Budget at a glance 2005-2006

This section of the website gives access to the 2005-2006 Budget at a Glance information for the Department of Health and Ageing for the financial year 2005-2006.

Page last updated: 10 May 2005

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Budget
Forward Estimates
Total
(5 years)
$m
2004-05
$m
2005-06
$m
2006-07
$m
2007-08
$m
2008-09
$m
Health Measures
INVESTING IN AUSTRALIA'S HEALTH: STRENGTHENING CANCER CARE
Better coordination
Strengthening Cancer Care - mentoring for regional hospitals and cancer professionals1
-
3.6
3.4
3.5
3.6
14.1
Strengthening Cancer Care - National Breast Cancer Centre1
0.8
0.8
0.8
0.8
0.8
4.0
Strengthening Cancer Care - Cancer Australia1
1.3
4.3
2.7
2.7
2.8
13.7
Strengthening Cancer Care - evaluation of initiatives1
-
-
-
0.9
0.3
1.2
Enhanced prevention
Strengthening Cancer Care - bowel cancer screening1
-
4.1
17.1
16.4
- 2.0
35.6
Strengthening Cancer Care - skin cancer national awareness campaign1
-
0.6
4.9
-
-
5.5
Strengthening Cancer Care - quitting smoking during pregnancy1
-
2.1
1.1
1.1
-
4.3
Cervical screening incentives for general practitioners - maintain funding2
-
-
-
-
-
-
Support for those living with cancer
Strengthening Cancer Care - palliative care grants programme1
-
5.7
5.7
5.9
5.9
23.1
Strengthening Cancer Care - Cancer Support Networks1
0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6
3.1
Strengthening Cancer Care - Camp Quality and Make a Wish Foundation1
2.0
-
-
-
-
2.0
Strengthening Cancer Care - Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne1
10.0
-
-
-
-
10.0
Strengthening Cancer Care - Sydney Children's Hospital Magnetic Resonance Imaging unit - Medicare Benefits Schedule eligibility1
-
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
5.1
Strengthening Cancer Care - Breast Cancer Network Australia1
-
0.3
0.2
0.2
0.2
1.0
Treatment of Breast Cancer - continued funding for Herceptin2
-
-
-
-
-
-
Fernlea House palliative care hospice1
0.4
-
-
-
-
0.4
Support for professionals
Strengthening Cancer Care - developing training courses for cancer nurses1
-
2.2
0.6
0.6
0.7
4.1
Strengthening Cancer Care - professional development for cancer professionals1
-
3.3
-
-
-
3.3
Strengthening Cancer Care - radiation therapy internships and undergraduate places1
1.4
2.8
3.4
3.6
3.7
14.9
More Research
Strengthening Cancer Care - cancer research1
-
4.8
4.2
4.2
4.3
17.6
Strengthening Cancer Care - clinical trials1
-
5.8
5.2
5.3
5.4
21.7
Strengthening Cancer Care - National Research Centre for Asbestos Related Diseases1
-
0.3
1.7
1.7
1.8
5.5
TARGETING THE NATION'S HEALTH PRIORITIES
Promoting Better Mental Health
Mental Health - youth mental health1
5.1
15.5
15.8
16.1
16.4
69.0
Mental Health - funding for beyondblue1
6.0
8.2
8.3
8.5
8.6
39.6
Mental Health - expansion of Better Outcomes in Mental Health Care Initiative1
2.2
8.4
10.5
10.7
10.9
42.6
Better Outcomes in Mental Health Care Initiative - continue funding2
-
-
-
-
-
-
Preventing Chronic Disease
Diabetes - support for research1
0.3
5.0
10.4
10.8
7.6
34.0
National Integrated Diabetes Programme - maintain funding2
-
-
-
-
-
-
Asthma Management Programme - maintain funding2
-
-
-
-
-
-
BETTER HEALTH CARE, BETTER VALUE FOR TAXPAYERS
Diagnostic Technology
Westmead Hospital - new positron emission tomography scanner1
4.1
1.0
1.1
1.2
1.3
8.7
Medicare-eligible Magnetic Resonance Imaging units for Dubbo and Gippsland1
3.1
2.0
2.4
2.9
2.7
13.0
Better Rural and Regional Health Care
Investing in Stronger Regions - practice nurses in rural areas1
1.1
2.4
3.6
5.0
5.7
17.8
Health professionals' accommodation - Scottsdale Hospital1
0.1
0.1
-
-
-
0.1
Gippsland Lakes Community Health - contribution1
-
0.3
0.3
-
-
0.5
Additional Practice Nurses for Rural Australia and Other Areas of Need - continue funding3
-
- 1.4
- 1.4
- 1.4
- 1.4
- 5.6
Rural Nursing Scholarship Programme3
-
2.5
2.5
2.6
-
7.5
National Rural and Remote Health Support Programme - continue funding3
-
- 1.1
- 1.1
- 1.1
-
- 3.4
Continuing to ensure a safer health system
Plasma fractionation arrangements - review
-
2.3
0.7
-
-
3.0
National Blood Authority - additional funding
-
3.2
3.1
2.7
2.2
11.2
Hospital Safety Initiative - maintain funding4
-
- 5.5
-
-
-
- 5.5
Private Health Insurance - increased funding for the Private Health Insurance Ombudsman through an increase in the complaints levy
-
-
-
-
-
-
Ensuring a sustainable Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - information campaign to improve community understanding of generic medicines
-
-
-
-
-
-
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - mandating price lists in pharmacies
-
-
-
-
-
-
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme Community Awareness Campaign - cessation
-
- 0.1
- 7.0
- 7.1
- 7.3
- 21.4
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - deletion of calcium tablet preparations
-
- 4.7
- 10.1
- 10.3
- 10.8
- 35.9
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - increase concessional and general safety net thresholds
-
- 1.7
- 21.5
- 45.6
- 71.4
- 140.3
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - price reduction for new brand listings1
0.4
- 139.2
- 271.8
- 299.0
- 326.3
- 1,035.9
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme drugs listings - cost effectiveness reviews
-
1.2
0.9
0.3
-
2.5
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - reinforcing safety net arrangements
-
- 3.0
- 21.9
- 22.4
- 22.9
- 70.1
Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee - cost recovery arrangements
-
0.6
1.8
- 10.5
- 10.6
- 18.6
Quality Use of Medicines programme5
-
- 6.4
- 5.9
- 4.8
- 4.3
- 21.5
Community Pharmacy Agreement
-
-
-
-
-
-
Increase in maximum rate Family Tax Benefit Part A income threshold6
-
-
101.3
109.4
116.4
327.1
Improving access to Medicare
Round the Clock Medicare - investing in after-hours GP services1
47.0
97.8
110.2
124.7
136.5
516.0
Round the Clock Medicare - grants for after-hours GP services1
-
5.2
10.8
11.7
11.9
39.7
Round the Clock Medicare - After-hours Primary Care Programme1, 2
-
-
-
-
-
-
Medicare item for GP Participation in Home Medicines Reviews - maintain funding2
-
-
-
-
-
-
Medicare - Increase in thresholds for Medicare Safety Net
-
- 50.7
- 136.1
- 150.7
- 161.7
- 499.1
Medicare - Increase the Medicare rebate to 100 per cent of the schedule fee for GP attendances1
252.0
505.7
503.5
504.7
505.8
2,271.7
PROTECTING THE NATION AGAINST HEALTH THREATS
Expanding Australia's emergency health response
Independent National Influenza Centre
-
13.7
3.0
3.3
3.2
23.2
Royal Darwin Hospital - equipped, prepared and ready1
2.3
21.7
13.6
14.0
14.2
65.8
Stepping up Australia's defence against illicit drugs
National Illicit Drugs Strategy - Non-Government Organisations Treatment Grants Programme - additional funding
-
-
6.0
6.0
-
12.0
National Illicit Drugs Strategy - Australian National Council on Drugs - additional funding
-
0.3
0.3
0.3
-
1.0
National Illicit Drugs Strategy - additional funding for the National Illicit Drugs Campaign
-
0.9
-
-
-
0.9
National Illicit Drugs Strategy - Termination of the Retractable Needles and Syringes Technology Initiative
-
- 12.9
- 13.2
- 12.4
- 12.7
- 51.1
National Illicit Drugs Strategy - National Drug and Alcohol Magazine
-
-
-
-
-
-
National Tobacco Campaign
National Tobacco Youth Campaign
-
3.8
7.8
6.8
6.6
25.0
Funding boost for immunisation
National Immunisation Programme Support Activities5
-
1.2
1.2
1.3
1.3
5.0
Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee - immunisation advisory role
-
1.7
2.0
2.0
2.0
7.8
National Immunisation Programme - childhood varicella vaccines
1.1
16.3
19.8
20.0
20.0
77.2
National Immunisation Programme - replacement of oral polio vaccine with inactivated polio vaccine
-
11.6
17.0
16.6
16.3
61.6
HELPING ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER PEOPLE TO BETTER HEALTH
Addressing Indigenous Needs - Primary Health Care Access Programme - additional funding
-
7.0
9.0
11.0
13.0
40.0
Addressing Indigenous Needs - Healthy for Life
-
11.2
21.3
30.4
39.4
102.4
Addressing Indigenous Needs - Combating Petrol Sniffing
-
2.3
2.4
2.4
2.5
9.6
Addressing Indigenous Needs - Hearing Services Programme - extend eligibility
-
2.0
2.6
2.7
2.8
10.1
Addressing Indigenous Needs - National Illicit Drugs Strategy - capacity building in Indigenous communities
-
2.0
2.0
2.0
2.0
8.0
Addressing Indigenous Needs - Fringe Benefits Tax supplementation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations - extension2
-
-
-
-
-
-
LEADING AUSTRALIA'S HEALTH INTO THE FUTURE
Medical Bionics Centre1
0.7
-
-
-
-
0.7
Centre for Medical Bionics and Hearing Science - further contribution
5.0
-
-
-
-
5.0
Brain and Mind Research Institute - grant of assistance
5.0
-
-
-
-
5.0
Human Genetics Advisory Committee - establishment
-
1.2
1.9
2.5
2.0
7.6
Regulation of Research involving Embryos and Prohibition of Human Cloning - maintain funding2
-
-
-
-
-
-
Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Energy Programme - maintain funding2
-
-
-
-
-
-
Office of the Gene Technology Regulator - continue funding
-
7.9
8.0
8.0
8.2
32.0
Ageing Measures
HELPING AUSTRALIANS WITH DEMENTIA, AND THEIR CARERS - MAKING DEMENTIA A NATIONAL HEALTH PRIORITY
Dementia - A National Health Priority1
5.2
15.4
16.3
16.6
17.1
70.5
Dementia - Extended Aged Care at Home places1
-
15.6
44.0
74.4
91.1
225.1
Dementia - Training for carers1
-
4.1
6.8
7.0
7.2
25.0
Dementia Education and Support Programme - continue funding2
-
-
-
-
-
-
RECOGNISING SENIOR AUSTRALIANS: THEIR NEEDS AND THEIR CARERS
Senior Australians - respite to assist employed carers1
-
13.5
26.7
27.3
28.0
95.5
Senior Australians - residential respite funding increase1
-
5.9
8.4
13.5
13.9
41.8
Senior Australians - overnight cottage respite1
-
8.8
17.0
17.3
17.8
61.0
Senior Australians - increasing rural and regional respite services1
-
1.4
2.6
2.6
2.7
9.3
Carer Information and Support Programme - maintain funding2
-
-
-
-
-
-
BETTER OUTCOMES THROUGH CONSULATION
Aged Care - consultation on longer-term reform
-
1.3
-
-
-
1.3
ENHANCING QUALITY CARE FOR OLDER AUSTRALIANS
Ensuring Quality Care for Older Australians - maintain funding2
-
-
-
-
-
-
Aged care homes' funding claims - maintain funding for greater scrutiny2
-
-
-
-
-
-
Increasing Care and Diversity for Older Australians - continue funding2
-
-
-
-
-
-
Macular Degeneration Foundation - grant
-
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.5
Private Health Insurance Rebate - increase for older Australians
29.9
125.1
138.5
153.3
169.5
616.2

  1. This measure is an election commitment.

  2. Amounts contained in the forward estimates.

  3. Amounts for this programme contained in the forward estimates. Fiscal impacts show movement of funds for nursing scholarship programmes between measures.

  4. Negative amounts in 2005-06 reflects a reduction in the forward estimates for this programme.

  5. Funding builds upon amounts already included in the forward estimates.

  6. This measure is the Health and Ageing component of the Family and Community Services measure - Increase in maximum rate Family Tax Benefits Part A income threshold.