The PAES, like the Portfolio Budget Statements, informs parliamentarians and the public of the proposed allocation of resources to entities within a portfolio to assist them to achieve government outcomes.
PAES aim to explain the changes in resourcing by outcome since the Budget. They provide information on new measures and their impact on the financial and/or non-financial planned performance of programmes supporting those outcomes. The PAES facilitate an understanding of the proposed appropriations in Appropriation Bills (Nos. 3 & 4). Related term: measures.