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The purpose of the Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements (PAES), like that of the Portfolio Budget Statements, is to inform Senators and Members of Parliament and the public of the proposed allocation of resources to Government outcomes by agencies within the portfolio. However, unlike the Portfolio Budget Statements, the PAES summarise only the changes in resourcing by outcome since the Budget, that is, they do not include a complete resourcing table for the agency. The PAES include new Measures, summaries of the changes by Appropriation Bill, and, where relevant, by Special Appropriation and Special Account.
The PAES facilitate understanding of the proposed appropriations in Appropriation Bills (No. 3 and No. 4) 2008‑09. In this sense the PAES is declared by the Additional Estimates Appropriation Bills to be a ‘relevant document’ to the interpretation of the Bills according to Part 15AB of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.
Whereas the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2008‑09 is a mid‑year budget report which provides updated information to allow the assessment of the Government’s fiscal performance against its fiscal strategy, the PAES update the most recent budget appropriations for agencies within the portfolio.
This document contains the Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements for the Defence Materiel Organisation, which equips and sustains the ADF through the acquisition of capital equipment assets and sustainment of these assets, and Defence Housing Australia, which provides housing to meet Defence's requirements. The document does not address the Department of Veterans' Affairs, which is part of the Defence portfolio but for which statements are tabled separately.
The Defence Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements are presented in three parts, as outlined below:
The portfolio overview outlines the responsibilities of the portfolio, lists the relevant agencies and Ministers and the resources available.
Section One provides an update on the strategic direction for Defence, the functions and responsibilities of Defence, the organisational structure, as well as revised information about its contribution towards its outcomes for the budget year and the resources available. This section also provides information about Defence management reforms, its capital budget and workforce.
Section Two provides an updated overview of Defence outcomes and output groups for 2008-09. Each outcome has a revised resource statement and performance indicator information, presented by output group.
This section includes updated explanatory tables and budgeted financial statements.
Section One provides an update on the DMO’s functions and responsibilities, including the strategic priorities for 2008-09 and organisational structure, as well as revised information about its contribution towards its outcomes for the budget year and the resources available. This section also provides summaries of DMO’s governance activities, and the DMO workforce.
Section Two provides a revised overview of the DMO’s outcome and outputs, including the Top 30 projects.
This section includes updated explanatory tables and budget financial statements.
Part Three includes an updated overview of DHA, including performance forecasts for 2008-09, outcome and outputs, and revised budgeted financial statements for 2008-09.
Figures in tables in the text may be rounded. Discrepancies in tables between totals and sums of components are due to rounding. Negative figures are presented in two ways in this document – by bracketed figures in the financial statements, and by a minus sign elsewhere in the document.