Explanation and purpose of the PBS.
The purpose of the preliminaries and user guide is to outline the purpose of the PBS 2016-17, provide you with a table of contents and copyright information.
The portfolio overview outlines the responsibilities of the portfolio, lists the relevant agencies and Ministers and the resources available.
Section 1 outlines Defence's strategic direction, total resources, budget measures, capital investment, sustainment, operations and Defence workforce and people.
Section 2 outlines the intended results, impacts or consequences of actions by the Government on the Australian community. Commonwealth programmes are the primary vehicle by which government entities achieve the intended results of their outcome statements.
Section 3 presents explanatory tables and budgeted financial statements which provide a comprehensive snapshot of entity finances for the 2016-17 budget year. It explains how budget plans are incorporated into the financial statements and provides further details of the reconciliation between appropriations and programme expenses, movements in administered funds, special accounts and government indigenous expenditure.
This part provides an overview of Defence Housing Australia (DHA), including performance forecasts for 2016-17, DHA's outcome and output, and its 2016-17 budgeted financial statements.
A glossary and list of acronyms.
Figures in tables and in the text may be rounded. Figures in text are generally rounded to one decimal place, whereas figures in tables are generally rounded to the nearest thousand. Discrepancies in tables between totals and sums of components are due to rounding.