Budget 2017-18

​The Australian Government's Budget 2017–18 has been announced with a range of measures for agriculture and water resources, building on commitments in the 2017–18 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook and the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper.

Find out more in the ministerial media releases, regional ministerial budget statement and 2017–18 Agriculture and Water Resources Portfolio Budget Statements.

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Media Releases

Joint release from the Prime Minister, the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP, and the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, the Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP

Joint release from the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, the Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP, and the Minister for the Environment and Energy, the Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP

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

From the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, the Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP, and the Minister for Regional Development, Minister for Local Government and Territories and Minister for Regional Communications, Senator the Hon. Fiona Nash

From the Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator the Hon. Anne Ruston

From the Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister, Senator the Hon. Luke Hartsuyker

Regional ministerial budget statement - Regional Australia - Driving Our Economy 2017-18

From the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, the Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP, and the Minister for Regional Development, Minister for Local Government and Territories and Minister for Regional Communications, Senator the Hon. Fiona Nash

The 2017–18 Budget builds on the Australian Government’s investment in our regions to deliver the foundations for a strong and sustainable economy for all Australians. This publication outlines over 450 initiatives that benefit regional Australia, across health, education, employment, defence, infrastructure, telecommunications, agriculture and water resources and other portfolios and demonstrates our commitment to creating jobs and economic growth in Australia’s regions.

Australia is a nation of great economic strength and stability and regional Australia is critical to our national economy. Nearly eight million people live outside our capital cities and 3.8 million are employed in regional areas. In 2016, our agriculture, forestry, fishing and mining industries—located across our diverse regions—made up 57 per cent of the value of Australia’s merchandise exports. However, while many of our regional centres and our cities are flourishing, some regions and smaller towns are facing changing patterns of population and economic activity.

Regional Australia—Driving Our Economy 2017–18 outlines the Australian Government investments that will benefit those who choose to live, work and invest in regional Australia. It demonstrates our commitment to securing a bright future for regional Australia and spreading the opportunities and benefits of our growing economy to all corners of the country.

Portfolio Budget Statements 2017–18

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The department’s budget is presented in the Portfolio Budget Statements (PBS). 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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Full Portfolio Budget Statements

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Portfolio Budget Statements 2017–18246PDF6.6 MB
Portfolio Budget Statements 2017–18247Word6.1 MB

Individual chapters

Previous budgets

See previous budgets and portfolio budget statements.

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