Budget 2007-08 at a Glance

(Specifies only FaCSIA portfolio funding in cross-portfolio measures)




 

Child Care


  Budget Forward Estimates Measure
  2006-07
$m
2007-08
$m
2008-09
$m
2009-10
$m
2010-11
$m
Total
$m1
Child Care Benefit – increased rates 0.6 142.7 136.5 132.8 135.7 548.3
Child Care Tax Rebate – conversion to a direct payment 2 451.0 514.6 558.5 610.7 662.9 2,797.6
Jobs, Education and Training Child Care Fee Assistance – additional resourcing - 16.4 0.2 -1.1 -0.1 15.4
Child care in regional and remote Australia – additional resourcing - 8.6 10.2 12.0 13.0 43.8
Child care Inclusion Support Subsidy – additional funding 3 - 14.9 15.3 15.8 16.3 62.3
Child care – integrated quality assurance system 1.4 2.5 2.3 2.3 2.3 10.7
COAG – a new national approach to early childhood education and regulation - 0.6 0.4 - - 0.9


Seniors’ Support


  Budget Forward Estimates Measure
  2006-07
$m
2007-08
$m
2008-09
$m
2009-10
$m
2010-11
$m
Total
$m1
Seniors bonus payment 4 1,119.6 11.3 - - - 1,130.9
Pension Bonus Scheme – enhancements 5 - 9.0 11.6 12.1 12.5 45.2
Funeral bonds means test exemption – increased threshold 6 - 1.3 0.7 0.7 0.7 3.4


Support for Carers


  Budget Forward Estimates Measure
  2006-07
$m
2007-08
$m
2008-09
$m
2009-10
$m
2010-11
$m
Total
$m1
Carer bonus 390.3 3.9 - - - 394.3
Carer ex-gratia payment .. 6.5 - - - 6.5
Health Care Card for ex-Carer Allowance (child) students aged 16-25 years 7 - 1.5 0.5 0.6 0.5 3.2
Respite Support for Carers of Young People with Severe and Profound Disabilities – continuation and expansion of funding 8 - 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 6.0


Support for Volunteering


  Budget Forward Estimates Measure
  2006-07
$m
2007-08
$m
2008-09
$m
2009-10
$m
2010-11
$m
Total
$m1
Volunteer Small Equipment Grants – expansion 10.0 13.9 13.8 14.0 14.2 66.0


Support for People with a Disability


  Budget Forward Estimates Measure
  2006-07
$m
2007-08
$m
2008-09
$m
2009-10
$m
2010-11
$m
Total
$m1
National Disability Advocacy Programme – enhancements - 2.8 3.3 2.9 3.3 12.2
Disability business services – continuation of case-based funding model 9 - - - - - -
Commonwealth State and Territory Disability Agreement – negotiation of new agreement with the States and Territories 10 - - - - - -


Indigenous Australians


  Budget Forward Estimates Measure
  2006-07
$m
2007-08
$m
2008-09
$m
2009-10
$m
2010-11
$m
Total
$m1
A Better Future for Indigenous Australians – Indigenous housing and infrastructure reforms - 8.8 94.6 86.6 103.9 293.9
A Better Future for Indigenous Australians - – improved access to child care and early childhood services - 1.8 7.8 6.4 7.5 23.5
A Better Future for Indigenous Australians – Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children – continuation 11 - 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2 8.9
A Better Future for Indigenous Australians– expansion of playgroups for Indigenous families - 2.3 3.4 4.0 4.1 13.8
A Better Future for Indigenous Australians – accommodation support for education and health 12 - 14.8 6.6 4.3 3.3 29.0
A Better Future for Indigenous Australians – building an Indigenous workforce in government service delivery 13 - 4.7 4.2 3.8 3.8 16.5
A Better Future for Indigenous Australians - – opportunities for education 14 - 3.1 12.4 20.8 6.7 42.9
A Better Future for Indigenous Australians – continuation of Indigenous social and economic research 15 - - - - - -
A Better Future for Indigenous Australians – foundations for Indigenous welfare reform 16 - - - - - -
A Better Future for Indigenous Australians – enhancing opportunities for employment and participation in remote communities 17 - 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.2 1.7
A Better Future for Indigenous Australians – Centrelink access sites – continuation of funding 18 - - - - - -
A Better Future for Indigenous Australians – continuation of the Cape York Digital Network - 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6 2.2


Improving our Evidence Base


  Budget Forward Estimates Measure
  2006-07
$m
2007-08
$m
2008-09
$m
2009-10
$m
2010-11
$m
Total
$m1
Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey (HILDA) – extension of data collection 19 - 0.3 3.7 7.5 9.4 20.9
Australian Early Development Index – funding for Stage 2 - 1.4 1.1 1.2 - 3.7
Fraud and compliance – rolling random sample survey programme – continuation and expansion - 4.5 4.3 4.3 - 13.2
Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth – additional resourcing - 2.1 2.2 - - 4.2


Ensuring Benefits Go to Those in Need


  Budget Forward Estimates Measure
  2006-07
$m
2007-08
$m
2008-09
$m
2009-10
$m
2010-11
$m
Total
$m1
Fraud and compliance – consistent assessment of Family Tax Benefit20 - -36.5 5.0 4.7 - -26.8
Fraud and compliance – Age Pension – additional assessments of the value of real estate assets - -7.2 -56.8 -66.8 - -130.9
Fraud and compliance – Age Pension – data exchange with the United Kingdom21 - -5.7 -8.7 -5.4 - -19.9
Fraud and compliance – residency eligibility validation system for payments and concessions22 - -10.3 -4.9 -10.2 -10.4 -35.8
Fraud and compliance – preventing carer payment debt - -3.6 -12.1 -12.1 -12.4 -40.2
Fraud and compliance – identity fraud – continuation of improved and increased investigations23 - - - - - -
Fraud and compliance – compliance reviews – continuation of expanded data matching24 - - - - - -
Fraud and compliance – verification of earnings to improve the accuracy of payments - .. .. .. .. 0.1
Fraud and compliance – transfer of death registration information25 - -5.6 -6.6 -6.8 - -18.9
Above General Rate component of Disability Pension – increases to the Special and Intermediate Rates - -0.5 -0.5 -0.5 -0.5 -2.0


Other Measures


  Budget Forward Estimates Measure
  2006-07
$m
2007-08
$m
2008-09
$m
2009-10
$m
2010-11
$m
Total
$m1
Multiple Birth Allowance – extension of eligibility - 2.1 2.6 2.6 2.7 10.0
Migration Programme – 8,800 place increase for 2007-0826 - 5.7 16.9 28.9 41.4 92.8
Combating trafficking in persons – extension and expansion27 - 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 1.2
Helping separated parents and their children 28 - 0.5 1.0 0.9 0.7 3.1
Reconnect – continuation of funding 29 - - - - - -
Centrelink rural call centres – continuation of funding 30 - - - - - -
Men and Family Relationships Services and Family Relationships Education – continuation of funding 31 - - - - - -
Assistance to Families at Risk of Overpayment – additional resourcing - 3.4 0.1 - - 3.6
Efficiencies in service delivery agencies 32 - -9.5 -9.9 -10.4 -11.0 -40.8
Humanitarian settlement initiatives – extending the Crisis Payment to newly arrived humanitarian entrants on arrival in Australia33 - 0.8 0.4 0.3 0.3 1.8
Assurance of Support simplification package - 5.6 2.5 2.5 2.5 13.1
Influenza pandemic – managing the social and community impacts 34 - 4.9 1.3 1.0 0.8 8.0
Financial responsibilities of parenthood – development of an education resource - 0.5 - - - 0.5
Baby Bonus – introducing birth registration as a condition 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 1.0
Social Security Agreement between Australia and Korea – establishment - 1.1 0.6 0.6 0.7 3.1
Social Security Agreement between Australia and Germany – supplementary agreement - 0.1 - - - 0.1
Assets test exemption for exceptional circumstances 35 - - - - - -


  1. Some totals are affected by rounding. Figures are reported as impact on fiscal balance.
     
  2. In addition to this FaCSIA funding, this measure includes increased funding for the Australian Taxation Office of $0.6 million in 2007-08, and decreased funding of $426.1 million in 2008-09, $475.0 million in 2009-10 and $530.0 million in 2010-11.
     
  3. In addition to this extended funding, the Government will also continue the Inclusion Support Subsidy programme at a cost of $6.7 million in 2007-08, $6.8 million in 2008-09, $7.0 million in 2009-10 and $7.1 million in 2010-11. This funding has already been included in the forward estimates.
     
  4. In addition to this FaCSIA funding, this measure includes funding for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs of $142.8 million in 2006-07, and funding for the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations of $58.2 million in 2006-07.
     
  5. In addition to this FaCSIA funding, this measure also includes funding for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs of $0.2 million in 2007-08, $0.3 million in 2008-09, and $0.4 million in 2009-10 and 2010-11.
     
  6. In addition to this FaCSIA funding, this measure includes funding for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs of $0.2 million in 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11, and funding for the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations of $0.01 million in 2007-08 and $0.02 million in 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11.
     
  7. In addition to this FaCSIA funding, this measure includes funding for the Department of Health and Ageing of $3.0 million in 2007-08, $4.2 million in 2008-09, $4.4 million in 2009-10 and $4.6 million in 2010-11.
     
  8. In addition to this extended funding, the Government will also continue this programme at a cost of $5.8 million in 2007-08, $5.9 million in 2008-09, $6.0 million in 2009-10 and $6.1 million in 2010-11. This funding has already been included in the forward estimates.
     
  9. The Government will continue this programme at a cost of $28.2 million in 2007-08, $28.7 million in 2008-09, $29.3 million in 2009-10 and $29.8 million in 2010-11. This funding has already been included in the forward estimates.
     
  10. The total offer to the states is $3.3 billion over five years. This funding has already been included in the forward estimates.
     
  11. This measure includes $0.1 million in capital funding in 2007-08. In addition to this extended funding, the Government will also continue this programme at a cost of $0.8 million in each year from 2007-08 to 2010-11. This funding has already been included in the forward estimates.
     
  12. This measure includes capital funding of $14.1 million in 2007-08, $5.3 million in 2008-09 and $1.9 million in 2009-10.
     
  13. In addition to this FaCSIA funding, this measure also includes funding for the Department of Health and Ageing of $2.9 million in 2007-08, $2.0 million in 2008-09 and $1.8 million in 2009-10 and 2010-11, funding for the Attorney-General’s Department of $2.6 million in 2007-08, $2.0 million in 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11, funding for the Department of Environment and Water Resources of $7.6 million in 2007-08, $9.9 million in 2008-09, $15.0 million in 2009-10 and $15.1 million in 2010-11, funding for the Department of Education Science and Training of $4.8 million in 2007-08, $3.6 million in 2008-09 and $3.3 million in 2009-10 and 2010-11, and decreased funding for the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations of $7.5 million in 2007-08, $8.8 million in 2008-09, $9.1 million in 2009-10 and $9.4 million in 2010-11.
     
  14. In addition to this FaCSIA funding, this measure also includes funding for the Department of Education, Science and Training of $13.8 million in 2007-08, $16.5 million in 2008-09, $26.0 million in 2009-10 and $28.1 million in 2010-11.
     
  15. The Government will continue this programme at a cost of $0.2 million a year from 2007-08 to 2010-11. This funding has already been included in the forward estimates.
     
  16. This measure will involve $10 million of funding in 2006-07, which will be funded from within existing resources.
     
  17. In addition to this FaCSIA funding, this measure also includes funding for the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations of $1.3 million in 2006-07, $5.8 million in 2007-08, $5.2 million in 2008-09, $5.4 million in 2009-10 and $3.6 million in 2010-11.
     
  18. The Government will continue this measure at a cost of $3.1 million in 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10 and $3.2 million in 2010-11. This funding has already been included in the forward estimates.
     
  19. This measure includes capital funding of $0.1 million in 2010-11.
     
  20. In addition to this FaCSIA funding, this measure includes a reduction in expenses for Australian Taxation Office of $2.0 million in 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10.
     
  21. In addition to this FaCSIA funding, this measure includes funding for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs of $0.6 million in 2007-08, $1.1 million in 2008-09 and $0.6 million in 2009-10.
     
  22. In addition to this FaCSIA funding, this measure includes increased funding for the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations of $0.1 million in 2007-08, and decreased funding of $1.3 million in each year from 2008-09 to 2010-11, and decreased funding for the Department of Education, Science and Training of $0.4 million in each year from 2008-09 to 2010-11.
     
  23. The Government will continue this measure at a cost of $2.5 million in 2007-08 and $2.4 million in 2008-09 and 2009-10. This funding has already been included in the forward estimates. In addition to this FaCSIA funding, this measure also includes decreased funding for the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations of $14.0 million in 2007-08, $14.4 million in 2008-09 and $14.8 million in 2009-10.
     
  24. The Government will continue this measure at a cost of $23.0 million in 2007-08, $23.6 million in 2008-09 and $24.2 million in 2009-10. In addition to this FaCSIA funding, this measure also includes decreased funding for the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations of $56.2 million in 2007-08, $58.0 million in 2008-09 and $59.8 million in 2009-10. This funding has already been included in the forward estimates.
     
  25. In addition to this FaCSIA funding, this measure includes funding for the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations of $0.4 million in 2007-08 to 2009-10, and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs of $0.03 million in 2007-08, $0.1 million in 2008-09 and $0.1 million in 2009-10, and the Department of Education Science and Training of $0.1 million in each year from 2007-08 to 2009-10, and capital funding for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs of $0.1 million in 2007-08.
     
  26. In addition to this FaCSIA funding, this measure includes funding for the Department of Immigration and Citizenship of $4.5 million in 2007-08, $8.9 in 2008-09, $11.0 in 2009-10 and $11.2 in 2010-11, and the Department of Education Science and Training of $4.3 million in 2007-08, $10.0 in 2008-09, $16.5 in 2009-10 and $21.6 in 2010-11, and the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations of $0.2 million in 2007-08, $0.3 in 2008-09, $12.8 in 2009-10 and $35.8 in 2010-11, and the Department Health and Ageing of $6.8 million in 2007-08, $15.2 in 2008-09, $23.9 in 2009-10 and $33.2 in 2010-11, and Medicare Australia of $0.1 million in 2007-08, $0.2 in 2008-09, $0.4 in 2009-10 and $0.5 in 2010-11.
     
  27. In addition to this extended funding, the Government will also continue this programme at a cost of $0.7 million in each year from 2007-08 to 2010-11. This funding has already been included in the forward estimates. In addition to this FaCSIA funding, this measure also includes funding for the Attorney-General’s Department of $0.5 million in 2007-08, $0.4 million in 2008-09, $0.5 million in 2009-10 and $0.5 million in 2010-11, and capital funding for the Attorney-General’s Department of $0.1 million in 2007-08.
     
  28. In addition to this FaCSIA funding, this measure also includes funding for the Attorney-General’s Department of $1.1 million in 2007-08, $8.3 million in 2008-09, $12.8 million in 2009-10 and $12.3 million in 2010-11, and capital funding for the Attorney-General’s Department of $0.2 million in 2007-08.
     
  29. The Government will continue this measure at a cost of $20.9 million in 2007-08, $21.1 million in 2008-09, $21.3 million in 2009-10, and $21.7 million in 2010-11. This funding has already been included in the forward estimates.
     
  30. The Government will continue this measure at a cost of $8.2 million in 2007-08 and 2008-09, $8.3 million in 2009-10, and $8.4 million in 2010-11. This funding has already been included in the forward estimates.
     
  31. The Government will continue this measure at a cost of $6.5 million in 2007-08, $6.6 million in 2008-09, $6.8 million in 2009-10, and $6.9 million in 2010-11. This funding has already been included in the forward estimates.
     
  32. In addition to this FaCSIA funding, this measure also includes a decrease in funding for the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations of $13.3 million in 2007-08, $14.0 million in 2008-09, $14.7 million in 2009-10 and $15.4 million in 2010-11, and a decrease in funding for the Department of Education Science and Training of $2.2 million in 2007-08, $2.3 million in 2008-09, $2.4 million in 2009-10 and $2.6 million in 2010-11.
     
  33. In addition to this FaCSIA funding, this measure includes funding for the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations of $0.6 million in 2007-08, $1.2 million in 2008-09, $1.2 million in 2009-10 and $1.2 million in 2010-11, and the Department of Education Science and Training of $0.1 million in each year from 2007-08 to 2009-10 and $0.2 million in 2010-11.
     
  34. This measure also includes capital funding for Centrelink of $2.5 million in 2007-08. 
     
  35. The financial impacts of this measure are not able to be quantified
     
Content Updated: 26 September 2013