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Part 2: Expense Measures (continued)

Defence

Closure of Hunter River and Port Stephens Fisheries — assistance to individuals and businesses — extension

Expense ($m)
2015‑16 2016‑17 2017‑18 2018‑19 2019‑20
Department of Defence
Department of Human Services
Total — Expense

The Government will extend targeted assistance to eligible fishers and businesses affected by the closure of Hunter River and Port Stephens fisheries, noting that the New South Wales Government is due to make a decision regarding the fisheries by 30 June 2016.

Should the fisheries remain closed, the assistance package will be expanded to include a Business Transition Payment that will assist eligible businesses to pursue alternative sources of income should they wish to do so.

The cost of this measure will be met from within the existing resources of the Departments of Defence and Human Services.

This measure extends the 2015‑16 MYEFO measure titled Closure of Hunter River and Port Stephens Fisheries — Assistance to Individuals and Businesses.

Operation Accordion — extension

Expense ($m)
2015‑16 2016‑17 2017‑18 2018‑19 2019‑20
Department of Defence 182.9 2.7 3.2
Department of Defence 4.9
Australian Taxation Office ‑8.2 ‑4.4
Total — Revenue ‑3.3 ‑4.4

The Government will provide $183.8 million over three years for the net additional cost (including remediation costs) to extend Operation Accordion in 2016‑17. The net additional cost takes into account the recovery of $4.9 million from other Coalition forces for logistic support provided by the Australian Defence Force (ADF), which will be put toward the cost of the operation.

Operation Accordion undertakes a range of activities to support the ADF's broader activities in the Middle East Region and Australia's continuing military contribution to international stabilisation and counter‑terrorism efforts, including Operation Okra, Operation Highroad and Operation Manitou.

This measure is also expected to lead to a reduction in revenue of $12.6 million over two years from 2016‑17 as a result of the tax treatment of the income and benefits received by ADF personnel deployed overseas.

Operation Highroad — extension

Expense ($m)
2015‑16 2016‑17 2017‑18 2018‑19 2019‑20
Department of Defence 48.0 ‑0.1 11.2
Department of Defence 0.4
Australian Taxation Office ‑2.6 ‑1.4
Total — Revenue ‑2.2 ‑1.4

The Government will provide $58.7 million over three years for the net additional cost (including remediation costs) to extend Operation Highroad until 31 December 2016. The net additional cost takes into account the recovery of $0.4 million from other Coalition forces for logistic support provided by the Australian Defence Force (ADF), which will be put toward the cost of the operation.

Operation Highroad is the ADF contribution to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation‑led 'train, advise and assist' Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan.

This measure is also expected to lead to a reduction in revenue of $4.0 million over two years from 2016‑17 as a result of the tax treatment of the income and benefits received by ADF personnel deployed overseas.

Operation Manitou — extension

Expense ($m)
2015‑16 2016‑17 2017‑18 2018‑19 2019‑20
Department of Defence 38.0 11.0 11.9
Australian Taxation Office ‑4.7 ‑2.5

The Government will provide $60.9 million over three years from 2016‑17 for the net additional cost (including remediation costs) to extend Operation Manitou.

Operation Manitou is the Australian Government's contribution to support international efforts to promote maritime security, stability and prosperity in the Middle East Region.

This measure is also expected to lead to a reduction in revenue of $7.2 million over two years from 2016‑17 as a result of the tax treatment of the income and benefits received by the Australian Defence Force personnel deployed overseas.

Operation Okra — extension

Expense ($m)
2015‑16 2016‑17 2017‑18 2018‑19 2019‑20
Department of Defence 345.2 13.6 13.9
Department of Defence 9.8
Australian Taxation Office ‑16.1 ‑8.5
Total — Revenue ‑6.3 ‑8.5

The Government will provide $363.0 million over three years for the net additional cost (including remediation costs) to extend Operation Okra in 2016‑17. The net additional cost takes into account the recovery of $9.8 million from other Coalition forces for logistic support provided by the Australian Defence Force (ADF), which will be put toward the cost of the operation.

Operation Okra is Australia's military contribution to the international effort to disrupt and degrade Daesh (or ISIL), in Iraq and Syria.

This measure is also expected to lead to a reduction in revenue of $24.6 million over two years from 2016‑17 as a result of the tax treatment of the income and benefits received by ADF personnel deployed overseas.

Operation Resolute — extension

Expense ($m)
2015‑16 2016‑17 2017‑18 2018‑19 2019‑20
Department of Defence 16.8 2.8

The Government will provide $19.6 million over two years for the net additional cost (including remediation costs) to extend Operation Resolute in 2016‑17.

Operation Resolute is the Australian Defence Force contribution to the whole‑of‑government effort to protect Australia's borders and offshore maritime interests. This includes Defence support to Operation Sovereign Borders.