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Part 2: Expense Measures (continued)

Prime Minister and Cabinet

Cyber Security — implementation of Australia's Cyber Security Strategy

Expense ($m)
2015‑16 2016‑17 2017‑18 2018‑19 2019‑20
Attorney‑General's Department 12.8 17.4 17.3 18.3
Australian Federal Police 3.1 5.3 5.4 5.4
Australian Crime Commission 1.7 4.8 4.4 4.4
Department of Education and Training 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.9
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science 0.7 0.6 5.4 8.2
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Department of Communications and the Arts
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Total — Expense 19.2 28.9 33.3 37.1
Attorney‑General's Department 3.7 5.1 4.7 3.0
Australian Federal Police 1.0 0.2
Australian Crime Commission 0.3 0.4
Department of Defence ‑23.5 ‑34.0 ‑32.6 ‑32.0
Total — Capital ‑18.5 ‑28.3 ‑27.9 ‑28.9

The Government's $230.0 million Cyber Security Strategy includes $194.9 million over four years to implement key recommendations of the Cyber Security Review, including:

  • $51.1 million over four years from 2016‑17 for the Department of Defence (Defence) to: relocate the Australian Cyber Security Centre to a more flexible facility for public‑private engagement ($38.8 million); conduct cyber security assessments for Commonwealth entities ($1.3 million); and identify cyber vulnerabilities in Commonwealth systems ($11.0 million);
  • $82.3 million over four years from 2016‑17 for the Attorney‑General's Department to: establish Joint Cyber Threat Centres and an online threat sharing portal ($47.3 million); expand CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) Australia ($21.5 million); run a cyber security awareness campaign ($10.0 million) which will replace the Department of Communications and the Arts' Stay Smart Online program; develop national good practice guidance ($1.6 million); expand the Government's exercising program for cyber incidents ($2.0 million); and support, on a cost recovery basis, delivery of voluntary cyber security governance 'health checks' for ASX100‑listed companies;
  • $36.4 million over four years from 2016‑17 for the Australian Federal Police ($20.4 million) and the Australian Crime Commission ($16.0 million) to increase their capability to fight cybercrime; and
  • $3.5 million over four years from 2016‑17 for the Department of Education and Training (DET) to establish up to six academic centres of cyber security excellence.

The cost of these initiatives will be met from within the existing resources of Defence. These activities will complement the initiatives in the 2016 Defence White Paper to enhance Australia's cyber capabilities and increase the cyber workforce.

Other initiatives supporting the Cyber Security Strategy comprise:

  • $2.7 million over four years from 2016‑17 to establish a Cyber Ambassador within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), with the cost to be met from within DFAT's existing resources;
  • $4.0 million over four years from 2016‑17 from Official Development Assistance for cyber capacity building projects in the Indo‑Pacific region; and
  • $14.9 million over four years from 2016‑17 for the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science to support the expansion of CREST (Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers) Australia and provide grants to small businesses to test their cyber security.

This measure builds on the 2015‑16 MYEFO measures National Innovation and Science Agenda — advancing Australia's cyber security and National Innovation and Science Agenda — Data 61.

Further information can be found in Australia's Cyber Security Strategy and in the press release of 21 April 2016 issued by the Prime Minister.

Implementing the National Cities Agenda

Expense ($m)
2015‑16 2016‑17 2017‑18 2018‑19 2019‑20
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 4.6 ‑4.6

The Government will provide $4.6 million in 2016‑17 to continue and expand the Cities Taskforce. This funding will drive implementation of the Government's agenda for Australian cities.

Funding for this measure has already been provided for by the Government.

This measure builds on the 2015‑16 MYEFO measure titled Cities and the Built Environment Taskforce — establishment.

Indigenous Business Australia — continuity of business support arrangements

Expense ($m)
2015‑16 2016‑17 2017‑18 2018‑19 2019‑20
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 23.1
Indigenous Business Australia ‑23.1
Total — Expense

The Government will redirect $23.1 million in 2016‑17 from Indigenous Business Australia to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet to ensure the continuity of business support and capability development services to Indigenous entrepreneurs in 2016‑17.

Services will include business planning and advice, and workshops and training for Indigenous entrepreneurs who wish to take advantage of opportunities to start up, acquire or grow a business.

Indigenous Land Corporation — concessional loan for Ayers Rock Resort

Expense ($m)
2015‑16 2016‑17 2017‑18 2018‑19 2019‑20
Indigenous Land Corporation nfp nfp nfp nfp

The Government will offer a concessional loan of up to $65.0 million in 2016‑17 to the Indigenous Land Corporation to assist with the ongoing ownership and management of Ayers Rock Resort.

The expenditure for this measure is not for publication (nfp) as it is commercial‑in‑confidence.

Indigenous Student Success in Higher Education

Expense ($m)
2015‑16 2016‑17 2017‑18 2018‑19 2019‑20
Department of Education and Training 1.3 2.7 2.8 2.8
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet ‑1.3 ‑2.7 ‑2.8 ‑2.8
Total — Expense

The Government will consolidate three existing programs from 1 January 2017 to create a new program to improve progression and completion rates for Indigenous higher education students. The new program will replace the Commonwealth Scholarship Program, the Indigenous Support Program and the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme — Tertiary Tuition, giving universities more flexibility to implement responses that best meet the needs of individual students, for example, by providing scholarships, counselling, and tutorial assistance.

Provision for this funding has already been included in the forward estimates.

The Government will also redirect funding of $9.7 million over four years from 2016‑17 from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet to the Department of Education and Training's National Institutes Program to consolidate funding arrangements for the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education.

This measure progresses some of the recommendations of the 2012 Report of the Review of Higher Education Access and Outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.

myGov operations

Expense ($m)
2015‑16 2016‑17 2017‑18 2018‑19 2019‑20
Department of Human Services 0.8 12.9 9.3 9.3 9.4
Digital Transformation Office 1.4 1.4
Total — Expense 2.2 14.3 9.3 9.3 9.4
Department of Human Services 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5

The Government will provide $50.5 million over five years from 2015‑16 to the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Digital Transformation Office (DTO) to support the operations of the myGov service. This includes:

  • $45.1 million over four years for the core operational component of myGov; and
  • $5.4 million over two years for a joint team including DHS, the DTO, the Department of the Treasury and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, to identify future developments to meet user needs.

Provision for this funding has already been included in the forward estimates.

Towards Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Expense ($m)
2015‑16 2016‑17 2017‑18 2018‑19 2019‑20
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

The Government will provide $14.6 million over two years from 2015‑16 to support national consultation activities to be undertaken by the Referendum Council regarding recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Constitution.

The funding provides for the operations of the Referendum Council for a series of information and consultation activities.

This measure includes funding of $5.0 million to Reconciliation Australia to increase awareness of constitutional recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through their RECOGNISE campaign.

Funding for this measure has already been provided for by the Government.

Trusted Digital Identity Framework

Expense ($m)
2015‑16 2016‑17 2017‑18 2018‑19 2019‑20
Digital Transformation Office

The Government will provide $5.3 million over two years from 2015‑16 to support the development of the Trusted Digital Identity Framework.

Provision for this funding has already been included in the forward estimates.