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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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192 Defence 2013-14 Budget 3.2percent, which over the last decade has consistently represented in excess of 90percent of total defence expenditure. The decline in consumption expenditure is likely to reflect the effect of the relocation of a significant number of 7RAR personnel from RobertsonBarracks to South Australia during 2010-11. Partially offsetting this decline was a 17.9percent increase in investment spending, which reflects the construction of the final stage of infrastructure projects such as the RAAFBase Darwin Redevelopment Stage 2. The Territorys share of national defence spending declined from 5.5percent in 2010-11 to 5.0percent in 2011-12. This reflects strong growth in national expenditure on defence (8.2percent) and a decline in defence expenditure in the Territory of 2.2percent over the same period. Source: Department of Defence (proportions as at 30 June 2012); ABS unpublished data Defence Consumption and Investment In 2011-12, defence consumption, including salaries and operational expenditure, contributed an estimated $1.49billion to the Territoryeconomy with defence salaries accounting for $638million of total defence expenditure. Defence operational expenditure, including expenditure on ammunition, transport costs, catering and office supplies, accounted for $812million of expenditure in the year. Major Defence Capital Works Projects Defence contributes to Territory economic growth through both major and minor capital works projects, which are often technical in nature and support skill development in the construction industry. Table 15.2 shows major capital works projects in the Territory. Chart 15.2: Defence Expenditure in the Territory (moving annual total) 0 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1 1.2 1.4 1.6 1.8 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 Year ended June Total expenditure Operational Salaries Weapons Other investment $B

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