The purpose of the 2017–18 Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements (PAES), like that of the Portfolio Budget Statements (PB Statements), is to inform Senators and Members of Parliament of the proposed allocation of resources to Government outcomes by entities within the Portfolio. The focus of the PAES differs from the PB Statements in one important aspect. While the PAES include an Entity Resource Statement to inform Parliament of the revised estimate of the total resources available to an entity, the focus of the PAES is on explaining the changes in resourcing by outcome(s) since the...
A grant is a conditional transfer of resources from the Australian Government to a recipient for a specified purpose. Grants are directed at assisting recipients to achieve their own goals whilst also supporting Australian Government policy objectives. This list was last updated on 12 January 2018.
The Designated Day is the date, under the Telecommunications Act 1997 (the Act) from which Telstra is subject to structural separation obligations set out in its structural separation undertaking (SSU). This instrument extends the Designated Day from 1 July 2018 to 1 January 2020.
The USO is a long-standing safeguard that ensures all Australians have access to a voice only Standard Telephone Service (STS) and payphones. However, changing consumer preferences and the rapid evolution of technology means that the mechanisms used to deliver these services are increasingly outdated.