Budget 2019–2020

Last updated: 
18 February 2020

Australian Government - Budget 2019-20

Portfolio Budget Statements

Complete DVA PBS

Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements (PAES)

PBS Information Sheets

Cross-portfolio measures are as follows:

Department of Health initiatives affecting DVA clients:

  • Improving Access to Medicines — Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme — new and amended listings
  • Guaranteeing Medicare — improved access to diagnostic imaging
  • Guaranteeing Medicare — Medicare Benefits Schedule Review — response to Taskforce recommendations
  • Guaranteeing Medicare — strengthening primary care
  • Improving Access to Medicines — supporting community pharmacy

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

Australian Taxation Office initiative affecting DVA clients:

  • Single Touch Payroll — expansion

Additional information on this initiative is located on the Australian Taxation Office website.

Department of Social Services initiative affecting DVA clients:

Additional information on this initiative is located on the Department of Social Services website.