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2008‑09

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Budget 2008‑09

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 143KB N/A
Budget Paper 1: Budget Strategy and Outlook 1.9MB N/A
Budget Paper 2: Budget Measures 1.8MB N/A
Budget Paper 3: Federal Financial Relations 730KB N/A
Budget Paper 4: Agency Resourcing 564KB N/A
Additional Budget documents
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Budget at a glance 33KB N/A
Budget overview 706KB N/A
Working Families Support Package 1.4MB N/A
Budget overview chartpack (XLS) 6.2MB (Zip) N/A
Appropriation Bills
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Appropriations    
Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2008-2009 N/A N/A
Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2008-2009 N/A N/A
Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2008-2009 N/A N/A
Appropriation Bill (No. 5) 2007-2008 N/A N/A
Appropriation Bill (No. 6) 2007-2008 N/A N/A
Appropriation (Economic Security Strategy) Bill (No. 1) 2008-2009 N/A N/A
Appropriation (Economic Security Strategy) Bill (No. 2) 2008-2009 N/A N/A
Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2008-2009 N/A N/A
Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2008-2009 N/A N/A
Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Bill (No. 1) 2008-2009 N/A N/A
Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Bill (No. 2) 2008-2009 N/A N/A
Appropriation Bill (No. 5) 2008-2009 N/A N/A
Appropriation Bill (No. 6) 2008-2009 N/A N/A
Explanatory Memorandums    
Explanatory Memorandum - Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2008-2009 N/A N/A
Explanatory Memorandum - Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2008-2009 N/A N/A
Explanatory Memorandum - Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2008-2009 N/A N/A
Explanatory Memorandum - Appropriation (Economic Security Strategy) Bill (No. 1) 2008-2009 N/A N/A
Explanatory Memorandum - Appropriation (Economic Security Strategy) Bill (No. 2) 2008-2009 N/A N/A
Explanatory Memorandum - Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2008-2009 N/A N/A
Explanatory Memorandum - Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2008-2009 N/A N/A
Explanatory Memorandum - Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Bill (No. 1) 2008-2009 N/A N/A
Explanatory Memorandum - Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Bill (No. 2) 2008-2009 N/A N/A
Explanatory Memorandum - Appropriation Bill (No. 5) 2008-2009 N/A N/A
Explanatory Memorandum - Appropriation Bill (No. 6) 2008-2009 N/A N/A
Ministerial Statements
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Australia's International Development Assistance Program 2008-09 454KB N/A
Climate Change, The Economy, The Environment 318KB N/A
Education Revolution 2008-09 685KB N/A
Strengthening Rural and Regional Australia 297KB N/A
Closing the Gap Between Indigenous and Non‑Indigenous Australians 775KB 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 2008‑09: Treasury Portfolio 704KB N/A

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

  • Attorney-General's
  • Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry portfolio
  • Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy portfolio
  • Defence Portfolio
  • Education, Employment and Workplace Relations portfolio
  • Environment, Water Heritage and the Arts portfolio
  • Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs portfolio
  • Finance and Deregulation portfolio
  • Foreign Affairs and Trade portfolio
  • Health and Ageing portfolio
  • Human Services portfolio
  • Immigration and Citizenship portfolio
  • Innovation, Industry, Science and Research portfolio
  • Treasury portfolio

Portfolio Supplementary Estimates Statements

The purpose of the Portfolio Supplementary Estimates Statements (PSES) is to inform senators and members of parliament and the public of the proposed allocation of supplementary appropriations to Government outcomes by agencies within the relevant portfolio.

The PSES are declared by the relevant supplementary Appropriations Bills to be a ‘relevant document’ to the interpretation of the Bill according to section 15AB of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

The PSES are focused on explaining the supplementary estimates appropriations.

Timing: If applicable, after Budget and prior to the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook.

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

  • Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
  • Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
  • Veterans' Affairs
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Portfolio Supplementary Estimates Statements 2008‑09: Treasury Portfolio 173KB N/A

Portfolio Supplementary Estimates Statements - Appropriation Bills

The following Economics Security Strategy Bills have been introduced into Parliament:

Portfolio Supplementary Additional Estimates Statements

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

  • Education, Employment and Workplace Relations portfolio
  • Environment, Water Heritage and the Arts portfolio
  • Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs portfolio
  • Infrastructure. Transport, Regional Development and Local Government portfolio
  • Treasury portfolio

The following Australian Government Agencies' held their Portfolio Supplementary Additional Estimates Statements No.2 on their websites at the time of release.

  • Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry portfolio
  • Defence portfolio (Department of Veteran's Affairs)
  • Education, Employment and Workplace Relations portfolio
  • Environment, Water Heritage and the Arts portfolio
  • Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs portfolio
  • Foreign Affairs and Trade portfolio
  • Infrastructure. Transport, Regional Development and Local Government portfolio
  • Treasury portfolio
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Portfolio Supplementary Additional Estimates Statements 2008‑09: Treasury Portfolio 221KB N/A
Portfolio Supplementary Additional Estimates Statements No. 2 2008‑09: Treasury Portfolio 147KB N/A

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 portfolio

1.2 Attorney-General's portfolio

1.3 Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy portfolio

1.4 Defence Portfolio

1.4A Department of Defence

1.4B Department of Veterans' Affairs

1.4C Defence Housing Australia

1.5 Education, Employment and Workplace Relations portfolio

1.6 Environment, Water Heritage and the Arts portfolio

1.7 Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs portfolio

1.8 Finance and Deregulation portfolio

1.9 Foreign Affairs and Trade portfolio

1.10 Health and Ageing portfolio

1.11 Human Services portfolio

1.12 Immigration and Citizenship portfolio

1.13 Infrastructure. Transport, Regional Development and Local Government portfolio

1.14 Innovation, Industry, Science and Research portfolio

1.15 Prime Minister and Cabinet Portfolio

1.15A Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

1.15B Department of Climate Change

1.16 Resources, Energy and Tourism portfolio

1.17 Treasury portfolio

1.18 Parliamentary Departments

1.18A House of Representatives

1.18B Senate

1.18C Department of Parliamentary Services

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Treasury Portfolio Budget Statements 1.2MB 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 2008‑09 1.5MB N/A

Updated Economic and Fiscal Outlook

Given the sharp deterioration in economic conditions and the imperative to develop the Nation Building and Jobs Plan to support the economy, the Government has released the February 2009 Updated Economic and Fiscal Outlook (UEFO) to set out its revised fiscal strategy and an update of its economic forecasts and key fiscal aggregates.

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Updated Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2008‑09 1.2MB 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 2008‑09 562KB N/A