Australian Government, 2012‑13 Budget
Budget

Appendix A: Expenses by Function and
Sub‑function

Table A1 sets out Australian Government general government sector expenses by function and sub‑function for 2012‑13.

Table A1: Australian Government general government sector expenses by function and sub‑function
          2011-12
Outcome


$m
2012-13
Estimate at
2013-14
Budget
$m
2012-13
Outcome
   

$m
Change on
2013-14
Budget 

$m
General public services        
Legislative and executive affairs 1,003 1,021 959 -61
Financial and fiscal affairs 7,982 7,749 7,843 94
Foreign affairs and economic aid 5,878 5,896 5,796 -100
General research 2,764 2,639 2,651 12
General services 1,432 683 759 76
Government superannuation benefits 4,360 7,567 7,947 380
Total general public services 23,419 25,555 25,956 401
Defence 21,692 21,122 21,146 24
Public order and safety        
Courts and legal services 829 899 852 -47
Other public order and safety 3,170 3,129 3,071 -58
Total public order and safety 3,999 4,028 3,923 -105
Education        
Higher education 8,533 8,724 8,714 -10
Vocational and other education 1,998 1,904 1,887 -17
Schools 12,243 12,419 12,442 22
Non-government schools 7,737 8,094 8,116 22
Government schools 4,505 4,326 4,326 0
Student assistance 4,110 3,532 3,597 65
General administration 263 268 276 8
School education - specific funding 1,903 1,563 1,552 -11
Total education 29,050 28,411 28,468 56
Health        
Medical services and benefits 25,081 25,307 25,342 35
Hospital services 2,944 2,694 2,632 -62
National Health Reform Payment 12,544 13,252 13,309 57
Pharmaceutical benefits and services 10,188 10,689 9,832 -857
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health 736 752 730 -23
Health services 7,359 6,362 6,294 -68
General administration 3,159 3,192 3,164 -29
Total health 62,012 62,249 61,302 -947
Social security and welfare        
Assistance to the aged 48,231 50,984 50,688 -296
Assistance to veterans and dependants 7,090 7,046 6,968 -78
Assistance to people with disabilities 23,016 23,873 24,018 145
Assistance to families with children 34,919 35,256 35,119 -138
Assistance to the unemployed and the sick 7,448 8,559 8,518 -42
Other welfare programs 992 1,663 1,555 -107
Assistance for Indigenous Australians nec 1,162 1,145 1,172 27
General administration 3,889 3,861 3,863 2
Total social security and welfare 126,747 132,388 131,901 -487
Housing and community amenities        
Housing 3,387 2,877 2,844 -33
Urban and regional development 595 560 531 -29
Environment protection 2,197 3,460 3,391 -69
Total housing and community amenities 6,180 6,898 6,766 -131
Recreation and culture        
Broadcasting 1,608 1,748 1,665 -83
Arts and cultural heritage 1,221 1,118 1,167 49
Sport and recreation 523 375 403 29
National estate and parks 457 400 389 -12
Total recreation and culture 3,809 3,641 3,625 -16
Fuel and energy 6,464 6,168 5,954 -214
Agriculture, forestry and fishing        
Wool industry 62 54 57 4
Grains industry 169 173 184 11
Dairy industry 51 53 51 -3
Cattle, sheep and pig industry 170 173 168 -6
Fishing, horticulture and other agriculture 228 242 217 -25
General assistance not allocated to specific industries 24 28 25 -3
Rural assistance 256 139 119 -20
Natural resources development 1,327 1,052 951 -101
General administration 667 690 635 -55
Total agriculture, forestry and fishing 2,953 2,605 2,407 -198
Mining, manufacturing and construction 2,245 2,267 2,920 653
Transport and communication        
Communication 861 589 637 49
Rail transport 1,045 1,032 1,025 -7
Air transport 228 208 213 5
Road transport 6,341 2,529 2,521 -8
Sea transport 290 319 310 -9
Other transport and communication 364 326 316 -10
Total transport and communication 9,129 5,002 5,023 20
Other economic affairs        
Tourism and area promotion 177 181 190 9
Total labour and employment affairs 4,783 4,271 4,156 -115
Vocational and industry training 1,977 1,658 1,628 -30
Labour market assistance to job seekers and industry 2,109 1,803 1,727 -76
Industrial relations 698 809 801 -9
Immigration 2,740 3,575 3,533 -42
Other economic affairs nec 2,354 2,337 2,752 414
Total other economic affairs 10,054 10,365 10,631 266
Other purposes        
Public debt interest 11,421 12,209 12,521 312
Interest on Australian Government's behalf 11,421 12,209 12,521 312
Nominal superannuation interest 7,376 6,778 6,729 -49
General purpose inter-government transactions 49,940 51,160 51,480 320
General revenue assistance - States and Territories 47,149 48,935 49,244 309
Local government assistance 2,791 2,225 2,236 11
Natural disaster relief 1,516 1,894 1,893 -1
Contingency reserve 0 -1,301 0 1,301
Total other purposes 70,253 70,741 72,623 1,883
Total expenses 378,005 381,439 382,644 1,205

 

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