2006-07 Budget at a Glance




Support for Indigenous Australians


    Budget Forward Estimates Measure
  2005-06
$m
2006-07
$m
2007-08
$m
2008-09
$m
2009-10
$m
Total
$m 1
Strengthening Indigenous Communities - reducing substance abuse (petrol sniffing) 2 - 2.4 3.4 4.6 4.7 15.0
Strengthening Indigenous Communities - extending Family Income Management and improving family payment outcomes for Indigenous children - 5.0 3.4 4.1 4.2 16.6
Strengthening Indigenous Communities - expansion of Home Ownership on Indigenous Land Programme 3 - 3.2 4.7 9.8 11.5 29.2
Strengthening Indigenous Communities - reforming the delivery capacity of Indigenous corporations - 8.2 6.5 6.7 6.6 28.1
Strengthening Indigenous Communities - Indigenous community leadership - 4.4 5.6 6.5 6.6 23.0
Strengthening Indigenous Communities - Family and Community Networks Initiative - continue funding 4 - - - - - -


Child Care


    Budget Forward Estimates Measure
  2005-06
$m
2006-07
$m
2007-08
$m
2008-09
$m
2009-10
$m
Total
$m 1
Fraud and Compliance - improving child care compliance 5 - 11.2 11.1 10.1 10.5 43.0
Child Care - uncapping outside school hours care and family day care - 10.6 12.9 16.5 20.3 60.2
Child Care - Jobs, Education and Training (JET) Child Care fee assistance - continue and extend 6 - 9.4 - - - 9.4


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Seniors Support


    Budget Forward Estimates Measure
  2005-06
$m
2006-07
$m
2007-08
$m
2008-09
$m
2009-10
$m
Total
$m 1
Pension asset test - changed treatment 7 - 38.4 35.8 37.6 38.7 150.6
Fraud and Compliance - improved assessment of the value of real estate assets 8 - -1.2 -18.4 -38.7 -62.9 -121.1
Older Australians - payment of one-off bonus 9 164.8 - - - - 164.8


Assisting people with disabilities and their Carers


    Budget Forward Estimates Measure
  2005-06
$m
2006-07
$m
2007-08
$m
2008-09
$m
2009-10
$m
Total
$m 1
Peer support groups for parents of young children with disabilities - establishment - 1.0 1.5 3.1 3.5 9.0
Fraud and Compliance - detecting incorrect Carer payments 10 - -8.8 -1.5 -1.8 -1.8 -13.8
Quality assurance and disability employment places - continue funding 11 - - - - - -
Carer Allowance (child) - addition to the lists of recognised disabilities - 0.6 0.8 0.9 1.1 3.4
COAG Health Services - improving accommodation arrangements for younger people with a disability 12 - 5.7 14.8 28.8 38.9 130.0 13
Carers - payment of one-off carer bonus 354.4 3.6 - - - 358.0


Better Mental Health services for Australia


    Budget Forward Estimates Measure
  2005-06
$m
2006-07
$m
2007-08
$m
2008-09
$m
2009-10
$m
Total
$m 1
COAG Mental Health - more respite care places to help families and carers - 13.4 44.1 63.5 52.1 224.7 14
COAG Mental Health - community based programmes to help families coping with mental illness - 3.2 11.2 11.1 11.1 45.2 15
COAG Mental Health - new personal helpers and mentors - 5.1 37.6 73.9 83.6 284.8 16


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Responding to unforseen events


    Budget Forward Estimates Measure
  2005-06
$m
2006-07
$m
2007-08
$m
2008-09
$m
2009-10
$m
Total
$m 1
Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment - introduction - 4.3 2.9 3.0 3.0 13.1
Social and community impact recovery incident facility - establishment - 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 2.0
National Emergency Call Centre - establishment 17 - 3.5 2.4 2.4 2.4 10.7


Ensuring Benefits Go To those In Need


    Budget Forward Estimates Measure
  2005-06
$m
2006-07
$m
2007-08
$m
2008-09
$m
2009-10
$m
Total
$m 1
Fraud and Compliance - continuation of accelerated claimant matching detecting incorrect rent assistance 18 - - - - - -
Fraud and Compliance - enhanced focus on serious social security fraud 19 - -0.4 -2.5 -2.9 -3.3 -9.1
Fraud and Compliance - addressing undeclared unearned income 20 - 0.6 -0.5 -0.2 - -0.1
Fraud and Compliance - pilot programme addressing undeclared business income and assets 21 - 0.5 -0.3 -0.2 - 0.1
Fraud and Compliance - expand random sample surveys for working age payments 22 - -0.2 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2 -0.8
Fraud and Compliance - address risks in payments to income recipients who reside abroad 23 - -1.8 -4.9 -5.3 -5.5 -17.6


Child Support Reforms 24


    Budget Forward Estimates Measure
  2005-06
$m
2006-07
$m
2007-08
$m
2008-09
$m
2009-10
$m
Total
$m 1
Child Support Reforms - a new formula 25 0.7 2.6 21.0 169.8 171.6 365.6
Child Support Reforms - aligning income definitions 26 - 0.1 0.1 -71.0 -73.2 -144.0
Child Support Reforms - changes to the Family Tax Benefit maintenance arrangements 27 - 4.4 7.7 13.8 14.8 40.6
Child Support Reforms - improving compliance 28 - -3.4 -9.7 -15.4 -21.3 -49.7
Child Support Reforms - external review 29 - 3.4 8.7 24.7 11.6 48.4
Child Support Reforms - Family Relationship Centres 30 0.2 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.7 3.0
Child Support Reforms - communications strategy 31 0.6 5.1 6.1 1.6 0.2 13.6


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Assistance for Families


    Budget Forward Estimates Measure
  2005-06
$m
2006-07
$m
2007-08
$m
2008-09
$m
2009-10
$m
Total
$m 1
Family Tax Benefit - increase Family Tax Benefit Part A income threshold 32 - 200.3 203.0 204.2 209.2 816.7
Family Tax Benefit - extending the large family supplement 33 - 102.3 112.9 115.4 116.5 447.1


Other Measures


    Budget Forward Estimates Measure
  2005-06
$m
2006-07
$m
2007-08
$m
2008-09
$m
2009-10
$m
Total
$m 1
Assurance of Support Scheme - additional funding - 6.0 - - - 6.0
Domestic Violence - Crisis Payments to victims who remain in the home 34 - 1.0 0.3 0.4 0.4 2.1
Social Security Appeals Tribunal (SSAT) recruitment 35 - 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.9
Japan - social security agreement - - 0.0 1.3 0.6 1.9
Health and social services access card - introduction - 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.3
Financial services sector - reducing red tape - 0.8 -1.3 -2.5 -2.9 -5.9
Migration Programme - 3000 additional family stream places for 2005-06 36 0.2 1.7 3.6 3.7 3.8 12.9
Migration Programme - 4000 place increase in the family stream for 2006-07 - 2.5 7.4 12.4 17.7 40.1
Nonprofit Australia - continue support - 0.5 0.5 0.5 - 1.5
Centrelink - call centre supplementation - 41.0 32.8 - - 73.8
London and Bali bombings - travel assistance to families - 1.2 - - - 1.2


  1. Some totals are affected by rounding.
  2. This measure also includes funding for the Department of Health and Ageing of $20.1 million over the four years 2006-07 to 2009-10, Attorney General’s Department of $14.9 million over the four years 2006-07 to 2009-10, and the Department of Education, Science and Training of $5.1 million over the four years 2006-07 to 2009-10.
  3. This measure also includes funding for Indigenous Business Australia of $78.2 million over the four years 2006-07 to 2009-10, which includes capital funding of $54.6 million over the four years 2006-07 to 2009-10.
  4. The Government will continue to fund this programme for a further four years, providing $10.7 million from 2006-07 to 2009-10. Provision for this funding has already been included in the forward estimates.
  5. This measure includes capital funding for the Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs of $0.2 million over the four years 2006-07 to 2009-10 and also includes funding for the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions of $7.9 million over the four years 2006-07 to 2009-10.
  6. The Government will also continue ongoing funding for this programme for a further four years providing $14.8 million from 2006-07 to 2009-10. Provision for this funding has already been included in the forward estimates.
  7. This measure also includes funding for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs of $22.8 million over the four years 2006-07 to 2009-10 (including $0.1 million capital in 2006-07).
  8. This measure also includes $2.0 million capital for Centrelink in 2006-07.
  9. This measure also includes funding for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs of $27.7 million in 2005-06.
  10. This measure also includes funding for the Department of Health and Ageing of $0.2 million over the four years 2006-07 to 2009-10.
  11. The Government will continue to fund this programme for a further four years, providing $49.9 million from 2006-07 to 2009-10. Provision for this funding has already been included in the forward estimates.
  12. This measure also includes funding for the Department of Health and Ageing of $2.7 million over the six years 2005-06 to 2010-11.
  13. This figure also includes funding provided in 2010-11 of $39.0 million for the Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.
  14. This figure also includes funding provided in 2010-11 of $51.7 million for the Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.
  15. This figure also includes funding provided in 2010-11 of $8.6 million for the Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.
  16. This figure also includes funding provided in 2010-11 of $84.6 million for the Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.
  17. This measure also includes capital funding of $1.1 million in 2006-07 for Centrelink; and over the four years 2006-07 to 2009-10, $0.3 million for the Attorney-General’s Department; $0.4 million for the Department of Human Services; $0.7 million for the Australian Taxation Office; $0.1 million for the Department of Health and Ageing; and $0.6 million for Medicare Australia.
  18. The Government will continue to fund this programme for a further four years, providing $14.2 million from 2006-07 to 2009-10. Provision for this funding has already been included in the forward estimates.
  19. This measure also includes savings for the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations of $70.6 million over the four years 2006-07 to 2009-10, savings for the Department of Education, Science and Training of $0.6 million over the four years 2006-07 to 2009-10, and capital funding for Centrelink of $5.1 million in 2006-07.
  20. This measure also includes savings for the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations of $0.2 million over the four years 2006-07 to 2009-10, and funding for the Department of Education, Science and Training of $0.1 million over the four years 2006-07 to 2009-10.
  21. This measure also includes funding for the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations of $0.1 million over the three years 2006-07 to 2008-09, and the Department of Education, Science and Training of $0.2 million over the four years 2006-07 to 2009-10.
  22. This measure also includes savings for the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations of $3.6 million over the four years 2006-07 to 2009-10.
  23. This measure also includes savings for the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations of $5.6 million over the four years 2006-07 to 2009-10.
  24. The Government will provide a total of $877.0 million over the five years 2005-06 to 2009-10 to implement reforms to the child support system.
  25. This measure also includes funding for the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations of $10.1 million over the five years 2005-06 to 2009-10, the Department of Human Services of $174.0 million over the five years 2005-06 to 2009-10 (including $15.4 million in capital funding over the three years 2006-07 to 2008-09), the Australian Taxation Office of $20.0 million over the two years 2008-09 to 2009-10, and capital funding for Centrelink of $7.8 million in 2007-08.
  26. This measure also includes savings for the Australian Taxation Office of $8.6 million over the two years 2008-09 to 2009-10, the Department of Human Services of $1.2 million over the three years 2007-08 to 2009-10, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs of $0.3 million over the two years 2007-08 to 2008-09 (including $0.1 million capital over the two years 2007-08 to 2008-09).
  27. This measure also includes funding for the Australian Taxation Office of $2.5 million over the four years 2006-07 to 2009-10 and the Department of Human Services of $2.3 million over the four years 2006-07 to 2009-10.
  28. This measure also includes funding for the Department of Human Services of $162.2 million over the five years 2005-06 to 2009-10.
  29. This measure also includes funding for the Federal Magistrates Court of $2.4 million over the three years 2007-08 to 2009-10 and includes capital funding for the Federal Magistrates Court of $0.2 million in 2007-08.
  30. This measure also includes funding for the Attorney-General’s Department of $45.7 million over the four years 2006-07 to 2009-10 (including $0.1 million capital in 2006-07).
  31. This measure also includes funding for the Department of Human Services of $22.4 million over the four years 2005-06 to 2008-09 and includes capital funding for the Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs of $0.1 million in 2006-07.
  32. This measure also includes funding for the Australian Taxation Office of $90.8 million over the four years 2006-07 to 2009-10, and the Department of Health and Ageing of $85.8 million over the four years 2006-07 to 2009-10.
  33. This measure also includes funding for the Australian Taxation Office of $49.6 million over the four years 2006-07 to 2009-10.
  34. This measure also includes funding for the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations of $0.7 million over the four years 2006-07 to 2009-10, and the Department of Education, Science and Training of $0.03 million over the four years 2006-07 to 2009-10.
  35. This measure also includes expenses of $1.3 million over the four years 2006-07 to 2009-10 to be met by the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations from existing resources.
  36. This measure also includes funding for the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs of $5.8 million, $15.0 million for the Department of Health and Ageing, and $4.0 million for the Department of Education, Science and Training, over the four years 2006-07 to 2009-10, and $18.0 million for the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations, over the five years 2005-06 to 2009-10.

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