna Burra lodge.

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• Funding to assist the environment to recover, including:

- $149.7 million for bushfire recovery for species and landscapes, including habitat regeneration and waterway and catchment restoration

- $53.4 million to support wildlife recovery and habitat restoration.

• $37.1 million for telecommunications emergency resilience, partially offset by redirecting $10 million from the Mobile Black Spots Program, to strengthen telecommunications capabilities prior to future natural disasters

• $1.3 million to support the evaluation of the recovery programs, providing critical lessons learnt to inform future responses to natural disasters

• Sharing the cost of the clean-up of residential and commercial properties destroyed by the recent bushfires with affected State governments.

In addition to the $2.0 billion NBRF, the Government has provided $77.7 million over three years from 2020-21 to further support primary producers in recovering from the impact of the bushfires, including:

• $41.0 million over three years from 2020-21 to establish a Forestry Recovery Development Fund to support the recovery of forestry processing businesses and jobs in forestry communities

• $31.0 million in 2020-21 to provide grants for bushfire impacted apple growers to assist with the re-establishment and repair of damaged or destroyed orchards or perennial trees

• $5.7 million in 2020-21 to provide grants of up to $10,000 to wine grape producers affected by smoke taint to support the viability and resilience of their businesses.

The Government will also provide $88.1 million over 12 years from 2020-21 to transition the National Research Centre Bushfire and Natural Hazard Resilience into a new National Research Centre for Disaster Resilience, which will deliver and scale up applied research to inform Australia’s disaster recovery and resilience effort.

Further information can be found in the following press releases:

• the joint press release of 29 December 2019 issued by the Prime Minister, the Premier of New South Wales and the Minister for Water Resources, Drought, Rural Finance, Natural Disaster and Emergency Services

• the joint press release of 6 January 2020 issued by the Prime Minister, the Treasurer and the Minister for Water Resources, Drought, Rural Finance, Natural Disaster and Emergency Management

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• the joint press release of 9 January 2020 issued by the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, and the Minister for Water Resources, Drought, Rural Finance, Natural Disaster and Emergency Management

• the press release of 11 January 2020 issued by the Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management

• the joint press release of 12 January 2020 issued by the Prime Minister, the Assistant Minister for Health and the Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme

• the joint press release of 13 January 2020 issued by the Treasurer and the Minister for the Environment

• the joint press release of 14 January 2020 issued by the Prime Minister, the Minister for Agriculture and the Minister for Water Resources, Drought, Rural Finance, Natural Disaster and Emergency Management

• the joint press release of 15 January 2020 issued by the Prime Minister and the Minister for Families and Social Services

• the press release of 17 January 2020 issued by the Minister for Education

• the joint press release of 19 January 2020 issued by the Prime Minister and the Minister for Trade Tourism and Investment

• the joint press release of 19 January 2020 issued by the Minister for Water Resources, Drought, Rural Finance, Natural Disaster and Emergency Management and the Victorian Minister for Water, Police and Emergency Services

• the joint press release of 20 January 2020 issued by Prime Minister, Treasurer and Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

• the joint press release of 30 January 2020 issued by the Prime Minister, the Premier of New South Wales, the Treasurer, the Deputy Premier of New South Wales, the Treasurer of New South Wales and the Minister for Water Resources, Drought, Rural Finance, Natural Disaster and Emergency Management

• the joint press release of 12 February 2020 issued by the Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management and the South Australian Minister for Environment and Water

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• the joint press release of 11 March 2020 issued by the Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Businesses the Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management, the NSW Deputy Premier and the NSW Minister for Finance and Small Business

• the joint press release of 11 May 2020 issued by the Prime Minister and the Minister for Drought and Emergency Management

• the joint press release of 23 June 2020 by the Prime Minister, the Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management, the Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries and the Assistant Minister for Regional Tourism.

See also the related payment measure titled Bushfire Response Package — national aerial firefighting capability in the Home Affairs portfolio.

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DEFENCE

Bushfire Response Package — Australian Defence Force deployment

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Defence 87.9 - - - -

The Government provided $87.9 million in 2019-20 for the net additional costs of Australian Defence Force (ADF) deployments associated with domestic bushfire assistance, under Operation Bushfire Assist. Costs are related to the deployment of ADF Members and Reservists, military assets, consumables, and logistics equipment.

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

Cyber Enhanced Situational Awareness and Response (CESAR) package

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Australian Signals Directorate - - - - -

Department of Defence - - - - -

Total — Payment - - - - -

The Government will provide $1.4 billion over 10 years from 2020-21 to the Australian Signals Directorate, Australian Cyber Security Centre and the Department of Defence to identify cyber threats, disrupt foreign cyber criminals and increase partnerships with industry and other governments.

This measure will be offset by redirecting funding within the Defence Portfolio.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 30 June 2020 issued by the Prime Minister, the Minister for Home Affairs and the Minister for Defence.

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Per- and Poly-Fluoroalkyl Substances — settlement of class action claims

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Defence nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp

The Government will settle three Federal Court of Australia class actions in relation to per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination in the communities of Williamtown, New South Wales; Oakey, Queensland; and Katherine, Northern Territory.

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

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 26 February 2020, issued by the Minister for Defence and the Minister for Veterans' Affairs and Defence Personnel.

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EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EMPLOYMENT

COVID-19 Response Package — child care

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Services Australia 2.5 .. - - -

Department of Education, Skills and Employment 102.4 206.6 - - -

Total — Payment 104.9 206.6 - - -

The Government provided $1.9 billion over two years from 2019-20 to ensure the ongoing availability of early childhood education and child care services for Australian families, as well as to support the operations of more than 13,000 child care services from 6 April to 12 July 2020. Services and families will also be supported as they transition back to Child Care Subsidy (CCS) funding arrangements from 13 July 2020.

The Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package provided immediate assistance to families and services at a point in time when parents were withdrawing their children from child care in large numbers. This measure temporarily paused CCS funding arrangements from 6 April to 12 July 2020 so that families were not required to pay fees to access care for their children during this time. The Government also assisted services with the costs of providing care, ensuring the sector remained open and families could continue to access care during the COVID-19 pandemic. This included:

• weekly Business Continuity Payments equivalent to 50 per cent of the sector's fee revenue for the relevant reference period in lieu of CCS and the Additional Child Care Subsidy. This was paid regardless of how many children attended the service and in addition to any JobKeeper eligibility

• exceptional circumstance supplementary payments for some services, including services that were required to provide additional care and those ineligible for JobKeeper payments.

CCS funding arrangements were re-introduced on 13 July 2020, and will provide approximately $2.0 billion this quarter to services on behalf of eligible families. In addition, the Government will provide transitional support of $708.0 million in 2020-21 to assist the sector and families with the move back to the subsidy, including:

• from 13 July until 27 September 2020, services will be paid a Transition Payment of 25 per cent of their fee revenue for the Relief Package reference period, subject to services maintaining child care fees at the level of the reference period and guaranteeing employment levels

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• an easing of CCS activity test requirements until 4 October 2020, to enable eligible families whose employment has been impacted by COVID-19 to receive up to 100 hours per fortnight of subsidised care, and assist them to return to the level of work, study or training they were undertaking before the pandemic.

This measure is partially offset from CCS that would otherwise have been paid in a non-COVID-19 environment with regular child care attendance.

Further information can be found in the press releases of 13 March, 23 March, 25 March, 1 May, 20 May and 8 June 2020 issued by the Minister for Education, and in the joint press release of 2 April 2020 issued by the Prime Minister and the Minister for Education.

COVID-19 Response Package — higher education

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Education, Skills and Employment 10.9 7.1 - - -

Related receipts ($m)

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency -3.1 -10.8 -2.3 -3.7 -

Australian Skills Quality Authority

-4.6 -30.5 - - -

Department of Education, Skills and Employment

-6.0 -4.6 .. .. 0.1

Total — Receipts -13.7 -46.0 -2.3 -3.7 0.1

Related capital ($m)

Department of Education, Skills and Employment

- 0.5 - - -

The Government will provide $84.1 million over five years from 2019-20 in financial relief to the higher education sector and will guarantee $18.0 billion in payments in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This will support universities and higher education providers to deliver quality teaching, to ease the financial burden for students, and support workers displaced by COVID-19 to upskill or retrain to meet the skills demands of the new economy.

The package includes:

• delivery of higher education short courses in national priority areas to help Australians who have lost their job to re-train or up-skill. The Government will provide $7.1 million to provide up to 1,000 places in courses at non-university and private higher education providers.

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• guaranteeing higher education providers' funding through the Commonwealth Grant Scheme (CGS) at 2020 levels, regardless of any fall in student enrolments, with universities to provide subsidised places in short courses with their guaranteed CGS funding.

• guaranteeing higher education providers' Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) payments at 2020 levels, regardless of any fall in student enrolments.

• $47.9 million over five years from 2019-20 in regulatory fee relief for universities and private education providers. This includes waiving or refunding fees and charges collected by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and the Department of Education, Skills and Employment in relation to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students from 1 January 2020 to 30 June 2021.

• delaying the collection of the 2019-20 Tuition Protection Service levy by one year, and delaying the introduction of full cost recovery arrangements for ASQA and TEQSA to 1 July 2021, at a cost of $28.6 million over five years from 2019-20

• exempting students from paying FEE-HELP and VET Student Loan fees for six months from 1 April 2020 to 30 September 2020, at a cost of $0.6 million over five years from 2019-20 in underlying cash balance terms (and $73.5 million in fiscal balance terms).

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 12 April 2020 issued by the Minister for Education and the Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business.

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COVID-19 Response Package — JobTrainer Fund — establishment

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of the Treasury 8.4 531.6 - - -

Australian Skills Quality Authority

- 2.7 4.3 3.2 2.2

Department of Education, Skills and Employment - 2.1 11.0 13.6 3.9

Total — Payment 8.4 536.5 15.3 16.8 6.1

Related capital ($m)

Australian Skills Quality Authority

- 0.3 1.1 1.2 1.2

The Government will provide $586.8 million over five years from 2019-20 (including $3.7 million in capital funding) to ensure the vocational education and training (VET) system can play a critical role in supporting Australia's future growth and prosperity, including the economic recovery from COVID-19. This includes:

• $500.0 million in 2020-21 to establish a national JobTrainer Fund to support job seekers to reskill and upskill, and ensure that all school-leavers have access to training. The National Partnership Agreement on the JobTrainer Fund will establish shared funding arrangements between the Commonwealth and states and territories to support a rapid increase in low or no fee training places for job seekers and young people in areas of identified skills need, based on an agreed list of qualifications and short courses

• $40.0 million over two years from 2019-20, with matched funding from the states and territories, to provide new training opportunities in infection prevention and control to reduce the spread of COVID-19

• $29.8 million over four years from 2020-21 to accelerate implementation of the VET Reform Roadmap, developed with the states and territories, to simplify and streamline national qualifications, introduce improved industry engagement, and progress implementation of the Skills Organisation (SO) model, including extending the current SO mining pilot to 30 June 2023

• $16.1 million (including $3.7 million in capital funding) to develop new quality standards and arrangements for Registered Training Organisations, to be implemented by the Australian Skills Quality Authority

• $0.9 million in 2020-21 for the National Careers Institute to provide dedicated advice to school-leavers and job seekers about the training options suited to their needs to succeed in the jobs of the future.

The measure builds on the 2019-20 Budget measure titled Skills Package — delivering skills for today and tomorrow.

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Further information can be found in the press release of 16 May 2020 issued by the Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, and the joint press release of 16 July 2020 issued by the Prime Minister and the Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business.

COVID-19 Response Package — support for non-government schools

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Education, Skills and Employment 1,034.2 -1,034.2 - - -

The Government brought forward $1.0 billion from 2020-21 into 2019-20 to support non-government schools to resume normal classroom based learning. Schools had the option to receive some or all of their July 2020 recurrent funding payments in May and June, subject to them:

• being open for physical campus learning for Term 2 and having a plan to fully re-open classroom teaching by 1 June 2020

• committing to achieving 50 per cent of students attending classroom based learning by 1 June 2020.

Non-government schools that elected not to bring forward their funding or did not meet the conditions received their payment in July 2020, as scheduled.

The Government also provided $10.0 million in 2019-20 to improve COVID-19 hygiene measures for non-government schools that committed to achieving 50 per cent of students attending classroom based learning by 1 June 2020. Funding supported additional cleaning costs for schools, including the purchase of soap and hand sanitiser. The cost of this component of the measure will be offset by redirecting uncommitted funding from existing resources.

Further information can be found in the press release of 14 May 2020 issued by the Minister for Education.

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COVID-19 Response Package — supporting apprentices and trainees

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Education, Skills and Employment 360.4 2,390.3 55.6 3.1 -7.0

Related capital ($m)

Department of Education, Skills and Employment

3.3 1.1 - - -

The Government will provide $2.8 billion over five years from 2019-20 (including $4.4 million in capital funding over two years from 2019-20) to keep apprentices and trainees employed.

The Supporting Apprentices and Trainees (SAT) wage subsidy reimburses eligible businesses up to 50 per cent of an apprentice or trainee's wages. Subsidies are capped at $7,000 per quarter, per eligible apprentice or trainee.

• From 1 January 2020 to 30 June 2020, small businesses (of less than 20 employees) could claim the SAT wage subsidy for apprentices or trainees who had been in-training with the business as at 1 March 2020.

• From 1 July 2020 to 31 March 2021, small and medium-sized businesses (of less than 200 employees) can claim the SAT wage subsidy for apprentices or trainees who have been in-training with the business as at 1 July 2020.

A wage subsidy is also available to eligible Group Training Organisations where the Host Employer of any size is receiving the JobKeeper payment and retains their apprentice or trainee.

The Government will also ensure continued support for students and job seekers through amendments to the delivery of existing skills and training programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including:

• expanding the scope of the Foundation Skills for your Future Program to enable the development and delivery of online language, literacy, numeracy and digital (LLND) teaching resources

• extending the termination date of the Foundation Skills for Your Future Remote Community Pilot by 12 months to 30 June 2023 to support adult LLND training in remote communities

• extending the Commonwealth Scholarships Program for South Australia by 15 months to 30 June 2022 to enable scholarship recipients to complete their training

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• increasing the host incentive for the Commonwealth Scholarship Program for Young Australians from $500 to $1,500 per intern to encourage intake of interns and improve outcomes for young people and businesses, to be met from within the existing resources of the Department of Education, Skills and Employment.

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the deferral of the commencement of the Incentives for Australian Apprenticeships Program from 1 July 2020 to 1 January 2021, which will minimise disruption to employers and Australian apprentices and continue support through the existing Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program. The deferral will partially offset this measure by $19.7 million over four years from 2020-21.

This measure forms part of the Government's economic response to COVID-19.

Further information can be found in the press releases of 12 March and 16 July 2020 issued by the Prime Minister and the Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business.

COVID-19 Response Package — supporting job seekers

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Education, Skills and Employment 51.3 24.9 14.4 - -

Department of Social Services 14.0 38.6 - - -

Services Australia 1.3 0.3 - - -

Total — Payment 66.5 63.9 14.4 - -

Related capital ($m)

Department of Education, Skills and Employment

2.9 1.4 - - -

The Government will provide $159.5 million over three years from 2019-20 (including $4.3 million in capital funding over two years from 2019-20) to support job seekers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

This package will provide $115.1 million over two years from 2019-20 to ensure job seekers get the support they need and can be connected to employment services at the earliest opportunity, including:

• providing job seekers with access to Employment Fund credits at commencement of their period of unemployment, helping them to rapidly gain the tools and build the skills and experience they need to transition to critical vacancies

• providing the Coronavirus Supplement to eligible New Enterprise Incentive Scheme participants

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• making IT system enhancements to streamline registration and referral processes that will simplify income support claims

• providing $19.6 million to rebalance the jobactive funding model, for a period of six months from 1 June 2020, to allocate more upfront funding to providers for the influx of new job seekers.

This package will also provide:

• $2.7 million in 2020-21 to extend Regional Employment Trials by a further 12 months to 30 June 2021 to ensure approved projects continue in the selected regional areas

• $41.7 million over three years from 2019-20 in additional funding to the Career Transition Assistance program to enable jobactive providers to more readily refer mature age job seekers to the program.

Further information can be found in the press releases of 21 April, 22 April and 26 June 2020 issued by the Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business.

Higher Education Reform — additional support for regional Australia

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Services Australia 0.4 5.4 0.8 0.8 0.8

Department of Education, Skills and Employment - 11.9 12.7 14.8 -7.5

Department of Social Services - 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2

Total — Payment 0.4 17.3 13.7 15.8 -6.5

Related receipts ($m)

Department of Education, Skills and Employment

- - - - ..

Related capital ($m)

Services Australia - 1.1 - - -

Department of Education, Skills and Employment

- 0.5 - - -

Total — Capital - 1.6 - - -

The Government will provide $259.9 million over five years from 2019-20 to increase higher education access and attainment for regional Australians and to support higher education providers in regional Australia to grow their local economies. This funding complements other reforms in the Higher Education Reform — more job ready graduates measure.

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This measure responds to the recommendations of the National Regional, Rural and Remote Tertiary Education Strategy final report and includes:

• $159.1 million over five years from 2019-20 (including $1.1 million in capital funding and $43.9 million per year ongoing) to provide a Tertiary Access Payment of $5,000 to eligible school-leavers from outer regional or remote areas to assist with their costs of moving closer to their tertiary education institution

• $17.1 million over four years from 2020-21 (including $0.5 million in capital funding and $13.9 million per year ongoing) to ensure all Indigenous students from regional and remote communities who meet admissions standards can access a Commonwealth supported place at a higher education provider

• $0.7 million over five years from 2019-20 (and $0.2 million per year ongoing) to support students receiving Youth Allowance, Austudy or the Pensioner Education Supplement to access Fares Allowance so they can visit their homes and families more often

• $21.0 million over four years from 2020-21 (and $76.4 million over ten years to 2029-30) to strengthen the Regional University Centres program by establishing a central support network, evaluation program and additional centres throughout regional Australia

• $7.1 million over four years from 2020-21 (and $1.8 million per year ongoing) to refocus the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP) to provide more support to Indigenous students and students from regional and remote areas, including supporting more projects in regional areas to encourage students into higher education

• $48.8 million over four years from 2020-21 (and $20.9 million per year ongoing) to establish new partnerships between regional universities and other higher education providers or local industry to undertake innovative research projects

• $6.0 million over four years from 2020-21 (and $1.1 million per year ongoing) to appoint a dedicated Regional Education Commissioner to monitor implementation of the reforms and encourage increased participation in higher education throughout regional Australia.

The cost of this measure will be partially met from within the existing resources of the Department of Education, Skills and Employment through efficiencies from HEPPP and the related payment measure Higher Education Reform — more job ready graduates.

Further information can be found in the press release of 19 June 2020 issued by the Minister for Education.

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Higher Education Reform — more job ready graduates

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Education, Skills and Employment -3.0 203.9 202.2 -116.6 -321.6

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency - 3.4 2.8 2.8 2.6

Australian Research Council -12.5 3.0 4.1 4.2 1.1

Total — Payment -15.5 210.3 209.1 -109.6 -317.9

Related receipts ($m)

Department of Education, Skills and Employment

- -20.0 -22.3 14.4 49.6

Related capital ($m)

Department of Education, Skills and Employment

- 0.8 - - -

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency - 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.1

Total — Capital - 1.2 0.1 0.1 0.1

The Government will strengthen the higher education system through better university funding arrangements with targeted investment in areas of national priority, more opportunities for regional, rural and remote students, stronger links with industry, as well as improved transparency and accountability for the higher education sector. This package aims to deliver more job ready graduates in the disciplines and regions where they are needed most and help drive the nation's economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The reforms will be implemented from 1 January 2021 and include:

• expanding access to higher education by increasing the number of Commonwealth supported places (CSPs), especially in regional Australia, with an additional 39,000 places provided by 2023 and an additional 100,000 places provided by 2030

• greater flexibility for universities to determine their allocation of CSPs to increase options and pathways for students to higher education

• fairly sharing the costs of higher education between students and taxpayers, with course fees better aligned to teaching costs, and lower student contributions in priority areas such as science, teaching, nursing, agriculture and mathematics

• $800.0 million over four years from 2020-21 (and $239.9 million per year ongoing) to establish a National Priorities and Industry Linkage Fund to increase partnerships between universities and industry to ensure more students gain industry experiences and job ready skills

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• consolidating funding from existing programs to establish the Indigenous, Regional and Low SES Attainment Fund, which will encourage universities to improve higher education attainment among regional, Indigenous and low-socioeconomic status students

• reducing the FEE-HELP loan fee for students from 25 per cent to 20 per cent to align with loan fee costs in the vocational education and training sector

• revised indexation for the Commonwealth Grant Scheme to reflect the Consumer Price Index.

To support universities and students transitioning to the new arrangements, the Government will guarantee university funding at current levels for three years from 2021 and will put in place grandfathering arrangements for current students studying courses where student contributions will increase from 2021.

This measure also includes $12.5 million over three years from 2020-21 to establish a new Special Research Initiative grant scheme under the Australian Research Council’s National Competitive Grants Program (NCGP) for research into Australia’s distinct history, society and culture, providing between $20,000 and $100,000 each year to approximately 40 projects for up to three years. This initiative will be offset by redirecting existing 2019-20 funding allocated to the NCGP.

This measure is estimated to achieve savings of $43.8 million over four years from 2020-21 in underlying cash terms, and cost $134.2 million over four years from 2020-21 in fiscal balance terms. This includes $0.8 million in capital funding in 2020-21 to make changes to the Department of Education, Skills and Employment's IT systems.

The savings from this measure will be redirected by the Government to fund the measure Higher Education Reform — additional support for regional Australia.

Further information can be found in the Minister for Education's National Press Club address of 19 June 2020 and press release of 27 January 2020.

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National Partnership Agreement on Universal Access to Early Childhood Education — extension

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of the Treasury - 136.0 317.2 - -

Department of Education, Skills and Employment - 3.1 2.1 - -

Total — Payment - 139.0 319.3 - -

The Government will provide $458.3 million over two years from 2020-21 to further extend the National Partnership Agreement on Universal Access to Early Childhood Education for the 2021 calendar year and to undertake the related National Early Childhood Education and Care Collection in early 2022. The extension will support 15 hours of preschool each week (600 hours per year) for children attending preschool in 2021 before starting school in 2022.

This measure extends the 2019-20 Budget measure titled National Partnership Agreement on Universal Access to Early Childhood Education — further extension.

Further information can be found in the press release of 3 April 2020 issued by the Minister for Education.

New Arrangements for the Child Care Subsidy and the Additional Child Care Subsidy

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Services Australia 5.0 16.4 0.9 - -

Department of Education, Skills and Employment - -5.6 -5.9 -6.1 -6.5

Total — Payment 5.0 10.8 -4.9 -6.1 -6.5

The Government is improving the administration of the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) and Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS) (child wellbeing) to ensure that families' child care entitlements better reflect their circumstances.

The method of reconciling income against CCS entitlements will be amended for individuals who have changed their relationship status due to partnering, separation or death within a financial year. This will include:

• separately recognising income for periods over the year in which an individual is partnered and when they are not, to achieve fairer and more consistent end-of-year reconciliation outcomes

• adjusting how the annual CCS cap is applied at reconciliation, to align with this approach

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• a new exceptional circumstances provision, so individuals can avoid CCS debts where an ex-partner has underestimated their income

• applying an Australian Tax Office determined income amount for deceased individuals, so that partners of deceased individuals do not receive an inflated income which leads to CCS debts.

The changes to ACCS (child wellbeing) administrative arrangements will improve access to child care for children at risk of serious abuse or neglect by:

• extending the backdating of ACCS (child wellbeing) determination from 28 days to up to 13 weeks in defined circumstances

• extending the length of ACCS (child wellbeing) determination from 13 weeks to up to 12 months for children on child protection orders or in foster care

• enabling providers to enrol a child at risk and receive ACCS (child wellbeing) payments from the Commonwealth for the period over which the foster family finalised its CCS and ACCS claims.

The savings of $1.7 million over five years from 2019-20 from this measure will be redirected by the Government to fund policy priorities.

PaTH Business Placement Partnerships — national industry associations

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Education, Skills and Employment 0.6 0.7 0.7 - -

The Government will provide $11.9 million over three years from 2019-20 to establish Prepare, Trial, Hire (PaTH) Business Placement Partnerships with selected industry associations that have a national footprint. This measure will develop and deliver industry-led employment pathways to help young people into work. It will also draw upon existing government funded employment programs, such as the Youth Jobs PaTH program and the National Work Experience Program.

Part of the costs of this measure will be met from within the existing resources of the Department of Education, Skills and Employment.

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School Funding — additional support for students and teachers

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

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

The Government will provide an additional $41.2 million over five years from 2019-20 to non-government schools due to changes in the method to calculate Commonwealth recurrent funding. The new method will use parental or guardian income to measure a school community's capacity to contribute to their school's costs. This approach will improve school funding equity by ensuring funding flows to the schools that need it most.

The changes to the method will improve the accuracy of each school's funding calculation, and are consistent with the recommendations of the National School Resourcing Board's Review of the socio-economic status (SES) score.

The Government will also provide $3.0 million over four years from 2019-20 to the Anti-Defamation Commission to expand its Click Against Hate program, to develop inter-faith understanding and emphasise the importance of standing up to hate and intolerance. The funding will enable the program to reach an additional 500 cohorts of students across Australia.

Funding for these measures has already been provided for by the Government.

Further information on the changes to school funding calculations can be found in the press release of 2 March 2020 issued by the Minister for Education. Further information on the Click Against Hate funding can be found in the joint press release of 14 February 2020 issued by the Deputy Prime Minister, the Treasurer, and the Minister for Education.

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Skills Reform Package

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Education, Skills and Employment - 17.0 37.8 17.3 26.8

Related capital ($m)

Department of Education, Skills and Employment

- 3.8 0.7 0.8 0.8

The Government will provide $141.1 million over five years from 2019-20 (including $6.1 million in capital funding over four years from 2020-21) to permanently establish the National Skills Commission to provide advice on Australia's future workforce changes and current and emerging skills needs, with a focus on vocational education and training.

This measure included $66.7 million in additional funding for the Additional Identified Skills Shortage payment to support employers taking on new apprentices in areas of identified national skills shortages.

Funding of $36.2 million for this measure has already been provided for by the Government.

This measure builds on the 2019-20 Budget measure titled Skills Package — delivering skills for today and tomorrow.

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FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE

COVID-19 Response Package — support for exporters and the tourism sector

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Export Finance and Insurance Corporation nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp

The Government has established a $500.0 million COVID-19 Export Capital Facility (the Facility) to provide loans of between $250,000 and $50.0 million for previously profitable export and tourism businesses that are unable to obtain commercial finance.

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

See also the related payment measure titled COVID-19 Response Package — Government support for immediate cash flow needs to small and medium enterprises in the Treasury portfolio.

This measure forms part of the Government's economic response to COVID-19.

Further information can be found in the press release of 15 April 2020 issued by the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment.

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HEALTH

Ageing and Aged Care

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Health 0.5 100.7 112.6 104.3 70.9

Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission 0.2 1.9 1.7 1.2 1.2

Services Australia - 32.3 33.8 - -

Department of Finance - 0.1 0.1 - -

Total — Payment 0.7 135.0 148.1 105.4 72.1

Related capital ($m)

Services Australia - 35.1 26.6 - -

Department of Health - 21.3 2.9 - -

Total — Capital - 56.4 29.5 - -

The Government will provide $617.7 million over six years from 2019-20 (including $21.8 million in 2024-25) to further support older Australians accessing aged care by providing additional home care packages and improving transparency and regulatory standards while building on the recent reforms announced in the 2019-20 MYEFO. Funding includes:

• $347.4 million over five years from 2020-21 (including $21.8 million in 2024-25) for the release of an additional 6,105 home care packages across three package levels

• $166.9 million over two years from 2020-21 to continue work on options to reform residential aged care funding and to replace the ageing ICT payment system for residential care

• $48.7 million over two years from 2019-20 to establish the Business Improvement Fund to assist eligible aged care providers to improve their financial operations and ensure older Australians' needs are met

• $27.9 million over two years from 2019-20 to extend continuity of support for older Australians with a disability who were ineligible to transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme

• $23.0 million over five years from 2019-20 for the introduction of a serious incident response scheme to reduce the risk of abuse and better respond to serious incidents in Government subsidised residential aged care

• $3.6 million in 2020-21 to improve access to at home palliative care and improve end of life care systems and services in primary and community care.

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The costs of this measure will be partially met from within the existing resources of the Department of Health.

Further information can be found in the press releases of 31 January and 15 June 2020 issued by the Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians, and the joint press release of 8 July 2020 issued by the Prime Minister, the Minister for Health and the Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians.

Bushfire Response Package — Health

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Health 2.0 - - - -

The Government provided $2.0 million in 2019-20 to increase the capacity of Lifeline Australia and the Kids Helpline to respond to increased demand for mental health crisis services as a result of the bushfires.

The Government also expanded Continued Dispensing arrangements in 2019-20 to ensure people affected by the bushfires are able to access subsidised medicines under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

Further information can be found in the press releases of 10 January and 30 January 2020 issued by the Minister for Health.

COVID-19 Response Package — ageing and aged care

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Health 355.5 416.7 1.1 - -

Department of Veterans' Affairs 16.9 1.9 - - -

Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission 2.7 2.5 - - -

Department of Home Affairs - - - - -

Total — Payment 375.2 421.1 1.1 - -

Related receipts ($m)

Australian Taxation Office - 49.6 4.4 0.5 -

The Government will provide $812.8 million over four years from 2019-20 to support older Australians throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding includes:

• $308.8 million in 2019-20 to support residential aged care and home care providers to prepare for and respond to the pressures on workforce supply resulting from COVID-19, including through a Workforce Retention Bonus for eligible direct care staff

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• $205.3 million in 2019-20 to address cost pressures being experienced across the residential aged care sector through a temporary COVID-19 Supporting Resident Care Supplement to support aged care providers with the additional costs of staffing, training, supporting visitations and connections and the provision of personal protective equipment

• $101.2 million over two years from 2019-20 to support aged care providers experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak through the deployment of additional aged care staff and additional infection control support

• $70.0 million over two years from 2019-20 to provide access to short-term home support services through the Commonwealth Home Support Program to senior Australians who are frail or have self-isolated due to a high risk of contracting COVID-19

• $59.3 million over two years from 2019-20 to guarantee the supply of food, including groceries and prepared meals, for senior Australians who are frail or have self-isolated due to a high risk of contracting COVID-19

• $55.8 million over two years from 2020-21 to extend the Business Improvement Fund and to strengthen the Government’s prudential and financial risk management of the aged care sector during COVID-19

• $12.3 million over two years from 2019-20 for additional surge capacity for the My Aged Care contact centre to respond to COVID-19 enquiries.

The Government will temporarily relax work limitations on international students to help address staff shortages.

The costs of this measure will be partially met from within the existing resources of the Department of Health.

Further information can be found in the following press releases:

• the press releases of 11 March, 20 March and 1 May 2020 issued by the Prime Minister

• the joint press release of 31 March 2020 issued by the Prime Minister, the Minister for Health and Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians

• the joint press release of 18 March 2020 issued by the Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians and the Acting Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs.

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COVID-19 Response Package — emergency response

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Health 107.8 67.9 - - -

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

5.5 2.7 - - -

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

- 0.9 - - -

National Health Funding Body 0.4 0.7 - - -

Total — Payment 113.7 72.2 - - -

Related receipts ($m)

Department of Health - - - - -

Related capital ($m)

Department of Health 2,082.6 1,162.5 - - -

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

- 0.2 - - -

Total — Capital 2,082.6 1,162.6 - - -

The Government will provide $3.4 billion over two years from 2019-20 (including $3.2 billion in capital funding) to support Australia’s emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This package includes:

• $3.2 billion over two years from 2019-20 for the urgent purchase of personal protective equipment including face masks, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment, and to increase the domestic manufacture of pathology testing kits

• $176.9 million over two years from 2019-20 for the surveillance and modelling of COVID-19, upscaling the Department of Health's capacity, including the National Incident Room, a central patient triage hotline and the coordination of a national communication campaign

• $9.2 million over two years from 2019-20 to increase the domestic production of medical protective equipment.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 11 March 2020 issued by the Prime Minister, the Minister for Health, the Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians and the Minister for Youth and Sport, and the joint press release of 17 March 2020 issued by the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology and the Minister for Defence.

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

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Health 700.8 713.8 - - -

Department of Veterans' Affairs 8.5 9.7 - - -

Services Australia 7.8 8.4 - - -

Total — Payment 717.1 731.9 - - -

The Government will provide $1.5 billion over two years from 2019-20 to support access to health care services as part of the COVID-19 response and to help reduce the risk of community transmission of COVID-19, including:

• temporary items on the Medicare Benefits Schedule to enable access to medical, nursing and mental health services via telehealth

• $619.1 million for a temporary increase in the value of General Practice bulk billing incentives

• $206.7 million to establish dedicated respiratory clinics to manage and diagnose COVID-19 cases and take pressure off public hospitals

• $350.6 million to the pathology sector to support the testing of COVID-19 in the community

• $57.8 million to support remote communities to minimise the likelihood of exposure to COVID-19

• $54.8 million in increased Practice Incentive Payments to support General Practice during the COVID-19 pandemic

• $25.0 million for home medicine services that allow Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (RPBS) prescriptions to be filled remotely and delivered to patient homes

• $20.0 million to provide up-to-date infection control training to the health workforce

• $10.0 million to support the return of medical professionals to the workforce

• $5.0 million in 2019-20 to accelerate the implementation of electronic prescribing for PBS medicines

• $6.3 million in 2019-20 to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency for activities undertaken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

• modifying existing medical indemnity legislative arrangements to allow eligible doctors and midwives no longer practising to assist during the COVID-19 response

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• expanding Continued Dispensing arrangements for PBS and RPBS medicines to provide patients with continued access to medicines during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Response Package — medical research

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

- 10.0 - - -

Department of Health - - - - -

Total — Payment - 10.0 - - -

The Government will provide $42.0 million over two years from 2019-20 to support medical research and vaccine development in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes:

• $32.0 million from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) over two years from 2019-20, which will build on the $34.1 million already provided through the 10-year investment plan for the MRFF for the COVID-19 research response. This will support research to identify and accelerate the development of antiviral therapies, support vaccine development and respiratory medicine, and support clinical trials to better treat and manage COVID-19 patients

• up to $10.0 million to the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation to fast track development of a vaccine in Australia.

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

Further information can be found in the press releases of 25 February and 2 June 2020 issued by the Minister for Health, the press release of 11 March 2020 issued by the Prime Minister and the press release of 4 April 2020 issued by the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology.

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COVID-19 Response Package — prioritising mental health and preventive health

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Health 22.9 81.9 -6.3 - -

Australian Bureau of Statistics - 0.8 0.5 - -

Services Australia - - - - -

Total — Payment 22.9 82.6 -5.8 - -

The Government will provide $122.1 million over three years from 2019-20 to support implementation of the National Mental Health and Wellbeing Pandemic Response Plan and the mental health of Australians during the COVID-19 pandemic, including:

• $49.6 million over two years from 2019-20 for targeted support for vulnerable groups to address emerging gaps in mental health services, such as social isolation and anxiety, due to the COVID-19 pandemic

• $28.4 million in 2020-21 to support clients of community mental health programs who are yet to transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme for a further 12 months

• $24.0 million over two years from 2019-20 for Beyond Blue to establish a dedicated counselling and support line for people experiencing stress and anxiety due to COVID-19, and for additional support for services such as Lifeline Australia and Kids Helpline

• $11.8 million over two years from 2019-20 to deliver a national mental health communication campaign and enhancements to the Head to Health website

• $4.7 million over two years from 2019-20 to extend the Suicide Prevention Research Fund and National Gateway to Best Practice and Quality Improvement project for a further 12 months to 30 June 2021

• $3.6 million over two years from 2020-21 to establish a national reporting dashboard to monitor mental health services, and develop pathways for crisis support services to better engage with mental health services.

Funding for this measure will be partly met from within the existing resources of the Department of Health and Services Australia.

Further information can be found in the press releases of 29 March and 15 May 2020 issued by the Prime Minister.

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COVID-19 Response Package — supporting our hospitals

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of the Treasury 2,955.2 708.3 - - -

Department of Health - - - - -

Total — Payment 2,955.2 708.3 - - -

The Government will provide $3.7 billion over two years from 2019-20 for the National Partnership Agreement on COVID-19 Response. This includes an initial upfront $100.0 million payment and funding on a 50-50 basis with states and territories for the costs to diagnose and treat patients with, or suspected of having COVID-19, to minimise the spread of the disease in the Australian community. This covers hospital services and activities for care such as respiratory clinics and drive-through testing services.

This measure includes a viability guarantee for private hospitals during COVID-19 as a result of reduced elective surgery activity and to provide surge capacity to assist public hospitals.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 11 March 2020 issued by the Prime Minister, the Minister for Health, the Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians and the Minister for Youth and Sport.

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Guaranteeing Medicare and access to medicines

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Health 90.1 129.3 20.4 -135.4 -123.4

Department of Veterans' Affairs 3.2 3.7 3.7 4.3 5.0

Services Australia 0.5 0.8 1.0 1.1 1.2

Australian Digital Health Agency

- 215.4 - - -

Department of the Treasury - 107.8 0.6 0.5 0.5

Total — Payment 93.8 457.0 25.7 -129.5 -116.7

Related receipts ($m)

Australian Digital Health Agency

- 32.3 - - -

Department of Health nfp nfp nfp - -

Total — Receipts nfp 32.3 nfp - -

Related capital ($m)

Australian Digital Health Agency

- 15.5 - - -

Department of Health - 14.8 - - -

Total — Capital - 30.3 - - -

The Government will provide $328.1 million over five years from 2019-20 to support patient access to medicines, vaccines and therapeutic devices, and to delay the commencement of some measures to enable further consultation. This includes:

• $703.5 million over five years from 2019-20 for new and amended listings on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (RPBS). The costs of some of these medicines will be reduced by revenue from rebates negotiated as part of pricing arrangements, the details of which are not for publication (nfp) due to commercial sensitivities

• $200.0 million in 2020-21 to continue the operation of the Australian Digital Health Agency to deliver the national digital health strategies including the My Health Record system

• $107.8 million in 2020-21 to extend the National Partnership Agreement on Adult Public Dental Services for one year to provide services to around 180,000 additional public dental health patients

• $49.0 million over four years from 2020-21 to increase the availability and extend the eligibility of certain vaccines on the National Immunisation Program from 1 July 2020

• $16.0 million in 2020-21 to continue the National Medical Stockpile and replenish supplies as they expire, such as for vaccines and chemical, biological or radio-nuclear products

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• $4.8 million in 2020-21 for continued operations of the Antimicrobial Use and Resistance in Australia (AURA) surveillance system, which facilitates national monitoring and reporting on antimicrobial resistance

• delaying the commencement of PBS deed management fees included in the 2018-19 MYEFO measure Improving Access to Medicines — streamlined listings until 1 July 2021, which is estimated to reduce revenue and expenses by $1.2 million in 2020-21

• implementing the recommendations of the Stoma Product Assessment Panel to list eight new items, eight amendments and 15 deletions on the Stoma Appliance Scheme from 1 April 2020.

Prioritising Mental Health and Preventive Health — continued support

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

National Mental Health Commission

1.0 - - - -

Department of Health -0.9 53.3 15.6 5.7 9.0

Total — Payment 0.1 53.3 15.6 5.7 9.0

The Government will provide an additional $104.6 million over five years from 2019-20 to improve the health and wellbeing of Australians and provide support for people with mental illness or at risk of suicide. Funding includes:

• $23.7 million over five years from 2019-20 to support the continuation of diagnostic services and models of care projects and to provide support and counselling services across Australia for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

• $18.9 million over five years from 2019-20 to enhance the National headspace Network by upgrading Batemans Bay (New South Wales), Roma and Emerald (Queensland) to full centres, commencing early service delivery in Rosebud and Pakenham (Victoria), establishing an outpost service in Hastings (Victoria), continuing the headspace Schools Suicide Prevention Activities for a further two years from 2020-21, and to conduct an independent evaluation of the Network

• $17.0 million over three years from 2019-20 to expand the Standby Support After Suicide program and the Way Back Support Service in partnership with the Victorian Government, to support individuals impacted by suicide

• $14.5 million in 2020-21 to improve access to psychosocial support services for people with complex mental illness who are not receiving support from the National Disability Insurance Scheme

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• $13.4 million over two years from 2019-20 to extend the National Suicide Prevention Trial to 30 June 2021 and to enhance coordination and translation of suicide prevention trial evaluations currently underway

• $7.2 million in 2020-21 to extend the Good Sports Program, which provides tools and support for community sporting clubs to promote good mental health and reduce harmful alcohol consumption and drug use

• $4.6 million in 2020-21 for the Raise Foundation, ReachOut, Harrison Riedel Foundation and Stand Tall to deliver suicide prevention, peer support and mentoring services for young people, including the development of culturally safe prevention and early intervention services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people

• $4.2 million in 2020-21 for the continued operation of the Head to Health website and for the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care to continue to develop safety and quality standards to ensure digital mental health services are safe and effective

• $1.0 million in 2019-20 in additional resourcing for the National Mental Health Commission for it to support the Government's mental health and suicide prevention priorities.

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

Further information can be found in the press release of 12 January 2020 issued by the Prime Minister, and the press release of 30 January 2020 issued by the Minister for Health.

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Revised Implementation Timeline for the Kava Commercial Importation Pilot

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

- - - - -

Department of Health - - - - -

Department of Home Affairs - - - - -

Total — Payment - - - - -

The Government recognises the importance of kava to the social and cultural life of Pacific Islanders, including those living in Australia. Due to COVID-19 the Government will delay the second phase of the pilot program to ease restrictions on the commercial importation of kava, to commence instead in 2021.

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

Seventh Community Pharmacy Agreement

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Health - 171.0 110.0 55.1 55.2

Department of Veterans' Affairs - 4.7 3.0 1.4 1.2

Services Australia - 1.0 0.1 0.1 0.1

Total — Payment - 176.7 113.1 56.6 56.5

The Government will provide $18.3 billion in new and existing funding for pharmacy and wholesaler remuneration under the Seventh Community Pharmacy Agreement over five years from 2020-21 for the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

Further information can be found in the press release of 12 June 2020 issued by the Minister for Health.

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Strengthening Primary Care — continuing the Office of the National Rural Health Commissioner

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Health - - - - -

The Government will provide $11.2 million over four years from 2020-21 to extend and expand the Office of the National Rural Health Commissioner. The Commissioner will be assisted by Deputy Commissioners with expertise across a range of vital rural health disciplines, will provide advice on rural health policy, ensure targeted rural health initiatives are achieving practical outcomes in regional Australia, and support delivery of key projects and priorities. The Office will provide guidance on integrated, multidisciplinary models of care for rural and remote communities.

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

Further information can be found in the press release of 12 June 2020 issued by the Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government.

Support for High Performance Athletes

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Australian Sports Commission - 25.3 25.3 - -

The Government will provide $50.6 million over two years from 2020-21 for high performance grants to National Sporting Organisations to ensure Australia remains a world-leading sporting nation.

The grants will be distributed by the Australian Institute of Sport and will support Olympic and Paralympic athletes, coaches and officials prepare for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in 2021, the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, and the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Funding for this measure is in addition to $50.7 million in financial support for athletes preparing for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics through the measure Sport 2030 — high performance funding in the 2018-19 MYEFO.

Further information can be found in the press release of 14 June 2020 issued by the Minister for Youth and Sport.

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Supporting our Hospitals

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Health - 10.0 - - -

Department of the Treasury -4.2 155.0 125.4 -70.3 -177.5

Total — Payment -4.2 165.0 125.4 -70.3 -177.5

The Government will provide $131.4 billion over six years from 2019-20 to the states and territories for public hospital services and implementation of the 2020-25 National Health Reform Agreement (NHRA), including to:

• provide a minimum funding guarantee for all states and territories to ensure payments are not impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic

• support the delivery of high cost therapies in public hospitals with funding shared on a 50:50 basis with states and territories and with an exemption from the national growth funding cap under the NHRA for the first two years for each therapy

• implement cost neutrality in the funding provided for private patients in public hospitals

• extend an agreement with the Australian Capital Territory, Tasmania and the Northern Territory to support their funding share under activity-based funding arrangements.

The Government will also provide $131.2 million over five years from 2019-20 to the states and territories to support projects that reduce avoidable hospitalisations, improve access to mental health care and improve hospital infrastructure.

The Government will also provide $5.7 million over two years from 2020-21 to support improved clinical care and better patient outcomes through extending operational funding for the National Cardiac Registry, Australian Breast Device Registry, Australian and New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry and the Australian National Diabetes Audit.

Funding for this measure has been partially met from within existing resources.

This measure builds on the 2019-20 Budget measure titled Guaranteeing Medicare — operational costs of Cardiac, Breast, Hip Fracture and Trauma Registries.

Further information can be found in the press release of 29 May 2020 issued by the Prime Minister.

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HOME AFFAIRS

Bushfire Response Package — disaster recovery funding arrangements

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of the Treasury 109.6 13.7 - - -

Department of Home Affairs - - - - -

Total — Payment 109.6 13.7 - - -

The Government has provided $109.6 million in 2019-20 under Categories C and D of the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements for recovery packages for communities and assistance for primary producers affected by the 2019-20 bushfire season.

This assistance is provided to communities and sectors severely affected by a natural disaster, with the cost of the assistance shared between the Commonwealth and the relevant state or territory government.

The Government will also provide an additional $13.7 million to the Tasmanian Government in recognition of the impacts of the 2018-19 Tasmanian bushfires.

See also the related cross portfolio payment measure titled National Bushfire Recovery Fund.

Bushfire Response Package — national aerial firefighting capability

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Home Affairs - 11.0 11.2 11.4 11.5

The Government will provide an additional $11.0 million a year, indexed, from 2020-21 to the National Aerial Firefighting Centre, to support fleet standing costs and to increase access to large air tankers across all jurisdictions.

This measure will bring the annual Australian Government investment from 2020-21 onwards to $26.0 million and will increase aerial firefighting capacity across the country helping the states and territories to prepare for summer and protect communities across the country.

The additional funding to the National Aerial Firefighting Centre will increase the length of existing lease arrangements and/or the number of contract opportunities available to aircraft owners/operators.

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The Government also provided $20.0 million in 2019-20 to lease four extra aircraft to assist in firefighting.

See the related cross portfolio payment measure titled National Bushfire Recovery Fund.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 12 December 2019 issued by the Prime Minister and the Minister for Water Resources, Drought, Rural Finance, Natural Disaster and Emergency Management and the press release of 4 January 2020 issued by the Prime Minister.

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INDUSTRY, SCIENCE, ENERGY AND RESOURCES

COVID-19 Response Package — fuel security

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

- 2.5 - - -

Related capital ($m)

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

- 91.5 - - -

The Government will provide $94.0 million in 2020-21 to boost Australia's long-term fuel security by establishing Australian Government oil reserves for domestic fuel security in the United States Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

By purchasing during the COVID-19 crisis the Government is able to take advantage of historically low prices, minimising cost to the taxpayer. Arrangements for storage beyond 2020-21 will be considered in the future.

Further information can be found in the press release of 22 April 2020 issued by the Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction, and the press release of 24 April 2020 issued by the Minister for Finance.

COVID-19 Response Package — support for small businesses impacted by COVID-19

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

4.8 7.1 - - -

The Government will provide $6.9 million over two years from 2019-20 to increase the operations at the business.gov.au Contact Centre to provide more support to small and medium businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition, $5.0 million will be provided over two years from 2019-20 for a national campaign to encourage Australians to support their local small businesses.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 23 March 2020 issued by the Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business and the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, and the press releases of 27 May and 10 July 2020 issued by the Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business.

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Former British Nuclear Testing Site at Maralinga — funding support

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

- 0.8 0.4 0.4 0.4

The Government will provide $2.5 million over four years from 2020-21 to support monitoring and maintenance work at the former British nuclear testing site on the Maralinga Tjarutja lands in South Australia. The funding will also enable detailed site investigations to inform a long-term remediation action plan for the site, and support construction of permanent accommodation for current and future Maralinga caretakers.

This measure will be partially offset by redirecting funding from existing resources within the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources.

Further information can be found in the press release of 8 July 2020 issued by the Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia.

Northern Endeavour Temporary Operations Program

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp

The Government will provide funding over two years from 2019-20 to ensure the safe and stable operations of the Northern Endeavour floating oil production storage and offtake facility, which is permanently moored between the Laminaria and Corallina oil fields in the Timor Sea. The funding will enable the operational activities required to maintain the facility in ‘lighthouse mode’, as well as critical safety maintenance works, maintenance of appropriate insurance, and advice to develop a complete long-term solution for the facility and surrounds.

The expenditure for this measure is not for publication (nfp) due to commercial-in- confidence sensitivities.

Further information can be found in the press release of 23 April 2020 issued by the Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia.

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Unlocking Australia’s Resources Potential — Exploring for the Future 2

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Geoscience Australia - 20.4 37.7 44.0 19.8

Related capital ($m)

Geoscience Australia - - 2.6 - -

The Government will provide $124.5 million over four years from 2020-21 to continue and expand the Exploring for the Future program. The expanded program will extend the geoscientific mapping of the mineral, critical mineral, energy and groundwater resources from northern Australia into southern Australia. This program will provide the public geoscientific data and analyses required to attract future investment in resource exploration and development.

Further information can be found in the press release of 23 June 2020 issued by the Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia.

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INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT, REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS

Consumer Safeguards — targeted measures — amendments

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Australian Communications and Media Authority -1.0 -0.9 -0.8 -0.8 -0.8

Related receipts ($m)

Australian Communications and Media Authority

- -1.4 -1.3 -0.8 -0.8

Related capital ($m)

Australian Communications and Media Authority

.. .. .. - -

The Government is revising its 2019-20 Budget measure Consumer Safeguards — targeted measures. The Government will not proceed with legislative amendments to provide the Australian Communications and Media Authority with responsibility for direct oversight of the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO).

This measure is expected to have a negligible financial impact as related costs were to be recovered from 2020-21.

The Government will continue to proceed with improvements to dispute resolution for Australian telecommunications consumers by providing enhanced analysis and reporting of complaints data through the TIO.

COVID-19 Response Package — communications, cyber safety and the arts

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

- 239.8 27.0 32.0 80.0

Department of the Treasury - .. .. .. ..

Australian Communications and Media Authority -10.4 -9.9 - - -

Total — Payment -10.4 230.0 27.0 32.0 80.0

Related receipts ($m)

Australian Communications and Media Authority

-8.0 -33.0 - - -

The Government will provide $676.8 million over nine years from 2019-20 (including $240.5 million over four years from 2024-25) for COVID-19 support measures in the communications, cyber safety and arts sectors.

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The package includes:

• $55.0 million over two years from 2019-20 to establish a Public Interest News Gathering Program to support broadcasters and publishers who are producing news in regional Australia, partially offset by redirecting unallocated funds from the Regional and Small Publishers Jobs and Innovation Package

• waiving the Commercial Broadcasting Tax for 12 months from 14 February 2020, providing commercial television and radio broadcasters with an estimated $41.0 million in tax relief for the use of broadcasting spectrum over two years from 2019-20

• $10.0 million over three years from 2020-21 to extend the Supporting Television and Online Coverage of Under-represented Sports Program to provide further support for the broadcasting of underrepresented sports on subscription television, including women's sports, niche sports and sports with a high level of community involvement and participation

• $10.0 million in 2020-21 for the Office of the eSafety Commissioner to respond to increased online activity.

In addition, as a component of the Government's JobMaker plan to restart Australia's creative economy:

• support for up to $90.0 million in concessional loans through establishing the Arts and Entertainment Guarantee Scheme, including $0.8 million over eight years from 2020-21 to administer the program, to assist creative economy businesses to fund new productions and events

• $75.0 million in 2020-21 to establish a Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund to provide competitive grants to support new events or productions as social distancing restrictions ease

• $50.0 million in 2020-21 to establish a Temporary Interruption Fund to support the local film and television sector so it can secure funding to commence productions

• $35.0 million in 2020-21 to support Commonwealth-funded arts and culture organisations facing threats to their viability

• a Creative Economy Taskforce to implement the JobMaker plan, with costs to be met from within the existing resources of the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications.

The Government will also provide $400.0 million over seven years from 2020-21 to extend the Location Incentive Program to attract international investment in the screen industry and provide local employment and training opportunities.

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The Arts and Entertainment Guarantee Scheme component of this measure has unquantifiable financial impacts at this time.

Further information can be found in the press releases of 15 April, 7 May, 25 June and 28 June 2020 issued by the Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, and the joint press release of 17 July 2020 issued by the Prime Minister and Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts.

COVID-19 Response Package — external territories

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

- 7.8 - - -

Related capital ($m)

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

- 5.7 - - -

The Government will provide $13.5 million in 2020-21 (including $5.7 million in capital funding) for an infrastructure package to stimulate and support the economies of Norfolk Island and the Indian Ocean Territories during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Response Package — freeze and maintain the Heavy Vehicle Road User Charge

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Australian Taxation Office - 20.0 - - -

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

- - - - -

Total — Payment - 20.0 - - -

The Government will maintain the Road User Charge rate at the 2017-18 level of 25.8 cents per litre for one year.

This measure will support the heavy vehicle industry during the COVID-19 pandemic, which is crucial to sustaining our economy and distributing critical goods.

This will increase expenditure on the Fuel Tax Credit by $20.0 million in 2020-21.

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Further information can be found in the joint press release of 1 May 2020 issued by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development and the Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport.

COVID-19 Response Package — infrastructure stimulus

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of the Treasury - 1,739.4 1,071.5 549.5 11.3

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

- 429.0 80.0 - -

Total — Payment - 2,168.4 1,151.5 549.5 11.3

The Government will provide $2.0 billion over three years from 2020-21 for priority regional and urban transport infrastructure across Australia to support local jobs and economic recovery post-COVID-19. This includes:

• $1.0 billion over three years from 2020-21 towards shovel ready priority projects and $500.0 million over two years from 2020-21 for targeted road safety works under the Infrastructure Investment Program, with:

- $320.3 million in Victoria, including an additional $178.2 million for regional rail revival projects, $70.6 million for the Princes Highway East and $71.5 million for Targeted Safety Works

- $451.0 million in New South Wales, including $120.0 million for pinch points, $191.0 million to fix local roads and $140.0 million for Targeted Safety Works

- $324.3 million in Queensland, including $126.4 million for a regional economic enabling fund and $120.0 million for Targeted Safety Works

- $176.0 million in Western Australia, including $80.0 million for a regional state road safety improvement program, $68.0 million for the Bussell Highway Duplication and $16.0 million for Exmouth Roads

- $115.6 million in South Australia, including $41.6 million for a regional road network package, $12.0 million for the Heysen Tunnel refit and $47.6 million for Targeted Safety Works

- $34.3 million in Tasmania, including $8.0 million for state road network enhancements and $12.3 million for Targeted Safety Works

- $40.4 million in the Northern Territory, including $26.8 million for Targeted Safety Works

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- $17.6 million in the Australian Capital Territory, including $6.0 million for the new Mitchell Light Rail Stop.

• $500.0 million over two years from 2020-21 for 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 networks.

The Government will also provide an additional $1.9 billion towards other infrastructure priorities, including $1.8 billion for the Sydney Metro - Western Sydney Airport rail project.

This measure builds on the 2019-20 MYEFO Infrastructure Investment Program measures.

Further information can be found in the following press releases:

• the joint press release of 22 May 2020 issued by the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development and the Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government

• the joint press release of 1 June 2020 issued by the Prime Minister, the Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure, the Premier of New South Wales, the New South Wales Minister for Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney and the New South Wales Minister for Transport and Roads

• the joint press release of 21 June 2020 issued by the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, the Minister for Finance, the Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure, the Premier of Western Australia and the Western Australian Minister for Transport and Planning

• the joint press release of 22 June 2020 issued by the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, the Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure, the Northern Territory Chief Minister and the Northern Territory Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics

• the joint press release of 22 June 2020 issued by the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, the Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure, Senator for the Australian Capital Territory Senator the Hon Zed Seselja, the Australian Capital Territory Chief Minister and the Australian Capital Territory Minister for Roads and Active Travel

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• the joint press release of 22 June 2020 issued by the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, the Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure, the Premier of Queensland and the Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads

• the joint press release of 24 June 2020 issued by the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, the Minister for Population, Cities and

Urban Infrastructure, the Premier of South Australia and the South Australian Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government

• the joint press release of 25 June 2020 issued by the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, the Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure, the Premier of Tasmania and the Tasmanian Minister for Infrastructure and Transport

• the joint press release of 29 June 2020 issued by the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, the Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure, the Premier of New South Wales, the New South Wales Minister for Transport and the New South Wales Minister for Regional Transport and Roads

• the joint press release of 6 July 2020 issued by the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, the Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure, the Treasurer, the Premier of Victoria and the Victorian Minister for Transport Infrastructure.

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Darwin City Deal — education and community precinct

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of the Treasury 17.5 40.0 17.3 -9.8 -20.0

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

- - - - -

Total — Payment 17.5 40.0 17.3 -9.8 -20.0

The Government will bring forward $74.8 million over three years from 2019-20 to fast-track the delivery of the education and community precinct, which includes construction of a university campus, library and carpark in Darwin's city centre.

Funding for the precinct was provided through the Government's $97.3 million contribution to the Darwin City Deal.

Further information can be found in the press release of 2 June 2020 issued by the Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure.

National Collecting Institutions — additional funding

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

- 8.4 6.3 4.4 2.2

National Library of Australia - 4.0 4.0 - -

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

- 0.5 - 1.4 -

Total — Payment - 12.9 10.3 5.8 2.2

The Government will provide $31.2 million over four years from 2020-21 to support the National Collecting Institutions, including:

• $12.7 million over three years from 2020-21 to complete critical asset management works at the Australian National Maritime Museum, the National Library of Australia (NLA), Old Parliament House and the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) and planning and audit activities

• $10.5 million over four years from 2020-21 for the National Museum of Australia, the NLA and the NFSA to safeguard and digitise at-risk elements of the national collection, including establishing the National Centre for Excellence in Audiovisual Digitisation at the NFSA

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• $8.0 million over two years from 2020-21 to support the NLA's digital information resource, Trove.

Further information can be found in the press releases of 26 June and 30 June 2020 issued by the Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts.

Redress of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse in the Australian Capital Territory Prior to Self-Government

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp

The Government has settled a claim brought outside the National Redress Scheme relating to institutional child sexual abuse that was alleged to have occurred in the Australian Capital Territory prior to self-government.

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

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PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET

Bushfire Response Package — National Bushfire Recovery Agency

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 10.9 21.5 10.8 - -

Related capital ($m)

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

1.8 0.1 0.1 - -

The Government will provide $45.2 million over three years from 2019-20 to establish the National Bushfire Recovery Agency (NBRA).The NBRA will operate for two years from 6 January 2020.

The NBRA is a national response to rebuild and support communities affected by the 2019-20 summer bushfires. The agency is also responsible for administering the $2.0 billion National Bushfire Recovery Fund, which is supporting recovery efforts across Australia.

Further information can be found in the press release of 6 January 2020 issued by the Prime Minister.

See also the related payment measure titled National Bushfire Recovery Fund in the Prime Minister and Cabinet Portfolio.

COVID-19 Response Package — National COVID-19 Coordination Commission

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

- - - - -

The Government has established the National COVID-19 Coordination Commission (the Commission). The Commission will coordinate advice to the

Australian Government on actions to anticipate and mitigate the economic and social effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

The cost of this measure will be met from within the existing resources of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Further information can be found in the press release of 25 March 2020 issued by the Prime Minister.

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COVID-19 Response Package — support for Indigenous and remote communities

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of the Treasury nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp

National Indigenous Australians Agency nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp

Total — Payment - - - - -

The Government will provide $19.8 million over two years from 2019-20 to support three Commonwealth wholly-owned Indigenous subsidiaries that have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding will support the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence, Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia and Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park to manage the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, ensure continued business viability and secure jobs.

The Government will also provide funding in 2020-21 to support the Northern Territory, South Australia, Western Australia, and Queensland with the cost of implementing COVID-19 related travel restrictions to remote communities. These costs will be met from the existing resources of the Indigenous Advancement Strategy, and are not for publication (nfp) as negotiations with jurisdictions are not yet finalised.

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SOCIAL SERVICES

Changes to the Income Compliance Program

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Social Services - nfp nfp nfp nfp

Services Australia nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp

Total — Payment nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp

The Government will provide $721 million over four years from 2020-21 to refund all repayments made on debts raised based on wholly or partially averaged Australian Taxation Office (ATO) data under the Income Compliance Program.

Refunding of eligible debts commenced in July and will continue through the 2020-21 financial year.

The financial implications of this measure are not for publication (nfp) due to ongoing legal proceedings.

Further information can be found in the press release of 29 May 2020 issued by the Minister for Government Services.

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COVID-19 Response Package — income support for individuals

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Social Services 5,873.7 11,869.9 0.2 - -

Services Australia 31.5 109.6 2.1 0.7 0.8

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment 18.1 47.7 - - -

Department of Education, Skills and Employment 14.5 150.2 63.3 32.9 21.6

Department of Veterans' Affairs 2.9 5.8 - - -

Department of Health 1.6 1.3 - - -

Total — Payment 5,942.3 12,184.5 65.6 33.6 22.4

Related receipts ($m)

Australian Taxation Office - 600.0 900.0 - -

Related capital ($m)

Department of Education, Skills and Employment

2.1 0.4 - - -

Department of Veterans' Affairs

0.3 0.3 - - -

Total — Capital 2.3 0.8 - - -

The Government will provide $16.8 billion over five years from 2019-20 to new and existing income support recipients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since 27 April 2020, the Government established a new time-limited Coronavirus Supplement to be paid at a non-income tested rate of $550 per fortnight. This is paid to both existing and new recipients of JobSeeker Payment, Youth Allowance, Parenting Payment, Austudy, ABSTUDY Living Allowance, Farm Household Allowance, Special Benefit, and recipients of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Education Schemes, Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Education and Training Scheme and Veterans’ Children’s Education Scheme.

From 25 September 2020 this supplement will change to $250 per fortnight and continue to 31 December 2020. The income free area will change to $300 per fortnight with a 60 cents taper for income earned above the income free area for JobSeeker Payment (except principal carer parents who have an income free area of $106 and a taper rate of 40 cents) and Youth Allowance (other) recipients.

Payment eligibility has been relaxed on a temporary basis, with the One Week Ordinary Waiting Period being waived from 12 March 2020, and a range of further exemptions, including waiving the Newly Arrived Residents’ Waiting Period, Assets Test, Liquid Assets Waiting Period and Seasonal Work Preclusion Period, have been applied from 25 March 2020. Eligibility criteria for JobSeeker and Youth Allowance (Other) has also been extended to allow sole traders and the self-employed to access the payments provided they meet income test requirements. From 25 September 2020 the Assets test

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and Liquid Assets Waiting Period will be reinstated with all other eligibility waivers continuing to 31 December 2020.

Mutual obligation requirements were temporarily lifted on 24 March 2020 and then gradually reinstated from 9 June 2020 in line with the gradual removal of COVID-19 restrictions. Mutual obligations will be changed to give job seekers greater flexibility to count education and training toward their activity requirements.

This measure forms part of the Government’s economic response to COVID-19.

Further information can be found in the following press releases:

• the press releases of 12 March and 24 March 2020 issued by the Minister for Families and Social Services

• the joint press release of 22 March 2020 issued by the Prime Minister and the Treasurer

• the joint press release of 26 March 2020 issued by the Minister for Families and Social Services and the Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

• the joint press release of 22 April 2020 issued by the Minister for Families and Social Services and the Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

• the joint press release of 31 May 2020 issued by the Minister for Families and Social Services and the Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business.

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COVID-19 Response Package — JobSeeker Partner Income Test measure

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Social Services 378.7 839.5 0.2 .. -

Department of Education, Skills and Employment 107.2 420.0 153.0 83.6 56.2

Services Australia 20.0 49.0 - - -

Department of Health 1.8 3.7 - - -

Total — Payment 507.7 1,312.2 153.2 83.6 56.2

Related receipts ($m)

Australian Taxation Office - 50.0 50.0 - -

The Government will provide $2.0 billion over five years from 2019-20 to temporarily relax the partner income test taper of the JobSeeker Payment to provide additional support for couples and families whose employment has been impacted by COVID-19.

From 27 April 2020 to 24 September 2020 the JobSeeker Payment partner income test taper will be temporarily revised from 60 cents in the dollar to 25 cents in the dollar above the current partner income free area of $996 per fortnight.

From 25 September 2020 to 31 December 2020 the partner income test taper will be further revised to 27 cents in the dollar above the partner income free area of $1,165 per fortnight. The personal income test for individuals on the JobSeeker Payment will still apply.

This measure forms part of the Government's economic response to COVID-19.

Further information can be found in the press release of 30 March 2020 issued by the Prime Minister.

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COVID-19 Response Package — payments to support households

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Social Services 5,405.6 3,542.4 34.0 1.8 -

Department of Veterans' Affairs 170.6 170.6 - - -

Services Australia 19.2 13.9 0.3 - -

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

5.3 - - - -

Total — Payment 5,600.7 3,726.9 34.3 1.8 -

Related capital ($m)

Department of Veterans' Affairs

0.4 0.4 - - -

The Government will provide $9.4 billion over three years from 2019-20 to provide eligible pensioners, income support recipients, carers and student payment recipients two separate $750 economic support payments.

The first payment was made from 31 March 2020, while the second payment commenced on 13 July 2020.

The payments are exempt from taxation and will not count as income for the purposes of any income support payment.

This measure forms part of the Government's economic response to COVID-19.

Further information can be found in the joint press releases of 12 March and 22 March 2020 issued by the Prime Minister and the Treasurer.

COVID-19 Response Package — Social Services

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Services Australia 200.0 0.3 - - -

Department of Social Services 140.7 113.2 - - -

Department of the Treasury 32.5 97.5 - - -

NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission 2.6 3.6 - - -

Total — Payment 375.8 214.6 - - -

The Government will provide $590.4 million over two years from 2019-20 to increase services and support available to vulnerable Australians affected by COVID-19. The package includes:

• $200.0 million in additional funding to Emergency Relief and Food Relief, to expand the No Interest Loan Scheme and scale up the delivery of financial counselling services

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• $150.0 million to support Australians at risk of domestic, family and sexual violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes up to $130.0 million for states and territories to invest in specialist services, including crisis accommodation, and $20.0 million for a nationwide awareness campaign, additional programs including 1800RESPECT and other national responses

• $64.2 million to extend over 3,100 grants to 31 March 2021 to support a range of family and community based services, with the cost to be met from existing resources of the Department of Social Services

• $34.2 million to increase services and support available to people with disability and businesses providing employment supports and services to people with disability

• $6.2 million to enable the National Disability Insurance Scheme Quality and Safeguards Commission to provide additional support to individuals and service providers impacted by COVID-19.

To facilitate increased support services, the Government increased the capacity of Services Australia to meet the additional workload caused by COVID-19, including to respond to the Prime Minister's announcement in March 2020 that the agency would recruit an additional 5,000 staff.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 29 March 2020 issued by the Prime Minister, the Minister for Women, the Assistant Minister for Health and the Minister for Families and Social Services, and the joint press release of 9 April 2020 issued by the Minister for Families and Social Services and the Minister for Government Services and the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

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Census 2021 — building for the future

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Australian Bureau of Statistics - - - - -

The Government will provide $39.6 million over three years from 2019-20 to the Australian Bureau of Statistics to facilitate and enhance the delivery of the 2021 Census. The additional funding will address areas of risk which were identified in the course of the 2016 Census and encourage greater participation to ensure the successful delivery of the 2021 Census.

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

COVID-19 Response Package — boosting cash flow for employers

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Australian Taxation Office 14,900.0 17,000.0 - - -

The Government is providing tax-free cash flow boosts of between $20,000 and $100,000 to eligible small and medium businesses and not-for-profit organisations that employ individuals. Eligible entities automatically receive payments upon lodgment of relevant activity statements for the March to September 2020 reporting periods. This will support the connection between employers and employees and help entities continue to operate through the economic downturn associated with COVID-19.

This measure is estimated to increase payments by $31.9 billion over two years from 2019-20.

This measure forms part of the Government's economic response to COVID-19.

Further information can be found in the joint press releases of 12 March and 22 March 2020 issued by the Prime Minister and the Treasurer.

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COVID-19 Response Package — Government support for immediate cash flow needs to small and medium enterprises

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of the Treasury - 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.9

The Government will support up to $40 billion of new lending through the Coronavirus Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Guarantee Scheme (the Scheme). Under the Scheme, the Government will guarantee 50 per cent of new loans provided by eligible lenders to SMEs.

The Scheme will provide businesses with funding to meet cash flow needs by further enhancing lenders’ willingness and ability to provide credit. The Scheme will assist otherwise viable businesses across the economy, which are facing significant challenges due to disrupted cash flow.

The total financial impact of the Scheme cannot be quantified at this time.

This measure forms part of the Government's economic response to COVID-19.

Further information can be found in the press releases of 22 March and 9 April 2020 issued by the Treasurer.

COVID-19 Response Package — HomeBuilder Grant

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of the Treasury - 680.0 - - -

The Government will provide $680.0 million in 2020-21 for the HomeBuilder program to support jobs in the residential construction sector.

HomeBuilder will provide eligible owner-occupiers (including first home buyers) with a grant of $25,000 to build a new home or substantially rebuild an existing home where a contract was entered into between 4 June 2020 and 31 December 2020 and building commenced within three months of the contract date. HomeBuilder is limited to new homes worth less than $750,000 and to renovations of between $150,000 and $750,000 where the total value of the property is less than $1.5 million pre-renovation. HomeBuilder will assist the residential construction market by encouraging the commencement of building and renovation projects.

Further information can be found in the press release of 4 June 2020 issued by the Prime Minister.

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COVID-19 Response Package — International Monetary Fund's Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of the Treasury - - - - -

Related receipts ($m)

Department of the Treasury - 0.3 0.8 0.8 0.8

The Government has committed to provide a loan of 500 million Special Drawing Rights (AUD $1.1 billion) to the International Monetary Fund's Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust (PRGT). The PRGT provides concessional financial support to low income countries to help them achieve, maintain, or restore a stable and sustainable macroeconomic position.

COVID-19 Response Package — JobKeeper Payment

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Australian Taxation Office 20,576.0 65,125.7 - - -

The JobKeeper Payment is a wage subsidy for businesses and not-for-profits significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to assist them to maintain the connection with their employees.

From 30 March 2020 to 27 September 2020, the JobKeeper Payment is $1,500 per fortnight for eligible employees and business participants.

From 28 September 2020 to 3 January 2021, the JobKeeper Payment will generally be $1,200 per fortnight for eligible employees and business participants. A JobKeeper Payment of $750 per fortnight will apply for all eligible employees and business participants who worked for the business or not-for-profit for less than 20 hours per week, on average, in the four weekly pay periods ending prior to 1 March 2020.

From 4 January 2021 to 28 March 2021, the JobKeeper Payment will generally be $1,000 per fortnight for eligible employees and business participants. A JobKeeper payment of $650 per fortnight will apply for eligible employees and business participants who worked for the business or not-for-profit for less than 20 hours per week, on average, in the four weekly pay periods ending prior to 1 March 2020.

A business must remunerate each eligible employee a minimum of the JobKeeper Payment that applies for that employee per fortnight, before tax.

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To be eligible from 30 March 2020 to 27 September 2020, an employer must project that their turnover has, or is expected to, decline by at least:

• 50 per cent for businesses with an aggregated turnover of more than $1.0 billion

• 30 per cent for businesses with an aggregated turnover of $1.0 billion or less or

• 15 per cent for Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission-registered charities (excluding schools and universities).

Further rules apply to working out the decline in turnover of some charities and universities.

To be eligible from 28 September 2020 to 3 January 2021, an employer will need to demonstrate that their actual turnover has fallen by the relevant percentage in both the June quarter and the September quarter relative to comparable periods (generally the corresponding quarter in 2019).

To be eligible from 4 January 2021 to 28 March 2021, an employer will again need to demonstrate that their actual turnover has fallen in each of the June, September and December quarter in 2020 by the relevant percentage.

The following entities are ineligible for the JobKeeper Payment:

• Entities subject to the major bank levy as at 1 March 2020

• Commonwealth, State and Territory government agencies and local governing bodies

• entities wholly owned by Commonwealth, State and Territory government agencies and local governing bodies

• sovereign entities and entities wholly owned by a sovereign entity.

Additionally, a company that is in liquidation, or a partnership, trust or sole trader in bankruptcy will not be eligible.

Self-employed individuals are eligible to receive the JobKeeper Payment if they meet the turnover test and are not a permanent employee of another employer. Entities are eligible to receive only one JobKeeper Payment in respect of owners, partners, directors, shareholders or trust beneficiaries, in addition to any payments they receive for eligible employees. Registered religious institutions may claim a JobKeeper Payment for religious practitioners. From 13 July 2020, the Government will pay child care providers an additional transition payment to replace the JobKeeper Payment, with child care providers becoming ineligible for the JobKeeper Payment from 20 July 2020.

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The JobKeeper Payment is estimated to increase payments by $85.7 billion over the forward estimates period.

This measure forms part of the Government's economic response to COVID-19.

Further information can be found in the press releases of 30 March, 5 April and 24 April 2020 issued by the Treasurer.

COVID-19 Response Package — Treasury

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of the Treasury 10.0 31.1 8.0 3.8 2.8

Australian Bureau of Statistics - 22.6 1.0 0.4 -

Office of Parliamentary Counsel - 1.6 1.6 - -

Total — Payment 10.0 55.3 10.7 4.1 2.8

Related receipts ($m)

Australian Taxation Office 2.6 7.8 - - -

The Government will provide $82.9 million over five years from 2019-20 to the Treasury portfolio, including to the Australian Bureau of Statistics and to the Office of Parliamentary Counsel, to help support the transition from the economic impact of COVID-19 and continue the delivery of the Government's legislative program. The funding will support:

• the production of statistical information that informs the development and delivery of the Government’s response

• addressing the existing backlog of legislation and escalation in Treasury’s legislative program

• the Financial Services Reform Taskforce implementing the recommendations from the Financial Services Royal Commission

• an advertising campaign to raise public awareness about assistance available through the Government's COVID-19 Response Package.

The Government has also temporarily reduced all foreign investment monetary screening thresholds to $0 from 29 March 2020 to protect Australia’s national interest during the COVID-19 crisis. This measure is estimated to increase receipts by $10.4 million over the forward estimates period.

Further information can be found in the press release of 29 March 2020 issued by the Treasurer.

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National Consumer Data Right — implementation

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of the Treasury - 12.6 - - -

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

- 6.6 - - -

Total — Payment - 19.2 - - -

Related capital ($m)

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

- 6.2 - - -

The Government will provide additional funding to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to continue to progress the key elements of the Consumer Data Right (CDR). The Government will also provide funding to the Department of the Treasury to support an information and awareness campaign to introduce CDR to consumers and businesses, and drive uptake.

This measure builds on the 2019-20 MYEFO measure National Consumer Data Right.

Reforming Australia's Foreign Investment Framework

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of the Treasury - 12.0 13.2 10.9 10.9

Australian Taxation Office - 2.2 1.9 1.9 1.8

Department of Home Affairs - 0.6 1.3 1.3 1.3

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation - 0.5 1.0 1.0 1.0

Total — Payment - 15.3 17.3 15.0 15.1

Related receipts ($m)

Australian Taxation Office - 0.7 1.4 1.5 1.6

Department of the Treasury - 0.5 0.9 0.9 1.0

Total — Receipts - 1.2 2.4 2.5 2.6

Related capital ($m)

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation

- .. .. - -

The Government will provide $62.8 million over four years from 2020-21 (and $15.1 million per year ongoing) to support reforms to Australia’s foreign investment framework.

These reforms will ensure that Australia’s foreign investment framework keeps pace with emerging risks and global developments, including similar changes to foreign investment regimes in comparable countries. The changes address national security risks, strengthen compliance measures, streamline approval processes and provide administrative enhancements.

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Further information can be found in the press release of 5 June 2020 issued by the Treasurer.

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VETERANS’ AFFAIRS

COVID-19 Response Package — maintaining support for Veterans

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Department of Veterans' Affairs - 24.8 -3.6 - -

Department of Health - -2.5 -0.3 - -

Total — Payment - 22.3 -3.9 - -

The Government will provide $18.4 million over two years to continue the Wellbeing and Support Program and the Provisional Access to Medical Treatment Program for a further 12 months from 1 July 2020. These pilot programs provide community-based case management services for vulnerable veterans and early access to medical treatment for those submitting claims for a range of commonly accepted conditions.

Additional funding will also be provided to process an increased number of claims for rehabilitation, compensation and income support being submitted by veterans and their dependants.

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention for Veterans

Payment ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Attorney-General's Department 1.1 14.7 8.9 8.0 8.1

Department of Veterans' Affairs - 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5

Department of the Treasury nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp

Total — Payment 1.1 15.2 9.4 8.5 8.6

Related capital ($m)

Attorney-General's Department

0.1 1.8 - - -

The Government will provide $31.0 million over five years from 2019-20 (including capital of $1.9 million over two years from 2019-20) to establish the

National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention, including to undertake an independent review of more than 400 Defence and Veteran deaths by suicide since 2001, and to establish a new Veteran Family Advocate.

The National Commissioner will be an independent, publicly accountable body, with the powers of a Royal Commission to inquire into the systemic issues relevant to these deaths by suicide, including the ability to compel the production of evidence, summon witnesses and make findings and recommendations to Government focused on the prevention of further deaths by suicide.

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The Government will establish a new Veteran Family Advocate who will be responsible for engaging with the families of veterans to help shape policy and improve the design of veterans' programs and services, including mental health support.

The Government will also provide funding of $6.4 million over four years from 1 July 2020 for additional case coordinators and health workers to support young and vulnerable veterans who have mental health conditions. Funding for the case coordinators has already been provided for by the Government.

The Government will also work with jurisdictions and state and territory Coroners to establish a new National Coronial Centre for Defence and Veteran Suicides. The financial implications for the Department of the Treasury are not for publication (nfp) pending ongoing discussions regarding the new National Coronial Centre.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 5 February 2020 issued by the Prime Minister and the Minister for Veterans and Defence Personnel.

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Part 3: Capital Measures

Table 3: Capital measures since the 2019-20 MYEFO(a) 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24 $m $m $m $m $m

AGRICULTURE, WATER AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Environmental Management — the use and disposal of industrial chemicals(b)(c) 1.9 - - - -

National Bushfire Recovery Fund(b) - 0.2 0.2 - -

Transforming Australia's Waste and Recycling Industry(b) - 4.4 3.5 3.9 3.3

Director of National Parks

COVID-19 Response Package — investing in our Commonwealth national parks(b) - 25.4 126.2 56.7 -

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

COVID-19 Response Package — Relief and Recovery Fund(b)(c) 1.2 1.3 - - -

Portfolio total 3.1 31.4 129.9 60.7 3.3

ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S

Attorney-General's Department

Bushfire Response Package — Royal Commission into Bushfires(b) 1.3 - - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — Attorney- General's(b) - - 0.4 0.7 -

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention for Veterans(b) 0.1 1.8 - - -

Portfolio total 1.4 1.8 0.4 0.7 -

CROSS PORTFOLIO

Various Agencies

COVID-19 Response Package — aviation support(b)(c) - - - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — Relief and Recovery Fund(b)(c) - - - - -

National Bushfire Recovery Fund(c) - - - - -

Portfolio total - - - - -

EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EMPLOYMENT

Australian Skills Quality Authority

COVID-19 Response Package — JobTrainer Fund — establishment(b) - 0.3 1.1 1.2 1.2

Department of Education, Skills and Employment

COVID-19 Response Package — higher education(b)(c) - 0.5 - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — income support for individuals(b)(c) 2.1 0.4 - - -

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Table 3: Capital measures since the 2019-20 MYEFO⁽ªâ¾ (continued) 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24 $m $m $m $m $m

EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EMPLOYMENT (continued)

COVID-19 Response Package — supporting apprentices and trainees(b) 3.3 1.1 - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — supporting job seekers(b) 2.9 1.4 - - -

Higher Education Reform — additional support for regional Australia(b)(c) - 0.5 - - -

Higher Education Reform — more job ready graduates(b)(c) - 0.8 - - -

Skills Reform Package(b) - 3.8 0.7 0.8 0.8

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency

Higher Education Reform — more job ready graduates(b)(c) - 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.1

Portfolio total 8.3 9.2 1.9 2.1 2.1

HEALTH

Australian Digital Health Agency

Guaranteeing Medicare and access to medicines(b)(c) - 15.5 - - -

Department of Health

Ageing and Aged Care(b) - 21.3 2.9 - -

COVID-19 Response Package — emergency response(b)(c) 2,082.6 1,162.5 - - -

Environmental Management — the use and disposal of industrial chemicals(b)(c) - 0.6 - - -

Guaranteeing Medicare and access to medicines(b)(c) - 14.8 - - -

Portfolio total 2,082.6 1,214.6 2.9 - -

HOME AFFAIRS

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation

Reforming Australia's Foreign Investment Framework(b)(c) - .. .. - -

Department of Home Affairs

Permanent Migration — encouraging uptake of the New Zealand Pathway to permanent residency(b)(c) - 0.4 - - -

Portfolio total - 0.4 .. - -

INDUSTRY, SCIENCE, ENERGY AND RESOURCES

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

COVID-19 Response Package — emergency response(b)(c) - 0.2 - - -

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Table 3: Capital measures since the 2019-20 MYEFO⁽ªâ¾ (continued) 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24 $m $m $m $m $m

INDUSTRY, SCIENCE, ENERGY AND RESOURCES (continued)

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

COVID-19 Response Package — fuel security(b) - 91.5 - - -

Geoscience Australia

Unlocking Australia’s Resources Potential — Exploring for the Future 2(b) - - 2.6 - -

Portfolio total - 91.7 2.6 - -

INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT, REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS

Australian Communications and Media Authority

Consumer Safeguards — targeted measures — amendments(b)(c) .. .. .. - -

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

COVID-19 Response Package — external territories(b) - 5.7 - - -

National Capital Authority

Land Exchange with Australian Capital Territory Government - - - - -

Portfolio total .. 5.7 .. - -

PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Bushfire Response Package — National Bushfire Recovery Agency(b) 1.8 0.1 0.1 - -

Portfolio total 1.8 0.1 0.1 - -

SOCIAL SERVICES

Services Australia

Ageing and Aged Care(b) - 35.1 26.6 - -

Higher Education Reform — additional support for regional Australia(b)(c) - 1.1 - - -

Portfolio total - 36.2 26.6 - -

TREASURY

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

COVID-19 Response Package — aviation support(b)(c) - 0.4 - - -

National Consumer Data Right — implementation(b) - 6.2 - - -

Portfolio total - 6.6 - - -

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Table 3: Capital measures since the 2019-20 MYEFO⁽ªâ¾ (continued) 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24 $m $m $m $m $m

VETERANS’ AFFAIRS

Department of Veterans' Affairs

COVID-19 Response Package — income support for individuals(b)(c) 0.3 0.3 - - -

COVID-19 Response Package — payments to support households(b) 0.4 0.4 - - -

Portfolio total 0.7 0.7 - - -

Decisions taken but not yet announced(d) - 44.2 - - -

Total impact of capital measures(e) 2,097.9 1,442.7 164.4 63.4 5.2

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

Agriculture, Water and the Environment

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AGRICULTURE, WATER AND THE ENVIRONMENT

COVID-19 Response Package — investing in our Commonwealth national parks

Capital ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

Director of National Parks - 25.4 126.2 56.7 -

Related payment ($m)

Director of National Parks - 8.4 8.5 8.1 -

The Government will provide $233.4 million over three years from 2020-21 to improve infrastructure in Commonwealth national parks. This increased investment in infrastructure will support economic recovery from COVID-19 through stimulating construction activity, regional jobs and improving the tourism draw of these internationally iconic places. The works will improve visitor safety and allow for the renewal and replacement of tourism infrastructure, including campgrounds, walkways, roads, visitors' centres and staff housing. This funding also includes $51.4 million to renew and replace essential services infrastructure, including water, electricity and sewage in the Mutitjulu Community in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 12 July 2020 issued by the Minister for the Environment, the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment and the Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories.

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INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT, REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS

Land Exchange with Australian Capital Territory Government

Capital ($m)

2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24

National Capital Authority - - - - -

The Government has agreed to a no-cost land exchange with the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government to facilitate the development of a new diplomatic estate in the ACT, including:

• the transfer of Block 4 Section 106 and part Block 5 Section 121 Curtin, ACT from the ACT Government to the National Capital Authority (NCA)

• the transfer of a portion of the bed of Lake Burley Griffin at Part Block 1 Section 89 Acton, ACT from the NCA to the ACT Government.

This will remedy the lack of suitable land to accommodate foreign missions who seek to establish a permanent presence in Canberra.

The land exchange agreement was given effect by the gazetted publications on the Federal Register of Legislation on 23 March 2020.