Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

Table 2.6.2: Program components for Outcome 5

2018–19
Actual

$'000
2019–20
Revised
budget
$'000
2020–21
Forward
estimate
$'000
2021–22
Forward
estimate
$'000
2022–23
Forward
estimate
$'000
Components for program 5.1: Digital Technologies and Communications Services
Annual administered expenses (a)
Amplifying Australia's Voice in the Pacific - 5,675 5,675 5,675 -
Audio Description (b) - nfp nfp - -
Cadetship Program and Scholarship Program 2,292 8,108 - - -
Community Broadcasting Program 19,492 19,733 19,984 16,277 16,550
Consumer Representation Grants Program 2,296 2,322 2,358 2,400 2,441
Intellectual Property 259 268 268 278 288
International Organisation Contributions 4,070 4,202 4,206 4,350 4,499
Mobile Black Spot Program 23,349 66,299 65,017 59,878 39,907
Online Safety 8,737 127 - - -
Regional Broadcasting 10,373 10,329 10,000 - -
Regional Connectivity - 28,575 28,575 - -
Spectrum Pricing Transitional Support 4,951 4,764 6,199 6,199 -
Supporting Underrepresented Sports 7,500 7,500 5,000 2,500 -
Special Account expenses
Public Interest Telecommunications Services Special Account
National Relay Service 27,837 33,304 20,000 20,000 20,000
Universal Service Obligation 270,000 270,000 270,000 270,000 270,000
Other Public Interest Services 47,193 69,878 49,714 30,483 22,250
Payments to corporate entities (c)
- Australian Broadcasting Corporation 1,045,911 1,062,265 1,065,354 1,070,097 1,069,301
- Special Broadcasting Service Corporation 281,726 290,054 294,801 300,086 293,250
Expenses not requiring appropriation in the Budget year
International Organisation Contributions 2,907 2,932 3,069 3,072 3,183
Regional Backbone Blackspots Program 8,031 7,925 7,925 7,925 7,925
Regional Broadband Scheme - - 723,705 754,821 780,000
Program support 92,993 99,810 95,231 92,844 92,585
Total program expenses 1,859,917 1,994,070 2,677,081 2,646,885 2,622,179

Notes:

  1. Excludes expenses relating to payments made to and through the states and territories by the Treasury for the National Partnership for WiFi and Mobile Coverage on Trains administered item.
  2. ‘nfp’ figures are not for publication due to commercial sensitivities, and not included in totals.
  3. Relates to appropriations for corporate entities which are provided through the department.

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