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Budget | 2014-15

Budget 2014-15
Australian Government Coat of Arms, Budget 2014-15

Part 2: Expense Measures

Table 2: Expense measures since the 2013‑14 MYEFO(a)
  2013‑14
$m
2014‑15
$m
2015‑16
$m
2016‑17
$m
2017‑18
$m
AGRICULTURE          
Department of Agriculture          
A Competitive Agriculture Sector          
— boosting farm profits through rural research and development 20.0 30.0 30.0 20.0
— improved access to Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals 0.7 2.1 2.9 2.3
— stronger biosecurity and quarantine arrangements 5.6 4.7 4.7 4.8
— support for small exporters 4.1 2.5 4.5 3.9
A more competitive and sustainable fisheries sector
Agriculture Advancing Australia — International Agricultural Cooperation programme — reduced funding ‑0.6 ‑0.6 ‑0.6
Australian Animal Welfare Strategy — cessation ‑1.1 ‑1.1 ‑1.1
Biosecurity services for imports and live animal exports — ensuring full cost recovery(b) nfp nfp nfp nfp
Cease indexation of the Clean Energy Supplement .. .. .. ..
Changes to agricultural production levies(b) 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3
Exotic Disease Preparedness Programme — cessation
Fisheries Resources Research Fund — reduced funding ‑1.3 ‑1.3 ‑1.3
Leveraging Australia's Brand for Food — cessation ‑0.9 ‑0.1 ‑0.1
Live Animal Exports — Business Assistance Supply Chain and Official Development Assistance (Improved Animal Welfare Programme) — cessation ‑2.3
Maintain eligibility thresholds for Australian Government payments for three years
National Landcare Programme — establishment ‑9.8 ‑5.0 ‑8.8 ‑37.1
Payments of memberships to international commodity organisations — changed arrangements ‑1.7 ‑1.7 ‑1.8 ‑1.8
Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation — reduced funding ‑2.0 ‑3.0 ‑3.0 ‑3.0
Support to Drought Affected Farmers 4.7 13.7 1.7 0.9 ‑1.4
Portfolio total 4.7 30.7 31.5 29.6 ‑12.0
ATTORNEY‑GENERAL'S          
Administrative Appeals Tribunal          
Smaller Government — Privacy and Freedom of Information functions — new arrangements 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.5
Attorney‑General's Department          
2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games — operational support
Adelaide Festival Centre — support for Asian cultural activities — cessation
Arts programmes — reduced funding ‑4.4 ‑5.0 ‑9.8 ‑14.6
Australian Ballet School student residence 1.0
Australian Emergency Management Institute — establish as a Virtual Institute 2.4 ‑1.1 ‑1.1 ‑1.1
Australian Interactive Games Fund — cessation ‑10.0
Confiscated Assets Account — additional expenditure 21.5 21.5 9.0 9.0
Creative Partnerships Australia — operational funding — continuation ‑0.3 1.8 1.9 1.9
Disaster Relief — New South Wales and Victorian fires
Get Reading! Programme — cessation ‑1.6 ‑1.6 ‑1.6 ‑1.6
Human Rights Education — cessation ‑0.3 ‑0.3 ‑0.3 ‑0.8
Indigenous Languages Support Programme — reduced funding ‑2.3 ‑2.3 ‑2.4 ‑2.5
Legal Aid — withdrawal of additional funding ‑15.0
Matthew Flinders' Chart .. 0.2
National Bushfire Mitigation Programme
National Partnership Agreement on Legal Assistance Services — extension
Official Development Assistance — reprioritised funding ‑0.4 ‑0.4 ‑0.4 ‑0.4 ‑0.1
Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption — establishment 18.4 29.6
Safer Streets Programme — establishment 0.3 18.5 14.7 14.9 0.2
Schools Security Programme 6.0 6.0 6.0
Smaller Government — Privacy and Freedom of Information functions — new arrangements 0.5 0.9 0.9 0.9
Australia Council          
Arts programmes — reduced funding ‑9.6 ‑6.1 ‑6.2 ‑6.3
Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity          
Smaller Government — strengthen and enhance Australia's border protection services 1.0
Australian Federal Police          
Australian Federal Police — savings from efficiencies ‑0.9 ‑3.7 ‑3.7 ‑3.7
Australian Federal Police officers — cessation of additional recruitment ‑5.1 ‑11.6 ‑11.6 ‑11.7
Hobart Airport ‑0.8 ‑4.8 ‑4.8 ‑4.8
National Anti‑Gang Squad 3.6 3.1 3.2
Official Development Assistance — reprioritised funding ‑10.0 ‑1.6 ‑0.6 ‑0.6 ‑0.6
Support for the Northern Territory Child Abuse Taskforce — continuation 1.3 0.8 0.9 0.8
Timor‑Leste Police Development Programme — continuation 7.9 8.0 7.0 6.0
Australian Human Rights Commission          
Australian Human Rights Commission — reduction in appointments ‑0.4 ‑0.4 ‑0.4 ‑0.4
Smaller Government — Privacy and Freedom of Information functions — new arrangements 2.7 5.5 5.4 5.5
Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre          
Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre — industry contribution(b) 0.2
Screen Australia          
Arts programmes — reduced funding ‑5.2 ‑5.3 ‑7.3 ‑7.3
Portfolio total 8.2 38.6 19.7 ‑0.6 ‑31.0
COMMUNICATIONS          
Australian Broadcasting Corporation          
Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Special Broadcasting Service Corporation — efficiency savings ‑8.8 ‑9.0 ‑8.8 ‑8.9
Australian Communications and Media Authority          
Australian Communications and Media Authority — efficiency saving ‑0.9 ‑0.8 ‑0.8 ‑0.8
Smaller Government — Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency — abolition and transfer to the Department of Communications
Department of Communications          
Enhancing Online Safety for Children 1.3 3.2 3.1 2.2
Mobile Black Spot Programme 10.0 30.0 30.0 30.0
Office of Spatial Policy — transfer of functions 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.2
Smaller Government — Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency — abolition and transfer to the Department of Communications 351.6 331.6 331.6
Special Broadcasting Service Corporation          
Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Special Broadcasting Service Corporation — efficiency savings ‑2.0 ‑2.0 ‑2.0 ‑2.0
Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency          
Smaller Government — Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency — abolition and transfer to the Department of Communications ‑1.0 ‑352.6 ‑332.6 ‑332.6
Portfolio total .. 21.6 21.8 20.7
CROSS PORTFOLIO          
Various Agencies          
Administered Programme Indexation Pause ‑15.1 ‑34.1 ‑54.9 ‑60.9
Efficiency Dividend — a further temporary increase of 0.25 per cent ‑60.5 ‑118.2 ‑181.1 ‑184.7
Parliamentarians and other public office holder salaries — freeze ‑5.0 ‑5.0 ‑5.0 ‑5.0
Smaller Government          
— additional reductions in the number of Australian Government bodies ‑0.4 ‑0.5 ‑6.4 ‑12.1
— collection agencies — consolidation of back office functions 1.0 ‑0.2 ‑1.6 ‑1.6
— National Water Commission — cessation 0.7 1.3 2.3 2.3
Portfolio total ‑79.3 ‑156.7 ‑246.7 ‑262.0
DEFENCE          
Defence Materiel Organisation          
Savings and efficiencies
Department of Defence          
Australian Defence Force Gap Year Programme — re‑establishment 18.3 37.5 57.5 78.5
Australian Defence Force Support to the G20 Summit
Defence Forces Retirement Benefits and Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits superannuation payments — indexation 318.1 332.2 344.1 356.7
Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 — search 25.0 3.0
Middle East Area of Operations — continuation of Australia's military contribution 131.3 ‑33.7 18.5
Military Superannuation — establish new accumulation arrangements ‑98.3 ‑165.3
Operation Resolute — extension 59.7 0.6
Savings and efficiencies
Portfolio total 25.0 530.4 336.6 321.7 269.9

*  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 expenses, no sign before an estimate indicates increased expenses.

(b) These measures can also be found in the revenue measures summary table.

(c) These measures can also be found in the capital measures summary table.

(d) Measures may not add due to rounding.