Budget at a Glance 2006-2007

This section of the website gives access to the 2006-2007 Budget at a Glance information for the Department of Health and Ageing for the financial year 2006-2007.

Page last updated: 09 May 2006

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Health and Ageing Measures
Budget


2006-2007
$m
Forward estimates
Total (5 yrs)




$m
2005-06
$m
2007-2008
$m
2008-2009
$m
2009-2010
$m
Funding Research for Future Health
Health and Medical Research - additional funding
-
21.0
87.0
158.0
234.0
500.0
Health and Medical Research - establishment of a Research Fellowship Scheme*
-
8.0
14.4
20.9
27.4
70.7
National Adult Stem Cell Research Centre
2.0
5.0
5.0
5.0
5.0
22.0
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research - additional funding
50.0
-
-
-
-
50.0
Medical Research Facilities - grants for development and expansion
163.0
-
-
-
-
163.0
Better Mental Health Services for Australia
COAG Mental Health - New Early Intervention Services for Parents, Children and Young People*
-
1.9
2.5
5.7
7.0
17.2
COAG Mental Health - New Funding for Mental Health Nurses*
-
2.1
24.0
37.9
54.9
118.8
COAG Mental Health - Improving the Capacity of Workers in Indigenous Communities*
-
2.1
5.8
4.5
4.4
16.9
COAG Mental Health - Support for day-to-day Living in the Community*
-
5.4
9.6
10.0
10.3
35.4
COAG Mental Health - Better Access to Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and General Practictioners through the Medicare Benefits Scheme*
-
51.2
91.9
108.5
130.1
381.8
COAG Mental Health - Funding for Telephone Counselling, Self Help and Web-based Support Programmes*
-
7.0
11.9
12.3
12.8
44.1
Lifeline - Assistance for National Telephony System
2.4
-
-
-
-
2.4
COAG Mental Health - Alerting the Community to Links between Illicit Drugs and Mental Illness
-
3.0
8.9
9.0
0.7
21.6
COAG Mental Health - Improved Services for People with Drug and Alcohol Problems and Mental Illness*
-
3.6
19.4
23.7
24.4
71.1
COAG Mental Health - Increased Funding for the Mental Health Council of Australia*
-
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.8
COAG Mental Health - Mental Health Services in Rural and Remote Areas*
-
5.4
9.4
10.7
12.4
37.8
COAG Mental Health - Additional Education Places, Scholarships and Clinical Training in Mental Health*
-
9.7
18.3
23.4
26.0
77.3
COAG Mental Health - Mental Health in Tertiary Curricula*
-
1.3
1.2
1.1
1.1
4.6
COAG Mental Health - Expanding Suicide Prevention Programmes*
-
10.3
10.9
12.3
13.7
47.2
Developing the Health Workforce to respond to Community Need
COAG Health Workforce - More Medical School Places
-
1.0
1.2
15.7
16.1
34.0
COAG Health Services - Aligning Services in Rural and Remote Areas
-
2.0
1.7
1.9
2.1
7.6
COAG Health Services - Improving Access to Primary Care Services in Rural and Remote Areas
0.5
0.8
0.5
0.6
0.5
3.0
Continuing the Fight against Drugs and Alcohol
Illicit Drug Use - Combating Emerging Trends
-
7.3
8.6
9.7
8.8
34.4
Counsellors on university campuses - establishment*
-
2.4
5.5
5.9
6.0
19.8
National Cannabis Control and Prevention Centre - establishment
-
1.1
3.0
5.0
4.8
14.0
National Safe Use of Alcohol Strategy - Media Campaign
-
1.9
9.9
8.5
4.9
25.2
DrinkWise Australia
5.0
-
-
-
-
5.0
Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services - Infrastructure Grants for Non-Government Organisations
0.9
-
-
-
-
0.9
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
Strengthening Indigenous Communities - Reducing Substance Abuse (Petrol Sniffing)
-
9.3
14.1
15.8
16.0
55.2
Strengthening Indigenous Communities - Improving Indigenous Access to Health Care Services
-
4.0
6.6
12.2
16.7
39.5
Strengthening Indigenous Communities - Improving Indigenous Health Worker Employment
-
3.2
5.8
5.7
5.8
20.5
Strengthening Indigenous Communities - Additional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Aged Care Places
-
0.1
0.2
0.3
0.3
0.8
Promoting Health throughout Life
COAG Health Services - Promoting Good Health, Prevention and Early Intervention
0.4
44.1
67.8
71.1
66.7
250.0
Pregnancy Support Counselling - National Telephone Helpline
-
2.2
4.0
4.7
4.7
15.5
Pregnancy Support Counselling - New Medicare Item
-
6.6
9.6
9.7
9.8
35.6
Optical Health - Support
-
2.7
4.4
4.1
2.6
13.8
COAG Health Services - Improving Care for Older Patients in Public Hospitals
0.5
38.5
37.8
37.8
38.1
152.7
Lifescripts - Increased Funding
-
0.9
0.8
0.8
0.2
2.7
National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre - continue funding
-
-
-
-
-
-
Better Arthritis and osteoporosis care - continue funding
-
-
-
-
-
-
National Continence Management Strategy - continue funding
-
-
-
-
-
-
Palliative Care in the Community - continue funding
-
-
-
-
-
-
Cervical Screening Incentives for General Practitioners - continue funding
-
-
-
-
-
-
Creutzfeld Jakob Disease - increased funding for surveillance
-
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.2
Supporting Medicare
Better access to Radiation Oncology - continue funding
-
- 15.7
- 6.1
9.3
6.5
- 6.0
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - Minor new Listings
5.9
17.6
19.5
21.2
21.3
85.6
Medicare Benefits Schedule - New and Revised Listings
9.0
36.4
40.3
43.6
47.2
176.5
More Doctors for Outer Metropolitan Areas - continue funding
-
- 0.9
- 0.7
- 0.0
1.3
- 0.3
Medicare Item for General Practitioner Participation in Home Medicines Reviews - continue funding
-
-
-
-
-
-
Visudyne Therapy (Verteporfin) - continue funding
-
-
-
-
-
-
Medicare - Continuation of Bulk-billing Incentives for GPs in Areas of Workforce Shortage and Lower than Average Bulk-billing Rates
-
18.0
23.7
-
-
41.6
Greater Choice in Private Health
Private Health Insurance - Improvements to Products
-
1.9
1.0
0.7
1.0
4.6
Private Health Insurance - Enhanced Choices
-
9.7
17.0
9.5
14.2
50.4
Private Health Insurance - Appropriate Regulation
-
1.3
1.1
0.7
0.3
3.3
Improving National Health Systems
COAG Health Services - National Health Call Centre Network
4.3
11.8
21.1
39.1
34.6
110.9
COAG Health Services - Establishing the Foundations for a National Electronic Health Records System
-
27.9
20.6
21.7
1.4
70.2
Organ Donation - Increased funding
-
7.6
8.4
7.5
4.8
28.4
Australian Childhood Immunisation Register - Redevelopment Scoping Study
-
0.7
0.6
-
-
1.2
Streamlining Food Regulation Processes
-
1.7
1.2
-
-
2.9
Strengthened Therapeutic Policy Capacity
-
1.2
1.2
-
-
2.4
Hospital Safety - continue funding
-
-
-
-
-
-
Investing in Security and Quality of Care for Older Australians
Aged care - Increased Spot Checks for Residential Aged Care Homes
-
2.0
2.1
2.2
2.3
8.6
Aged Care - Police Checks for Community Visitors Scheme Volunteers
-
0.6
0.4
0.4
0.4
1.8
Community Visitors Scheme - additional funding
-
1.3
1.6
1.8
-
4.7
Investing in Australia's Aged Care Staff Skills Base
Community Care Workforce - additional training
-
2.6
4.5
4.1
2.2
13.4
Aged Care - Encouraging Best Practice
-
3.2
6.3
5.6
6.4
21.6
Aged Care Nurses Scholarship Programme - continue funding
-
-
-
-
-
-
Aged Care Workers Support - continue funding
-
-
-
-
-
-
Investing in Aged Care Services in our Communities
COAG Health Services - Improving Arrangements for Aged Care Assessments and access to Home and Community Care services
0.1
7.4
6.1
5.2
5.3
24.2
Aged Care Assessment Programme - Continue Age Related Growth Indexation
-
-
-
-
-
-
Community Aged Care - Viability Supplement in Rural and Remote Areas
-
3.2
5.1
5.4
5.6
19.4
Community Aged Care Services in Retirement Villages - continue funding
-
-
-
-
-
-
Meeting the Special Needs of Older Australians
Aged Care - Continued Capital Assistance for Rural and Remote Providers
-
-
-
-
-
-
Aged Care and Pensions - Further Harmonisation
0.1
- 4.7
- 15.5
- 22.9
- 28.8
- 71.7
Psychogeriatric Support Services - continue funding
-
-
-
-
-
-
Aged Care Income Test - Continuation of 28 day Grace Period
-
-
-
-
-
-
Other Measures for the 2006-07 Budget
South-East Asian Nuclear and Radiological Security Regional Counter-Terrorism Package
-
0.7
0.3
0.4
0.3
1.7
Income Testing for Residential Aged Care Fees - additional funding
0.9
1.0
1.1
1.1
1.2
5.2
Croc Festivals' - additional funding
2.2
-
-
-
-
2.2
Therapeutic Products - Establishment of Australia - New Zealand Therapeutics Products Authority
-
2.4
-
-
-
2.4
Fraud and Compliance - Increasing Medicare Compliance through Education
-
-
- 3.2
- 6.4
- 6.4
- 16.0
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - Listing of Raptiva (efalizumab)
11.6
45.2
57.5
59.7
61.4
235.4
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - Listing of Vytorin
4.7
18.6
31.8
46.0
62.7
163.8
National Childhood Pneumococcal Vaccination Program - continue funding
-
-
-
-
-
-
TOTAL
263.6
467.9
749.0
908.8
1,013.6
3,401.5

* funding for 2010-11 has been announced for this measure.