Budget at a Glance 2008-2009

This section of the website gives access to the 2008-2009 Budget at a Glance information for the Department of Health and Ageing for the financial year 2008-2009.

Page last updated: 13 May 2008

PDF printable version of Budget at a Glance 2008-09 (PDF 18 KB)


Health and Ageing Measures

Budget

2008-2009
$m

Forward estimates

Total (5 yrs)

$m

2007-08
$m

2009-2010
$m

2010-2011
$m

2011-2012
$m

Ending the Blame Game - Reforming the Health and Hospital System

Health and Hospital Reform - COAG - additional funding for public hospitals
500.0
-
-
-
-
500.0
Health and Hospital Reform - Elective Surgery Waiting List Reduction Plan
75.0
155.0
150.0
220.0
-
600.0
Health and Hospital Reform - Health Workforce - supporting nurses back into the workforce
0.7
5.4
10.3
11.2
11.8
39.4
Health and Hospital Reform - Better outcomes for hospitals and community health
142.0
71.9
55.0
57.3
63.3
389.5
Grafton Hospital
-
-
-
-
-
-
Health and Hospital Reform - National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission - establishment
2.2
4.6
-
-
-
6.9
Health and Hospital Reform - National Advisory Council on Mental Health
-
-
-
-
-
-
Responsible Economic Management - Health and Medical Investment Fund - redirection of earnings
-
-
-103.8
-122.4
-125.5
-351.7
Responsible Economic Management - clinical training for enrolled nurses
-16.4
-47.9
-35.9
-34.7
-35.1
-169.9
Personal Income Tax - increasing the Medicare levy surcharge thresholds
-
-231.6
-41.4
-10.6
-15.6
-299.2
Responsible Economic Management - Adjusting the funding for specific health programs
-
-113.0
-137.8
-130.1
-122.9
-503.7

Delivering Health Care for All Australians

Health and Hospital Reform - GP Super Clinics
33.1
76.6
66.3
49.3
49.8
275.2
Health and Hospital Reform - Rural health - additional funding for the John Flynn Placement Program
-
0.3
0.9
1.4
2.0
4.6
Health and Hospitals Reform - Rural Health - Australian Allied Health Rural and Remote Clinical Placement Scholarship Program
-
0.8
0.8
0.8
-
2.5
Health and Hospitals Reform - Rural Health - Additional Funding for the Medical Specialist Outreach Assistance Program
-
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
12.0
Health and Hospitals Reform - Rural Health - Specialist Obstetrician Locum Scheme
-
1.9
2.0
2.0
2.0
7.9
Responsible Economic Management - Magnetic Resonance Imaging - improved access
-0.6
-9.7
-14.9
-14.7
-14.8
-54.7
Greenslopes Private Hospital - funding for a clinical school
-
-
-
-
-
-
COAG - Counselling services - funding for the Sisters of Charity Outreach
-
-
-
-
-
-
Health and Hospitals Reform - Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer
-
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
1.2
Health and Hospitals Reform - Rural Health - National Rural and Remote Health Infrastructure Program
-
-
-
-
-
-
Mental Health Nurses Training Subsidy - additional funding and redevelopment
-
5.0
10.0
10.0
10.0
35.0
Medicare Benefits Schedule - knee and brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging services
-
-
-
-
-
-
Responsible Economic Management - Medical Benefits Schedule - rationalise funding provided for multiple pathology tests performed on a single sample
-
-23.4
-24.9
-26.6
-28.3
-103.2
Responsible Economic Management - After-hours medical services - streamlining grants
-
-3.6
-5.8
-8.7
-8.2
-26.2
Responsible Economic Management - Tasmanian Health Services Infrastructure
-6.0
-19.3
-7.5
-2.3
-2.2
-37.3
Responsible Economic Management - Practice Incentives Program - new e-Health incentive payment for General Practitioners
-
-16.1
-32.3
-31.8
-30.6
-110.7
Responsible Economic Management - Practice Incentives Program - discontinue funding for the mental health incentive
-
-1.8
-1.8
-1.8
-1.9
-7.2
Responsible Economic Management - Pathology Services - reduced collection fees
-
-17.5
-
-
-
-17.5
Responsible Economic Management - Practice Incentives Program - removal of the General Practice Immunisation Service Incentive Payment
-
-14.5
-22.6
-23.1
-23.6
-83.7

Ensuring the Integrity of Medicare - Increased MBS Compliance Audits

Responsible Economic Management - Medical Benefits Schedule - Increase compliance audits
-
-0.7
-23.5
-22.7
-23.3
-70.3

Keeping People Well - Focus on Prevention

Health and Hospitals Reform - Preventative Health - National Preventative Health Strategy
0.5
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
4.5
Health and Hospitals Reform - National Binge Drinking Strategy - community partnerships
-
-
-
-
-
-
Health and Hospitals Reform - National Binge Drinking Strategy - early intervention
-
-
-
-
-
-
Health and Hospitals Reform - National Binge Drinking Strategy - education and information campaign
-
-
-
-
-
-
Health and Hospitals Reform - National Cancer Plan - additional funding for the National Tobacco Strategy
-
2.5
5.0
5.0
2.5
15.0
Illicit Drug Use - targeting young people who use methamphetamines
-
-
-
-
-
-
Health and Hospitals Reform - Preventative Health - Obesity Reduction - learning from successful community initiatives
0.4
0.4
0.4
0.4
-
1.7
Australian Red Cross Blood Service - support The Year of the Blood Donor initiative
-
-
-
-
-
-
Health and Hospitals Reform - Preventative Health - Osborne Division of General Practice's Obesity Program
-
-
-
-
-
-
Hepatitis C Litigation Settlement Scheme - continuation
-
1.4
1.4
1.4
1.4
5.6
Responsible Economic Management - National Psychostimulant Initiative
-
-2.0
-2.0
-
-
-4.0
Responsible Economic Management - Alerting the Community to the Links Between Illicit Drugs and Mental Illness - advertising and information campaigns
-
-9.0
-0.7
-
-
-9.7
Responsible Economic Management - primary care - review of the Australian Primary Care Collaboratives program
-
-4.2
-4.1
-4.2
-4.2
-16.6

Supporting Child and Maternal Health

Health and Hospitals Reform - Child Health - health check for four year old children
-
7.3
5.9
6.1
6.3
25.6
Health and Hospitals Reform - Preventative Health - Healthy Habits for Life Guide
1.4
1.5
-
-
-
2.9
Health and Hospitals Reform - Preventative Health - Healthy Guidelines for early childhood obesity reduction
0.5
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
4.5
Health and Hospitals Reform - Child Health - Kitchen Garden Program
-
3.2
3.2
3.2
3.2
12.8
Perinatal depression - national plan
-
6.0
8.8
11.9
14.6
41.3
Breastfeeding mothers - funding for a 24-hour helpline
0.5
0.5
0.5
0.5
0.5
2.5
Western Australia's Children's Health Telethon - donation
1.5
-
-
-
-
1.5
Responsible Economic Management - Medicare Benefits Schedule - funding for reversing elective sterilisation
-
-2.3
-2.8
-3.4
-4.2
-12.8

Closing the Gap in Indigenous Health

Closing the Gap - child and maternal health services
0.8
9.9
20.3
27.1
32.3
90.3
Closing the Gap - reducing rheumatic heart fever for Indigenous Children
0.1
1.6
3.1
3.2
3.2
11.2
Closing the Gap - Indigenous drug and alcohol services
-
4.0
10.4
17.0
18.0
49.3
Closing the Gap - Indigenous Tobacco Initiative
-
-
-
-
-
-
Closing the Gap - Northern Territory - follow up care
-
13.6
-
-
-
13.6
Closing the Gap - Bringing Them Home counsellors and Link-Up services
0.5
4.4
5.9
5.0
-
15.7

Fighting Cancer - Australia's Biggest Killer

Health and Hospitals Reform - National Cancer Plan - National Bowel Cancer Screening Program
-
30.8
27.2
29.4
-
87.4
Health and Hospitals Reform - National Cancer Plan - youth cancer networks
-
5.0
5.0
5.0
-
15.0
Health and Hospitals Reform - National Cancer Plan - comprehensive cancer centre in Sydney
-
2.0
40.0
8.0
-
50.0
Health and Hospitals Reform - National Cancer Plan - prostate cancer research centres
-
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
12.0
Health and Hospitals Reform - Child Health - Children's Cancer Centre
-
3.0
12.0
-
-
15.0
Health and Hospitals Reform - National Cancer Plan - Olivia Newton-John Cancer Centre
-
5.0
10.0
-
-
15.0
Health and Hospitals Reform - National Cancer Plan - increased funding for cancer research
-
5.0
5.0
5.0
-
15.0
Health and Hospitals Reform - National Cancer Plan - National Centre for Gynaecological Cancers - additional funding
-
1.7
1.7
1.7
-
5.1
Health and Hospitals Reform - Health Workforce - specialist breast cancer nurses
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
-
12.0
Health and Hospitals Reform - National Cancer Plan - breast prostheses
0.2
14.5
2.4
6.8
7.2
31.0
Human Papilloma Virus Register - completion
4.7
6.9
4.9
2.5
-
19.0
Health and Hospitals Reform - Radiation oncology - funding contribution for services in Cairns
-
1.0
3.3
2.0
2.0
8.3
Health and Hospitals Reform - Radiation oncology - funding for Lismore Integrated Cancer Centre
-
3.5
3.5
-
-
7.0
National Cord Blood Collection Network
-
-
-
-2.8
-2.8
-5.6
Responsible Economic Management - Radiation Oncology - redirect funds to establish oncology facilities in Cairns and Lismore
-
-8.3
-7.0
-
-
-15.3

Taking Responsibility for Dental Health

Health and Hospitals Reform - Dental Health - Commonwealth Dental Health Program
-
92.0
96.6
101.4
-
290.0
Health and Hospitals Reform - Dental Health - Teen Dental Plan
5.6
101.5
111.1
133.2
139.3
490.7
Responsible Economic Management - Dental treatment - enhanced Medicare items for patients with chronic conditions and complex conditions
-41.4
-116.8
-97.6
-113.5
-122.2
-491.4

New Directions for Older Australians

Health and Hospitals Reform - Aged care - transition aged care - additional places
-
12.2
39.7
86.1
155.3
293.2
Responsible Economic Management - residential aged care funding claims - audits
-
-7.8
-10.3
-
-
18.1
Health and Hospitals Reform - Aged Care - Residential aged care - zero real interest loans
-
-1.6
-4.9
-6.9
-6.8
-20.2
Health and Hospitals Reform - Aged Care - National Elderly Commissioner - Ambassador for Ageing
-
0.5
0.5
0.5
0.5
2.0
Health and Hospitals Reform - Aged care - review planning ratios
-
-
-
-
-
-
Health and Hospitals Reform - Aged Care - Ministerial Council on Ageing
-
-
-
-
-
-
Aged Care - increased funding for the National Seniors' Association
-
-
-
-
-
-
Aged Care - Conditional Adjustment Payment - increase
-
94.6
99.7
104.9
108.3
407.6
Responsible Economic Management - Continence Management Strategy - advertising campaign
-
-1.5
-1.5
-
-
-3.0

Improving Access to Medicines

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - listing of Sensipar (cinacalcet)
-
36.7
40.6
43.2
45.8
166.4
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - listing of Tysabri (natalizumab)
-
52.2
83.4
107.5
127.1
370.2
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - listing of Renegal (sevelamer)
-
-
-
-
-
-
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - extension to the listing Topomax (topiramate)
-
-
-
-
-
-
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - listing of Champix (varenicline)
12.6
24.6
20.0
20.3
19.6
97.1
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - extension to the listing of Remicade (infliximab)
-
-
-
-
-
-
Insulin Pumps - subsidy for young people with type 1 diabetes
-
1.0
1.4
1.5
1.6
5.5
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - minor new listings
13.8
34.6
41.0
45.1
47.0
181.5
Life Saving Drugs Program - funding for Naglazyme (galsulfase)
-
4.9
6.3
6.8
7.3
25.3
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - maintaining the capacity for listing drugs through cost recovery
-
4.1
-0.6
-0.6
-0.6
2.2
Responsible Economic Management - Medicare Benefits Schedule - reduction of repeat prescription requirements for patients with chronic conditions
-
-0.8
-0.8
-0.9
-0.9
-3.4
Responsible Economic Management - Chemotherapy Drugs - more efficient arrangements
-
5.7
-35.0
-36.8
-39.2
-105.4
Responsible Economic Management - generic medicines - advertising
-10.1
-2.4
-2.4
-
-
-14.9

Securing the Nation Against Potential Threats

National Medical Stockpile - replenishment
-
125.3
41.2
-
-
166.5

Providing Sport and Recreation for All Australians

2011 World Sailing Championships
-
1.0
2.0
2.0
3.6
8.6
Sydney 2009 World Masters Games - contribution
-
-
-
-
-
-
Cricket Australia Centre of Excellence - contribution
-
-
-
-
-
-
Football Federation of Australia - contribution
8.0
8.0
-
-
-
16.0
Australian Paralympic Committee - additional contribution
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bradman Centenary Project - contribution to the construction of two new wings at the Bradman Museum
-
-
-
-
-
-
Northern Territory Australian Football League and netball development - contribution
-
0.5
0.5
0.5
0.5
2.0
RecLink - support for national programs
-
0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6
2.3
Local sporting champions - contribution
-
1.6
1.6
1.6
1.6
6.4
Responsible Economic Management - Illicit drugs in sport - advertising and information campaigns
-
-10.2
-8.0
-7.6
-6.8
-32.5
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority - facilitating compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code
-
4.4
-
-
-
4.4
National recreation safety organisations - continuation of funding
-
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5
10.0
Sport and Recreation Facilities - contribution to funding
-
13.9
6.9
-
-
20.8
Pambula Surf Lifesaving Club - contribution
-
-
-
-
-
-
Ray Owen Sports Centre - contribution
-
-
-
-
-
-
Punt Road Oval - contribution
-
-
-
-
-
-
Penrith Valley Sports Hub - contribution
-
5.0
-
-
-
5.0
Leichhardt Oval upgrade - contribution
3.0
-
-
-
-
3.0
Campbelltown Sports Stadium upgrade - contribution
6.0
2.0
-
-
-
8.0
EnergyAustralia Stadium redevelopment - contribution
7.0
3.0
-
-
-
10.0
Australian Equestrian Olympic Team - support following equine influenza
-
-
-
-
-
-
Saving lives in the water
-
3.2
3.0
3.0
3.0
12.2
Special Olympics Australia - increased funding
-
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
1.2
Responsible Economic Management - Rugby League Hall of Fame
-3.0
-7.0
-
-
-
-10.0
Responsible Economic Management - National Training Centre for Aerial Skiing
-2.5
-
-
-
-
-2.5
Responsible Economic Management - Australian National Rugby Academy
-5.0
-10.0
-10.0
-
-
-25.0
Netball Australia - contribution
-
-
-
-
-
-
Australian Sports Commission - maintenance of sports grants funding
0.5
2.2
1.9
1.7
1.3
7.6
Responsible Economic Management - Townsville International Sports Centre
-3.0
-
-
-
-
-3.0