2008-09 FaHCSIA Budget at a Glance

Support for Indigenous Australians
    Budget Forward Estimates Measure
  2007-08
$m
2008-09
$m
2009-10
$m
2010-11
$m
2011-12
$m
Total
$m1
Closing the Gap - Closing the evidence gap - 1.1 0.6 - - 1.7
Closing the Gap - Indigenous mothers' accommodation fund - 2.0 4.0 4.0 - 10.0
Closing the Gap - Northern Territory - accommodation for government personnel in remote communities - 7.0 - - - 7.0
Closing the Gap - Northern Territory - community engagement - 3.8 - - - 3.8
Closing the Gap - Northern Territory - continuation of early childhood program   0.4 - - - 0.4
Closing the Gap - Northern Territory - family support package - 9.8 - - - 9.8
Closing the Gap - Northern Territory - further welfare and employment reform 2 49.5 - - - - 49.5
Closing the Gap - Northern Territory - government business managers - 30.8 - - - 30.8
Closing the Gap - Northern Territory - income management 2.7 60.0 - - - 62.8
Closing the Gap - Northern Territory - leadership and coordination - 32.4 - - - 32.4
Closing the Gap - Northern Territory - playgroups - 0.7 - - - 0.7
Closing the Gap - Northern Territory - promoting law and order - 11.6 - - - 11.6
Closing the Gap - Northern Territory - youth alcohol diversion - 9.5 - - - 9.5
Support for Carers
    Budget Forward Estimates Measure
  2007-08
$m
2008-09
$m
2009-10
$m
2010-11
$m
2011-12
$m
Total
$m
Ageing Carers - additional support 100.0 - - - - 100.0
Carer Bonus 426.7 1.4 - - - 428.1
Carers - improved support 3 0.2 20.4 197.8 239.9 250.0 708.3
Respite brokerage for older carers 4 -2.0 2.0 - - - 0.0

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Support for Families
    Budget Forward Estimates Measure
  2007-08
$m
2008-09
$m
2009-10
$m
2010-11
$m
2011-12
$m
Total
$m
Financial Counselling - enhancing existing programs - 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 20.0
Maternity Immunisation Allowance - eligibility change - -13.5 -32.1 -32.6 -7.3 -85.5
National framework for protecting Australia's children - 1.2 1.3 0.1 - 2.6
Responsible Economic Management - Better targeting and delivery of Baby Bonus - -52.4 -96.5 -101.0 -104.7 -354.5
Responsible Economic Management - Better targeting and delivery of Family Tax Benefit - $150,000 income test on primary earner for FTB-B 0.5 -112.8 -132.4 -141.2 -158.0 -543.8
Responsible Economic Management - Better targeting and delivery of Family Tax Benefit - continuous adjustment to reduce over-payments of Family Tax Benefit - 1.7 -14.3 -0.5 0.6 -12.5
Responsible Economic Management - Better targeting and delivery of Family Tax Benefit - streamlining administration 5 - 2,139.5 2,171.4 2,210.8 2,250.8 8,772.5
Responsible Economic Management - Family Tax Benefit - cease fortnightly payments for recipients who do not lodge tax returns 41.6 13.3 121.1 -115.5 -137.6 -77.1
Support for Seniors
    Budget Forward Estimates Measure
  2007-08
$m
2008-09
$m
2009-10
$m
2010-11
$m
2011-12
$m
Total
$m
Helping Seniors Make Ends Meet - Broadband for Seniors - 5.0 5.0 5.0 - 15.0
Helping Seniors Make Ends Meet - Seniors Bonus 6 1,165.1 0.5 - - - 1,165.6
National Reciprocal Transport Concessions - 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 50.0
Responsible Economic Management - Commonwealth Seniors Health Card - adjusted taxable income test 7 - 11.6 -9.7 -12.2 -13.0 -23.3
Responsible Economic Management - Concession Cards - retention while overseas 2.2 -4.9 -4.9 -4.9 -5.0 -17.5
Responsible Economic Management - Fraud and Compliance - Commonwealth Seniors Health Card compliance reviews 8 - 7.7 -7.6 -9.5 -11.3 -20.7
Social Security Agreement with Finland - 1.0 -0.2 -1.0 -1.1 -1.4
Social Security Agreement with Poland - 1.2 -2.3 -3.9 -6.5 -11.5

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Housing Support
    Budget Forward Estimates Measure
  2007-08
$m
2008-09
$m
2009-10
$m
2010-11
$m
2011-12
$m
Total
$m
A Place to Call Home 9   25.0 25.0 25.0 25.0 100.0
Housing Affordability Fund 10 - 52.2 77.1 77.1 152.8 359.2
National Rental Affordability Scheme 11 - 13.0 25.2 35.6 55.1 128.9
Support for People with Disability
    Budget Forward Estimates Measure
  2007-08
$m
2008-09
$m
2009-10
$m
2010-11
$m
2011-12
$m
Total
$m
Business Services Wage Assessment Tool - continuation - 4.3 7.6 8.1 5.8 25.7
Education Revolution - Early Childhood - additional child care places12 - 1.4 5.4 5.5 5.6 17.8
National Disability Strategy 13 - - - - - 0.0
Support for Communities and Volunteers
    Budget Forward Estimates Measure
  2007-08
$m
2008-09
$m
2009-10
$m
2010-11
$m
2011-12
$m
Total
$m
Queensland Floods - assistance 16.2 1.9 - - - 18.2
Supporting Local Communities - 0.7 - - - 0.7
Volunteer Grants program - expansion to help with fuel costs - 5.0 5.0 5.0 - 15.0
Volunteer Management Program (Voluntary Work Initiative) - continuation of funding 14 - - - - - 0.0

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Other Measures
    Budget Forward Estimates Measure
  2007-08
$m
2008-09
$m
2009-10
$m
2010-11
$m
2011-12
$m
Total
$m
Centrelink call centre supplementation - continuation 15 - 38.8 - - - 38.8
Humanitarian migration program - additional 500 places for Iraqis in 2008-09 16 - 1.4 2.2 2.2 2.3 8.1
Humanitarian migration program - additional 750 Special Humanitarian Program places from 2009-10 17 - - 2.1 5.4 8.9 16.4
Means-testing of government support - expanded definitions of income to include net losses from investments 18 - 3.8 -2.8 -4.7 -4.7 -8.4
Means-testing of government support - expanded definitions of income to include certain 'salary sacrificed' contributions to superannuation 19 - 2.8 -89.7 -80.1 -80.2 -247.3
Migration Program - 37,500 place increase for 2008-09 20 - 22.2 67.2 114.5 164.7 368.6
Migration Program - additional 6,000 skill stream places for 2007-08 21 - 3.8 7.6 7.8 8.0 27.2
President Ramos-Horta - non-medical support 0.1 - - - - 0.1
Removal of differential treatment of same-sex couples and their children - law reform 22 0.1 9.7 -18.5 -25.2 -30.5 -64.4
Responsible Economic Management - Employment Entry Payment - Abolish from 1 July 2008 23 0.1 -4.2 -4.3 -4.2 -4.2 -16.9
Responsible Economic Management - Fraud and compliance - assessments to verify incomeor assets 24 - -32.4 -64.6 -86.4 -97.1 -280.4
Responsible Economic Management - Partner Service Pension - cease payment to married partners who are separated but not divorced 25 - 4.7 10.2 11.6 13.0 39.4
Responsible Economic Management - Pilot program addressing undeclared business income and assets - cessation 26 -0.5 - - - - -0.5
Temporary Protection visa - abolition 27 - -2.4 -2.2 -2.5 -3.4 -10.5
Visa places for Iraqi locally engaged employees 28 - 1.7 2.6 2.7 2.8 9.7
Welfare Payments Reform - child protection pilot and school attendance and enrolment pilot 2.0 14.4 - - - 16.5

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  1. Some totals are affected by rounding. All figures are reported in fiscal balance terms.
  2. DEEWR is the lead agency for this measure.
  3. This measure also includes an offsetting reduction in expenditure for DEEWR. The net impact of this measure is $293.6 million over four years.
  4. This measure relates to the reallocation of funds in 2007-08 to 2008-09.
  5. This measure also includes an offsetting reduction in expenditure for the Australian Tax Office. The net impact of this measure is $99.7 million over four years.
  6. This measure also includes funding for the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) and DVA. The net impact of this measure is $1.4 billion.
  7. This measure also includes funding for DoHA and DVA. The net impact of this measure is -$84.8 million over four years.
  8. This measure also includes funding for the Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) and the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA). The net impact of this measure is -$82.4 million over four years.
  9. Includes funding of $50.0 million in 2012-13.
  10. Includes funding of $152.8 million in 2012-13.
  11. This measure also includes a tax offset for the Australian Taxation Office. The net impact of this measure is $622.6 million over four years.
  12. DEEWR is the lead agency for this measure. The full measure description and package details appear in Budget Paper 2.
  13. The costs of this measure will be met from existing resources.
  14. This measure involves funding of $4.1 million in 2008-09, $4.1 million in 2009-10, $4.2 million in 2010-11, $4.2 million in 2011-12, totalling $16.7 million over four years. Provision for this funding has already been included in the forward estimates.
  15. The Department of Human Services (DHS) is the lead agency for this measure. The full measure description and package details appear in Budget Paper 2.
  16. DIAC is the lead agency for this measure. The full measure description and package details appear in Budget Paper 2.
  17. DIAC is the lead agency for this measure. The full measure description and package details appear in Budget Paper 2.
  18. The Department of the Treasury (Treasury) is the lead agency for this measure. The full measure description and package details appear in Budget Paper 2.
  19. Treasury is the lead agency for this measure. The full measure description and package details appear in Budget Paper 2.
  20. The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) is the lead agency for this measure. The full measure description and package details appear in Budget Paper 2.
  21. DIAC is the lead agency for this measure. The full measure description and package details appear in Budget Paper 2.
  22. The Attorney-General's Department is the lead agency for this measure. The full measure description and package details appear in Budget Paper 2.
  23. DEEWR is the lead agency for this measure. The full measure description and package details appear in Budget Paper 2.
  24. DHS is the lead agency for this measure. The full measure description and package details appear in Budget Paper 2.
  25. The Department of Veterans' Affairs is the lead agency for this measure. The full measure description and package details appear in Budget Paper 2.
  26. DHS is the lead agency for this measure. The full measure description and package details appear in Budget Paper 2.
  27. DIAC is the lead agency for this measure. The full measure description and package details appear in Budget Paper 2.
  28. DIAC is the lead agency for this measure. The full measure description and package details appear in Budget Paper 2.

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