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Administered program performance

The Department’s 2019–20 administered expenses were $2.58 billion, compared to $2.04 billion in 2018–19. The variance is largely accounted for by two factors: an increase in payments in relation to the Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment program to individuals adversely impacted by natural disasters; and the Department assuming responsibility for settlement services for refugees and humanitarian migrants and adult migrant education from 1 July 2019 under the Administrative Arrangements Order of 29 May 2019.