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Budget 1998‑99

The 1998-99 Commonwealth Budget was released on Tuesday 12 May 1998. Historical Budget documents are available for reference purposes. Please note that due to the age of these documents they may not meet current web publishing requirements and may not be compatible with some software.

Budget documents
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Budget Speech 53KB 57KB
Budget Paper 1: Budget Strategy and Outlook 1998‑99 1.01MB 3.75MB (Zip)
Budget Paper 2: Budget Measures 1998‑99 489KB 363KB (Zip)
Budget Paper 3: Federal Financial Relations 1998‑99 352KB 666KB
Budget Paper 4: The Commonwealth Public Account 790KB not available
Budget related papers
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Budget Related Paper No. 1.16 518KB 491KB (Zip)
Ministerial statements
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Department of the Environment: Investing in our Natural Heritage - The Commonwealth's Environment Expenditure 1998-99 717 KB (Zip) 238 KB (Zip)
Department of Transport and Regional Development: Regional Australia - Our Commitment 145 KB 231 KB
Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet - Office of the Status of Women: Maintaining our Commitment to Women 179 KB 413 KB
Press releases
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Taxation Treatment of Y2K computer-related and Software expenditures 43 KB 108 KB

Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements

The purpose of the Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements (PAES) is to inform Senators and Members of Parliament and the public of the proposed allocation of resources to government outcomes by agencies within the relevant portfolio.

While the PAES include an Agency Resource Statement to inform Parliament of the revised estimate of the total resources available to an agency, the focus of the PAES is on explaining the changes in resourcing since the Budget. As such, the PAES provides information on new measures and their impact on the financial and non-financial planned performance of agencies.

The PAES facilitate understanding of the proposed appropriations in Appropriation Bills (No. 3 and No. 4). In this sense the PAES are declared by the Additional Estimates Appropriation Bills to be a 'relevant document' to the interpretation of the Bills according to section 15AB of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

Whereas the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook is a mid-year budget report which provides updated information to allow the assessment of the Government's fiscal performance against its fiscal strategy, the PAES update the most recent budget appropriations for agencies within the relevant portfolio.

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Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements 1998-99: Treasury portfolio 205KB 63KB (Zip)

The following Australian Government Agencies' held their Portfolio Aditional Estimate Statements on their websites at the time of release.

  • Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC)
  • Ausinfo
  • Centrelink
  • Department of Communications and the Arts
  • Department of Employment Education and Youth Affairs
  • Department of the Environment
  • Department of Finance and Administration
  • Department of Health and Family Services
  • Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs
  • Department of Industry, Science and Tourism
  • Department of Primary Industries and Energy
  • Department of Social Security
  • Department of Transport and Regional Development

Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook

The Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) updates the economic and fiscal outlook from the previous budget. Clause 14 of the Charter of Budget Honesty requires the release of a MYEFO each year by the end of January, or six months after the last budget, whichever is later.

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Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook 1998‑99 312KB 220KB (Zip)

Final Budget Outcome

The Final Budget Outcome (FBO) encompasses Australian Government general government sector fiscal outcomes for the financial year and is based on external reporting standards. The Charter of Budget Honesty Act 1998 requires that a Final Budget Outcome be released no later than three months after the end of the relevant financial year.

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Final Budget Outcome 1998‑99 678KB* not available

* Note this document is available through TROVE