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Budget 2011-12 Budget Paper No.3 The Budget



Budget 2011-12 Budget Paper No.3 The Budget

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Tabled By Delia Lawrie


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4 Overview 201112 Budget The 201112 Budget has been developed from the forward estimates model, with inflator and deflator factors applied and additional funding incorporated for initiatives approved in the budget development process. Specifically in relation to the 201112 Budget, the parameters applied are: CPI 2.8percent, being Darwin CPI growth in 2010; 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 has also been adopted in 201112, 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 1 January 2011. The following information describes each element within the agency and government business division sections, and includes narrative on the formatting changes made since the 201011 Budget. 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. For the 201112 Budget, output level information is now included in the table as a result of the review of Budget Paper No. 3. Output appropriation, capital appropriation and appropriation of Commonwealth revenue, as specified in the 201112 AppropriationAct, are also identified as well as the 201112 fulltime equivalent staffing cap. Agency and Business Division Profile A narrative overview of the agencys or business divisions key responsibilities is provided. As key functional responsibilities are reflected in output descriptions, for conciseness, this level of information has been removed from the agency profile section for the 201112Budget. Strategic Issues for 201112 Major emerging or strategic management issues for 201112 are now presented in a separate section for each agency (or business division). The issues are organised to align with the Governments Territory 2030 Strategic Plan action areas. Budget Highlights for 201112 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.

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