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Part 2: Expense Measures (continued)

Cross Portfolio

Public Sector Transformation and the Efficiency Dividend

Expense ($m)
2015‑16 2016‑17 2017‑18 2018‑19 2019‑20
Various Agencies ‑275.9 ‑467.6 ‑564.5
Various Agencies ‑22.7 ‑43.0 ‑50.1

The Government will achieve efficiencies in the operation of the Australian Public Service by increasing the standard annual efficiency dividend by 1.5 per cent in 2017‑18, 1.0 per cent in 2018‑19 and 0.5 per cent in 2019‑20.

Further, recognising that the transformation and modernisation of the public sector will be hastened through targeted investment, the Government will reinvest $500.0 million for specific initiatives to assist agencies to manage their transformation to a more modern public sector.

Net savings of $1.4 billion will be achieved over three years from this measure.

Trans‑Pacific Partnership — implementation

Expense ($m)
2015‑16 2016‑17 2017‑18 2018‑19 2019‑20
Federal Court of Australia 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7
Australian Taxation Office 0.4
Total — Expense 1.1 0.7 0.7 0.7
Various Agencies 12.4

The Government will provide $15.6 million over four years from 2016‑17 (including $3.3 million in expense funding) to implement reforms to government procurement included in the Trans‑Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. The funding includes $12.4 million to upgrade information technology systems to support greater transparency in the reporting of procurements conducted by limited tendering and $2.9 million in funding for the Federal Court of Australia to provide a mechanism to deal with disputes about procurement decisions. Funding of $0.4 million is also provided to allow film co‑productions involving Australia and Malaysia to access tax benefits and subsidies in both countries.

See also the related revenue measure titled Trans‑Pacific Partnership Agreement in the Immigration and Border Protection portfolio.