Budget 2018–19

Last updated: 
19 February 2021

Australian Government — Budget 2018–19

Portfolio Budget

Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements (PAES)

Information Sheets

Cross-portfolio measures

Department of Health initiatives affecting DVA clients:

  • More Choices for a Longer Life — Healthy Ageing and High Quality Care
  • Guaranteeing Medicare — MBS — New and Amended Listings
  • Guaranteeing Medicare — MBS Review — Response to Taskforce Recommendations
  • A Stronger Rural Health Strategy
  • Improving Access to Medicines — Strengthening the Quality Use of Healthcare Services
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme — New and Amended Listings
  • Improving Access to Medicines — Encouraging Greater Use of Generic and Biosimilar Medicines
  • Guaranteeing Medicare — Strengthening Primary Care
  • Guaranteeing Medicare — Expansion of Medicare Eligibility for Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Guaranteeing Medicare — Medicare Benefits Schedule Review
  • Strengthening Aged Care — More Places, Lower Fees, Better Access
  • Strengthening Aged Care — Improved Access and Compliance

Additional information on these initiatives is located on the Department of Health website.

Department of Social Services initiatives affecting DVA clients

  • More Choices for a Longer Life — Finances for a Longer Life:
    • New Means Testing Rules for Innovation Retirement Income Streams
    • Increase and Extend the Work Bonus
    • Expansion of Pension Loans Scheme
  • Retaining the Energy Supplement

Additional information on these initiatives is located on the Department of Social Services website.