APSNet Semi-Weekly Bulletin, May 10, 2007

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APSNet for 20070510

Austral Peace and Security Network (APSNet)

Twice weekly report from the Nautilus Institute at RMIT, Australia.

Thursday 10 May 2007

Special issue: Defence and Security Aspects of the Federal Budget 2007-08

  1. Defence Department
  2. Attorney-General Department – AFP, ASIO
  3. Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade – ASIS
  4. Prime Minister and Cabinet Department – ONA
  5. Analysis and Comment
  6. Foreign Aid up $3.2 Billion

  1. Defence Department, Portfolio Budget Statements 2007-08

    Detailed explanation of appropriations in five volumes. Background information as well as financial data. The Portfolio Budget Statements provide information, explanation and justification to enable Parliament to understand the purpose of each outcome proposed in the Bills.

    • 2007-08 Budget Press Releases, Brendan Nelson, Minister for Defence, 2007-05-08

      Extensive collection of accessible short releases by major topic and by impact on states and parliamentary electorates. Major topics include: Super Hornet Bridging Air Combat Capability; Intelligence and Security Initiatives; Increased Security for Defence Personnel and Facilities; Defence Invests $904.5 Million in Facilities Infrastructure.

    • Defence: Working to a Plan to Defend our People, Interests and Values, Media Release, Minister for Defence, 2007-05-08


  2. Attorney-General (AG) Department, Portfolio Budget Statements 2007-2008

    Index of budget initiatives and explanations by agency.

  3. Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS), Portfolio Budget Statement 2007-2008, DFAT [PDF]

    The total appropriation for the Australian Secret Intelligence Service in the 2007-08 Budget is $162.5 million, up from $131.4 million in 2006-07. In 2001-02 the ASIS appropriation was $54.3 million.

  4. Office of National Assessments (ONA), Portfolio Budget Statement 2007-2008, PMC [PDF]

    The total resource allocated to the Office of National Assessments in the 2007-08 Budget is 35.7 million, made up of an allocation of $29.7 million and an equity injection of $6 million. Total appropriations for ONA in 2006-07 were $28 million and $6.7 million in 2001-02.

  5. Analysis and comment

  6. Foreign Aid up $3.2 Billion, Brisbane Times, 2007-05-08

    The federal government is lifting its foreign aid budget to almost $3.2 billion with a series of new programs. Indonesia remains Australia’s largest foreign aid recipient ($458.8 million this budget), followed by PNG ($355.9 million) the Solomon Islands ($223.9 million). The government plans to lift foreign aid to around $4 billion.


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