Budget 2015–16

Last updated: 
19 February 2021

Australian Government Budget — 2015–16

Portfolio Budget Statements

Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements (PAES)

Information Sheets

Cross-portfolio Measures

Department of Social Services (DSS) initiatives affecting DVA clients:

  • Aged care — increasing short term restorative care places
  • Aged care — alignment of aged care means testing arrangements
  • Aged care — Home Care Program — increasing consumer choice
  • Social security assets test — rebalance asset test thresholds and taper rate
  • Social security assets test — improve Integrity of Social Security Income Test Arrangements

Additional information on these initiatives is located on the Social Services page on the Budget website.

Department of Health initiatives affecting DVA clients:

  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Increase in safety net thresholds on 1 January 2019
  • Junior Medical Officer Programme — interagency transfer from DVA
  • Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) — changes to GP rebates – reversal
  • My Health record — a new direction for electronic health records in Australia
  • MBS and PBS new and amended listings and PBS price amendments

Additional information on these initiatives is located on the Health page on the Budget website.