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2003‑04

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Budget 2003‑04

Historical Budget documents are available for reference purposes. Please note that due to the age of these documents they may not meet current web publishing requirements and may not be compatible with some software.

Budget documents
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Budget Speech 64KB N/A
Budget Paper 1: Budget Strategy and Outlook 3.2MB (Zip) N/A
Budget Paper 2: Budget Measures 1.3MB N/A
Budget Paper 3: Federal Financial Relations 1.1MB N/A
Budget Paper 3: Federal Financial Relations - SPP tables (XLS) 380KB N/A
Budget Paper 4: Agency Resourcing 1.1MB N/A
Additional Budget documents
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Budget at a glance 72KB N/A
Budget overview 561KB N/A
Budget overview chartpack (XLS) 2.3MB (Zip) N/A
Budget guide 116KB N/A
Appropriation Bills
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Annual Appropriations 776KB (Zip) N/A
Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2003-04 174KB N/A
Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2003-04 466KB N/A
Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2003-04 291KB N/A
Appropriation Bill (No.5) 2003-04 80KB N/A
Appropriation Bill (No.6) 2003-04 67KB N/A
Portfolio Supplementary Additional Estimates Statement -
Appropriation Bill (No.5) 2003-04 and Appropriation Bill (No.6) 2003-04
175KB N/A
Ministerial Statements
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Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Australia
Sustaining Agriculture - the Drought and Beyond
472KB N/A
Foreign Affairs and Trade
Australia's Overseas Aid Program 2003-04
659KB N/A
Environment Australia
Investing for a Sustainable Australia
365KB N/A
Environment Australia
Investing for a Sustainable Australia (amendments)
132KB N/A
Transport and Regional Services
Australia's Region Working in Partnership
504KB N/A
Women's Budget Statement 2003-04 245KB N/A

Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements

The purpose of the Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements (PAES) is to inform Senators and Members of Parliament and the public of the proposed allocation of resources to government outcomes by agencies within the relevant portfolio.

While the PAES include an Agency Resource Statement to inform Parliament of the revised estimate of the total resources available to an agency, the focus of the PAES is on explaining the changes in resourcing since the Budget. As such, the PAES provides information on new measures and their impact on the financial and non-financial planned performance of agencies.

The PAES facilitate understanding of the proposed appropriations in Appropriation Bills (No. 3 and No. 4). In this sense the PAES are declared by the Additional Estimates Appropriation Bills to be a 'relevant document' to the interpretation of the Bills according to section 15AB of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

Whereas the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook is a mid-year budget report which provides updated information to allow the assessment of the Government's fiscal performance against its fiscal strategy, the PAES update the most recent budget appropriations for agencies within the relevant portfolio.

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Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements 2003‑04: Treasury Portfolio 2.3MB N/A

The following Australian Government Agencies' held their Portfolio Aditional Estimate Statements on their websites at the time of release.

  • Attorney-General's Department
  • Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts
  • Department of Defence
  • Department of the Environment and Heritage
  • Department of Family and Community Services 
  • Department of Finance and Administration
  • Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs
  • Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • Department of Transport and Regional Services 
  • Department of Veterans' Affairs

Portfolio Budget Statements

The purpose of the Portfolio Budget Statements (PBS) is to inform Senators and Members of Parliament of the proposed allocation of resources to government outcomes by agencies within the relevant portfolio. Agencies receive resources from the annual appropriations acts, special appropriations (including standing appropriations and special accounts), and revenue from other sources.

A key role of the PBS is to facilitate the understanding of proposed annual appropriations in Appropriation Bills No. 1 and No. 2. In this sense the PBS are Budget related papers and are declared by the Appropriation Bills to be 'relevant documents' to the interpretation of the Acts according to section 15AB of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

The PBS provides information, explanation and justification to enable Parliament to understand the purpose of each outcome proposed in the Bills.

As required under section 12 of the Charter of Budget Honesty Act 1998, non-general government sector entities are not consolidated into the Commonwealth general government sector fiscal estimates and accordingly, these entities are not reported in the PBS.

The following Australian Government Agencies' held their Portfolio Budget Statements on their websites at the time of release.

1.1 Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

1.2 Attorney-General's

1.3 Communications, Information Technology and the Arts

1.4 Defence

1.4 A Department of Defence

1.4 B Department of Veteran's Affairs

1.4 C Defence Housing Authority

1.5 Education, Science and Training

1.6 Employment and Workplace Relations

1.7 Environment and Heritage

1.8 Family and Community Services

1.9 Finance and Administration

1.10 Foreign Affairs and Trade

1.11 Health and Ageing

1.12 Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs

1.13 Industry, Tourism and Resources

1.14 Prime Minister and Cabinet

1.15 Transport and Regional Services

1.16 Treasury

1.17 Parliamentary Departments

1.17 A House of Representatives

1.17 B Senate

1.17 C Parliamentary Reporting Staff

1.17 D Parliamentary Library

1.17 E Joint House

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Portfolio Budget Statements 2003-04: Treasury Portfolio 1.9MB (Zip) N/A

Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook

The Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) updates the economic and fiscal outlook from the previous budget. Clause 14 of the Charter of Budget Honesty requires the release of a MYEFO each year by the end of January, or six months after the last budget, whichever is later.

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Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2003‑04 2.6MB N/A

Final Budget Outcome

The Final Budget Outcome (FBO) encompasses Australian Government general government sector fiscal outcomes for the financial year and is based on external reporting standards. The Charter of Budget Honesty Act 1998 requires that a Final Budget Outcome be released no later than three months after the end of the relevant financial year.

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Final Budget Outcome 2003‑04 736KB N/A