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Portfolio Responsibilities

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Portfolio Responsibilities

The Transport and Regional Services Portfolio contributes to the well-being of all Australians by:

  • fostering an efficient, sustainable, competitive, safe and secure transport system, and
  • assisting regions to manage their own futures.

MINISTERS

The Hon John Anderson MP is the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Transport and Regional Services. Mr Anderson is assisted in his role by:

  • the Hon Jim Lloyd MP as the Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads, and
  • the Hon John Cobb MP as the Parliamentary Secretary.

PORTFOLIO AGENCIES

The PBS focuses on the activities of the portfolio's General Government Sector agencies. These agencies and their websites are:

These agencies contribute to portfolio outcomes as shown in Figure 1 on the following page.

As part of reforms to the management of the Australian Government's asbestos claims, the liabilities of, and associated resourcing for, the Stevedoring Industry Finance Committee (SIFC) will be transferred to the Employment and Workplace Relations portfolio from 1 July 2005. SIFC is, therefore, not represented in the Agency Budget Statements of this PBS.

A complete list of portfolio agencies, including agencies which are outside the scope of the PBS, is provided in the annual report of DOTARS.

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Structure Of Portfolio

Figure 1: Portfolio structure and outcomes

figure 1 structure of the portfolio

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Portfolio Resources

APPROPRIATIONS AND VARIATIONS AT THE PORTFOLIO LEVEL

The appropriation from government to each portfolio agency in 2005-06 to enable the delivery of outputs and administered programmes is outlined in the table below. Details of revenue and expenses are provided at Section 5 within the Agency Budget Statements for the relevant agency.

Table 1: Portfolio resources

Notes:
(a) Includes receipts from independent sources.
(b) Administered Appropriations includes Special Appropriations. Details of Special Appropriations are provided at Section 2, Table 2.5 for DOTARS.
(c) Output Appropriations includes Special Appropriations in relation to industry levies. Details of Special Appropriations are provided at Section 2, Table 2.5 for CASA and AMSA.

Portfolio agencies 2005-06 appropriation for each outcome is illustrated in the following chart.

Chart 1: Departmental appropriations for agencies in the portfolio

Departmental appropriations for agencies in the portfolio

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Chart 2: Administered appropriations for agencies in the portfolio

Administered appropriations for agencies in the portfolio

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Table 2: Australian Government Indigenous Expenditure (AGIE)

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