Budget 2012-2013 Budget Paper No.3 The Budget
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146 Department of Health Support for Senior Territorians and Pensioner Concessions Support for senior Territorians and pensioner concession recipients to maintain financial independence and promote health, fitness and community participation through services to seniors and progressing policy priorities to advance seniors economic and social standing. This includes the Pensioner Concession Scheme, which provides a number of concessions or rebates to eligible clients. Key Deliverables 2011-12 Budget 2011-12 Estimate 2012-13 Budget Pensioner concession1 recipients 22 300 23 800 24 600 Grants issued for seniors advancement 52 52 52 Applicants able to access pensioner concessions within 14days 100% 100% 100% 1 Services or items for which the Department of Health provides concessions and rebates are electricity or alternate energy costs, local council property rates, water charges, sewerage charges, garbage charges, motor vehicle registration, drivers licences, spectacles, public transport and interstate travel. Output Group: Public Health Services Outcome: Strengthened capacity of individuals, families and communities to improve and protect their health through promotion and prevention strategies and appropriate interventions that minimise harm from disease, substance use and environmental factors. This outcome is also supported through multi-disciplinary research and education. Output Group/Output 2011-12 Budget 2011-12 Estimate 2012-13 Budget $000 $000 $000 Public Health Services 70 614 76 966 74 832 Environmental Health Services 6 851 6 961 6 661 Disease Control Services 25 013 26 911 22 396 Alcohol and Other Drugs Services 31 131 35 579 37 974 Health Research 7 619 7 515 7 801 Key Variations The Public Health Services output group increased in 2011-12 due to additional funding of $2.36million for alcohol reforms and Commonwealth funding increases across various agreements such as essential vaccines and Indigenous Early Childhood National Partnership Agreement. Output group reductions in 2012-13 are mainly attributable to the National Health Care agreement and other national partnership agreements, reducing in 2012-13, which are due to be re-negotiated with the Commonwealth for forward estimates.