Budget 2014: The losers

ANDREA VANCE
Last updated 17:48 15/05/2014

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Budget 2014

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The Greens says the Government has achieved a "faux surplus" of $372 million by cutting the healthcare and education budgets by $2.4 billion by 2017-18.

What other departments lost out as National trimmed to get the books back in the black?

PRIMARY INDUSTRIES - The biggest loser at $161m. Partly reflects mergers and a decrease in management of forestry land.

CORRECTIONS - $100m gone from its vote.

COURTS - Budget slashed by $31m.

JUSTICE MINISTRY - Took a $28m hit.

SERIOUS FRAUD OFFICE - Lost out on $1.8m after a boost last year.

POLICE - Frozen at $1.5b, an effective $30m cut when inflation is taken into account.

SECURITY INTELLIGENCE SERVICE - Domestic spooks took a $260,000 cut.

INTERNAL AFFAIRS - Cut by almost $26m.

EDUCATION REVIEW OFFICE - Loses $1.4m.

COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS - Takes an $11m hit as work on trading standards and financial markets conduct winds down.

COMMUNICATIONS - Down by $83m, slashed in half as fibre drop work is completed.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Down $88m as funding for various initiatives and stadium development ceases.

ENERGY - Down $757,000.

TOURISM - Down $886,000.

CONSERVATION - Another cut for DOC, this time by almost $7m.

ENVIRONMENT - A $19m cut.

CUSTOMS - Lost $21m from its budget.

OFFICIAL DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE (overseas aid) - Slashed by almost $3m.

PARLIAMENTARY SERVICE - Cut by $27m.

STATE SERVICES - Lost out by nearly $1m.

OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL - Down by $1.4m.

SPORT AND RECREATION - Saw $17m come off its budget.

STATISTICS - Can count on $16m less.

TREATY NEGOTIATIONS - Missed out on about $30m.

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