|NET COST OF SERVICES|
|Net cost of services||(60,190)||(61,336)||(63,141)|
|Total comprehensive loss||(60,190)||(61,336)||(63,141)|
Budget Variances Commentary
|Explanation of variances over $1,000,000||Affected line items (and statement)|
|Employee benefits were lower than budget due to the dissolution of the House of Representatives in May 2016. As a result, the retiring members received their last pay in May. Due to the dissolution no additional allowances were paid to parliamentarians who were Chairs of Committees.||Employee benefits$2,951,000 lower than budget|
The above schedule should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes.