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Defence Portfolio Ministers

13th Dec 2019 - 31st Jan 2020
Official portrait of Jason Wood
Member for La Trobe Jason Wood
Assistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs
13th Dec 2019 - 31st Jan 2020
Official portrait of Linda Reynolds
Senator for WA Linda Reynolds
Minister for Defence
13th Dec 2019 - 31st Jan 2020
Official portrait of Melissa Price
Member for Durack Melissa Price
Minister for Defence Industry
13th Dec 2019 - 31st Jan 2020
Official portrait of Darren Chester
Member for Gippsland Darren Chester
Minister for Veterans and Defence Personnel,

Defence Portfolio Outcomes

8 Outcomes were announced in the April 2019 PBS

Agency Outcome April 2019
Department of Defence
Outcome 2:
Outcome 2: Protect and advance Australia's strategic interests through the provision of strategic policy, the development, delivery and sustainment of military, intelligence and enabling capabilities, and the promotion of regional and global security and stability as directed by Government
$39,545,403,000
Department of Veterans Affairs
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Maintain and enhance the financial wellbeing and self-sufficiency of eligible persons and their dependants through access to income support, compensation, and other support services, including advice and information about entitlements
$6,729,166,000
Department of Veterans Affairs
Outcome 2:
Outcome 2: Maintain and enhance the physical wellbeing and quality of life of eligible persons and their dependants through health and other care services that promote early intervention, prevention and treatment, including advice and information about health service entitlements
$4,739,566,000
Defence Housing Australia
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: To contribute to Defence outcomes by providing total housing services that meet Defence operational and client needs through a strong customer and business focus
$1,203,876,000
Australian Signals Directorate
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Defend Australia from global threats and advance our national interests through the provision of foreign signals intelligence, cyber security and offensive cyber operations, as directed by Government.
$833,287,000
Defence Housing Australia
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Defend Australia and its national interests through the conduct of operations and provision of support for the Australian community and civilian authorities in accordance with Government direction.
$733,676,000
Australian War Memorial
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Australians remembering, interpreting and understanding the Australian experience of war and its enduring impact through maintaining and developing the national memorial, its collection and exhibition of historical material, commemorative ceremonies and research.
$115,280,000
Department of Veterans Affairs
Outcome 3:
Outcome 3: Acknowledgement and commemoration of those who served Australia and its allies in wars, conflicts and peace operations through promoting recognition of service and sacrifice, preservation of Australia's wartime heritage, and official commemorations
$78,506,000

8 Outcomes have changed in the March 2020 PAES

Agency Outcome March 2020
Department of Defence
Outcome 2:
Outcome 2: Protect and advance Australia's strategic interests through the provision of strategic policy, the development, delivery and sustainment of military, intelligence and enabling capabilities, and the promotion of regional and global security and stability as directed by Government
$46,093,237,000
Department of Veterans Affairs
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Maintain and enhance the financial wellbeing and self-sufficiency of eligible persons and their dependants through access to income support, compensation, and other support services, including advice and information about entitlements
$7,186,785,000
Department of Veterans Affairs
Outcome 2:
Outcome 2: Maintain and enhance the physical wellbeing and quality of life of eligible persons and their dependants through health and other care services that promote early intervention, prevention and treatment, including advice and information about health service entitlements
$5,120,580,000
Defence Housing Australia
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: To contribute to the Defence outcome by providing total housing services that meet Defence operational and client needs through a strong customer and business focus
$885,122,000
Australian Signals Directorate
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Defend Australia from global threats and advance our national interests through the provision of foreign signals intelligence, cyber security and offensive cyber operations, as directed by Government
$852,975,000
Department of Defence
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Defend Australia and its national interests through the conduct of operations and provision of support for the Australian community and civilian authorities in accordance with Government direction
$827,314,000
Department of Veterans Affairs
Outcome 3:
Outcome 3: Acknowledgement and commemoration of those who served Australia and its allies in wars, conflicts and peace operations through promoting recognition of service and sacrifice, preservation of Australia's wartime heritage, and official commemorations
$112,821,000
Australian War Memorial
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Australians remembering, interpreting and understanding the Australian experience of war and its enduring impact through maintaining and developing the National Memorial, its collection and exhibition of historical material, commemorative ceremonies and research.
$57,867,000

The Defence Portfolio has 5 agencies in the PBS

AgencyApril 2019
1 Department of Defence 39,545,403,000
2 Department of Veterans Affairs 11,547,238,000
3 Defence Housing Australia 1,937,552,000
4 Australian Signals Directorate 833,287,000
5 Australian War Memorial 115,280,000

5 agencies in the Defence Portfolio reported changes in the PAES

AgencyMarch 2020
1 Department of Defence 46,920,551,000
2 Department of Veterans Affairs 12,420,186,000
3 Defence Housing Australia 885,122,000
4 Australian Signals Directorate 852,975,000
5 Australian War Memorial 57,867,000

To filter by program, select program from Agency tab or click on the Program

ProgramApril 2019
1 Army Capabilities $7,657,565,000
2 Air Force Capabilities $7,551,302,000
3 Navy Capabilities $6,637,742,000
4 Estate and Infrastructure $5,265,847,000
5 Defence Force Superannuation Nominal Interest $4,442,195,000
6 Veterans Income Support and Allowances $2,159,421,000
7 Joint Capabilities Group $2,051,408,000
8 Chief Information Officer $1,717,645,000
9 Veterans Disability Support $1,567,142,000
10 Veterans Hospital Services $1,297,628,000
11 Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Acts Payments Income Support and Compensation $1,272,382,000
12 Assistance to Defence Widow/ers and Dependants $1,268,857,000
13 Other Departmental DHA $1,203,876,000
14 Veterans Community Care and Support $1,146,294,000
15 Defence Force Superannuation Benefits $1,135,024,000
16 Foreign Signals Intelligence, Cyber Security and Offensive Cyber Operations $833,287,000
17 Strategic Policy and Intelligence $762,769,000
18 General Medical Consultations and Services $760,775,000
19 Veterans Counselling and Other Health Services $726,956,000
20 Capability Acquisition and Sustainment $674,411,000
21 Operations Supporting Wider Interests $672,094,000
22 Defence People $531,877,000
23 Defence Science and Technology $473,109,000
24 Adjustment to the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Acts Liability Provision $356,700,000
25 Veterans Pharmaceuticals Benefits $325,468,000
26 Defence Executive Support $293,821,000
27 Adjustment to the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Acts Liability Provision Health and Other Care Services $262,300,000
28 Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Acts Health and Other Care Services $220,145,000
29 Defence Finance $185,839,000
30 Australian Defence Force Headquarters $157,748,000
31 Housing Assistance $105,404,000
32 Assistance and Other Compensation for Veterans and Dependants $86,561,000
33 Defence Contribution to National Support Tasks in Australia $59,297,000
34 Australian War Memorial $57,640,000
35 War Graves $44,072,000
36 Commemorative Activities $34,434,000
37 Veterans Children Education Scheme $18,103,000
38 National Collection $16,105,000
39 National Memorial and Grounds $11,972,000
40 Exhibitions $8,623,000
41 Research and Information Dissemination $8,088,000
42 Interpretive Services $5,008,000
43 Visitor Services $3,682,000
44 Promotion and Community Services $2,914,000
45 Operations Contributing to the Security of the Immediate Neighbourhood $2,285,000
46 Commemorative Ceremonies $1,248,000
47 Other Administered $-98,303,000

Figures for Programs changed in the PAES listed by size.*

ProgramMarch 2020
1 Army Capabilities $7,783,330,000
2 Air Force Capabilities $7,748,085,000
3 Defence Force Superannuation Benefits $7,539,762,000
4 Navy Capabilities $6,842,528,000
5 Estate and Infrastructure $5,262,323,000
6 Defence Force Superannuation Nominal Interest $3,490,465,000
7 Joint Capabilities $2,181,886,000
8 Veterans Income Support and Allowances $2,059,045,000
9 Chief Information Officer $1,803,647,000
10 Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Acts Payments Income Support and Compensation $1,683,046,000
11 Veterans Disability Support $1,574,151,000
12 Veterans Hospital Services $1,273,589,000
13 Assistance to Defence Widow/ers and Dependants $1,233,719,000
14 Veterans Community Care and Support $1,145,880,000
15 (Other Departmental DHA) $885,122,000
16 Strategic Policy and Intelligence $869,802,000
17 Foreign Signals Intelligence, Cyber Security and Offensive Cyber Operations $852,975,000
18 General Medical Consultations and Services $759,635,000
19 Veterans Counselling and Other Health Services $727,102,000
20 Operations Supporting Wider Interests $684,637,000
21 Capability Acquisition and Sustainment $683,393,000
22 Adjustment to the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Acts Liability Provision Health and Other Care Services $671,700,000
23 Adjustment to the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Acts Liability Provision Income Support and Compensation $523,100,000
24 Defence Science and Technology $513,684,000
25 Defence People $508,800,000
26 Defence Executive Support $310,067,000
27 Veterans Pharmaceuticals Benefits $301,688,000
28 Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Acts Health and Other Care Services $240,986,000
29 Defence Finance $171,748,000
30 Australian Defence Force Headquarters Command $146,306,000
31 Housing Assistance $139,108,000
32 Defence Contribution to National Support Tasks in Australia $137,670,000
33 Other Administered $98,303,000
34 Assistance and Other Compensation for Veterans and Dependants $90,789,000
35 Commemorative Activities $78,828,000
36 Australian War Memorial $57,867,000
37 War Graves $33,993,000
38 Veterans Children Education Scheme $22,935,000
39 Operations Contributing to the Security of the Immediate Neighbourhood $5,007,000