Portfolio Supplementary Estimates Statements 2008-2009

Appropriation (Economic Security Strategy) Bill (No. 1) 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 Estimates Statements in support of the supplementary appropriations being sought for the Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs Portfolio through the Appropriation (Economic Security Strategy) Bill (No. 1).

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


The Hon. Jenny Macklin, MP




User Guide

The purpose of the Portfolio Supplementary Estimates Statements (PSES) is to explain Appropriation (Economic Security Strategy) Bill (No. 1). This document serves to inform senators and members of parliament and the public of the proposed allocation of supplementary appropriations to Government outcomes by agencies within the portfolio.

The PSES are declared by the Appropriation (Economic Security Strategy) Bill (No. 1) to be a 'relevant document' to the interpretation of the Bill according to section 15AB of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901. 

Whereas the PSES are focused on explaining the supplementary estimates appropriations, information on total 2008-09 Budget resourcing, planned performance, and a full set of agency budgeted financial statements can be found in the 2008-09 Portfolio Budget Statements which accompanied the 2008-09 annual appropriation Bills.



Overview of Supplementary Appropriations sought

On 14 October 2008, the Australian Government announced measures for an Economic Security Strategy to strengthen the Australian economy and support families, pensioners, carers and seniors as a result of the global financial crisis. 

The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) is seeking additional appropriations of $28.1 million through Appropriation (Economic Security Strategy) Bill (No. 1) 2008-09 and $8,223.7 million through Special Appropriations. This variation is due to three new measures related to the Government's Economic Security Strategy.

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Agency Measures Table

Table 1.1 summarises new Government expense measures funded through the Appropriation (Economic Security Strategy) Bill (No. 1) and Special Appropriations. 


Table 1.1: Agency measures resulting from the Economic Security Strategy
  Output Group 2008-09
$'000
2009-10
$'000
2010-11
$'000
2011-12
$'000
Expense measures
Economic Security Strategy – lump sum payment to pensioners, seniors and carers 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5        
Administered expense   4,372,815 - - -
Departmental outputs   8,467 - - -
Total   4,381,282 - - -
Economic Security Strategy – one-off lump sum payment of $1000 per child to low and middle income families 3.1        
Administered expense   3,850,878 - - -
Departmental outputs   8,099 42 - -
Total   3,858,977 42 - -
Economic Security Strategy – public information campaign1 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 3.1, 4.1        
Administered expense   11,550 - - -
Departmental outputs   - - - -
Total   11,550 - - -
Total expense measures  Administered  8,235,243  -  -  -
   Departmental 16,566 42 - -
   Total 8,251,809 42 - -
  1. FaHCSIA is responsible for the whole-of-government measure Economic Security Strategy - public information campaign.

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Supplementary Estimates

Table 1.2 details the Supplementary Estimates resulting from new measures by Outcomes, Administered Items and Departmental Outputs.



Table 1.2: Supplementary estimates – measures
  Output Group 2008-09 ($'000) 2009-10 ($'000) 2010-11 ($'000) 2011-12 ($'000)
Outcome 2 
Increase in estimates (administered)
Economic Security Strategy – lump sum payment to pensioners, seniors and carers 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5 4,372,815 - - -
Economic Security Strategy – public information campaign1 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5 2,726      
Net impact on estimates for Outcome 2 (administered)   4,375,541 - - -
Increase in estimates (departmental)
Economic Security Strategy – lump sum payment to pensioners, seniors and carers 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5 8,467 - - -
Net impact on estimates for Outcome 2 (departmental)   8,467 - - -
Outcome 3
Increase in estimates (administered)
Economic Security Strategy – one-off lump sum payment of $1000 per child to low and middle income families 3.1 3,850,878 - - -
Economic Security Strategy – public information campaign1 3.1 2,394      
Net impact on estimates for Outcome 3 (administered)   3,853,272 - - -
Increase in estimates (departmental)
Economic Security Strategy – one-off lump sum payment of $1000 per child to low and middle income families 3.1 8,099 42 - -
Net impact on estimates for Outcome 3 (departmental)   8,099 42 - -
Outcome 4 
Increase in estimates (administered)
Economic Security Strategy – public information campaign1 4.1 6,430      
Net impact on estimates for Outcome 4 (administered)   6,430 - - -
  1. FaHCSIA is responsible for the whole-of-government measure Economic Security Strategy - public information campaign.

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Breakdown of Supplementary Estimates by Appropriation Bill, of Funding sought

Table 1.3 details the Supplementary Estimates sought for FaHCSIA through Appropriation (Economic Security Strategy) Bill (No. 1) by Administered Items, Departmental Outputs and Outcomes.



Table 1.3 - Appropriation (Economic Security Strategy) Bill (No 1) 2008-09
  2007-08
available
($'000)
2008-09
Budget
($'000)
2008-09
revised
($'000)
Supplementary estimates
($'000)
Reduced estimates
($'000)
Administered Items
Outcome 1
Greater self-reliance and economic, social and community engagement for Indigenous Australians
- 771,422 771,422 - -
Outcome 2
Seniors, people with disabilities, carers, youth and women are supported, recognised and encouraged to participate in the community
- 514,289 517,015 2,726 -
Outcome 3
Families and children have choices and opportunities
- 165,110 167,504 2,394 -
Outcome 4
Strong and resilient communities
- 178,632 185,062 6,430 -
Total - 1,629,453 1,641,003 11,550 -
Departmental Outputs
Outcome 1
Greater self-reliance and economic, social and community engagement for Indigenous Australians
- 286,659 286,659 - -
Outcome 2
Seniors, people with disabilities, carers, youth and women are supported, recognised and encouraged to participate in the community
- 598,184 606,651 8,467 -
Outcome 3
Families and children have choices and opportunities
- 511,277 519,376 8,099 -
Outcome 4
Strong and resilient communities
- 117,571 117,571 - -
Total - 1,513,691 1,530,257 16,566 -
Total administered and
departmental
- 3,143,144 3,171,260 28,116 -

Note: The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs is responsible for the Whole-of-Government Economic Security Strategy  - public information campaign measure.

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Breakdown of Supplementary Estimates by Special Appropriation, of Funding sought

The following table details the Supplementary Estimates sought for FaHCSIA through Special Appropriations.



Table 1.4 - Estimates of expenses from special appropriations resulting from the Appropriation (Economic Security Strategy) Bills No. 1 and No. 2 
  Output Group Budget estimate
2008-09
($'000)
Revised estimate
2008-09
($'000)
Supplementary estimate
2008-09
($'000)
Estimated expenses
Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 - Bereavement Allowance 2.0 2,133 2,302 169
Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 - Special Benefit 2.0 65,409 69,477 4,068
Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 - Age Pension 2.1 25,444,964 27,913,558 2,468,594
Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 - Seniors Concession Allowance 2.1 134,664 455,855 321,191
Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 - Disability Support Pension 2.2 9,608,438 10,533,220 924,782
Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 - Carer Allowance (Adult) 2.3 894,137 1,032,245 138,108
Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 - Carer Allowance (Child) 2.3 516,842 842,439 325,597
Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 - Carer Payment 2.3 1,752,909 1,910,455 157,546
Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 - Widow B Pension 2.5 6,925 7,863 938
Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 - Wife Pension (Age) 2.5 138,321 151,604 13,283
Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 - Wife Pension (DSP) 2.5 184,168 202,707 18,539
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 - Economic Security Strategy 3.1 - 3,850,878 3,850,878
Total estimated expenses   38,748,910 46,972,603 8,223,693

 

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