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Portfolio Budget Statements 2013–14

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The purpose of the Portfolio Budget Statements (PBS) is to inform Senators and Members of Parliament of the proposed allocation of resources to government outcomes by agencies within the portfolio. Agencies receive resources from the annual appropriation bills, special appropriations, standing appropriations (including special accounts), and revenue from other sources.

Portfolio Budget Statements 2013–14 (Full) — (PDF PDF: 1.97 MB)

 

Budget Related Paper No. 1.15

Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport portfolio

Budget initiatives and explanations of appropriations specified by outcomes and programs by agency.

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© Commonwealth of Australia 2013

ISBN 978-1-922060-21-1

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Abbreviations and conventions

The following notation may be used:

NEC/nec :
not elsewhere classified
- :
nil
.. :
not zero, but rounded to zero
na :
not applicable (unless otherwise specified)
nfp :
not for publication
$m :
$ million
$b :
$ billion

Figures in tables and in the text may be rounded. Figures in text are generally rounded to two decimal places, whereas figures in tables are generally rounded to the nearest thousand. Discrepancies in tables between totals and sums of components are due to rounding.

Enquiries

Should you have any enquiries regarding this publication please contact Kym Partington, Chief Financial Officer, Department of Regional Austrealia,Local Government, Arts and Sport on 02 6210 6066.

A copy of this document can be located on the Australian Government Budget website at: www.budget.gov.au.

User guide to the portfolio budget statements

The purpose of the 2013–14 Portfolio Budget Statements (PB Statements) is to inform Senators and Members of Parliament of the proposed allocation of resources to Government outcomes by agencies within the portfolio. Agencies receive resources from the annual appropriations acts, special appropriations (including standing appropriations and special accounts), and revenue from other sources.

A key role of the PB Statements is to facilitate the understanding of proposed annual appropriations in Appropriation Bills No. 1 and No. 2 2013–14 (or Appropriation Bill [Parliamentary Departments] No. 1 2013–14 for the parliamentary departments). In this sense the PB Statements are Budget related papers and are declared by the Appropriation Acts to be 'relevant documents' to the interpretation of the Acts according to section 15AB of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

The PB Statements provide information, explanation and justification to enable Parliament to understand the purpose of each outcome proposed in the Bills.

As required under section 12 of the Charter of Budget Honesty Act 1998, non–general government sector entities are not consolidated into the Commonwealth general government sector fiscal estimates and accordingly, these entities are not reported in the PB Statements.