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Portfolio Budget Statements 2008-09

Australian Government Budget website

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The purpose of the Portfolio Budget Statements 2008-09 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 bills, special appropriations, standing appropriations (including special accounts), and revenue from other sources.

A key role of the Portfolio Budget Statements is to facilitate the understanding of proposed annual appropriations in Appropriation Bills No. 1 and No. 2 2008-09 (or Appropriation Bill [Parliamentary Departments] No. 1 2008-09 for the parliamentary departments). In this sense, the Portfolio Budget Statements are officially Budget Related Papers and are declared by the Appropriation Bills to be 'relevant documents' to the interpretation of the Bills according to section 15AB of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

The Portfolio Budget 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. Accordingly, these entities are not reported in the Portfolio Budget Statements.

How to read the Portfolio Budget Statements

The Portfolio Budget Statements 2008-09 are presented in three parts, as outlined below.

User guide

[User Guide PDF, 180 KB]

Portfolio Overview

Overview PDF, 100 KB]

The portfolio overview outlines the responsibilities of the portfolio, list the relevant agencies and Ministers and the resources available.

Part One: Defence

Section One: Defence Overview & Resources

[P1 S1 PDF, 2.73 MB]

Section One provides the strategic direction for Defence, the functions and responsibilities of Defence, the organisational structure, as well 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: Outcomes & Planned Performance

[P1 S2 PDF, 1.73 MB]

Section Two provides a brief overview of Defence’s outcomes and output groups for 2008-09. A list of descriptions for each output is also included. Each outcome has an outcome resource statement which provides resourcing information grouped by output group rather than appropriation type as has been the case previously. Following each outcome resource statement is performance indicator information for each output group.

Section Three: Explanatory Tables and Budgeted Financial Statements

[P1 S3 PDF, 1.16 MB]

This section includes explanatory tables and budgeted financial statements.

The explanatory tables include:

Part Two: Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO)

[P2 PDF, 1.5 MB]

Section One: DMO Overview and resources

Section One provides an overview of the DMO’s functions and responsibilities, including the strategic priorities for 2008-09 and organisational structure, as well as information about its contribution towards its outcomes for the budget year and the resources available.

This section also provides summaries of the DMO’s reform initiatives and governance activities, and the DMO workforce.

Section Two: DMO Outcomes and Planned Performance

Section Two provides an overview of the DMO’s outcome and outputs, including the Top 30 Projects.

Section Three: DMO Explanatory tables and financial statements

This section includes explanatory tables and budgeted financial statements.
The explanatory tables include:

Part Three: Defence Housing Australia

[P3 PDF, 461 KB]

An overview of Defence Housing Australia (DHA), including performance forecasts for 2008-09, DHA’s outcome and output, and its 2008-09 budgeted financial statements.

Appendices

[Append PDF, 154 KB]

A glossary and list of acronyms and abbreviations.

Entire PBS document

[PBS PDF, 7.98 MB]

Correction

[Correction PDF, 72 KB]

[Corrigendum

Corrigendum PDF, 98 KB]

Styles and conventions used

Figures in tables and 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.