Portfolio Supplementary Additional Estimates Statements 2008-09

Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Bill (No. 2) 2008-2009



Explanation of Supplementary Additional Estimates 2008-09

President of the Senate 
Australian Senate 
Parliament House 
CANBERRA ACT 2600 

Speaker 
House of Representatives 
Parliament House 
CANBERRA ACT 2600 

Dear Mr President 
Dear Mr Speaker 

I hereby submit Portfolio Supplementary Additional Estimates Statements in support of the supplementary appropriations being sought for the Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs Portfolio through the Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Bill (No. 2) 2008-2009. 

These statements have been developed, and are submitted to the Parliament, as a statement on the funding requirements being sought for the Portfolio. 

I present these statements by virtue of my ministerial responsibility for accountability to the Parliament and, through it, the public. 

Yours sincerely 

Signature of the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, The Hon. Jenny Macklin, MP 

The Hon. Jenny Macklin, MP 

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User Guide


The purpose of the Portfolio Supplementary Additional Estimates Statements (PSAES) is to explain Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Bill (No. 2) 2008-2009. This document serves to inform Senators and Members of Parliament and the public of the proposed allocation of supplementary additional appropriations to Government outcomes by agencies within the portfolio. 

The PSAES are declared by the Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Bill (No.2) 2008-2009 to be a 'relevant document' to the interpretation of the Bill according to section 15AB of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901. 

Whereas the PSAES are focused on explaining the Supplementary Additional Estimates appropriations, information on total 2008-09 Budget resourcing and a full set of agency budgeted financial statements can be found in the 2008-09 Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements which accompanied the 2008-09 annual Appropriation Bills (No.3) and (No.4). 

1.1 Overview of supplementary additional appropriations sought


On 3 February 2009, the Australian Government announced measures for a Nation Building and Jobs Plan to support jobs and invest in future long term economic growth. The Nation Building and Jobs Plan builds on the Government's earlier Economic Security Strategy package as a response to the severe global recession. 

The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) is seeking additional appropriations of $260.0 million through the Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Bill (No. 2) 2008-2009 and $4,107.9 million through Special Appropriations. This variation is due to four new measures related to the Government's Nation Building and Jobs Plan. 

1.2 Agency Resource Statement


The Agency Resource Statement details the resourcing for FaHCSIA at Supplementary Additional Estimates. Table 1.1 outlines the total resourcing available from all sources for the 2008-09 Budget year, including variations through Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Bill (No. 2) 2008-2009, Special Appropriations and Special Accounts. 



Table 1.1: Agency resource statement – as at Supplementary Additional Estimates
    Estimate as at Additional Estimates 
2008-09 
$'000
+ Proposed Supplementary Estimates 
2008-09 
$'000
= Total Estimate at Supplementary Estimates 
2008-09 
$'000
  Total Available Appropriation
2007-08 
$'000
Ordinary Annual Services 
Departmental outputs
               
Departmental outputs   1,552,369   -   1,552,369   1,443,783
Relevant agency receipts   21,812   -   21,8121   22,821
Total   1,574,181   -   1,574,181   1,466,604
Administered expenses                
Outcome 1   840,168   -   840,168   853,413
Outcome 2   504,907   -   504,907   444,853
Outcome 3   175,420   -   175,420   307,226
Outcome 4   186,222   -   186,222   142,928
Total   1,706,717   -   1,706,717   1,748,420
Non-Directly Appropriated Revenue excluding Special Accounts   45,472   -   45,472   153,036
Payments to CAC Act Bodies   123,587   -   123,587   -
Total Administered Expenses   1,875,776   -   1,875,776   1,901,456
Total Ordinary Annual Services A 3,449,957   -   3,449,957   3,368,060
Other services                
Administered expenses Specific payments to states, ACT, NT and local government                
Outcome 1   319,684   -   319,684   15,234
Outcome 2   1,024,492   -   1,024,492   958,421
Outcome 3   10,054   -   10,054   55,827
Outcome 4   1,200,799   260,000   1,460,799   1,158,379
Total   2,555,029   260,0002   2,815,029   2,187,861
Departmental non-operating                
Equity injections   6,758   -   6,758   39,409
Previous years' outputs   -   -   -   -
Total   6,758   -   6,758   39,409
Total Other Services B 2,561,787   260,000   2,821,787   2,227,270
Total Available Annual Appropriations   6,011,744   260,000   6,271,744   5,595,330
Special Appropriations                
Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976   96,437   -   96,437   82,950
Social Security (Administration) Act 1999   44,436,132   14,670   44,450,802   34,571,626
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999   22,027,262   4,093,186   26,120,448   16,712,970
Total Special Appropriations C 66,559,831   4,107,856   70,667,687   51,367,546
Total Appropriations excluding Special Accounts   72,571,575   4,367,856   76,939,431   56,962,876
Special Accounts                
Opening balance3   1,868,183   -   1,868,183   1,736,041
Adjustments   3   -   3   139
Appropriation receipts4   172,227   -   172,227   131,992
Non-Appropriation receipts to Special Accounts   299,358   -   299,358   132,842
Total Special Accounts D 2,339,771   -   2,339,771   2,001,014
Total resourcing   74,911,346   4,367,856   79,279,202   58,963,890
A+B+C+D                
Less appropriations drawn from Annual or Special Appropriations above and credited to Special Accounts and/or CAC Act bodies through annual appropriations   - 295,814   -   - 295,814   - 131,992
Total net resourcing for Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs   74,615,532   4,367,856   78,983,388   58,831,898


Note: All figures are GST exclusive. 

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Third Party Payments from and on behalf of other agencies
  Estimate at Additional Estimates 
$'000
Estimate at Supp. Additional Estimates 
2008-09 
$'000
Centrelink has authority to make the following payments to customers on behalf of FaHCSIA:    
Special Appropriation - A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 19,183,682 23,276,868
Special Appropriation - Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 44,358,986 44,373,656
DVA has authority to make the following payments to customers on behalf of FaHCSIA:    
Special Appropriation - Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 71,406 71,406
Payments made to other agencies for the provision of services:    
Australian Taxation Office 9,015 9,015
Centrelink 982,865 982,865
DVA 199 199
Medicare Australia 9,181 9,181
Payments made to CAC Act bodies within the portfolio:     
Aboriginal Hostels Limited 34,281 34,281
Indigenous Business Australia 37,402 37,402
Torres Strait Regional Authority 51,904 51,904

DVA = Department of Veterans' Affairs 
CAC Act = Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997


1.3 Agency Measures Table


Table 1.2 summarises new Government measures funded through the Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Bill (No. 2) 2008-2009, and Special Appropriations. 

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Table 1.2 Agency measures resulting from the Nation Building and Jobs Plan
  Output Group 2008-09 ($'000) 2009-10 ($'000) 2010-11 ($'000) 2011-12 ($'000)
Nation Building and Jobs Plan – Training and Learning Bonus and Education Entry Payment Supplement 2.0, 3.1        
Administered expense   56,872 - - -
Departmental outputs   - - - -
Total   56,872 - - -
Expense measures
Nation Building and Jobs Plan – Back to School Bonus – One-off Lump Sum Payment of $950 per FTB-A Eligible Child 2.2, 2.3, 3.1        
Administered expense   2,631,011 - - -
Departmental outputs   - - - -
Total   2,631,011 - - -
Nation Building and Jobs Plan – Single Income Family Bonus – One-off Lump Sum Payment of $950 per FTB-B Family 3.1        
Administered expense   1,419,973 - - -
Departmental outputs   - - - -
Total   1,419,973 - - -
Nation Building and Jobs Plan – Investment in Social Housing – reducing homelessness and meeting priority needs 4.1        
Administered expense   260,000 4,072,000 1,744,000 312,000
Departmental outputs   - - - -
Total   260,000 4,072,000 1,744,000 312,000
Total expense measures          
Administered   4,367,856 4,072,000 1,744,000 312,000
Departmental   - - - -
Total   4,367,856 4,072,000 1,744,000 312,000

1.4 Supplementary Additional Estimates and Variations


Table 1.3 details the Supplementary Additional Estimates resulting from new measures, by Outcomes and Administered Items. 

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Table 1.3 Supplementary Additional Estimates and variations to outcomes - measures
  Output Group Impacted 2008-09 ($'000) 2009-10 ($'000) 2010-11 ($'000) 2011-12 ($'000)
Outcome 2          
Increase in estimates (administered)          
Nation Building and Jobs Plan – Training and Learning Bonus and Education Entry Payment Supplement 2.0 2,120 - - -
Nation Building and Jobs Plan – Back to School Bonus – One-off Lump Sum Payment of $950 per FTB-A Eligible Child 2.2, 2.3 12,550 - - -
Net impact on estimates for Outcome 2 (administered)   14,670 - - -
Outcome 3          
Increase in estimates (administered)          
Nation Building and Jobs Plan – Training and Learning Bonus and Education Entry Payment Supplement 3.1 54,752 - - -
Nation Building and Jobs Plan – Back to School Bonus – One-off Lump Sum Payment of $950 per FTB-A Eligible Child 3.1 2,618,461 - - -
Nation Building and Jobs Plan – Single Income Family Bonus – One-off Lump Sum Payment of $950 per FTB-B Family 3.1 1,419,973 - - -
Net impact on estimates for Outcome 3 (administered)   4,093,186 - - -
Outcome 4          
Increase in estimates (administered)          
Nation Building and Jobs Plan – Investment in Social Housing – reducing homelessness and meeting priority needs 4.1 260,000 4,072,000 1,744,000 312,000
Net impact on estimates for Outcome 4 (administered)   260,000 4,072,000 1,744,000 312,000

1.5 Breakdown of Supplementary Additional Estimates by Appropriation Bill, of funding sought


Table 1.4 details the Supplementary Additional Estimates sought for FaHCSIA through Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Bill (No. 2) 2008-2009. 

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Table 1.4 Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Bill (No. 2) 2008-2009
  2007-08 
available 
($'000)
2008-09 
Budget 
($'000)
Supplementary additional 
estimates 
($'000)
Reduced estimates
($'000)
2008-09 
revised 
($'000)
Payments to states, ACT, NT, and local government          
Outcome 1 
Greater self-reliance and economic, social and community engagement for Indigenous Australians
15,234 319,684 - - 319,684
Outcome 2 
Seniors, people with disabilities, carers, youth and women are supported, recognised and encouraged to participate in the community
958,421 1,024,492 - - 1,024,492
Outcome 3 
Families and children have choices and opportunities
55,827 10,054 - - 10,054
Outcome 4 
Strong and resilient communities
1,158,379 1,200,799 260,000 - 1,460,799
Total 2,187,861 2,555,029 260,000 - 2,815,029
Non-operating          
Equity injections 39,409 6,758 - - 6,758
Total non-operating 39,409 6,758 - - 6,758
Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 
Total

2,227,270

2,561,787

260,000

-

2,821,787

1.6 Breakdown of Supplementary Additional Estimates by Special Appropriation, of funding sought


Table 1.5 details the Supplementary Additional Estimates sought for FaHCSIA through Special Appropriations. 

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Table 1.5 Estimates of expenses from Special Appropriations resulting from Additional Estimates
  Output Group Budget estimate 
2008-09 
($'000)
Revised estimate 
2008-09 
($'000)
Supplementary estimate 
2008-09 
($'000)
Estimated expenses        
Outcome 2 
Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
       
– Carer Payment 2.3 1,915,379 1,916,075 696
– Disability Support Pension 2.2 10,806,058 10,817,912 11,854
– Special Benefit 2.0 66,772 68,892 2,120
Total Outcome 2   12,788,209 12,802,879 14,670
Outcome 3 
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 
       
– Back to School Bonus 3.1 - 2,618,461 2,618,461
– Single Income Family Bonus 3.1 - 1,419,973 1,419,973
– Training and Learning Bonus 3.1 - 54,752 54,752
Total Outcome 3   - 4,093,186 4,093,186
Total Special Appropriations   12,788,209 16,896,065 4,107,856

1.7 Variations to administered items


Administered items are expenses, revenues, assets or liabilities managed by agencies on behalf of the Commonwealth. Table 1.6 shows the variations to administered items. 

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Table 1.6 - Variations to administered items
  Output Group Budget estimate 
2008-09 
($'000)
Revised estimate 
2008-09 
($'000)
Supplementary estimate 
2008-09 
($'000)
Administered Items        
Outcome 4        
Social Housing Subsidy SPP B2      4.1 1,995 261,995 260,000
Total Outcome 4   1,995 261,995 260,000
Total Administered Items   1,995 261,995 260,000


SPP = Specific Purpose Payments.

  1. Relevant Agency receipts - includes ANAO resources received free of charge.
  2. Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Bill (No 2) 2008-09 - see Table 1.4
  3. This reflects the actual opening balance of Special Accounts as at 30 June 2008.
  4. Appropriation receipts from FaHCSIA Annual and Special Appropriations for 2008-09 included above.
Content Updated: 20 August 2013