Budget 2016-17

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Australian Government's Budget 2016-17 has been ann​ounced with a range of measures for agriculture and water resources, including continued support for Agricultural Competiveness White Paper initiatives. Measures include:​​

Find out more in the ministerial media releases, Portfolio Budget Statement and Regional Ministerial Statement - Investing in Regional Growth.​​

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Media Releases​

​From the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, the Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP​​

From the Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator the Hon. Anne Ruston and the Minister for Small Business and Assistant Treasurer, The Hon. Kelly O'Dwyer MP ​

​From the Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister, The Hon. Keith Pitt MP

​​Regional Ministerial Statement - Investing in Regional Growth

From the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, the Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP​ and the Minister for Regional Development, Regional Communica​tions and Rural Health, Senator the Hon. Fiona Nash​

The Australian Government remains committed to growing economic opportunity and employment in our regions through boosting connectivity, supporting innovation and fostering local leadership. Investing in the growth of our regions will deliver the foundations for a strong and dynamic economy for all Australians.​

The 2016–17 Re​gional Ministerial Statement - Investing in Regional Growth​​ released on 3 May 2016, outlines almost 400 measures that benefit regional Australia across health, education, employment, defence, infrastructure, telecommunications, agriculture and water resources and other portfolios. It demonstrates the Australian Government’s commitment to regional Australia by providing the investment needed to support and grow the local communities and businesses that underpin Australia’s economy.

With innovation at the heart of a strong economy, the Australian Government is actively encouraging individuals and businesses across Australia to pursue opportunities. The $4 billion Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper, the $1.2 billion Our North, Our Future: White Paper on Developing Northern Australia, the $5 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility, and the $1.1 billion National Innovation and Science Agenda will ensure Australia is well placed to thrive in this exciting time to create highly paid jobs and help Australia compete in global markets.

Find out more

Regional Ministerial Statement - Investing in Regional Growth
National Carp Control Plan
Biosecurity Advanced Analytics Capability​​
National Water Infrastructure Loan Facility​

Portfolio Budget Statement 2016–17

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The department’s budget is presented in the Portfolio Budget Statement (PBS) and the Portfolio Additional Estimates Statement (PAES). These provide information to the Parliament on the proposed allocation of the department’s resources in the relevant financial year. PBS and PAES details financial arrangements, allocates expenditure against individual activities and describes how these activities contribute to the Government’s policy priorities.​​

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Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements 2016–17

Full Portfolio Budget Statements

DocumentsPages File typeFile size
Portfolio Budget Statements 2016–17230PDF4 MB
Portfolio Budget State​ments 2016–17235Word 5 MB

Individual chapters

Previous budgets

See Previous budgets​ for older Portfolio Budget Statements.