Paragraph 11.1(ba) of the Legal Services Directions 2017 (the Directions) provides:
“The accountable authority of a non‑corporate Commonwealth entity is responsible for ensuring that
the entity’s legal services purchasing, including expenditure, is appropriately recorded and monitored and that, by 30 October each year, the entity makes publicly available records of its legal services expenditure for the previous financial year”
This is a statement of legal services expenditure by the Australian Public Service Commission for the period 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020, published in compliance with paragraph 11.1(ba) of the Directions.
The Commission's total legal services expenditure (internal and external) for 2019-20 was $495,336.00 (excluding GST).
The Commission's external legal services expenditure for 2019-20 was $78,102.00 (excluding GST).
The Commission's internal legal services expenditure for 2019-20 was $417,234.00 (excluding GST). This expenditure includes the following items:
- indirect salary costs (superannuation, leave entitlements);
- direct overheads (cost of desks, computer, stationery);
- indirect overheads (apportioned rent, electricity, etc); and
- legal unit overhead (specialist software licences, cost of law library).