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Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements 2003-2004

Environment and Heritage Portfolio
Explanation of Additional Estimates 2003-2004
Commonwealth of Australia 2004
ISSN 1448-9058

Part A - User Guide


The purpose of the Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements (PAES), like that of the Portfolio Budget Statements, is to inform senators and members of parliament of the proposed allocation of resources to Government outcomes by agencies within the portfolio. In particular they explain the proposed additional estimates in Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2003-2004 and Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2003-2004.

Structure of the Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements

Part A: User Guide

Provides an introduction explaining the purpose of the PAES as well as information in relation to the styles and conventions used.

Part B: Portfolio Overview

Provides an overview of the portfolio additional estimates and the structure of the portfolio outcomes.

Part C: Agency Additional Estimates Statements

Presents a statement for each agency within the portfolio that has an impact on Additional Estimates.

Section 1: Agency Overview, Additional Estimates and Variations to Outcomes

This section details the additional estimates and the impact of any post Budget measures.

Section 2: Revisions to Outcomes and Outputs

This section details changes to planned Government outcomes and the contributing administered items and agency outputs.

Section 3: Budgeted Financial Statements

This section contains the budgeted financial statements in accrual format covering budget year, previous year and the three outyears for each agency seeking additional appropriations.

Style Conventions Used in the Document

Amounts, unless otherwise stated, have been rounded to the nearest thousand ($'000) using the standard rounding conventions.