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Budget 2012-2013 Budget Paper No.3 The Budget



Budget 2012-2013 Budget Paper No.3 The Budget

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4 Overview Specifically in relation to the 201213 Budget, the parameters applied are: CPI 2.8percent, being Darwin CPI growth in 2011; wages 3percent; and efficiency dividend 3 per cent for most agencies. For key service delivery agencies with high fixed staff costs, onequarter of the dividend is applied. These agencies include the Department of Health, the Department of Education andTraining, Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services and the Correctional Services component of the Department of Justice. In addition, the budget improvement strategy implemented in the 201011 Budget remains in place for 201213, requiring agencies to identify and redirect 2 per cent of output appropriation towards funding new initiatives and offsetting demand growth and emerging cost pressures. These amounts and initiatives for each agency are presented in Chapter4 of Budget Paper No. 2. Agency Budget Presentation Agencies and government business divisions are presented in the order set out in the Administrative Arrangements Order as it applies from 31January2012. The following information describes each element within the agency and government business division sections. Expenses and Appropriation Summary This summary table depicts expenses for each output group and output (or business line for government business divisions) that equate to total expenses as recorded in the Operating Statement. Output level information as well as output appropriation, capital appropriation and appropriation of Commonwealth revenue, as specified in the 201213 AppropriationAct, are also identified, along with 201213 fulltime equivalent staffing. Agency and Business Division Profile A concise narrative overview of the agencys or business divisions key responsibilities is provided. Strategic Issues for 201213 This subsection outlines the major emerging or strategic management issues for 201213. The issues are organised to align with the Governments Territory 2030 Strategic Plan action areas. Budget Highlights for 201213 The Budget Highlights subsection provides a snapshot of the significant policy initiatives, main features of the agencys budget and important capital projects funded in the Budget. The focus is on identifying important resource issues relating to the agencys key functional responsibilities and strategic issues, as well as recording additional funding for initiatives in 201213, and significant initiatives approved since the 201213 Budget. Budget highlights are aligned to the Governments Territory 2030 Strategic Plan action areas.