Budget Review 2013–14

Research Paper no. 3 2012–13

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Research Branch
May 2013



Budget overview
Budget 2013–14—Context and commentary 
Revenue adjustments
Revised revenue projections and associated expenditure for the Minerals Resource Rent Tax (MRRT)

Australian Public Service 
Border Security
National Broadband Network (NBN)
Official Development Assistance (ODA) since 2007–08
Tracking climate change funding and staffing 
Trends in Defence expenditure
Legal aid and legal assistance services
Federal courts funding

Budget briefs

Farm finance

Arts and media and sport 
Creative Australia 

Climate change, energy and the environment 
Climate action 
Mining and resources changes
Carbon scheme adjustments

Commonwealth-State relations
Commonwealth payments to the states

Corporate governance
Financial regulation

Defence Budget overview
Defence Capital Investment Program
Australian Defence Force (ADF) operations and regional engagement
Defence personnel

Early childhood education
School education: expenditure
School education: the National Plan for School Improvement
Indigenous education
Higher education 
Vocational education and training

Foreign affairs
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade—overview
Official Development Assistance: a commitment delayed further

Health and ageing
Aged care workforce wage pressures 
Cancer initiatives 
Net medical expenses tax offset 
Other health measures

Immigration and border control
Migration and humanitarian programs 
Responding to unauthorised arrivals

Industry policy 
Industry and innovation package

Roads and rails

Law, policing and national security
Funding for the Royal Commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse 
Legal aid
Indigenous law and justice 
Independent children’s lawyer—exemption from court fees 
Reduction of funding for international legal measures
Organised crime and crime prevention

Local government
Referendum on Local Government

Public sector

Science and research
Science outlook

Social services and welfare
Abolishing the Baby Bonus
Further savings from family assistance payments
DisabilityCare Australia
Indigenous affairs 
Work and study incentives for the unemployed and single parents 
Housing help for age pensioners

No new major superannuation announcements

Measures to minimise exploitation of franking credits by ‘dividend washing’
Measures to protect the corporate tax base
Further tax compliance measures
Taxation—reforms to work-related self-education expenses

Workplace relations

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