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Appendix B: Policy decisions since the 2010-11 Budget

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Table B1: Revenue measures: 2010-11 Budget to Economic Statement(a)

Table B1: Revenue measures: 2010-11 Budget to Economic Statement

Table B1: Revenue measures: 2010-11 Budget to Economic Statement(a) (continued)

Table B1: Revenue measures: 2010-11 Budget to Economic Statement

* The nature of the measure is such that a reliable estimate cannot be provided.

.. Not zero, but rounded to zero.

- Nil.

nfp not for publication.

(a) A minus sign before an estimate indicates a reduction in revenue, no sign before an estimate indicates a gain in revenue.

(b) The improved resource taxation arrangements measure does not take account of parameter changes that are expected to increase revenue by $2.0 billion in 2012-13 and $4.0 billion in 2013-14 relative to the fiscal projections published in the 2010-11 Budget.

(c) Measures may not add due to rounding.

Table B2: Expense measures: 2010-11 Budget to Economic Statement(a)

Table B2: Expense measures: 2010-11 Budget to Economic Statement

Table B2: Expense measures: 2010-11 Budget to Economic Statement(a) (continued)

Table B2: Expense measures: 2010-11 Budget to Economic Statement

Table B2: Expense measures: 2010-11 Budget to Economic Statement(a) (continued)

Table B2: Expense measures: 2010-11 Budget to Economic Statement

Table B2: Expense measures: 2010-11 Budget to Economic Statement(a) (continued)

Table B2: Expense measures: 2010-11 Budget to Economic Statement

* The nature of the measure is such that a reliable estimate cannot be provided.

.. Not zero, but rounded to zero.

- Nil.

nfp not for publication.

(a) A minus sign before an estimate indicates a reduction in expenses, no sign before an estimate indicates increased expenses.

(b) Provision for this funding has already been included in the forward estimates.

(c) The National Broadband Network - Telstra negotiations - Establishment of USO Co to take responsibility for the delivery of the Universal Service Obligation includes funding of $50.0 million in each of 2012-13 and 2013-14 and $100.0 million per annum ongoing from 2014-15. Provision for this funding was included in the Contingency Reserve at the 2010-11 Budget. The establishment of USO Co and the provision of Government funding are contingent on Definitive Agreements being reached between NBN Co and Telstra.

(d) The National Broadband Network — Telstra negotiations — Retraining includes funding of up to $100.0 million in 2011-12. Provision of this funding was included in the Contingency Reserve at the 2010-11 Budget. The provision of this funding is contingent on Definitive Agreements being reached between NBN Co and Telstra.

(e) The impact of this measure is a cost of $99.3 million in underlying cash terms over the forward estimates.

(f) The cost of this measure will be met through a reduction in the number of Centrelink reviews of selected job seekers.

(g) These measures can also be found in the revenue measures summary table.

(h) These measures can also be found in the capital measures summary table.

(i) These measures will be fully offset from the provision for expanded aid funding held in the Contingency Reserve.

(j) This measure is a reversal of a previous decision, where DIAC absorbed the cost.

(k) This measure has been funded by the removal of a previous decision taken but not yet announced.

(l) The impact of this measure is a cost of $220.0 million in underlying cash terms over the forward estimates. This measure has been funded by the removal of a previous decision taken but not yet announced.

(m) Decisions taken but not yet announced includes the removal of some DTBNYA in previous budget cycles, which have been allocated to announced measures.

(n) Measures may not add due to rounding.

Table B3: Capital measures: 2010-11 Budget to Economic Statement(a)

Table B3: Capital measures: 2010-11 Budget to Economic Statement

* The nature of the measure is such that a reliable estimate cannot be provided.

.. Not zero, but rounded to zero.

- Nil.

nfp not for publication.

(a) A minus sign before an estimate indicates a reduction in capital, no sign before an estimate indicates increased capital.

(b) These measures can also be found in the expense measures summary table.

(c) Measures may not add due to rounding.

Table B4: Revenue measures since the Economic Statement(a)

Table B4: Revenue measures since the Economic Statement

* The nature of the measure is such that a reliable estimate cannot be provided.

.. Not zero, but rounded to zero.

- Nil.

nfp not for publication.

(a) A minus sign before an estimate indicates a reduction in revenue, no sign before an estimate indicates a gain in revenue.

(b) Measures may not add due to rounding.

Table B5: Expense measures since the Economic Statement(a)

Table B5: Expense measures since the Economic Statement

Table B5: Expense measures since the Economic Statement(a) (continued)

Table B5: Expense measures since the Economic Statement

Table B5: Expense measures since the Economic Statement(a) (continued)

Table B5: Expense measures since the Economic Statement

(a) A minus sign before an estimate indicates a reduction in expenses, no sign before an estimate indicates increased expenses. This table includes some earlier decisions taken by officials under ministerial delegation that were not reported to the Department of Finance and Deregulation until after the finalisation of the Economic Statement (see note (g)).

(b) The National Rental Affordability Scheme — deferral measure provides savings of $2.2 million in 2010-11, $28.7 million in 2011-12, $97.0 million in 2012-13 and $70.1 million in 2013-14 across the Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Treasury portfolios. This measure was included as a ‘decision taken but not yet announced’ in the 2010-11 Budget.

(c) The Enhanced scrutiny of the financial viability of the largest long-day care providers — future administration costs measure was included as a ‘decision taken but not yet ann
ounced’ in the 2010-11 Budget and includes $0.5 million in 2011-12, $0.4 million 2012-13 and $0.3 million in 2013-14. This funding is contingent on the Government's endorsement of the framework following consultation with industry.

(d) The COAG National food standards — improving consistency measure was included as a ‘decision taken but not yet announced’ in the 2010-11 Budget. The financial impacts of the measure are subject to inter-governmental negotiations.

(e) The Emergency department medical workforce — additional resources measure includes funding of $13.3 million in 2010-11, $23.9 million in 2011-12, $27.5 million in 2012-13 and $31.1 million in 2013-14. This measure was included as a ‘decision taken but not yet announced’ in the 2010 Economic Statement.

(f) The Life Saving Drugs Program — changes to listing for Fabrazyme® measure was included as a ‘decision taken but not yet announced’ in the 2010-11 Budget. The financial impacts of this measure are commercial-in-confidence.

(g) In early July 2010, the Department of Health and Ageing exercised a delegation provided by the Minister for Health and Ageing to list new, and extensions to, medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme from 1 August 2010. Each new medicine listed is estimated to cost less than $10.0 million per annum.

(h) The Surfing Australia — high performance training facility — contribution measure includes funding of $2.0 million in 2010-11. This measure was included as a ‘decision taken but not yet announced’ in the 2010-11 Budget.

(i) The Commonwealth Serum Laboratories (CSL) — Commonwealth assistance measure includes funding of $9.3 million in 2010-11, $10.6 million in 2011-12, $8.0 million in 2012-13 and $2.1 million in 2013-14. This measure was included as a 'decision taken but not yet announced' in the 2010-11 Budget.

(j) The Establishment of an ICT-enabled research laboratory — Commonwealth assistance measure also includes funding of $6.7 million in 2014-15 and $2.7 million in 2015-16.

(k) Measures may not add due to rounding.