The House of Representatives last night approved the first Supplementary Estimates of Expenditure for the 2018/2019 financial year.
This gives the Government clearance to spend an additional $17.42 billion this fiscal year.
The budget has been increased from $773. 6 billion to $791.1 billion .
Recurrent expenses have moved from $560 billion to $572.46 billion .
In terms of capital or development spending it has been increased by $5 billion to $218.64 billion .