Australian Government, 2013-14 Budget
Budget

Appendix A: Expenses by Function and Sub‑function

Table A1 sets out Australian Government general government sector expenses by function and sub-function for 2013‑14.

Table A1: Australian Government general government sector expenses by function and sub‑function
  2012‑13
Outcome


$m
2013‑14
Estimate at
2014‑15
Budget
$m
2013‑14
Outcome


$m
Change on
2014‑15
Budget

$m
General public services        
Legislative and executive affairs 959 1,334 1,401 68
Financial and fiscal affairs 7,843 17,652 16,995 -658
Foreign affairs and economic aid 5,796 6,060 6,011 -49
General research 2,651 2,724 2,717 -7
General services 759 714 684 -30
Government superannuation benefits 7,947 5,667 5,834 167
Total general public services 25,956 34,151 33,642 -509
Defence 21,146 22,840 22,113 -727
Public order and safety        
Courts and legal services 852 1,080 1,089 9
Other public order and safety 3,071 3,366 3,280 -86
Total public order and safety 3,923 4,446 4,368 -77
Education        
Higher education 8,714 8,970 8,970 0
Vocational and other education 1,887 1,766 1,760 -6
Schools 12,442 13,567 13,531 -36
Non-government schools 8,116 8,764 8,741 -23
Government schools 4,326 4,803 4,790 -13
School education - specific funding 1,552 1,151 965 -186
Student assistance 3,597 3,998 4,157 159
General administration 276 255 286 31
Total education 28,468 29,707 29,669 -38
Health        
Medical services and benefits 25,342 26,390 26,360 -30
Pharmaceutical benefits and services 9,832 10,519 10,351 -168
Assistance to the States for public hospitals 13,309 13,845 13,841 -3
Hospital services 2,632 2,844 3,004 160
Health services 6,294 6,839 6,571 -268
General administration 3,164 3,274 3,100 -174
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health 730 800 756 -44
Total health 61,302 64,511 63,983 -528
Social security and welfare        
Assistance to the aged 50,688 54,984 54,587 -397
Assistance to veterans and dependants 6,968 6,984 6,950 -34
Assistance to people with disabilities 24,018 26,035 25,839 -196
Assistance to families with children 35,119 36,131 36,352 221
Assistance to the unemployed and the sick 8,518 10,238 10,050 -188
Other welfare programmes 1,555 735 1,190 455
Assistance for Indigenous Australians nec 1,172 1,910 1,691 -219
General administration 3,863 3,552 3,907 355
Total social security and welfare 131,901 140,569 140,566 -3
Housing and community amenities        
Housing 2,844 3,284 3,221 -64
Urban and regional development 531 578 620 42
Environment protection 3,391 4,521 4,515 -7
Total housing and community amenities 6,766 8,383 8,355 -28
Recreation and culture        
Broadcasting 1,665 1,539 1,526 -14
Arts and cultural heritage 1,167 1,239 1,236 -3
Sport and recreation 403 552 511 -41
National estate and parks 389 395 476 81
Total recreation and culture 3,625 3,725 3,749 24
Fuel and energy 5,954 7,047 6,749 -298
Agriculture, forestry and fishing        
Wool industry 57 58 56 -2
Grains industry 184 184 164 -20
Dairy industry 51 53 53 1
Cattle, sheep and pig industry 168 182 194 12
Fishing, horticulture and other agriculture 217 272 261 -11
General assistance not allocated to specific industries 25 26 26 0
Rural assistance 119 144 127 -17
Natural resources development 951 1,016 869 -147
General administration 635 695 634 -61
Total agriculture, forestry and fishing 2,407 2,629 2,385 -244
Mining, manufacturing and construction 2,920 3,139 3,451 313
Transport and communication        
Communication 637 732 701 -31
Rail transport 1,025 1,602 1,648 47
Air transport 213 212 208 -5
Road transport 2,521 5,360 5,305 -55
Sea transport 310 351 335 -17
Other transport and communication 316 239 211 -28
Total transport and communication 5,023 8,495 8,407 -89
Other economic affairs        
Tourism and area promotion 190 189 188 -1
Total labour and employment affairs 4,156 4,064 3,879 -185
Vocational and industry training 1,628 1,724 1,625 -99
Labour market assistance to job seekers and industry 1,727 1,579 1,568 -11
Industrial relations 801 760 686 -74
Immigration 3,533 4,656 4,404 -251
Other economic affairs nec 2,752 2,355 2,367 12
Total other economic affairs 10,631 11,263 10,838 -425
Other purposes        
Public debt interest 12,521 13,454 13,414 -40
Interest on Australian Government's behalf 12,521 13,454 13,414 -40
Nominal superannuation interest 6,729 8,320 8,214 -106
General purpose inter-government transactions 51,480 53,224 53,563 339
General revenue assistance - States and Territories 49,244 52,056 52,391 335
Local government assistance 2,236 1,168 1,173 5
Natural disaster relief 1,893 183 377 194
Contingency reserve 0 -793 0 793
Total other purposes 72,623 74,388 75,568 1,181
Total expenses 382,644 415,294 413,845 -1,449

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