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Note 3: Expenses

  2012 $’000 2011 $’000
Note 3a: Employee benefits
Wages and salaries 23,805 20,434
Superannuation:
Defined contribution plans 1,594 1,258
Defined benefit plans 2,390 2,337
Leave and other entitlements 3,018 2,264
Separation and redundancies 504 326
Other employee expenses - 8
Total employee benefits 31,311 26,627
Note 3b: Supplier
Goods and Services
Consultants 1,922 2,491
Contractors 9,666 8,994
Stationery 168 172
Travel 2,187 2,108
Venue hire and catering 1,468 1,378
Publications and printing 436 403
Advertising and communications 61 104
Training 534 521
Information and communications technology 2,645 2,409
Facilities expense 325 590
Other supplier expense 600 459
Total goods and services 20,012 19,629
Goods and services are made up of:
Provision of goods - related entities 40 19
Provision of goods - external parties 821 831
Rendering of services - related entities 2,801 2,501
Rendering of services - external parties 16,350 16,278
Total goods and services 20,012 19,629
Other supplier expenses
Operating lease rentals - external parties
Minimum lease payments 3,121 2,809
Contingent rentals 418 -
Worker compensation expenses 214 133
Total other supplier expenses 3,753 2,942
Total supplier expenses 23,765 22,571
Note 3c: Depreciation and amortisation
Depreciation:
Buildings 734 602
Property, plant and equipment 468 432
Total depreciation 1,202 1,034
Amortisation:
Intangibles 309 344
Total amortisation 309 344
Total depreciation and amortisation 1,511 1,378
Note 3d: Finance costs
Unwinding of discount on provision for restoration obligations 22 21
Total finance costs 22 21
Note 3e: Write-down and impairment of assets
Asset write-downs and impairment from:
Impairment on goods and services receivable 9 -
Property, plant and equipment – write-off on disposal - -
Total write-down and impairment of assets 9 -
Note 3f: Sale of assets
Buildings:
Proceeds from sale - -
Carrying value of assets sold 24 8
Net loss from sale of buildings 24 8
Property, plant and equipment:
Proceeds from sale - -
Carrying value of assets sold 12 33
Net loss from sale of property, plant and equipment 12 33
Intangibles:
Proceeds from sale - -
Carrying value of assets sold 12 6
Net loss from sale of intangibles 12 6
Net loss from sale of assets 48 47
Last reviewed: 
11 May 2018