Outcome 1 Command of operations

Cost of ADF operations

The Government provided $1.1b in the 2007-08 Budget for the net additional costs of current ADF operations. In August 2007, the Government passed the Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act, which provided an additional $15.5m in 2007-08 for Operation Outreach. Funding levels were further increased by $167.6m in the 2007-08 Additional Estimates, mainly to fund additional equipment purchases and operating costs for the continuation of operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and Solomon Islands.

Actual expenditure was $1,149.1m or $165.0m less than the revised additional estimates as shown in Table 3.10.

Table 3.10 Net additional cost of operations
Operation Budget
estimate
($)
Revised
estimate
($m)
Actual
expenditure
($m)
Variation

($m)
Slipper 575.3 623.2 394.9 -228.3
Catalyst 373.1 486.0 501.5 15.5
Astute 152.8 152.8 205.6 52.8
Anode 6.0 12.7 23.7 11.0
Resolute 12.6 12.6 7.0 -5.6
Deluge 11.3 11.3 4.0 -7.3
Outreach - 15.5 12.3 -3.2
Total Defence supplementation 1,131.1 1,314.2 1,149.1 -165.0