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Budget | 2014-15

Budget 2014-15
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Statement 6 (continued)

Appendix A: Expense by function and sub‑function

Table A1: Estimates of expenses by function and sub‑function
  Actuals   Estimates   Projections
  2012‑13
$m
  2013‑14
$m
2014‑15
$m
2015‑16
$m
  2016‑17
$m
2017‑18
$m
General public services                
Legislative and executive affairs 959   1,334 1,191 1,015   1,222 1,045
Financial and fiscal affairs 7,843   17,652 8,513 8,585   8,797 8,799
Foreign affairs and economic aid 5,796   6,060 6,299 6,125   6,704 6,733
General research 2,651   2,724 2,651 2,554   2,343 2,387
General services 759   714 821 757   773 797
Government superannuation benefits 7,947   5,667 3,709 3,715   3,516 3,290
Total general public services 25,956   34,151 23,185 22,752   23,357 23,051
Defence 21,146   22,840 24,197 25,249   25,719 27,632
Public order and safety                
Courts and legal services 852   1,080 1,043 957   871 882
Other public order and safety 3,071   3,366 3,346 3,141   3,184 3,168
Total public order and safety 3,923   4,446 4,389 4,098   4,054 4,051
Education                
Higher education 8,714   8,970 9,223 9,274   9,282 9,465
Vocational and other education 1,887   1,766 1,824 1,837   2,003 1,515
Schools 12,442   13,567 14,374 15,646   17,032 18,149
Non-government schools 8,116   8,764 9,260 9,957   10,685 11,277
Government schools 4,326   4,803 5,114 5,689   6,348 6,872
School education - specific funding 1,552   1,151 734 282   194 163
Student assistance 3,597   3,998 3,338 3,110   3,264 3,431
General administration 276   255 61 56   67 65
Total education 28,468   29,707 29,553 30,206   31,843 32,788
Health                
Medical services and benefits 25,342   26,390 28,227 28,384   29,982 31,442
Pharmaceutical benefits and services 9,832   10,519 10,547 10,693   11,209 11,589
Assistance to the States for public hospitals(a) 13,309   13,845 15,116 16,551   18,095 18,872
Hospital services(b) 2,632   2,844 1,950 1,777   1,686 1,705
Health services 6,294   6,839 7,109 6,794   6,749 7,040
General administration 3,164   3,274 3,214 3,254   3,257 3,300
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health 730   800 730 749   818 908
Total health 61,302   64,511 66,892 68,203   71,797 74,856
Social security and welfare                
Assistance to the aged 50,688   54,984 57,967 60,791   64,612 67,718
Assistance to veterans and dependants 6,968   6,984 6,933 6,783   6,628 6,356
Assistance to people with disabilities 24,018   26,035 27,961 29,802   34,431 42,910
Assistance to families with children 35,119   36,131 35,540 34,352   35,022 35,005
Assistance to the unemployed and the sick 8,518   10,238 10,233 10,571   10,687 10,610
Other welfare programmes 1,555   735 735 843   918 1,003
Assistance for Indigenous Australians nec 1,172   1,910 2,161 2,162   2,155 2,107
General administration 3,863   3,552 4,242 3,965   3,918 3,876
Total social security and welfare 131,901   140,569 145,773 149,269   158,370 169,585
Housing and community amenities                
Housing 2,844   3,284 3,231 3,133   3,405 3,498
Urban and regional development 531   578 695 697   521 431
Environment protection 3,391   4,521 910 1,072   1,100 1,176
Total housing and community amenities 6,766   8,383 4,835 4,902   5,026 5,105
Recreation and culture                
Broadcasting 1,665   1,539 1,549 1,570   1,554 1,588
Arts and cultural heritage 1,167   1,239 1,226 1,126   1,172 1,122
Sport and recreation 403   552 382 335   333 293
National estate and parks 389   395 355 330   326 340
Total recreation and culture 3,625   3,725 3,512 3,360   3,385 3,343
Fuel and energy 5,954   7,047 7,058 7,172   7,439 7,836
Agriculture, forestry and fishing                
Wool industry 57   58 57 57   57 57
Grains industry 184   184 212 202   194 203
Dairy industry 51   53 53 54   54 56
Cattle, sheep and pig industry 168   182 182 183   185 186
Fishing, horticulture and other agriculture 217   272 283 293   288 282
General assistance not allocated to specific industries 25   26 26 27   28 28
Rural assistance 119   144 151 110   113 95
Natural resources development 951   1,016 1,126 1,280   1,064 993
General administration 635   695 663 663   661 666
Total agriculture, forestry and fishing 2,407   2,629 2,752 2,868   2,642 2,565
Mining, manufacturing and construction 2,920   3,139 2,740 2,580   2,595 2,504
Transport and communication                
Communication 637   732 675 636   580 577
Rail transport 1,025   1,602 946 961   566 319
Air transport 213   212 219 236   223 222
Road transport 2,521   5,360 4,805 7,270   8,998 5,773
Sea transport 310   351 340 349   359 369
Other transport and communication 316   239 299 244   224 208
Total transport and communication 5,023   8,495 7,286 9,697   10,949 7,469
Other economic affairs                
Tourism and area promotion 190   189 186 177   171 168
Total labour and employment affairs 4,156   4,064 3,904 4,224   4,361 4,433
Vocational and industry training 1,628   1,724 1,465 1,467   1,490 1,509
Labour market assistance to job seekers and industry 1,727   1,579 1,631 1,978   2,100 2,168
Industrial relations 801   760 807 779   770 756
Immigration 3,533   4,656 4,172 3,663   2,862 2,621
Other economic affairs nec 2,752   2,355 2,408 2,302   2,253 2,263
Total other economic affairs 10,631   11,263 10,670 10,366   9,646 9,485
Other purposes                
Public debt interest 12,521   13,454 14,708 16,134   17,157 17,876
Interest on Commonwealth Government's behalf 12,521   13,454 14,708 16,134   17,157 17,876
Nominal superannuation interest 6,729   8,320 9,275 9,630   9,979 10,333
General purpose inter-government transactions 51,480   53,224 57,148 60,452   63,884 67,295
General revenue assistance -                
States and Territories 49,244   52,056 54,861 58,165   61,598 64,909
Local government assistance 2,236   1,168 2,287 2,287   2,287 2,385
Natural disaster relief(c) 1,893   183 98 18   0 0
Contingency reserve 0   -793 773 4,161   5,963 9,675
Total other purposes 72,623   74,388 82,002 90,395   96,984 105,178
Total expenses 382,644   415,294 414,845 431,118   453,806 475,447

(a) The name of this sub‑function has changed from the 'National Health Reform Payment' to the 'Assistance to the States for public hospitals'.

(b) The hospital services sub‑function includes payments from the Commonwealth to the States and Territories for specific hospital improvement initiatives and is in addition to the bulk of hospital funding provided under the former National Health Reform Payment sub‑function (now called the 'Assistance to the States for public hospitals' sub‑function).

(c) Amounts for the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) reflect expenses being recorded in the year in which the disaster occurs rather than when payments are made to State or Territory Governments in relation to Australian Government financial obligations under the NDRRA.