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Budget 2013/14 Northern Territory Economy



Budget 2013/14 Northern Territory Economy

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Tabled paper 295


Tabled Papers for 12th Assembly 2012 - 2016; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT




Tabled by David Tollner


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190 Defence 2013-14 Budget impact analysis to determine the effects of a deployment up to 1400. However, there remains no timetable set for this larger deployment. These joint initiatives will take place on existing defence facilities and will better position Australia and the US to join with other partners to respond to a range of contingencies in the Asia-Pacific region, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. Administered by the Australian and US defence departments, the JointDefence Facility at Pine Gap is a component of the USs global missile defence and early warning system. The facilitys workforce and families make a significant contribution to the population of AliceSprings. Defence Force Population The ADF makes a significant contribution to the Territorys population and economy. Of Australias total permanent ADF personnel, 9.5percent are stationed in the Territory, while 5percent of defence expenditure occurs in the Territory (Table 15.1). Defence Personnel1 Defence Expenditure % % New South Wales 31.4 31.6 Victoria 9.6 17.4 Queensland 27.8 23.1 Western Australia 6.1 8.7 South Australia 6.2 6.6 Tasmania 0.2 1.6 Australian Capital Territory 9.2 6.0 Northern Territory 9.5 5.0 Australia 100.0 100.0 1 Excludes gap year, civilians, reserve forces and personnel serving overseas Source: Department of Defence (proportions as at 30 June 2011); ABS unpublished data Source: Department of Defence When reporting labour force statistics, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) only publishes resident civilian employment, which does not include permanent members of the ADF. Defence force civilians and reservists are considered civilians by the ABS and are therefore included in ABS labour force statistics. Joint Defence Facility Pine Gap Table 15.1: Population, Permanent Defence Force Members and Defence Expenditure Proportions, 2011-12 Chart 15.1: Permanent Defence Force Members in the Territory (moving annual total) 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 03 02 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 Defence civilians Army Air Force Total defence personnel Reservists Navy Number (000) Year ended June