Budget at a Glance 2007-2008

This section of the website gives access to the 2007-2008 Budget at a Glance information for the Department of Health and Ageing for the financial year 2007-2008

Page last updated: 08 May 2007

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Health and Ageing Measures
Budget


2007-2008
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Forward estimates
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2006-07
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2008-2009
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2009-2010
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2010-2011
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Improving Medicare and Hearing Services
Chronic and complex conditions - supporting patient care-47.976.180.986.4291.3
Sharing Health Care Initiative - continuation of funding--1.80.60.5-0.6-1.2
Australian Primary Care Collaboratives - continue and increase funding-0.24.24.14.212.7
Dental treatment - enhanced Medicare items for patients with chronic and complex conditions-37.594.3104.5141.3377.6
Hearing Services Programme - improving hearing outcomes-13.017.819.020.970.7
Medicare Benefits Schedule - better access to after hours GP services-0.117.226.727.871.8
Magnetic Resonance Imaging - improved access-3.24.25.45.117.9
Medicare Benefits Schedule - new and revised listings 3.416.720.624.529.094.1
Humanitarian settlement initiatives - Programme of Assistance for Survivors of Torture and Trauma - additional funding-3.03.03.13.112.2
Better Access to Pharmaceutical Products and Services
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - extension to the listings of Fosomax® Once Weekly, Alendro® Once Weekly and Fosomax® Plus (alendronate)9.543.852.858.563.3227.9
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - extension to the listings of Ezetrol® (ezetimibe) and Vytorin® (ezetimibe and simvastatin)-12.117.822.226.278.3
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - minor new listings3.414.118.220.722.478.9
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - listing of Strattera® (atomoxetine)-17.025.729.429.5101.6
Life Saving Drugs Programme - funding for Aldurazyme® (laronidase-RCH)-3.04.24.54.816.4
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - prescribing rights for optometrists-2.02.12.93.710.7
Community Pharmacy Agreement - implementation of programmes-11.04.54.14.924.4
Building Health and Medical Research Infrastructure Capacity
Medical research facilities - grants for development and expansion435.8----435.8
Supporting Rural and Regional Australians
Royal Flying Doctor Service - additional funding0.147.242.837.628.8156.6
Mental Health - increased mental health services for drought-affected communities------
Rural Clinical Schools Programme - funding for the University of Wollongong-2.93.94.45.116.3
Dental school - Charles Sturt University-54.24.03.53.465.1
Dental training - expanding rural placements-7.33.21.01.112.5
Visiting Optometrists Scheme - increase funding-2.02.12.22.48.6
Rural Retention Programme - continued and increased funding-2.12.02.53.09.6
Rural Women's GP Service - expand services for women-0.81.01.21.34.3
Protecting our Health
National Immunisation Programme - implementation of the National Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Programme25.451.419.14.23.4103.5
National Immunisation Programme - rotavirus vaccine0.424.333.433.133.3124.4
National Immunisation Programme - Q fever vaccine0.57.51.74.02.816.6
Mosquito control operations in Northern Australia------
Antivenom production in Australia - continued manufacturing-0.40.40.40.51.7
Preventing Chronic Disease
COAG - reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes-1.922.536.342.8103.4
Skin cancer awareness campaign - continuation of funding-5.75.8--11.5
Healthy Active Australia - grants for physical activity projects in the community-4.53.42.31.511.7
Healthy Active Australia - funding for a national nutrition and physical activity survey-2.62.92.82.310.6
Sexually transmitted infections - establishment of National Prevention Programme-2.13.52.22.09.8
Breastfeeding - education and support-3.13.51.01.08.7
Hepatitis C Education and Prevention Initiative - continuation of funding------
Healthy Active Australia - promoting healthy living-1.41.5--3.0
Further Combating Illicit Drug Use
Combating illicit drugs - more effective treatment for methamphetamine abuse-11.511.4--22.9
Combating illicit drugs - strengthening the Non-Government Organisation Treatment Grants Programme-13.721.621.922.379.5
Combating illicit drugs - strengthening drug prevention education7.12.2---9.2
A Better Future for Indigenous Australians - continuing the National Illicit Drug Strategy - Indigenous Communites Initiative-0.74.64.64.714.6
A Safe, High Quality Health System
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme Reform - software support-4.95.04.43.617.9
Professional Services Review - continuation of funding--1.4-1.9-1.7-1.9-6.9
Health and medical research - streamlining human research ethics reviews-1.81.41.21.25.6
Gynaecological Cancers Centre - establishment funding------
National Joint Replacement Registry - increased data collection-0.20.20.20.20.8
Food Standards Australia and New Zealand - continue and increase funding-3.63.03.03.112.7
Radiation in health care - safer and better use-4.51.41.61.69.0
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
A Better Future for Indigenous Australians - family centred primary health care-6.38.911.611.438.2
A Better Future for Indigenous Australians - Health @ Home Plus-4.08.811.213.437.4
A Better Future for Indigenous Australians - establishing quality health standards-5.27.510.813.436.9
A Better Future for Indigenous Australians - building an Indigenous workforce in government service delivery-2.92.01.81.88.5
Securing the Future of Aged Care
Aged care - Securing the future of aged care for Australians - increased capital funding for residential care0.2125.4116.2164.8175.7582.3
Aged care - Securing the future of aged care for Australians - increased support for Assistance for Care and Housing for the Aged-0.91.61.61.65.7
Aged care - Securing the future of aged care for Australians - simplified income-tested care fees0.110.626.226.526.489.8
Aged care - Securing the future of aged care for Australians - introduction of the Aged Care Funding Instrument-18.2122.0135.3118.0393.5
Aged care - Securing the future of aged care for Australians - more community care packages0.317.553.692.2135.0298.6
Aged care - Securing the future of aged care for Australians - paying full subsidy to former State and Territory Government aged care places0.05.65.96.57.425.5
Aged care - Securing the future of aged care for Australians - ensuring quality in community care-5.15.46.69.726.8
Aged care - Securing the future of aged care for Australians - better regulating aged care providers0.51.91.41.51.56.7
Aged care - Securing the future of aged care for Australians - additional support for community-based respite care0.12.65.27.910.726.5
Aged care - Securing the future of aged care for Australians - community care workforce development-7.97.98.18.232.1
Aged care - Securing the future of aged care for Australians - assistive technology in community care-2.75.96.66.321.4
Aged care - Securing the future of aged care for Australians - additional support for services for people in remote and very remote areas and with special needs2.28.78.59.913.342.6
Aged care - improved health services for residents of aged care homes-21.523.123.724.692.9
Aged care - demonstration sites for day respite in residential aged care facilities-7.911.011.011.241.2
Continence Aids Assistance Scheme - expansion-5.28.512.015.841.4
Aged care - enhancing access to aged care services for culturally and linguistically diverse communities-2.93.03.03.111.9
Other Measures in the 2007-08 Budget
Aged care - equity of access for nursing home residents------
Aged care - services in the Indian Ocean Territories-0.30.30.30.31.2
Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency - continuation of funding------
Breast Cancer - continuation of funding for National Breast Cancer Centre------
Breast cancer - support for women in rural and remote areas - continuation of funding------
Breast cancer treatment - continuation of funding for the Herceptin® programme------
Divisions of General Practice - continuation of funding------
Enhanced Divisional Quality Use of Medicines programme - discontinuation-0.5-1.6-2.4-2.9-3.5-10.9
General practice vocational training - continuation of funding------
Multidisciplinary case conferencing - continuation of funding------
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - community campaign to promote the benefits of generic medicines-15.22.42.4-20.0
Private Health Insurance Ombudsman - continuation of funding------
Safety and Quality of Health Care - continuation of funding------
Strengthening National Security - enhancing Australia's approach to Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Security-3.64.13.02.313.0
Voluntary annual health assessments for older Australians - continuation of funding------