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Portfolio Overview

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Portfolio Responsibilities

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 Warren Truss MP is the Minister for Transport and Regional Services. Mr Truss is assisted in his role by the Hon Jim Lloyd MP as the Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads.

Portfolio Agencies

The PAES 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.

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

Structure of Portfolio

Figure 1: Portfolio structure and outcomes

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Additional Estimates and Variations - Portfolio Level

Additional appropriations are being sought for the Department of Transport and Regional Services. Funding for the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and the National Capital Authority remains unchanged from the 2005-06 Budget.

The Department of Transport and Regional Services is seeking additional appropriation of $10.8m1, comprising $14.1m for departmental outputs, $6.8m for departmental equity injections and $7.0m for administered capital, partially offset by a reduction of $17.1m1 for administered programmes. The change in funding is mostly attributable to the movement of appropriations between years for administered programmes, revised programme estimates, and measures announced since the 2005-06 Budget. Details of variations are provided at Table 1.4: Variations to Appropriations.

Table 1: Portfolio resources

Notes:

(a) Includes receipts from independent sources.
(b) Administered Appropriations includes Special Appropriations but excludes decisions taken but not announced at the time the PAES were prepared. Details of Special Appropriations are provided at Section 1, Table 1.6 for DOTARS.
(c) Output Appropriations includes Special Appropriations in relation to industry levies.

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

Chart 1: Departmental appropriations for agencies in the Portfolio

Chart 1: Departmental appropriations for agencies in the Portfolio

Chart 2: Administered appropriations for agencies in the Portfolio

Chart 2: Administered appropriations for agencies in the Portfolio

1Excludes decisions taken but not announced at the time the PAES were prepared.